Wildlife Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Jan 12, 2024  |  0 comments

Have you stumbled across a setting in your camera's menu called "Picture Styles" or "Picture Profiles" and wondered what they're all about? If so, you've come to the right placed today because choosing the best option for the task at hand can make a big difference in your results.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 11, 2024  |  0 comments

New Photoshop users are often bewildered by the vast array of available features and tools. Today's quick tutorial will help you understand the basic concepts of White Balance and Color.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 20, 2023  |  0 comments

Do your often shoot images that are soft and blurry, but don't know why? If so you have a serious problem that needs to be resolved—whether the issue is faulty equipment, improper camera settings, or poor technique. The good news is that today's tutorial will set you straight and help you capture sharp photos every time.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 12, 2023  |  0 comments

This 10-minute tutorial begins with a question for those of you see captivating backlit photos with beautiful golden tones and think to yourself, "why don’t my photos look like that?" There are a number of challenges with shooting under such conditions, and the tutorial below explains what they are and how to overcome them.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 11, 2023  |  0 comments

Today's modern image-editing tools enable us to turn good photos into great ones, and even transform a subpar shot into one that's quite special. But there's a common mistake made by beginners and more advanced shooters alike; namely excessive processing that can really kill a photo.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 07, 2023  |  0 comments

One specification that's important to many photographers when shopping for a new camera is the number of focus points available. But do you really know how to choose the best focus point(s) at your disposal when shooting different types of images? If not, read on.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 06, 2023  |  0 comments

If you've been shooting in Auto of Program mode and your images lack that special something, the tutorial below from the Photo Genius YouTube channel will solve the problem. In barely 14 minutes you'll learn the many benefits of Aperture Priority mode and pick some useful tips for capturing images with a creative flair.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 05, 2023  |  0 comments

If you're a regular visitor to the Shutterbug website you know that we frequently post tutorials on attaining fast and precise focus. That's because many of our favorite instructors have a personal technique that differ from others, and it's worth giving them all a try until you find a method that works best for you.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 22, 2023  |  0 comments

Have you ever photographed an amazing subject and did a great job of composition, only to discover that the image is far less compelling than you had hoped? Well, join the club. There are several potential reasons for your shot missing the mark, and today's Photoshop tutorial demonstrates why you should consider enhancing the image to unleash its full potential, rather dumping it in the trash.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 17, 2023  |  0 comments

Yesterday we posted a very helpful tutorial describing five common shooting errors made by novice photographers and how to avoid them. Today's lesson from the Sightseeing Stan YouTube channel takes a similar approach with regard to post-processing mistakes that can easily ruin your images.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 14, 2023  |  0 comments

Every so often we come across a Lightroom tutorial that reveals a quick trick that you absolutely shouldn't miss. In this case it's what one expert calls a "secret Lightroom feature that that can really supercharge your workflow." Best yet, it takes less than two minutes to explain and can dramatically enhance just about any image you capture.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 13, 2023  |  0 comments

Nailing exposure is a critical aspect of all genres of photography as you refine your skills, and this can be difficult when shooting outdoors under varied illumination. This is a particularly challenging task when the light is everchanging as clouds pass through a scene, or when subjects in motion move in and out of sunlight and shadow.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 08, 2023  |  0 comments

Wouldn't it be nice to monetize the love of photography without quitting your day job? Even if you don't cash in big, a few easy sales here and there will help you afford upgrading your gear while receiving some well-earned recognition in the process.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 07, 2023  |  0 comments

We've all had the misfortune of failing to capture a dynamic fleeting moment when shooting in the field. Sometimes that's because of poor reflexes, a lack of anticipation, ineffective planning, or incorrect camera settings. Whatever the cause, the tutorial below from one of our favorite instructors will greatly increase your chances of success.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 03, 2023  |  0 comments

We addressed the first problem in an earlier tutorial and today you'll learn how to cope with the latter. Instructor Simon d'Entremont is an accomplished Canadian pro, specializing in wildlife imagery, and he walks you through the steps he takes to capture great images when the light is far from ideal.