Wildlife Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Nov 01, 2023  |  0 comments

Ok Lightroom users, do you fully understand the difference between color grading and color correction when editing your photos? If you're not completely sure, the video below from the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom channel will straighten you out in a hurry, while demonstrating a quick and easy color-grading method for enhancing tonal effects and vibrance in Lightroom.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 26, 2023  |  0 comments

Last week we featured a very popular tutorial, explaining several reasons why landscape photos may be unsharp, with a foolproof technique for solving the problems. Today's lesson takes a similar approach with regard to capturing crisp images of birds.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 23, 2023  |  0 comments

Technical skills are undoubtedly important, but sometimes they're not enough to capture images with maximum impact. That's because even if you know your way around the camera your images will suffer if you're not equally adept at composing scenes in the field.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 18, 2023  |  0 comments

The Super Zoom tutorial below doesn't involve shooting with long telephoto lenses; rather, it's all about how to use Photoshop's oft-ignored Super Zoom neural filter. This powerful tool enables you alter the appearance of a photo by zooming in and cropping a portion of the image before Photoshop takes over and adds extra pixels to compensate for the subsequent loss of resolution and detail.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 17, 2023  |  0 comments

If you're like most photographers the goal is to finish up the image-editing task as quickly as possible so you can get back out in the field doing what you love most. The tutorial below will help you do exactly that, with eight Lightroom hacks for fast and effective edits.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 10, 2023  |  0 comments

Most new photographers begin their creative journey by learning a bunch of so-called "rules" to  help them develop their craft. But here's the deal: while many of these guidelines are great for beginners, they may actually inhibit growth as your skills become more advanced.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 05, 2023  |  0 comments

If you're looking for a way to optimize the range of focus throughout an image the tutorial below explains the best way to get the job done, and it works for just about any type of photos you make. We refer to this technique as "bracket and stack it" and it's not difficult to do.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 28, 2023  |  0 comments

Last week we featured a tutorial explaining how photographers of all skill levels can shoot impressive wildlife photos with whatever cameras they own. Today we're moving on to the next step in the process with a straightforward lesson on enhancing these great images in Lightroom.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 26, 2023  |  0 comments

Choosing the optimum frame rate (fps) is a no-brainer when shooting in the field, right? You use the fastest setting available for subjects in motion, and back it off with statics subjects. Well, there's more to it than that as you'll see in the tutorial below from the Backcountry Gallery YouTube channel.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 20, 2023  |  0 comments

How often have you changed lenses when shooting in the field or switched subject matter, say from a landscape scene to a macro or wildlife photo? If you're like most photographers you do so frequently, which is why the tutorial below is a real game changer.  

Ron Leach  |  Sep 20, 2023  |  0 comments

There's no better source of wildlife photography techniques than the Pangolin Photography YouTube Channel, a group of experienced safari guides and imaging experts based in Northern Botswana. The images used to illustrate their tutorials often depict big cats and other exotic species, but the advice they provide is also valuable for photographing birds at your neighborhood park, or a "photo safari" at the zoo.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 19, 2023  |  0 comments

Many photographers love buying new gear, in part because of all the marketing hype implying that the key to improving one's photography is a better camera and accessories. We love using great equipment as much as anyone, but this tutorial is all about seven pro hacks to that will significantly up your game when shooting in the field.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 18, 2023  |  0 comments

There's still time before the seasons change to capture eye-popping macro photos of insects, and the quick tutorial below will help you level up your game. You'll learn seven pro tips in just seven minutes, before it's time to switch gears and think about making close-ups of snowflakes.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 13, 2023  |  0 comments

One of the biggest mistakes photographers make when processing photos is limiting their edits to global adjustments. In other words, all of their enhancements apply to the image as a whole—regardless of brightness and color differences through the scene.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 13, 2023  |  0 comments

So you just spent a day photographing birds or other forms of wildlife and returned home expecting to be impressed by the images you made. But low and behold, the photos you see on the computer aren't nearly as compelling as you thought.