Wildlife Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Aug 28, 2023  |  0 comments

Some of us miss out on great opportunities to capture images with maximum impact because we always shoot in color. One reason for this is that some scenes cry out loudly for a monochrome approach.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 26, 2023  |  0 comments

Perhaps you're tired of us reminding you to use a tripod for outdoor photographs with maximum sharpness, but it's an undeniable fact. What's less understood are several simple methods for making the best use of this very important accessory.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 24, 2023  |  0 comments

One challenge with landscape and other forms of outdoor photography is composing complicated scenes and understanding which elements to include in the frame and those that should be eliminated. There's a solution that works wonders for simplifying your images and it's known as minimalism.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 23, 2023  |  0 comments

We've all come upon a beautiful scene only to discover that our images look flat and lifeless. Sometimes that's because the light wasn't quite right, while other times the culprit was operator failure, i.e. we used the wrong camera settings or techniques.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 22, 2023  |  0 comments

ISO is a basic camera setting with a big impact on the photos you shoot when it comes to exposure, image quality, and other important variables. Unfortunately the simple concept is misunderstood and often results in images that don't meet expectations.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 17, 2023  |  0 comments

Most photographers, even beginners, know that capturing images of birds in flight (BIF) requires high shutter speeds and frame rates. But these settings are just the basics, and if you want to shoot truly amazing photos the video below from The Bird Photography Show is just what you need.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 14, 2023  |  0 comments

One way to make wildlife and other outdoor subjects stand out is to shoot them against a clean background without distractions. While these are difficult to find in nature, there are ways to soften a cluttered background in post-processing. Today, however, you'll learn four simple techniques for getting the job done in the camera.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 10, 2023  |  0 comments

Today were going to talk about properly configuring a camera for your specific needs. And if you're one of those "set-it-and-forget-it" photographers we suggest you pay close attention.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 07, 2023  |  0 comments

We all learn a bunch of "essential" photography rules when first starting out, and even more as we continue to expand our skills. One of the most familiar is the Rules of Thirds. Today you'll learn how to use the less familiar Rule of Odds, that can be even more beneficial when shooting wildlife and nature images.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 04, 2023  |  0 comments

It's not uncommon for photographers to pick a specific exposure mode and think of it as a set-it-and forget-it choice for all the images they shoot. This practice is often the result if failing to fully understand the finer points of how a camera's light meter works.http://www.shutterbug.com/content/contrast-most-underrated-tool-landscape-nature-photography-video

Ron Leach  |  Aug 03, 2023  |  0 comments

Today one of our favorite wildlife photographers shares a secret he says significantly improves how the subject of an image is perceived. What makes this simple trick so powerful is that it can works wonders for just about any photo you shoot outdoors.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 01, 2023  |  0 comments

What if you were told you there is a much better way to focus, and pros use it all the time for faster, more precise subject acquisition? If we just grabbed your attention, read on to see how it's done.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 28, 2023  |  0 comments

Capturing sharp photos is a goal of all photographers, and it's best to get the job done in the camera. That's because things can go wrong when attempting to fix soft images in post-processing.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 25, 2023  |  0 comments

If you were taught to always shoot at the lowest ISO setting possible, join the club. But as you'll see in the enlightening tutorial below, this is one of those "rules of photography" that's meant to be ignored.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 19, 2023  |  0 comments

If you're unfamiliar with the term "ghosting" as pertains to photos, it's basically a type of flare that occurs when stay light reflects off the surface of a lens and make images look hazy with little contrast. It's an unsightly artifact that degrades the quality of an image—particularly when shooting into the sun.