Wildlife Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Mar 16, 2023  |  0 comments

Photographing birds is a great way to try your hand at shooting wildlife because traveling to exotic locations isn’t required. All you need is a nearby park or nature reserve, and you can even get started in your own backyard.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 14, 2023  |  0 comments

The history of photography and camera technology is littered with controversies about the “best” way to capture an image. For a while shooters questioned the value of autofocus, then there was a debate regarding the quality of digital images vs. those shot with film.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 01, 2023  |  0 comments

All photographers are looking for an edge when it comes to shooting in mixed light outdoors, where there’s often a wide range of tones from bright highlights to deep shadows. While arriving at a balanced exposure can be challenging in these situations, there’s a way to use varying light levels to advantage.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 16, 2023  |  0 comments

Earlier this month we featured a tutorial explaining why low ISO settings can ruin the photo of a lifetime. Today we have another video contradicting conventional wisdom, and you may discover that you’re been making a simple mistake all along.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 10, 2023  |  0 comments

One of the first things many of us learned when first getting started is to always use the lowest ISO setting possible. While this rule may be true in certain situations, other times it can be detrimental to the images you make.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 07, 2023  |  0 comments

Whether you own a dog, cat, bird, or some other animal, we bet you shoot a lot of photos of your beloved pet. It’s rather odd that many pet photos taken by good photographers look more like snapshots than the real thing, and we’re going to put an end to that today.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 06, 2023  |  0 comments

Attaining fast and precise focus is a prime goal for all types of photography, and there’s more to it than you may think. If your images aren’t consistently sharp, you’ve come to the right place today.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 02, 2023  |  0 comments

Nailing exposure is often a challenge with all forms of outdoor photography because of ever-changing light, complicated scenes, and a variety of tones from foreground to background. With wildlife subjects this task may require even more thought and precision.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 17, 2023  |  0 comments

One of the most common questions inexperienced photographers ask themselves is, “why aren’t my images sharp?” When this frustrating dilemma occurs often it may actually discourage shooters from pursuing their hobby.

Deborah Sandidge  |  Jan 16, 2023  |  0 comments

When I started in photography my pictures were factual; they fulfilled the “here’s what it looked like” requirement and checked off all the familiar guides: a clearly-defined subject; properly placed leading lines; the rule of thirds obeyed; backgrounds taken into careful consideration. But they were static images, and there was no real communication of what the images were about.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 12, 2023  |  0 comments

We all strive to capture eye-catching photos that immediately grab attention, and part of the secret is being prepared to take advantage of every photo opportunity you confront. In the eye-opening tutorial below you learn what one pro calls “the essential elements that every stunning image has in common.”

Ron Leach  |  Jan 11, 2023  |  0 comments

Shutter Speed is an important consideration with an interesting duality. Many photographers opt for high shutter speeds in an attempt to assure maximum sharpness—admittedly a key consideration when setting up a shot. But there are times when a slow shutter speed will deliver images with a heightened sense of artistry.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 03, 2023  |  0 comments

We’d all love to shoot professional-quality images, but let’s face it: most of us lack the time, means, and the necessary vision to quit our day jobs and pursue a career in photography. But that doesn’t mean we can’t improve our imagery by emulating skills that make accomplished pros so successful.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 29, 2022  |  0 comments

Optimum image quality is the holy grail of all photographers regardless of whether they shoot portraits, landscapes, wildlife, or just about any other type of images. And when photos fail to meet expectations, it’s easy to blame our gear or the shooting conditions we confront.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 23, 2022  |  0 comments

Many of the wildlife tutorials we post involve the best gear, techniques, and camera settings to use for capturing great images of our feathered friends. After all, everyone loves birds, and there are willing subjects all year long no matter where you live.

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