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Ron Leach  |  May 10, 2021  |  0 comments

You may have noticed a common refrain in the tutorials we post from experienced photographers; namely, to make really special images you have to be adept at visual storytelling. And one powerful method for engaging a viewer is by employing a few creative compositional tricks.

Deborah Sandidge  |  May 07, 2021  |  0 comments

Before I answer the question above, a few words about the kinds of pictures I like to take. Simply, they are pictures that are different—different from what others might be shooting at a particular location, even different from what I might have shot at that location the last time I visited.

Ron Leach  |  May 06, 2021  |  0 comments

Even experienced photographers know that creativity can be a fickle friend. Sometimes you’re full of inspiration, while other times the doldrums set in and your vision runs dry.

Henry Anderson  |  May 06, 2021  |  0 comments

Which Adobe software do you prefer for editing landscape photos: Lightroom or Photoshop?

Ron Leach  |  May 05, 2021  |  0 comments

We often discuss how to fix distracting backgrounds in outdoor scenes, and one way to do that is by using small apertures to minimize depth of field. Another approach involves blurring the background in post processing. But if you’re looking for a more creative approach, read on.

Ron Leach  |  May 05, 2021  |  1 comments

Let’s face it: Some photographs simply look better in b&w, and we don’t always come to that realization until after examining our color images on the computer. That’s why most photographers shoot in color and make the conversion during the editing process, and some techniques work better than others.

Ron Leach  |  May 04, 2021  |  0 comments

Everyone has bad habits and gets lazy at times, and unless we’re careful this applies to our photography too. Fortunately, one of our favorite photo instructors provides a helpful list of mistakes to avoid in the quick video below.

Ron Leach  |  May 03, 2021  |  0 comments

Do you want to begin capturing spectacular landscape photos today? If, as we suspect, your answer is a resounding “yes,” all you have to do is watch the quick tutorial below.

Henry Anderson  |  Apr 28, 2021  |  0 comments

Landscape photographer Mads Peter Iversen has a message for beginners: stop using the wrong shutter speed! But how can you tell if you're using the wrong shutter speed for landscapes? In the below video, he explains what you may be doing wrong and how to get it right.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 27, 2021  |  0 comments

We all strive to pull a money shot straight out the camera. But every so often it’s possible to turn a good photograph into a great one with a little post processing. This could be because you captured the image in flat light, the exposure wasn’t quite right, or the image simply needs something extra for maximum impact.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 26, 2021  |  0 comments

We all strive for precise focus, no matter what type of images we shoot. But critical sharpness is particularly important with macro photography, and it’s not always easy to achieve.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 22, 2021  |  0 comments

There’s nothing more disappointing to landscape photographers than traveling to what they thought would be a great location, only to find a scene that is just plain boring. Maybe that’s because of dull, flat light, or perhaps the spot just doesn't meet expectations.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 21, 2021  |  0 comments

You’ve no doubt admired beautiful landscape photos with soft flowing water and cotton-like clouds, and perhaps wondered how they were captured. The typical approach is to use neutral density (ND) filters that significantly reduce the amount of light entering the lens, thereby permitting very slow shutter speeds that create this ethereal effect.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 21, 2021  |  0 comments

We talk a lot about techniques for making sharp photographs because precise focus acquisition contributes greatly to the impact of an image. That means doing things right in the camera, as well as editing your work carefully.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 20, 2021  |  0 comments

This is a great time for bird photography as nests are being built, with eggs soon to hatch followed by fledglings taking flight. Best yet, you don’t have to travel far to capture stunning images, and you can often find great opportunities in your own backyard.

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