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Ron Leach  |  Sep 20, 2022  |  0 comments

So you’ve marveled at gorgeous photos of the full moon, thinking to yourself, “I can’t do that because it requires expensive pro gear and advanced skills.” Well, think again, because the tutorial below explains three simple hacks for getting the job done.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 19, 2022  |  0 comments

How many times have you returned from an outing, shooting what you thought were outstanding images—only to be underwhelmed when you viewed them on the computer? If your answer is “too many times to count,” you have plenty of company.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 15, 2022  |  0 comments

All outdoor photographers are at the mercy of the weather, and we have to accept whatever Mother Nature gives us. That’s especially true if you travel to a location, and it’s impossible to return on a different day when conditions improve.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 09, 2022  |  0 comments

There are numerous way to render outdoor scenes during the editing process, depending upon the subject. Sometimes your goal is maximum depth of field throughout the frame, while other times a soft background blur will separate an important foreground object from a cluttered background.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 01, 2022  |  0 comments

Most of the tutorials we post about macro photography concentrate on shooting techniques and the best type of gear to use. Today, we’re switching things up, with what one pro says are the best camera settings to use.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 25, 2022  |  0 comments

Typically when we discuss photographing birds in flight, the emphasis is on techniques for capturing super sharp images. But as you’ll see in today’s tutorial, there’s another critical consideration under certain lighting conditions.

Henry Anderson  |  Aug 18, 2022  |  0 comments

You don’t need a fancy studio to shoot a compelling portrait. Just bring your camera and subject to a local park.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 18, 2022  |  0 comments

 If you’re struggling to properly exposure complicated outdoor photos join the club! Many landscape scenes involve a wide range of tones from bright highlights to deep shadows, and it can be difficult knowing where to start.

Herman Rodriguez  |  Aug 15, 2022  |  0 comments

One was the first man to walk on the moon; the other arguably the greatest athlete of all time. I’ve photographed both Neil Armstrong and Muhammad Ali, among hundreds of other celebrities over the years.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 12, 2022  |  0 comments

Bright summer days are great for trips to the beach, sitting around a pool, or casting a line into your favorite stream. But when it comes to outdoor portraiture, well, not so much.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 28, 2022  |  0 comments

We’re all familiar with the notion that the best time to shoot landscapes is early during Blue Hour or late in the day at Golden Hour. But what if you get the photography itch in the middle of a summer’s day?

Ron Leach  |  Jul 25, 2022  |  0 comments

The first thing most of us think of when we hear the words “Zone System” is the great Ansel Adams, who developed this powerful exposure technique with Fred Archer over 80 years ago. The second thing that often comes to mind is the word “complicated.”

Ron Leach  |  Jul 20, 2022  |  0 comments

Are you dissatisfied with your portrait photos because they tend to look like snapshots? Do you wish you had a studio and a bunch of costly lighting equipment (and knew how to use it)? Well, keep reading because this is your lucky day.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 14, 2022  |  0 comments

Admit it: You typically shoot in Aperture or Shutter Priority mode, and are pleased with your images. Yet you’re nagged by the nonsense that, you’re not a “real” photographer unless you use Manual Mode.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 13, 2022  |  0 comments

Whether you’re shooting your favorite pro sport team from the stands or photographing a little league game from field level, there are several techniques you can use to make the best images possible. In the video below you’ll learn five helpful tips for capturing the action.

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