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Dan Havlik  |  Sep 23, 2020  |  0 comments

Landscapes and wide-angle lenses go together like peanut butter and jelly. After all, if you're going to capture a sweeping scene, you might as well use something wide that can capture all of it, right?

Ron Leach  |  Sep 22, 2020  |  0 comments

Let’s say everything comes together just right: You have a great subject, the light is beautiful, and your composition and focus are impeccable. You just captured the money shot, right? Not so fast, because everything is for naught if you mess up the exposure.

Tom Shu  |  Sep 21, 2020  |  0 comments

I have been a professional photographer for a few years now and throughout my career I have continued to collect photography tips that have worked for me. Here are my absolute favorite beginner photography tips from my journal, which have continued to help me create beautiful imagery to this day.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 17, 2020  |  0 comments

There are lots of photo filters you can use for landscape photography, but landscape pro Mark Denney thinks there's only one that qualifies as a "must have" filter to bring with you out in the field.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 17, 2020  |  0 comments

Landscape photographers walk a fine line when heading into the great outdoors, when it comes choosing the gear to pack. On the one hand, it’s important to be prepared for whatever you encounter. Conversely, it’s nice to minimize your load, especially if you plan a long hike.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 11, 2020  |  0 comments

We always look forward to this time of year when the finalists for the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards are announced. And 2020 is no exception with dozens of hilarious wildlife photos selected as making the finals of this sidesplittingly funny competition.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 10, 2020  |  0 comments

Macro photography is always a lot of fun, whether you’re shooting budding flowers in spring, the creepy crawlies of summer, colorful leaves in autumn, or the magical snowflakes of winter. Capturing great close-ups doesn’t require much in the way of specialized gear, but it’s important to know what you’re doing. And that’s what this tutorial is all about.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 09, 2020  |  0 comments

Proper focusing techniques are important for all types of photography, and that’s especially true when shooting animals in the wild. Some photographers prefer to activate autofocus with their trigger finger on the shutter release button, while others swear by a method known as “back button focus.” So which approach works best? Read on.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 08, 2020  |  0 comments

Whether you’re shooting portraits of a beautiful model, or wildlife in the field, one way to turn a good image into a great one is to capture some life in your subject’s eyes. While that’s not always possible when photographing animals in the field under difficult light, it’s easy to add a bit of eye-popping sparkle when editing your images later.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 08, 2020  |  0 comments

One fail-safe technique for making images that elicit oohs and aahs is to shoot with a long exposure to smooth out motion and create a unique, ethereal effect. And the tutorial below provides five helpful tips for nailing long-exposure photographs with ease.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 03, 2020  |  0 comments

A couple days ago we shared the views of a Dutch pro, insisting that a telephoto lens is often a better choice for landscape photography than a wide-angle lens. Today we’re going to dig a bit deeper, with the following tutorial on how to choose the best focal length when photographing the great outdoors.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 01, 2020  |  0 comments

Are you down in the dumps because of these troubled times, with your inspiration running low? We have the perfect antidote: Ansel Adams. We guarantee that the following video, illustrating how Adams’ work changed photography forever, will cheer you up and provide a much-need jolt of creativity.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 01, 2020  |  0 comments

Many photographers are under the impression than a wide-angle lens is the best choice for landscape photography because of the expansive vistas involved. But according to acclaimed pro Mads Peter Iversen, going long often results in better images.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 26, 2020  |  0 comments

Shooting landscapes with a telephoto lens is a challenging yet rewarding experience. On the one hand, telephotos allow you to reimagine a landscape photograph by zeroing in on a few specific details to create an artistic composition. On the other hand, if you make a mistake in composing a scene with a long lens, it can ruin the image.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 25, 2020  |  0 comments

Summer is rapidly drawing to a close, as are opportunities for warm weather landscape photography. So if you want to capture a few more spectacular summer sunset images, now is the time.

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