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Dan Havlik  |  Jul 15, 2020  |  0 comments

Everyone always talks about "the rule of thirds" being the key to composing a compelling image. And yes, it is a helpful tool to get you out of the boring photo rut. But what if there was something different and more effective to help with appealing photo composition?

Ron Leach  |  Jul 15, 2020  |  0 comments

Summer is a great time to photograph birds, especially during these days of social distancing, and the quick video below is designed to help everyone improve their results. But rather than discussing gear, focusing methods, or image-editing techniques, the topic of this tutorial is a more basic one: Composition.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 09, 2020  |  0 comments

Some people think you need a lot of expensive gear for photography, but landscape photographer Mark Denney begs to differ. In fact, he believes there are only two essential lenses you need for shooting landscapes.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 09, 2020  |  0 comments

Regardless of one’s level of expertise, and the equipment we own, just about every photographer aspires to capture professional looking images. Of course that’s far easier said than done. One way to get on the right path is to pick up some valuable advice from an internationally acclaimed pro.

Joel Lewis  |  Jul 08, 2020  |  2 comments

Handy advice for capturing one of the summer's most popular locations for photography.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 08, 2020  |  0 comments

If you’re one of those photographers who stow their gear after the sun drops below the horizon, you’re missing out on some great opportunities. And if you think nighttime photography is complicated, the video below will quickly change your mind.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 07, 2020  |  0 comments

One of the byproducts of today’s digital age, especially among young photographers who have never shot film, is a lack of appreciation for lens filters. Sure, some filters can be replicated in post processing, but there are some that cannot.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 07, 2020  |  0 comments

All outdoor photographers have experienced the dilemma of coming upon a scene that would make a stunning image, were it not for the dull light. But all is not lost, as you’ll see in the video below, demonstrating how to magically transform a flat photo by painting with light in Photoshop.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 02, 2020  |  0 comments

Thoughtful composition is essential for the creation of great landscape images, and many photographers are under the impression that a well-framed photo is solely accomplished in the camera. But as you’ll see in the video below, “Composition doesn’t end in the field,” and there’s a lot you can do in post processing to “massively improve your photos.”

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 01, 2020  |  0 comments

We've all felt this way as photographers. You start off knowing very little about photography but then with some instruction, some practice, and some simple trial and error, you start to see improvement. You may even see dramatic improvement with your photos. 

Ron Leach  |  Jun 19, 2020  |  0 comments

This is a great time for macro photography: Not only are insects and flowers plentiful, but for those of you who are social distancing there’s plenty to shoot in your own backyard. This quick tutorial offers some very helpful advice, especially for those new to close-up photography. And in just 10 minutes, Swedish pro Micael Widell debunks five popular myths that are simply untrue.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 16, 2020  |  0 comments

If you’re looking to up your game when it comes to landscape and nature photography, take a look at this very helpful tutorial. Top pro Mads Peter Iverson demonstrates five simple tips that will instantly improve your results.

Ron Leach  |  May 19, 2020  |  0 comments

If you’re under the impression that captivating lunar photography requires advanced skills and specialized gear, this tutorial is for you. As you’ll see, even beginning photographers can capture great images of the moon by following seven simple tips.

Ron Leach  |  May 12, 2020  |  0 comments

Selective focus is a popular technique when you want to separate a prominent foreground subject from the background. Other times, especially with landscape photography, the goal is to shoot the scene so everything appears sharp—from the foreground to the background.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 28, 2020  |  0 comments

One challenge with landscape photography is creating order out of complicated scenes. In this tutorial you see how an award-winning landscape photographer does exactly that with a unique minimalist style of shooting.

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