Nature Photography How To

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Dan Havlik  |  Apr 10, 2018  |  0 comments

One of the hardest things about photographing birds is that they usually know you’re there. Whether it’s by seeing, smelling, or hearing you, our fine feathered friends are always acutely aware of your presence, especially when you have a giant telephoto lens pointed at them.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 03, 2018  |  0 comments

The first thing most photographers learn is that a camera’s light meter is calibrated to deliver correct exposures of “average” subjects with a tone of middle gray. But what about bright scenes like a snowfield, or close-ups of dark subjects like a black cat? That’s where exposure (EV) compensation comes into play.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 02, 2018  |  0 comments

Tim Boyer is a highly acclaimed bird photographer, workshop instructor, and author of the popular field guide Learn the Art of Bird Photography. In this tutorial he explains what he says are the five best tips for photographing birds with Canon DSLR cameras.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 02, 2018  |  0 comments

Julia Trotti is a professional fashion photographer based in Sydney, Australia. She also shoots lifestyle and travel photos, and in this tutorial she offers five reasons why a 35mm lens is the perfect choice for travel photography.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 30, 2018  |  0 comments

Ansel Adams has inspired more than a generation of photographers, with his technical mastery, passion for the environment, and ever-evolving vision for capturing the splendor of the natural world. The video below is sure to give you a jolt of inspiration, as you pursue the art and craft of photography.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 29, 2018  |  0 comments

One reason why landscape photography is so popular, is the solitude that’s often found in the backcountry. In this tutorial, British pro Thomas Heaton explains how to capture beautiful images of nature in empty places.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 27, 2018  |  0 comments

Albert Einstein once said, “If you want different results, do not do the same things.” And this simple admonition certainly applies to landscape photography, if you want to create distinctive images.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 26, 2018  |  0 comments

There’s a common misconception that all you need for landscape photography is a good wide-angle lens. And while it’s true that a wide perspective is great for capturing expansive vistas, experienced shooters know that short telephoto lenses are also important for landscape photography.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 26, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’re looking for a way to capture eye-catching landscape photos that look a bit different from the others, check out the video below with a British pro who explains how to use long exposures to shoot dynamic images with a unique look.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 23, 2018  |  0 comments

Let’s say you’re planning on doing some wildlife photography this weekend, and the weather turns bad. Or maybe you’re not up for a hike, or encountering a bear or wolf in the field. All is not lost if you watch the video below, with some great tips for shooting critters from the comfort and safety of your car.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 22, 2018  |  1 comments

One of the challenges with landscape photography is maximizing depth of field. That’s because well-composed images often incorporate important elements in the foreground, midground and background. Shooting with small aperture settings helps, but that approach often causes image quality to suffer, and may not yield the wide range of sharpness you desire.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 22, 2018  |  0 comments

Wildlife photographers often travel far and wide to capture photographs of birds in exotic locations. But in this quick tutorial you’ll see how to shoot impressive photos of our featured friends, right in your own backyard.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 22, 2018  |  0 comments

Yeah, we know that the weather in some parts of the country seems more like winter in Siberia than spring in America, but April showers and spring flowers really are right around the corner. And this tutorial will help you capture great landscape photos when the season changes for real.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 15, 2018  |  0 comments

The video below provides a rare opportunity to pick up several valuable tips from one of the world’s preeminent nature and wildlife photographers. In less than four minutes, Frans Lanting explains how to shoot great landscape photographs any time of day, as the quality of light changes from dawn to dusk.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 14, 2018  |  0 comments

One reason tutorials from photographer Vincent Ledvina are so fascinating, is that he uses his animation skills to make camera settings and shooting techniques understandable—usually in two minutes or less. In his new video below, the Minnesota-based photo instructor explains how to make enchanting photographs of the moon.

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