Nature Photography How To

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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.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 09, 2018  |  0 comments

While visiting Pétarel Lake in the French Alps, Shutterbug reader Michael Arzur captured a glorious sunset thanks to preplanning and a bit of luck.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 07, 2018  |  0 comments

Regular visitors to Shutterbug’s website and Facebook page have no doubt noticed that we’ve been featuring a series of tutorials designed to help photographers refine their composition skills. This latest installment provides five powerful tips for composing landscape photos with maximum impact.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 05, 2018  |  0 comments

Last Friday we featured a tutorial on using a composition aid known as the “Golden Spiral,” and it turned out to be one of our most popular stories of the year. So today we thought we’d bring you another powerful video, with seven simple tips for framing compelling landscape photos.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 05, 2018  |  0 comments

When most photographers anticipate perfect weather for shooting outdoors, they’re hoping for a balmy windless day, soft golden light, and a few billowing clouds in the sky. But not intrepid landscape pro Thomas Heaton, who has a totally different take on what constitutes fun and optimum photo opportunities in the great outdoors.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 28, 2018  |  0 comments

Adam Karnacz is a British pro known for his stunning nature and landscape photography. In this four-minute tutorial, he explains how to overcome two key challenges when shooting directly into the sun.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 27, 2018  |  0 comments

One of the first skills taught to budding photographers, is how to frame a scene correctly. And if shooting landscapes is your thing, a refined sense of composition is absolutely essential for creating images with impact. In this tutorial, you’ll see how one pro uses a keen eye for composition to create order out of complex or chaotic nature scenes.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 23, 2018  |  0 comments

Some photographers are under the misconception that slow shutter speeds are only required when shooting at night or under less-than-ideal lighting conditions. In this tutorial, you’ll see how to use long exposures during the day to make epic landscape photos.

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