Nature Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Feb 21, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’re stuck in a rut and need a few fresh ideas, this quick tutorial is for you. In just four minutes you’ll see how to make a big splash with your images by shooting creative photographs of water.

Jack Neubart  |  Feb 21, 2018  |  0 comments

We can all appreciate the beauty and mystery of a forest enshrouded by mist in the early dawn. But few of us manage to capture the haunting quality of the scene.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 20, 2018  |  0 comments

Today marks the 116th birthday of Ansel Adams (February 20, 1902-April 22, 1984), a passionate environmentalist and one of the most iconic image-makers of our time. Were he alive today, Adams would no doubt be somewhere in Yosemite Valley, and he’d likely be pioneering new forms of photography—perhaps in the digital darkroom.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 16, 2018  |  0 comments

“Keep things simple” is great advice for whatever type of images you shoot, but when photographing nature scenes it’s often crucial to simplify the landscape if you want to capture compelling photos without a lot of unnecessary clutter.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 16, 2018  |  0 comments

Serious nature photographers typically carry a bag full of premium glass on their excursions into the great outdoors, and in the video below you'll see what one award-winning pro says are, “the best lenses for landscape photography.”

Ron Leach  |  Feb 15, 2018  |  0 comments

One way to improve the overall “feel” of landscape photographs is to adjust white balance to achieve either a subtle or more dramatic effect. You can often do that by selecting the appropriate camera settings, or in the case of this tutorial, by making a few adjustments when processing an image.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 15, 2018  |  0 comments

It' not necessary to wait for a rare “super moon” to enhance the beauty of landscape photos with a soft lunar glow. In this quick tutorial from Toma Bonciu, you’ll learn when and how to do just that.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 14, 2018  |  0 comments

Landscape shooters tend to be among the most stalwart of photographers, often carrying heavy tripods, and backpacks bulging with cameras, lenses, and other gear, on long treks into the backcountry. In the video below, a British pro reveals what he considers to be “the best accessories for landscape photography.”

Ron Leach  |  Feb 13, 2018  |  0 comments

One sure way to gain inspiration and a better understanding of what make a great image is to study the work of renowned artists—be they photographers or other masters of the visual arts. In the fascinating video below, you’ll see how one pro landscape photographer learned to capture images with dramatic light, by scrutinizing the famous paintings of Rembrandt.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 09, 2018  |  0 comments

One lesson all outdoor photographers learn is that there’s a big difference between a beautiful location and a great landscape photograph. That’s because no matter how gorgeous the setting, if you arrive on a cloudless day with poor light and drab colors, there’s not much you can do to capture a stunning shot.

 

Ron Leach  |  Feb 08, 2018  |  0 comments

The video below is a followup to Monday’s tutorial explaining how to make the most of a wide-angle lens for epic landscape photography. In today’s lesson you’ll see why one pro says, “You need a telephoto lens for landscape photography,” and he provide helpful tips on how to use one.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 06, 2018  |  0 comments

The video below is a follow-up to yesterday’s primer on understanding and using a camera’s Shutter Priority exposure mode. In this tutorial, British pro Adam Kappa demonstrates how to make awesome landscape photos using a DSLR’s manual settings.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 06, 2018  |  0 comments

Millions of people from across the globe visit Yosemite every year, many of whom are photographers eager to capture the natural splendors that California’s national park has to offer. And when the stars align for two weeks in February to light up Horsetail Fall, a spectacular event occurs, making the water look like lava flowing from a volcano.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 05, 2018  |  0 comments

A good wide-angle lens is an indispensable tool for anyone serious about nature photography. But owning the right glass is only half the battle: If you want to make epic landscape photos, you have to know how to use the lens properly.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 05, 2018  |  0 comments

Photographer Sean King met a tragic death last week while guiding a group of tourists to a lava-viewing point on the Big Island of Hawaii—the largest island in the Hawaiian chain. King succumbed to noxious lava fumes and was later found dead.

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