Nature Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Jun 02, 2022  |  0 comments

You’ve no doubt marveled at the beauty of starlit skies, and scenes with the sparking Milky Way are among the best. Many photographers pass up these great opportunities, thinking that astrophotography is beyond their skills.

Henry Anderson  |  Jun 01, 2022  |  0 comments

The point-and-shoot camera is dead? They’ve been saying that for years, especially as the popularity of smartphone photography grows and grows.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 01, 2022  |  0 comments

Blue Hour is that magical time right before sunrise and immediately after sunset, that provides an extra-special opportunity for making spectacular images. Getting the job done right requires more than good timing, and that’s what the following tutorial is all about.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 01, 2022  |  0 comments

Easy-to-carry travel tripods are more popular than ever, as photographers have turned to mirrorless cameras and correspondingly small lenses to lighten their load. The challenge is finding an appropriately robust model that doesn’t sacrifice stability, quality and features—just to be small.

Ron Leach  |  May 31, 2022  |  0 comments

Let’s get this out of the way up front: The old adage that, “you’re not a real photographer unless you shoot in Manual mode” is sheer and utter nonsense. Plenty of pros use Aperture or Shutter Priority depending upon the situation at hand. Feel better?

Ron Leach  |  May 31, 2022  |  0 comments

Anyone who has used Photoshop knows that it’s an extremely comprehensive tool, and because of that it enables you to accomplish just about any task you desire.

Ron Leach  |  May 26, 2022  |  0 comments

Outdoor scenes often appear less impressive on the computer than they did through the viewfinder, and the problem never seems to be better colors and contrast than we remember. The opposite is usually true, which is why most photographers edit their work.

Ron Leach  |  May 25, 2022  |  0 comments

Whether you’re photographing birds in the backyard, planning an outing to a local zoo, or shooting big cats on safari, achieving correct exposures is absolutely essential. This task is often challenging, as subjects move in and out of ever-changing light.

Ron Leach  |  May 25, 2022  |  0 comments

The Luminosity Mask is a versatile image-editing tool, enabling you to make selective tone-based adjustments to specific portions of an image. In other words, you can modify highlights, shadows, or midtones in one area without affecting other parts of a photograph.

Ron Leach  |  May 24, 2022  |  0 comments

Drone photographing is rapidly gaining in popularity among landscape photographers because of the unique perspective it provides for shooting outdoors. If you don’t want to be left behind, check out the video below with five simple tips for getting started.

Ron Leach  |  May 19, 2022  |  0 comments

All photographers strive for maximum photo quality, no matter what type of images they shoot. One way to achieve optimum results is to use the lowest ISO setting that conditions permit.

Ron Leach  |  May 19, 2022  |  1 comments

A couple week’s ago we featured a tutorial for experienced bird photographers, with a variety of tips and mistakes to avoid for achieving optimum results. Today’s episode is for those just getting started, with a complete beginner’s guide to joining in on the fun.

Henry Anderson  |  May 18, 2022  |  0 comments

We’ve discussed many times what the “Rule of Thirds” is in photography and why it’s such a good tool for creating visually appeally photo compositions but not everyone is a fan of the concept. In fact, some photographers think the Rule of Thirds might be ruining your images if you adhere to it too strictly.

Ron Leach  |  May 18, 2022  |  0 comments

Have you ever captured what you thought were great images, only to be disappointed when reviewing them on computer? It’s a rather common occurrence that images don’t look as impressive on a monitor as they did through the viewfinder (or with your naked eye when viewing the scene).

Ron Leach  |  May 18, 2022  |  0 comments

The official first day of summer is almost upon us, and with the new season comes a variety of great photo opportunities as well as some challenges. The tutorial below will quickly get you up to speed, with a variety of tips on gear, exposure, composition, camera settings, and more.

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