Nature Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Aug 08, 2017  |  0 comments

Toma Bonciu is a Romanian landscape pro with a simple credo: “Photography is a craft and you should work on your skills all the time.” To help you do the same, he created the following video describing beginner mistakes to avoid if you want to capture better landscape images.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 04, 2017  |  0 comments

Earlier this week we posted a simple primer explaining how a camera’s metering system works. In the quick video below, pro Brian Worley examines the Shutter Priority mode and demonstrates when and how you can use this setting as a creative tool.

 

Ron Leach  |  Aug 04, 2017  |  0 comments

Photojournalist and filmmaker Emmanuel Rondeau traveled the world for three months in an attempt to photograph endangered big cats. In the remarkable video below you see the results of his work as he captured spectacular imagery of the extremely Tigers of Bhutan.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 31, 2017  |  0 comments

Back in April we explained how to photograph the upcoming August 21 total solar eclipse that will be the first such event viewable from coast to coast in the U.S. since 1918. Because this really is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, we thought we’d share the quick video below with more tips on capturing epic images of this rare phenomenon.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 31, 2017  |  0 comments

There’s a good chance many of you will have an opportunity to photograph seascapes this summer, and the video below will help you capture dramatic shots of waves breaking ashore when the opportunity arises.

Andrew Darlow  |  Jul 27, 2017  |  1 comments

Zoos, wildlife parks and farms are some of my favorite places to recommend taking pictures, especially when you are looking to build your portfolio with a diverse subject matter. They offer many opportunities to learn how to photograph rare animals as well as teach you how to cope with challenging environments and locations, similar to what you would encounter if you were on safari on the savannahs of Tanzania or tracking tigers in the jungles of Borneo.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 24, 2017  |  0 comments

German adventure photographer Benjamin Jaworsky is known for both great imagery and tutorials that are as entertaining as they are helpful. In this five-minute video he demonstrates how to add impact to sunset photos by including a silhouetted subject in the foreground.

Jack Neubart  |  Jul 20, 2017  |  0 comments

Growing up in London, England, Alan Murphy developed a fascination with birds at an early age. That enthusiasm followed him as he moved to the United States as an adult, but took an interesting tern (pun intended) once he settled on this side of the pond. 

Ron Leach  |  Jul 20, 2017  |  0 comments

Photographer and author Bryan Peterson has said, “There is no better time to crop a bad composition than just before you press the shutter release.” In the video below, photographer Robert Rodriguez, Jr. explores this notion in a detailed discussion of essential composition techniques for great landscape photography.

Deborah Sandidge  |  Jul 19, 2017  |  0 comments

This may be strange to hear from a travel photographer, but I can make a case that location isn’t everything—light is. And I’d build my argument on the fact that the right light brings out the best in any location.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 18, 2017  |  0 comments

Star trail photos of nighttime skies are among the most spectacular images captured by astrophotographers. In the tutorial below you learn an image-stacking technique for creating dramatic star trail photos of your own.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 18, 2017  |  0 comments

The tiny hummingbird is an amazing creature with the ability to move so fast that the human eye can only perceive the blur of wings and a splash of color. This amazing slow-motion video from National Geographic provides a sharp, clear view of how hummingbirds go about their lives.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 13, 2017  |  0 comments

Serious landscape photographers are known for chasing great light. But what happens when you travel to a beautiful location and there’s simply no magic in the sky? All is not lost if you use the techniques described in the video below.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 12, 2017  |  0 comments

You may be surprised to learn that long-exposure photography at night can be accomplished without any specialized equipment, and if you watch this two-minute tutorial from Mango Street you’ll be able to easily capture stellar images of starlit skies.

Jeff Howe  |  Jul 12, 2017  |  0 comments

The practice of incorporating water reflections into your photography can create amazing effects and beautiful images. Water reflections can completely alter an ordinary image and create something deeper, more abstract, and artistic. 

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