Outdoor Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Jan 27, 2021  |  0 comments

Whether you’re attempting to photograph the Milky Way, or simply trying to capture a sparkling nighttime sky over your backyard, astrophotography can be intimidating. And once you’ve captured a few shots, editing the images may also seem like a daunting task.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 27, 2021  |  0 comments

Photographing birds can be challenging for inexperienced shooters, whether the subjects are stationery or in flight. There are focusing and exposure details to sort out, and composition can also be tough.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 20, 2021  |  0 comments

Spot Metering is an extremely powerful tool for all types of photography, especially when shooting backlit subjects, scenes with extremely light or dark backgrounds, or under other difficult lighting conditions. When used properly, your camera’s spot-metering mode almost always guarantees a proper exposure.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 19, 2021  |  0 comments

One often overlooked technique for improving outdoor photographs is using a your camera’s built-in flash or a more powerful external unit for filling in shadows, adding sparkle to a subject’s eyes and much more. If you think this requires complicated camera and flash settings, read on.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 19, 2021  |  0 comments

Most photographers reach for a wide-angle lens when shooting nature and landscape photos. But if you want your images to stand out from the rest, it’s time to give your telephoto lens a try.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 18, 2021  |  0 comments

It was a pleasure shooting with the original Nikon Z6 mirrorless camera when I reviewed this affordable model just about two years ago, so it was a pleasant surprise when the new upgraded Nikon Z 6II arrived at my door. The original Z6 scored high marks for it’s compact size, rugged build, pleasing image quality, and versatility—especially for the uncommon price of $1,995 for a full-frame camera.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 14, 2021  |  0 comments

Most photographers are familiar with the Rule of Thirds, a popular compositional aid that helps determine where to position the key element of a photo within the frame. But as we all know, rules are meant to be broken, and when it comes to composition there are often better options for composing a shot.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 13, 2021  |  0 comments

It often takes a serious commitment to venture out with your gear in winter, when temperatures hover around freezing, the wind is howling, and the landscape is covered in snow. But the stalwart photographer will be justly rewarded with great images by following the 10 must-know tips and tricks in the video below.

Henry Anderson  |  Jan 13, 2021  |  0 comments

It's good to include striking visual details in your images but a little bit can go a long way. This is particularly true regarding landscape photography when less really can be more in your scenes.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 11, 2021  |  0 comments

Most of the tutorials we post from professional photographers involve tips, tricks, and techniques that enable you to improve your skills. But every so often a pro reveals the mistakes he or she made, so you don’t have to make them yourself.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 08, 2021  |  0 comments

Whether you’re shooting landscapes, street photos, or cityscapes, something magical happens when the sun dips below the horizon. Colorful lights abound, and less appealing components of a scene tend to fade into obscurity.

Henry Anderson  |  Jan 07, 2021  |  1 comments

Winter, in many ways, is one of the hardest seasons to capture as a landscape photographer. The reason, however, doesn't always have to do with the wintery landscape itself, which can look radiantly white when it's full of ice and snow.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 07, 2021  |  0 comments

Let’s face it: Few of us are traveling things days, and that make things difficult for nature photographers who often pursue their craft far from home. But what if you could capture stunning images of birds in your own backyard? If you’re intrigued, read on.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 06, 2021  |  0 comments

While many landscape and nature photographers shoot in the Aperture Priority exposure mode, others prefer using Manual. So which option provides the most flexibility and superior results? That’s the question we’ll explore in the tutorial below.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 04, 2021  |  0 comments

Whether you’re new to landscape photography or consider yourself an experienced shooter, there’s always something to learn. And there’s no better way to do that than through the eyes of a top pro. And that’s what you’ll find below, as British nature photographer Nigel Danson reveals what he considers his “most important tip” when visiting a new location.

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