Outdoor Photography How To

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 20, 2018  |  0 comments

Perched on a cliff in Pescadero, California, about 50 miles south of San Francisco, sits the Pigeon Point Lighthouse, one of the tallest lighthouses in the US. For Shutterbug reader Erick Castellón, who has been looking to improve his astrophotography skills this year, the lighthouse also represented a tall challenge.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 19, 2018  |  0 comments

Pro photographer Toma Bonciu (AKA Photo Tom) is back with some more landscape photography tips, this time centering on the ever-popular topic of composition.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 18, 2018  |  0 comments

While this image by 18-year-old photographer Dylan Meffan might look beautifully tranquil, capturing it was a bit of a nerve-wracking experience for him. The reason? The dog.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 16, 2018  |  0 comments

British pro Thomas Heaton’s latest video has a provocative title: “Throw Away Your Wide-Angle Lens.” Does he mean it? Not really, but Heaton, who is an acclaimed landscape and nature photographer, does have a point to make about lens choices when shooting outdoors.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 12, 2018  |  0 comments

One of the most exhilarating things about being an outdoor photographer is capturing nature’s beauty and its power. And for some outdoor photographers, there’s no greater thrill than photographing one of Mother Nature’s most hair-raising spectacles: a lightning storm.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 03, 2018  |  0 comments

The first thing most photographers learn is that a camera’s light meter is calibrated to deliver correct exposures of “average” subjects with a tone of middle gray. But what about bright scenes like a snowfield, or close-ups of dark subjects like a black cat? That’s where exposure (EV) compensation comes into play.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 03, 2018  |  0 comments

Portraiture is a very subjective endeavor, with almost as many styles of shooting as there are portrait photographers. And this quick tutorial is sure to raise a few eyebrows, as Manny Ortiz explains why he often purposely underexposes his images.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 02, 2018  |  0 comments

Julia Trotti is a professional fashion photographer based in Sydney, Australia. She also shoots lifestyle and travel photos, and in this tutorial she offers five reasons why a 35mm lens is the perfect choice for travel photography.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 30, 2018  |  0 comments

Ansel Adams has inspired more than a generation of photographers, with his technical mastery, passion for the environment, and ever-evolving vision for capturing the splendor of the natural world. The video below is sure to give you a jolt of inspiration, as you pursue the art and craft of photography.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 30, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s a quick photo primer from an accomplished pro, with three simple tips that will help you shoot better photographs. So stop what you’re doing, invest three minutes in watching this tutorial, and up your photo game now!

Ron Leach  |  Mar 29, 2018  |  0 comments

One reason why landscape photography is so popular, is the solitude that’s often found in the backcountry. In this tutorial, British pro Thomas Heaton explains how to capture beautiful images of nature in empty places.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 27, 2018  |  0 comments

Albert Einstein once said, “If you want different results, do not do the same things.” And this simple admonition certainly applies to landscape photography, if you want to create distinctive images.

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.

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