Outdoor Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Jun 07, 2018  |  0 comments

With the first day of summer just two weeks away, it’s time to start thinking about shooting photographs at the beach. And what better way to do that than with a pretty model in swimwear?

Ron Leach  |  Jun 04, 2018  |  0 comments

Tripods tend to be standard equipment for wildlife photographers striving for optimum sharpness. But when photographing birds, these three-legged camera supports can often be an encumbrance— especially when shooting birds in flight.

Dan Havlik  |  May 18, 2018  |  0 comments

This video tutorial is a few years old, but we thought we’d share it because it offers some great starter information on how to shoot astrophotography and night sky images.

Dan Havlik  |  May 08, 2018  |  0 comments

Serge Ramelli is a professional photographer and educator we turn to again and again for great photography tips and advice. In the below video he shares his favorite camera settings for shooting landscape photos.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 30, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’re going to be a serious landscape photographer, you need a serious tripod but what’s mystifying is how little thought people put into picking one out. That’s exactly why professional photographer Tom Mackie of Landscape Photography iQ made the below video gear guide.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 24, 2018  |  0 comments

Danish photographer Mads Peter Iversen thinks composition is so important to landscape photography, he’s made several photography tips videos about the subject. In his latest video, Iversen discusses three composition tips he thinks are key to making a successful image.

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.

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