Outdoor Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Jan 17, 2023  |  0 comments

One of the most common questions inexperienced photographers ask themselves is, “why aren’t my images sharp?” When this frustrating dilemma occurs often it may actually discourage shooters from pursuing their hobby.

Deborah Sandidge  |  Jan 16, 2023  |  0 comments

When I started in photography my pictures were factual; they fulfilled the “here’s what it looked like” requirement and checked off all the familiar guides: a clearly-defined subject; properly placed leading lines; the rule of thirds obeyed; backgrounds taken into careful consideration. But they were static images, and there was no real communication of what the images were about.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 12, 2023  |  0 comments

We all strive to capture eye-catching photos that immediately grab attention, and part of the secret is being prepared to take advantage of every photo opportunity you confront. In the eye-opening tutorial below you learn what one pro calls “the essential elements that every stunning image has in common.”

Ron Leach  |  Jan 11, 2023  |  0 comments

Shutter Speed is an important consideration with an interesting duality. Many photographers opt for high shutter speeds in an attempt to assure maximum sharpness—admittedly a key consideration when setting up a shot. But there are times when a slow shutter speed will deliver images with a heightened sense of artistry.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 11, 2023  |  0 comments

Think back to when you were first getting started, and what you were told about ISO settings. If you’re like most of us, you were imbued with the notion that using ISO 100 (or lower) was the only way to obtain clean and noise-free images. Right?

Ron Leach  |  Jan 11, 2023  |  0 comments

We’re currently in the midst of a rather heinous winter, with record snowfall in many part of the country, and this is both good and bad news for intrepid photographers who are willing to venture out in the cold.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 10, 2023  |  0 comments

There are times you see a great scene while driving across town, or perhaps during a vacation, and the only camera available is your phone. So naturally you take the shot.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 09, 2023  |  0 comments

One skill that can make the difference between a good photograph and a great one is the proper use of depth of field—especially when shooting landscapes, nature, and other outdoor images. In the video below you’ll learn how this concept works, and the three key variables for doing it right.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 08, 2023  |  0 comments

Show your best images to the world by posting in the Shutterbug Photo of the Day gallery. Here’s the quick and easy procedure along with some tips to help you navigate to the right place, and even some advice about composition and subject matter.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 06, 2023  |  0 comments

We have both good news and bad news for you today, and we’ll start with the latter: If you stashed your macro lens in the depths of your photo cabinet at the end of summer, you’ll have to dig it out and dust it off.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 05, 2023  |  0 comments

If you find yourself in a rut and need some inspiration to boost creativity, you’ve come to the right place at the right time. That’s because in barely three minutes you’ll pick up several shooting and editing tips for making eye-popping photos at night.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 05, 2023  |  0 comments

Adobe has been busy over the past two months with significant updates to Lightroom. And with all the powerful enhancements it’s easy to overlook a few powerful tools for improving and speeding up the editing process.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 04, 2023  |  0 comments

The way you frame an outdoor scene can often be the difference between a mediocre shot and one that really grabs attention. In the tutorial below you’ll discover both impediments and potential solutions to composing landscape images for maximum impact.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 04, 2023  |  0 comments

One of the biggest challenges for landscape photographers is exposing a scene in a manner that accurately captures all the tones from deep shadows to highlights. A modern camera with a broad density range helps, but even then editing is often required.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 03, 2023  |  0 comments

We’d all love to shoot professional-quality images, but let’s face it: most of us lack the time, means, and the necessary vision to quit our day jobs and pursue a career in photography. But that doesn’t mean we can’t improve our imagery by emulating skills that make accomplished pros so successful.

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