Outdoor Photography How To

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Henry Anderson  |  Nov 02, 2022  |  0 comments

One of the most common questions pro photographer Mark Denney gets from students at his landscape photography workshops is regarding focus stacking. If you've been curious about focus stacking but don't know where to begin, check out Denney's tutorial video below on "Focus Stacking Made Easy."

Ron Leach  |  Nov 01, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’re just getting started in landscape photography, or you typically shoot something else, it’s important to learn the basics for capturing impressive images the next time you venture into the great outdoors—whether that’s on vacation, while hiking, or visiting a local park or nature center.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 01, 2022  |  0 comments

Do you want to be more creative and capture images that stand out from the crowd? One way to do that is by gaining a full understanding of the relationship between aperture and shutter speed as pertains to whatever you’re shooting.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 31, 2022  |  0 comments

Many experienced outdoor photographers never leave home without a polarizing filter, whether they’re shooting landscape, nature, or travel photos. In fact, some experienced shooters claim this affordable tool is number one on their list of affordable photo accessories.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 31, 2022  |  0 comments

You’ll be forgiven for not recognizing the eXplorer brand of affordable, high-quality camera supports, because it’s only been around for several months. But if you’re in the market for a premium model designed for shooting in the field, these full-featured carbon fiber tripods deserve a close look.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 28, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’re a pet owner you undoubtedly shoot countless photos of your loyal friends.  Even pros take time out of assignments to photograph their beloved fur babies.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 27, 2022  |  0 comments

One way to give landscape images a dreamy, unique look is to employ slow shutter speeds to create a sense of motion that’s not visible to the naked eye. By using this technique clouds take on a soft cotton-like appearance, as does flowing water in lakes, streams, waterfalls, and the sea.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 26, 2022  |  0 comments

Whenever we post a tutorial from photographer Jordi Koalitic Shutterbug readers know they’re in for a fun time. We refer to Koalitic as a “trickster” because he’s full of goofy ideas for making unique attention-grabbing images.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 25, 2022  |  0 comments

Outdoor photographers spend a lot of time chasing “great light” as they strive to make the best photos possible. But according to one trusted pro, “There’s no such thing as bad light.”

Ron Leach  |  Oct 25, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’re a travel, nature, or landscape photographer, today’s tutorial is a must-see. In barely 20 minutes you’ll learn 50 Photoshop tips, tricks, and shortcuts that will make editing easier and deliver optimum results.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 21, 2022  |  0 comments

We’ve talked a lot in the past about the difficulty of properly exposing landscape photos, because of ever-changing light and the wide range of brightness that often occurs within the frame. It’s often just as challenging, for different reasons, to attain proper focus—an equally critical consideration.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 20, 2022  |  0 comments

OK, listen up: Todays topic is “bokeh balls” and we don’t want any off-color comments! So what exactly are bokeh balls, and how to they affect your images? Simply put, they are spherical out-of-focus highlights that add interest and impact to all sorts of photos.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 19, 2022  |  0 comments

Many photographers either ignore or struggle with portrait photography because they think sophisticated lighting equipment, advanced skills, and a well-equipped studio are an absolute necessity. We’re going to debunk that fallacy in the straightforward tutorial below.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 18, 2022  |  0 comments

Spring and summer usually come to mind when most photographers think about shooting macro and close-up photos, when budding flowers, insects and other creepy-crawlies are just about everywhere you look. But if you’ve already stashed your macro lens for the year, you may have second thoughts after watching the video below.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 17, 2022  |  0 comments

Are you having difficulty achieving correct exposures when shooting travel and nature images? Perhaps that’s because you’re not taking advantage of the one accessory that most experienced landscape photographers never leave home without.

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