Outdoor Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Aug 18, 2020  |  0 comments

The sunny days of summer are drawing to a close, and overcast autumn weather is right around the corner. That means numerous opportunities for capturing the moody days of fall. In the video below, you’ll see how to shoot fantastic photos once the evening temperature drops and fog rolls in across the morning landscape.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 14, 2020  |  0 comments

Everyone is being forced to a get a little more creative lately with their photo shoots because of the pandemic. One photographer who is pulling out all the stops with her creativity is Anita Sadowska who has adapted to the difficult current conditions quite swimmingly, pun intended.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 13, 2020  |  0 comments

One of the keys to a great portrait is to create separation between your model and the background, to minimize distracting elements and direct the viewer’s eye to your subject. This is particularly true when shooting outdoors where cluttered backgrounds are common.

Tom Shu  |  Aug 12, 2020  |  0 comments

Landscape photography is one of the most rewarding types of photography. There is nothing better than working hard, dragging yourself out of bed when everyone is sleeping, staying at a location after everyone has left, to create the image you have dreamt about making.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 11, 2020  |  0 comments

If you’ve seen the classic 1973 film “Day for Night” you’re no doubt familiar with the cinematic technique, popularized by director Francois Truffaut, of making imagery shot during the day look like it was captured at night. And with a few quick steps in Lightroom, you can do much the same thing with your photographs.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 10, 2020  |  0 comments

As the saying goes "If you don't make mistakes, you don't make anything." Or, in other words, when you're doing creative work, it will always result in a few mistakes. On the other hand, sitting around doing nothing, is the only way to avoid mistakes.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 06, 2020  |  0 comments

The great thing about bird photography is that it’s an accessible activity you can pursue close to home at a local park or nature center—or even in the privacy of your backyard. And if you want to take a drive to a nearby forest, lake, or seashore, even more opportunities abound.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 04, 2020  |  0 comments

French photographer Serge Ramelli is a favorite among Shutterbug readers, not only because of his incredible landscape and cityscape imagery, but also for his helpful tutorials on shooting and editing nature photos. If you’d like to emulate Ramelli’s work, or just improve your particular style, check out the video below.

Tom Shu  |  Aug 03, 2020  |  0 comments

The Rule of Thirds is a very helpful compositional guideline that is a great reference point for beginner photographers or seasoned professionals. As with any photography rule, they really are meant to be broken, so take this as more of a general guideline than a defined rule.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 30, 2020  |  0 comments

Bird photography is a great way to spend some alone time in nature shooting, without worrying about social distancing. Best yet, it’s something you can even do in your own backyard. And if you prefer standing behind the camera instead of sitting behind a computer, this tutorial is for you.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 29, 2020  |  0 comments

How do you decide which lens to use for a particular shot? For outdoor photographer Mark Denney, who only owns two lenses, the choice would seem to be relatively easy. He still has to determine though, which one to pick.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 29, 2020  |  0 comments

Have you ever wanted to give panorama photography a try, but feared you lacked the necessary gear or image-editing expertise? Well fear not, because the following tutorial demonstrates an easy way to get the job done with the equipment you own and a simple Lightroom secret.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 28, 2020  |  0 comments

Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the past month, you’ve probably heard a lot about Comet Neowise and viewed some beautiful images online. And if you haven’t photographed the comet yourself, the following tutorial provides some great tips to get you started.

Darrell Gulin  |  Jul 27, 2020  |  0 comments

During this pandemic with less travelling and more time spent at home, it's a perfect time to dust off our macro lenses and shoot some gorgeous backyard macro photography. Even if you do not have an expansive garden, a deck or small patio will do. Here are five tips and tricks to get you started in shooting great macro photos at home.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 24, 2020  |  0 comments

Don't let a little bad weather ruin your photo shoot. Sometimes a rainy day can make for an attractive portrait: you've just got to make sure your photos don't end up being all wet.

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