Outdoor Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Mar 15, 2018  |  0 comments

The video below provides a rare opportunity to pick up several valuable tips from one of the world’s preeminent nature and wildlife photographers. In less than four minutes, Frans Lanting explains how to shoot great landscape photographs any time of day, as the quality of light changes from dawn to dusk.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 14, 2018  |  0 comments

One reason tutorials from photographer Vincent Ledvina are so fascinating, is that he uses his animation skills to make camera settings and shooting techniques understandable—usually in two minutes or less. In his new video below, the Minnesota-based photo instructor explains how to make enchanting photographs of the moon.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 13, 2018  |  0 comments

Something odd often happens when accomplished photographers take a vacation: They return from their trip with photos that look more like snapshots than the great images for which they are known. If that sounds like you, watch the video below and take travel photography seriously.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 09, 2018  |  0 comments

While visiting Pétarel Lake in the French Alps, Shutterbug reader Michael Arzur captured a glorious sunset thanks to preplanning and a bit of luck.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 08, 2018  |  0 comments

While many photographers think nothing about spending big bucks on high-end cameras and premium glass, these same shooters often ignore inexpensive accessories that can have a huge impact on their results. One of the most affordable and useful such tools, is the simple lens filter.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 07, 2018  |  0 comments

Regular visitors to Shutterbug’s website and Facebook page have no doubt noticed that we’ve been featuring a series of tutorials designed to help photographers refine their composition skills. This latest installment provides five powerful tips for composing landscape photos with maximum impact.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 06, 2018  |  0 comments

Tom Archer is a globetrotting British landscape photographer with a portfolio full of spectacular photos. He occasionally uses Photoshop to add a bit of magic to his images, like in this tutorial with a simple technique for enhancing photos shot at night.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 06, 2018  |  0 comments

Low-light photography is all about compromises, especially when shooting with natural light. You can use high ISO settings to arrive at a proper exposure, but image quality tends to suffer and noise rears its ugly head. The other option is to select slow shutter speeds, but that approach has pitfalls of its own.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 06, 2018  |  0 comments

You don’t always need to wait for the perfect hour or the perfect light to capture an image. Sometimes you should just go for it.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 05, 2018  |  0 comments

Last Friday we featured a tutorial on using a composition aid known as the “Golden Spiral,” and it turned out to be one of our most popular stories of the year. So today we thought we’d bring you another powerful video, with seven simple tips for framing compelling landscape photos.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 05, 2018  |  0 comments

When most photographers anticipate perfect weather for shooting outdoors, they’re hoping for a balmy windless day, soft golden light, and a few billowing clouds in the sky. But not intrepid landscape pro Thomas Heaton, who has a totally different take on what constitutes fun and optimum photo opportunities in the great outdoors.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 02, 2018  |  0 comments

How about this for a fun weekend photo assignment: Get up early, grab your gear, and head into town for a bit of black-and-white street photography. The quick video below provides five helpful tips, and all the inspiration you need, to give this a go.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 28, 2018  |  0 comments

Adam Karnacz is a British pro known for his stunning nature and landscape photography. In this four-minute tutorial, he explains how to overcome two key challenges when shooting directly into the sun.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 28, 2018  |  0 comments

The eye-opening video below is the latest in a series of tutorials by a British pro, demonstrating how to recognize good light and use it to create dynamic imagery. In this episode, photographer Sean Tucker explains how to use reflected light when shooting on the street.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 27, 2018  |  0 comments

One of the first skills taught to budding photographers, is how to frame a scene correctly. And if shooting landscapes is your thing, a refined sense of composition is absolutely essential for creating images with impact. In this tutorial, you’ll see how one pro uses a keen eye for composition to create order out of complex or chaotic nature scenes.

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