Outdoor Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Oct 11, 2022  |  0 comments

Regardless of the type of images you shoot most throughout the year, the gorgeous warm tones of autumn landscape scenes are simply too good to pass up. If you’ve tried before, you know that certain lighting conditions can make beautiful fall colors appear less intense than you’d like.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Oct 07, 2022  |  0 comments

Photographers revere the Golden Hour, but when does it actually get dark? You have a rough idea of when night falls where you live, but what if you’re traveling to a distant location in another time zone? Here’s a link to a US Navy website that will fetch all pertinent sunrise and sunset information that you need.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 07, 2022  |  0 comments

We’ve all been taught to avoid shooting in direct sunlight whenever possible, to avoid blown-out highlights, harsh contrast, washed-out colors, unflattering shadows, and models with squinty eyes. In the shooting and editing tutorial below, you’ll earn how to meet these challenges and achieve beautiful photos.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 06, 2022  |  0 comments

The best images immediately grab a viewer’s attention and direct their eyes through a scene. In the tutorial below you’ll learn a simple compositional trick for creating photographs with maximum impact

Ron Leach  |  Oct 06, 2022  |  0 comments

Lens diffraction is an important concept that’s not very well understood by many photographers, and it can have a big impact on your images. In the tutorial below you’ll find a simple explanation, and learn how to deal with diffraction for better results.

Henry Anderson  |  Oct 05, 2022  |  0 comments

Sometimes simple is the way to go, particularly when it comes to landscape photos. In particular, that means outdoor images that are less cluttered, more organized, and cleaner overall to create a more impactful scene.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 05, 2022  |  0 comments

As an avid photographer, paying close attention to Shutterbug’s articles and tutorials, you’ve become pretty confident about using a camera to achieve sharp, properly exposed images. Congratulations: You’re halfway there.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 05, 2022  |  0 comments

The quickest way to fall into a creative rut is shooting the same types of images over and over again. Landscape photographers shoot landscapes, portrait specialists concentrate on people … well, you get the idea.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 04, 2022  |  0 comments

Photography is all about light, and the challenge doesn’t end with achieving a correct exposure in the camera. This is particularly true when shooting outdoors under less-than-ideal lighting conditions.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 03, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’re like most outdoor photographers you’ve been awaiting the arrival of autumn for weeks. And now that this spectacular season is finally here, you shouldn’t require much inspiration to grab your gear and get out in the field.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 30, 2022  |  0 comments

There’s a bunch of photographers out there who’d like to shoot macro images once in a while, but not often enough to justify purchasing an expensive, dedicated lens. Today we’re going to show you how to get started shooting close-ups on the cheap.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 29, 2022  |  0 comments

Many photographers shy away from portraiture because of the misconception that a studio, expensive lights, and special skills are required to make images that impress. The quick tutorial below, from Adorama TV, dispels that myth and demonstrates how to make beautiful images outdoors with available light (and a few pro tips).

Ron Leach  |  Sep 29, 2022  |  0 comments

Autumn is a favorite season for many outdoor photographers because of the stunning warm colors that paint the landscape from coast to coast. Yet even when confronted with a beautiful scene, it’s sometimes difficult to capture the vibrance of what you see through the viewfinder.

Henry Anderson  |  Sep 28, 2022  |  0 comments

Let’s face it: your camera has a lot of settings, probably more than you will ever need. And while many of those settings can be helpful, some are unnecessary, and others might actually be counterproductive.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 28, 2022  |  0 comments

Have you ever wondered how photographers capture soft cotton-like clouds or silky flowing water on the beach or astride a stream? It’s a common technique known as “shutter drag” that’s very easy to accomplish.

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