Outdoor Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Feb 09, 2018  |  0 comments

One lesson all outdoor photographers learn is that there’s a big difference between a beautiful location and a great landscape photograph. That’s because no matter how gorgeous the setting, if you arrive on a cloudless day with poor light and drab colors, there’s not much you can do to capture a stunning shot.

 

Ron Leach  |  Feb 09, 2018  |  0 comments

Whether you’re an amateur photographer or an experienced pro, nearby city streets offer great opportunities for making captivating images, especially when you run out of other ideas. This quick tutorial discusses five common mistakes, and how to avoid them when shooting on the street.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 08, 2018  |  0 comments

The video below is a followup to Monday’s tutorial explaining how to make the most of a wide-angle lens for epic landscape photography. In today’s lesson you’ll see why one pro says, “You need a telephoto lens for landscape photography,” and he provide helpful tips on how to use one.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 06, 2018  |  0 comments

The video below is a follow-up to yesterday’s primer on understanding and using a camera’s Shutter Priority exposure mode. In this tutorial, British pro Adam Kappa demonstrates how to make awesome landscape photos using a DSLR’s manual settings.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 05, 2018  |  0 comments

A good wide-angle lens is an indispensable tool for anyone serious about nature photography. But owning the right glass is only half the battle: If you want to make epic landscape photos, you have to know how to use the lens properly.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 31, 2018  |  0 comments

We recently shared a fascinating video from Romanian pro Toma Bonciu, in which he discussed how much he’s learned by studying the work of fine art landscape photographer Clyde Butcher. And in today’s revealing video, the self-taught Bonciu explains how much his photography has evolved after scrutinizing the images of the iconic Art Wolfe.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 31, 2018  |  0 comments

Once the temperature drops, and flowers and insects disappear, many avid macro photographers stow their close-up gear until the coming of spring. But as you’ll see in the video below, winter is actually a great time to capture creative macro photos if you know what to look for and how to get the shot.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 30, 2018  |  0 comments

Professional photographer Peter McKinnon admits it: He’s always been intimidated by shooting after dark, explaining that “The rules are completely different at night, and it’s a whole different ballgame.” Thus, until recently, McKinnon’s photography always ground to a halt after the sun dropped below the horizon.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 30, 2018  |  0 comments

Without a camera in his hand, Josiah Launstein looks like any other 13-year-old. But while boys his age are watching video games, cruising around on skateboards, or trying to impress girls, this talented kid is out in the field shooting truly epic wildlife photos.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 29, 2018  |  0 comments

This Lightroom tutorial deals with a situation we’ve all encountered: “You make a photo, you think ‘yes, this it,’ I GOT that shot.” But when you get home and look at the image on you’re computer, you say to yourself, “Yo, this photo is kind of boring.”

Ron Leach  |  Jan 29, 2018  |  0 comments

Most of the tutorials we feature from nature photographer Benjamin Jaworskyj involve simple tips and tricks to help you shoot better landscape images. In the quick video below, however, Jaworskyj switches gears to give us a look inside his camera bag to reveal three lenses he says he can’t live without.

Bryan Peterson  |  Jan 26, 2018  |  0 comments

Most of us are familiar with the use of out-of-focus, seamless backgrounds by studio photographers, especially those who shoot portraits. Often, these backgrounds are a single color, such as white, black, or gray. In other cases, the backgrounds are a muslin material, adding texture to the background. The sole purpose of these backgrounds is to create a cleaner overall composition, giving the viewer no choice but to look at the man, woman, or child.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 25, 2018  |  0 comments

One of the most powerful yet frequently overlooked tools for outdoor portrait photography is an inexpensive, manual flash. This simple accessory is great for filling in shadows, compensating for backlit scenes, and adding extra punch to your images.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 24, 2018  |  0 comments

One trick employed by experienced landscape photographers is to use long exposures to capture dramatic images of soft, flowing water and cotton-like clouds. This technique typically involves the use of neutral density (ND) filters to reduce the amount of light entering the camera, thereby permitting extended exposure times.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 23, 2018  |  1 comments

We’ve all confronted a landscape scene that would have made a gorgeous photograph, were it not for a dull, drab sky. And while there are numerous ways to “fix” or replace boring skies in post processing, this tutorial explains how to get a great shot in the camera.

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