Outdoor Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Sep 20, 2022  |  0 comments

So you’ve marveled at gorgeous photos of the full moon, thinking to yourself, “I can’t do that because it requires expensive pro gear and advanced skills.” Well, think again, because the tutorial below explains three simple hacks for getting the job done.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 19, 2022  |  0 comments

How many times have you returned from an outing, shooting what you thought were outstanding images—only to be underwhelmed when you viewed them on the computer? If your answer is “too many times to count,” you have plenty of company.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 16, 2022  |  0 comments

Once photographers set up a new camera, they tend to use the same functions over and over again, without investigating other capabilities that can really make a difference. In the quick tutorial below you’ll be encouraged to give an overlooked feature a try, and we’re convinced that better images will be the result.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 15, 2022  |  0 comments

All outdoor photographers are at the mercy of the weather, and we have to accept whatever Mother Nature gives us. That’s especially true if you travel to a location, and it’s impossible to return on a different day when conditions improve.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 14, 2022  |  0 comments

Sometimes the outdoor images we make don’t look as remarkable on the computer as they did through the viewfinder. In some cases that’s due to challenging light, while other times the problem is incorrect exposure or other camera settings.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 13, 2022  |  0 comments

Last year around this time we featured a Photoshop tutorial explaining how make daytime photos appear as though they were shot at night. In the video below you’ll learn a different day-for-night transformation, this time creating a beguiling night vision look.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 12, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’re just getting started in landscape photography and you want to get up to speed as quickly as possible, the video below will seal the deal. You’ll learn all the basics necessary for capturing great photos on you’re next outdoor outing.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 09, 2022  |  0 comments

Are you tired of hearing locals say, “Shoulda been here last week,” after driving to a likely destination to view and photograph autumn foliage? Improve your odds of finding the red and orange leaves you crave by downloading the most respected nationwide fall leaf map and one of the best fall resources in the country. 

Ron Leach  |  Sep 09, 2022  |  0 comments

There are numerous way to render outdoor scenes during the editing process, depending upon the subject. Sometimes your goal is maximum depth of field throughout the frame, while other times a soft background blur will separate an important foreground object from a cluttered background.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 08, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’re disappointed with your bird photos because many are unsharp, the video below should set you straight. You’ll learn the best autofocus modes to use for improving your batting average.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 08, 2022  |  0 comments

Are you familiar with Lightroom’s easy-to-use Camera Calibration capability? If not, after watching the video below it just may become your best friend.

Henry Anderson  |  Sep 07, 2022  |  0 comments

Fall isn’t officially upon us yet – many people consider the first day of autumn to be the autumnal equinox, which is on September 22nd this year – but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get ready to start photographing fall foliage.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 07, 2022  |  0 comments

Ask any accomplished nature photographer to name their favorite season of the year, and they’ll likely say autumn. That’s because beautiful fall foliage paints the landscape with eye-popping orange and yellow tones.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 06, 2022  |  0 comments

There’s no better way to up your game than by following the advice of accomplished professionals. In this interesting tutorial you’ll learn how to make better images by shooting in Manual with Auto ISO.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 02, 2022  |  0 comments

Experienced photographers appreciate the value of filters, the kind that go in front of the lens. Screw-in filters alter the characteristics of light before it reaches the image sensor—something not even Photoshop can do. Here are three I recommend for autumn leaf colors and all fall festivities.

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