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Ron Leach  |  Jul 18, 2017  |  0 comments

Star trail photos of nighttime skies are among the most spectacular images captured by astrophotographers. In the tutorial below you learn an image-stacking technique for creating dramatic star trail photos of your own.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 17, 2017  |  0 comments

Serge Ramelli is a professional Paris-based landscape photographer who’s always willing to share his “secret sauce” for creating better images. In the tutorial below he provides some great advice on composition, camera settings, and retouching that will definitely improve your results.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 13, 2017  |  0 comments

Serious landscape photographers are known for chasing great light. But what happens when you travel to a beautiful location and there’s simply no magic in the sky? All is not lost if you use the techniques described in the video below.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 12, 2017  |  0 comments

You may be surprised to learn that long-exposure photography at night can be accomplished without any specialized equipment, and if you watch this two-minute tutorial from Mango Street you’ll be able to easily capture stellar images of starlit skies.

Jeff Howe  |  Jul 12, 2017  |  0 comments

The practice of incorporating water reflections into your photography can create amazing effects and beautiful images. Water reflections can completely alter an ordinary image and create something deeper, more abstract, and artistic. 

JP Gregg  |  Jul 11, 2017  |  0 comments

In a Splash

Shutterbug reader JP Gregg captured this striking image of a sunset reflection in a puddle while walking west down an avenue in Venice, Florida, after dinner one August evening. 

Ron Leach  |  Jul 10, 2017  |  0 comments

A common challenge when shooting landscapes and cityscapes is to create order out of chaos in complex scenes that simply have too much going on. Photojournalist Doug McKinlay calls this dilemma “information overload” and he demonstrates a ridiculously simply solution in the three-minute video below.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 07, 2017  |  0 comments

Dronestagram, the popular global network of drone enthusiasts, has just announced the winners of their 2017 International Drone Photography Contest. For this 4th annual competition they’ve once again partnered with National Geographic to find the best drone photos from across the globe.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 07, 2017  |  0 comments

Patagonian Dream
Good things come to those who wait. That’s what photographer Marion Faria learned when she captured this image of the road leading up to majestic Mount Fitz Roy in the Patagonia region of Argentina. 

Ron Leach  |  Jul 07, 2017  |  0 comments

For many photographers, working with “existing light” means shooting during the day and stashing the gear after the sun drops below the horizon. But if you take that approach you’ll miss out on a whole realm of moods, special effects, and creative possibilities.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 06, 2017  |  0 comments

Back in the days of film photography, the polarizing filter was widely considered an essential tool for shooting outdoors. These days digital photographers often ignore this important accessory, even though it works it’s magic just as well with digital photography.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 06, 2017  |  0 comments

It’s time to get prepared for next month’s once-in-a-lifetime photographic opportunity when those of us in the U.S. will be treated to the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse since 1918. 

Ron Leach  |  Jul 05, 2017  |  0 comments

Toma Abonciu is a pro landscape photographer with some really helpful tips on shooting and editing nature images. In the quick video below he discusses six essential accessories he says should be in the arsenal of every photographer who is serious about shooting the great outdoors.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 28, 2017  |  0 comments

If you want to make great images of next week’s 4th of July fireworks festivities it’s important to know what you’re doing before the spectacle lights up the sky. The six-minute video below will explain everything you need to know to make the most of this annual opportunity.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 28, 2017  |  0 comments

Summertime offers photographers a great opportunity for outdoor portraiture, and the tutorial below illustrates a simple technique for using Photoshop to add something special to your images.