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Ron Leach  |  Jan 26, 2023  |  0 comments

You don’t have to be an experienced landscape photographer to appreciate the magic of sunset and sunrise. In fact, these spectacular scenes are among the most commonly photographed by anyone with a camera.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 23, 2023  |  0 comments

There are plenty of camera settings to consider for capturing the best possible landscape photos, depending upon the specific look you’re after. And one of our favorite pros insists that, “aperture is the most important stylistic instrument of all.”

Ron Leach  |  Jan 17, 2023  |  0 comments

Sometimes we edit outdoor photos to make them more closely resemble what we saw through the viewfinder. Other times, especially when shooting on drab days, the goal is to add some punch so the images look as they would under better conditions.

Deborah Sandidge  |  Jan 16, 2023  |  0 comments

When I started in photography my pictures were factual; they fulfilled the “here’s what it looked like” requirement and checked off all the familiar guides: a clearly-defined subject; properly placed leading lines; the rule of thirds obeyed; backgrounds taken into careful consideration. But they were static images, and there was no real communication of what the images were about.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 10, 2023  |  0 comments

There are times you see a great scene while driving across town, or perhaps during a vacation, and the only camera available is your phone. So naturally you take the shot.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 08, 2023  |  0 comments

Show your best images to the world by posting in the Shutterbug Photo of the Day gallery. Here’s the quick and easy procedure along with some tips to help you navigate to the right place, and even some advice about composition and subject matter.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 05, 2023  |  0 comments

If you find yourself in a rut and need some inspiration to boost creativity, you’ve come to the right place at the right time. That’s because in barely three minutes you’ll pick up several shooting and editing tips for making eye-popping photos at night.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 04, 2023  |  0 comments

The way you frame an outdoor scene can often be the difference between a mediocre shot and one that really grabs attention. In the tutorial below you’ll discover both impediments and potential solutions to composing landscape images for maximum impact.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 03, 2023  |  0 comments

We’d all love to shoot professional-quality images, but let’s face it: most of us lack the time, means, and the necessary vision to quit our day jobs and pursue a career in photography. But that doesn’t mean we can’t improve our imagery by emulating skills that make accomplished pros so successful.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 03, 2023  |  0 comments

“To do or NOT to do?” That’s today’s question, as one of Shutterbug readers’ favorite instructors reveals “seven beginner mistakes that every landscape photographer should avoid.”

Ron Leach  |  Dec 29, 2022  |  0 comments

Optimum image quality is the holy grail of all photographers regardless of whether they shoot portraits, landscapes, wildlife, or just about any other type of images. And when photos fail to meet expectations, it’s easy to blame our gear or the shooting conditions we confront.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 27, 2022  |  0 comments

Wide-Angle lenses are typically the go-to choice for experienced landscape photographers. They enable you to easily capture expansive vistas with room for cropping, and they help to tell a story about the location with your images.

 

Ron Leach  |  Dec 14, 2022  |  0 comments

All photographers run out of fresh ideas on occasion and struggle to think of something interesting to shoot. When this happens to you, how about grabbing your gear and giving cityscape photography a try?

Ron Leach  |  Dec 13, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’re tired of hearing the same composition tips over and over again, like the Rule of Thirds or Leading Lines, you’re going to learn some different for framing outdoor photographs in the quick tutorial below.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 07, 2022  |  0 comments

Selecting the appropriate shutter speed for a given scene is important for most types of photography if you want the best possible results. This decision is important with landscapes and wildlife shots—particularly when shooting hand-held, for scenes with motion, and while using long lenses.

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