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Ron Leach  |  Feb 22, 2022  |  0 comments

Long telephoto lenses can be exciting to use, offering the unique ability to get in tight on distant subjects. But big glass doesn’t necessarily guarantee great photographs, unless you have the proper skills.

Deborah Sandidge  |  Feb 18, 2022  |  0 comments

It was shortly after I’d completed a remote Zoom presentation to a group of camera-club members that I decided to share some of the images and main points of my talk in this column. I show photographs, explain the process of making them, and answer questions, and at a time when in-person workshops, camera club meetings, and field trips were impossible, doing Zoom sessions was a welcome chance for members of the photo community to stay connected, motivated, and inspired.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 17, 2022  |  0 comments

When one of our favorite photographers says, “these five tips changed my life” we pay attention, and you should too. We can’t promise that the video below will be a life-changing event, but it will definitely help you shoot far better photos.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 16, 2022  |  0 comments

One of the basic tenets of landscape photography is to “be at the right place at the right time,” which is why many of us prefer to shoot at blue hour—just before sunrise or after sunset. But what if you stumble upon a beautiful scene earlier in the day when the light isn’t quite right?

Ron Leach  |  Feb 15, 2022  |  0 comments

Understanding depth of field is a crucial factor in achieving the best possible images, particularly when shooting complicated outdoor scenes that include objects from foreground to background and everything in between.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 09, 2022  |  0 comments

There’s nothing more distracting that a beautiful photo with distorted vertical or horizon lines, or a crooked horizon. Fortunately, there’s a simple method for straightening everything out during the editing process in Photoshop or Lightroom.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 09, 2022  |  0 comments

Landscape shooters are known for carrying a lot of gear, and that typically includes a wide selection of filters. Today we’ll help lighten your load, by revealing three filters a top pro says “every photographer should own.”

Ron Leach  |  Feb 08, 2022  |  0 comments

Black-and-white images often convey a powerful sense of drama that can be difficult to replicate when shooting in color. And stark, barren winter scenes are the perfect time to give monochrome photography a try.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 07, 2022  |  0 comments

One of the challenges with outdoor winter photography is dealing with dull overcast conditions that are so common this time of year. Today’s tutorial from one of our favorite landscape photographers provides a number of helpful tips for capturing great images of scenes illuminated by flat, cloudy skies.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 02, 2022  |  0 comments

Have you every wanted to give night photography a try, but didn’t know where to start? If so, the five-minute beginner’s guide below is just what you need.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 27, 2022  |  0 comments

The great thing about architectural photography is that it offers spectacular opportunities wherever you live. Most folks reside near a big city, and even if you don’t you’ll find interesting buildings nearby.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 25, 2022  |  0 comments

Entry-level and mid-range compact cameras have fallen by the wayside as most of us own a high-end smartphone that’s sufficient for capturing impromptu images. But for “serious” photography on the go there are still several compelling reasons to carry a premium point-and shoot camera with easily accessible creative controls.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 21, 2022  |  0 comments

Under most circumstances we strive for sharp images by using a tripod and employing proper exposure settings to minimize camera shake. But as you’ll see in the video below, it’s possible to make beautiful images by intentionally moving the camera while using slow shutter speeds,

Ron Leach  |  Jan 20, 2022  |  0 comments

Whether you shoot landscapes, wildlife, sports, or just about any other type of photos, if you miss focus you’ve pretty much botched the job. That’s because unsharp results are one of the most common ways to spoil an otherwise great scene.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 19, 2022  |  0 comments

Winter landscape photography can be a serious challenge, with dreadful, uninviting weather and bleak, barren scenes devoid of color. But rather than stow you gear until conditions improve, take a look at the tutorial below and pick up a few tips for making truly epic images this time of year.

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