Outdoor Photography How To

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Shutterbug Staff  |  May 13, 2019  |  0 comments

If you're looking for some basic but helpful tips on how to shoot tack sharp photos of landscapes, a great place to start is the below video from photographer Attilio Ruffo. In the clip, which was shot at various locations around Lake Tahoe, Ruffo shares five tips on how to maximize sharpness in landscape photography.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 17, 2021  |  0 comments

Most photographers consider spring and summer the optimum seasons for macro photography, when interesting bugs and colorful flowers seem to be everywhere you look. While you can shoot small subjects any time of the year indoors, winter offers an array of unique opportunities for close-up photography outdoors.

Henry Anderson  |  May 19, 2021  |  0 comments

"Think outside the box" is an overused expression to get you to change established behaviors that might be holding you back. This is never truer than in photography where familiar compositional habits can start to make your landscape images look dull as dust. There's a way to change that immediately, however.

Chris Crosby  |  Mar 25, 2020  |  0 comments

One of the things that most budding photographers forget to focus on is light. When we are beginning our photography journey there are many things to be learned. We have to learn how to use our camera, understand the exposure triangle, master camera settings and composition to name but a few.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 30, 2019  |  0 comments

There's more to shooting landscapes than wide-angle lenses. In fact, wide-angles are often less effective when shooting vast landscapes because they simply capture too much of the scene. If you want to photograph landscapes with interesting composition and impact, try a telephoto lens, according to photographer Mads Peter Iverson.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 04, 2021  |  0 comments

Whether you’re shooting portraits or other outdoor scenes with a prominent foregoing object, you can draw attention to the main subject by minimizing depth-of-field. This technique can also add an artistic flair to your images.

Tracie Maglosky  |  Nov 29, 2018  |  0 comments

Sometimes working with natural light is the best way to create a stunning portrait. I love lighting, don’t get me wrong and I use artificial light almost always. However, sometimes, the opportunity is right to allow natural light to be the only source.

Henry Anderson  |  Jun 15, 2022  |  0 comments

Do you ever get in a rut with your landscape photography? Do your images of nature start to look the same? Or even more importantly, are they starting to look boring?

Ron Leach  |  Feb 14, 2022  |  0 comments

The first thing most photographers do when out in the field shooting landscapes is to mount a wide-angle lens on their camera. But a lot more goes into making great photographs than choosing the right focal length.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 23, 2021  |  0 comments

We’re a big fan of Serge Ramelli’s landscape, travel, and cityscape photography, and his tutorials are always popular with our readers. So when he says the Lightroom tutorial below reveals five “must know” editing tricks, it’s time to pay attention.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 05, 2021  |  0 comments

We all tend to get a bit stale on occasion, shooting the same types of images over and over again, instead of stepping outside our comfort zone to try something new. And that tends to limit our vision and stunt our growth as photographers.

Henry Anderson  |  Oct 06, 2021  |  0 comments

A lot of budding landscape photographers, when they are first starting out, ask a common question. What photography gear is essential for capturing landscapes?

Dreamstime  |  Apr 22, 2019  |  0 comments

The earth has many wonders and one of the greatest pleasures can be capturing the beauty. From beaches to mountains, desert to forests, people love taking and looking at nature shots.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 27, 2022  |  1 comments

Shooting at night with slow shutter speeds is a great way to capture eye-popping photos. Light trails from passing cars are really dramatic, and scenes that look boring during the day are transformed into sparkling tableaus as soon as the lights come on.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 02, 2020  |  0 comments

According to landscape pro Mark Denney, there are six essential editing skills that every landscape photographer should know.

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