Outdoor Photography How To

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The Editors  |  Jun 01, 2003  |  0 comments

Here are seven more ideas for some great shots this summer

1. Magic Moments
It's not just a summer thing, because a photographer should always be on the lookout for those intriguing sights of life being lived, but summer seems to produce more of them. Put your camera in full-auto mode, stay alert, and fire away when you come across something neat, be it people at work or...

The Editors  |  Jun 01, 2000  |  0 comments

Back in our July 1998 issue, we gave you seven hot tips for great summer photos. As summer approaches this year, we present you with seven more hot summer photo tips.

1. Bug Somebody!

Summer bugs can be annoying. But they can also make great photo subjects—challenging, and rewarding. Because insects are on the smallish side, you'll probably need some type of close-up...

The Editors  |  Jun 01, 2002  |  0 comments

More seasonal photo fun

Back in 1998 (July issue), we brought you "7 Hot Summer Tips." In 2000 (June issue), we brought you seven more in "7 Hot Summer Tips II." Now, to keep the biennial string going in 2002, we bring you "7 Hot Summer Tips III."

Summer is a fine time for photography. Days are long and evenings are warm, providing many hours of good light and comfortable...

Ron Leach  |  Jan 14, 2022  |  1 comments

If you’ve never bothered to change the default settings on your camera, it’s time to pay attention and make a few modifications so your it performs best for you. As you’ll see in the quick explainer below, there are several key camera settings you should seriously consider changing, whether or not your camera is brand new.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 30, 2019  |  0 comments

Most experienced photographers are familiar with the Rule of Thirds and how it can help to create interesting image composition. There's a lot more to composing a photo than just the Rule of Thirds though.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 03, 2018  |  0 comments

Want to take your landscape photography to the next level? Photographer Pierre T. Lambert has some great tips for you, which he says are “unusual” but just might “change your life.”

Henry Anderson  |  Oct 27, 2021  |  0 comments

Pro photographer Toma Bonciu (AKA Photo Tom) teaches landscape photography to beginners through his photo workshops. And during these tutorial sessions, he witnesses the many mistakes beginner landscape photographers often make.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 10, 2020  |  0 comments

As the saying goes "If you don't make mistakes, you don't make anything." Or, in other words, when you're doing creative work, it will always result in a few mistakes. On the other hand, sitting around doing nothing, is the only way to avoid mistakes.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 31, 2021  |  0 comments

There are numerous “rules” regarding the art and craft of photography that have been espoused by so-called “experts” for years. Some of this conventional wisdom is truly essential, but several things you’ve heard are subject to debate. And still others are simply myths or misconceptions.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 08, 2021  |  0 comments

We regularly feature tutorials on outdoor photography from Romanian pro Toma Bonciu because we love his images and his calm easy-to follow style of instruction. Bonciu is a successful self-taught shooter, specializing in travel and landscape photography.

Henry Anderson  |  Jan 04, 2022  |  0 comments

If your New Year's resolution was to get better at photography in 2022, this tutorial is for you. In the below video, landscape photographer Nigel Danson shares his seven quick tips to help you significantly improve your photography this year.

Dan Havlik  |  Dec 20, 2017  |  1 comments

Shutterbug photographer Jordan Matter is back with another photography how-to video, offering tips on getting the most out of your 50mm lens. 

Ron Leach  |  Jun 14, 2022  |  0 comments

Photographers tend to be gadget freaks and love useful accessories. The problem is there’s some great “secret” stuff out there from small companies without marketing budgets to bring them to your attention.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 12, 2018  |  0 comments

Travel photographer Pierre T. Lambert admits he’s not a drone photography pro (in fact, he recently lost a drone when it crashed in the Philippines), so he teamed up with two people who are pros to create the below video on “7 Secretes to CRUSH Drone Photography Today!”

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 10, 2018  |  0 comments

Don’t you sometimes wish you could go back in time and give your younger self some advice that you’ve learned much later in life? That’s the crux of landscape photographer Nigel Danson’s video below where he offers “7 Simple Photography Tips I Wish I Knew Earlier.”

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