Outdoor Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Apr 13, 2017  |  0 comments

Erik Wahlstrom is a photographer in upstate New York with an unusual approach to landscape photography. As you’ll see in the rather poetic video below, Wahlstrom suggests finding a place that is uniquely your own if you want to create meaningful, intimate photographs.

Ron Leach  |  May 10, 2017  |  0 comments

Many of the most dramatic outdoor images are made by experienced photographers using neutral density (ND) filters in conjunction with long exposures. In the video below you’ll learn everything you need to know about choosing the proper ND filter for the scene at hand and using it properly.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 11, 2016  |  0 comments

Everyone loves photographing a beautiful sunset, but sometimes our results don’t quite convey the epic scene we attempted to capture. In this detailed tutorial, Andrew Marr tells you everything you need to know about capturing a great shot, and processing the image in Lightroom for a realistic, gorgeous result.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 09, 2016  |  0 comments

The world’s mountains have always captured our imagination, and photographers have spent careers documenting the majesty of high peaks only accessible to a few. Swiss photographer Sebastien Staub is one such artist, and his images often strike a softer, more sublime note than those of others.

George Schaub  |  Jun 24, 2015  |  0 comments

Exposure systems in digital cameras are highly sophisticated components that can analyze light, contrast, color and all the aspects of a photo instantly. Yet with all the automation and computerization there’s still the need to understand how to get the most from all the available options, to know when to choose a particular mode or metering pattern, when you can rely on automation and when you need to step in to get the best exposure possible. This set of tips deals with the creative use of the various Exposure modes, metering patterns, bracketing features and more.

Chuck Graham  |  Jan 29, 2016  |  0 comments

In terms of extreme locations, you can’t pick a place much more remote than the Falkland Islands. Located 300 miles off the tip of Argentina in the South Atlantic Ocean, the Falkland Islands consists of two main isles—East and West Falkland Islands, plus 776 smaller islets, covering 4,700 square miles.

Steve Bedell  |  Dec 09, 2014  |  0 comments

I recently received a copy of the University of New Hampshire Magazine and was immediately struck by the cover image of a rock climber dangling from a cliff over water. I not only noticed the storytelling aspects of the image but, as a photographer, that this guy hanging from his fingertips was somehow lit from some unseen light source. My first reaction: how did he do that?

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Aug 22, 2017  |  0 comments

Spend even a short time looking at Jackie Tran’s spectacular landscape and cityscape photos and it won’t come as a surprise to learn he’s a graphic designer as well as a photographer. His years of design experience are apparent in the way his compositions use lines, shapes, and colors to draw viewers into and around his images. 

Daryl Hawk  |  Feb 07, 2013  |  First Published: Jan 01, 2013  |  1 comments

After 30 years of making a living as a professional photographer I reached another milestone this past July—I traveled with my 17-year-old son Justin around the entire state of Oregon, our goal being to create an in-depth documentary of this beautiful state. We had never before traveled together solely as a photo team. This trip served as another milestone for me—it would be my first photo trip with my new Canon digital camera, having finally said goodbye to my beloved manual Nikon SLRs and Fujichrome slide film.

Ron Leach  |  May 09, 2017  |  0 comments

British filmmaker John Downer has been capturing amazing footage of wildlife for years, but now he and his team at John Downer Productions have upped their game with the use of realistic robotic animals fitted with built-in spy cameras. As you can see from the video below it's all pretty amazing.

Staff  |  Nov 15, 2016  |  0 comments

Shutterbug reader Joshua Moore is a volunteer photographer for the National Park Service and travels to many parks. On his way to the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park in Kentucky, Moore often visits Rogersville, Tennessee.

Staff  |  Oct 18, 2016  |  0 comments

In October 2014, Shutterbug reader Gerry Groeber visited the Oak Creek Canyon in Sedona, Arizona, to take photographs. Months earlier, a “devastating” fire tore through Oak Creek, but luckily much of the canyon was spared from the fire. While exploring the area he came upon this scene of a solitary tree and felt compelled to take a photo.

Staff  |  May 24, 2016  |  0 comments

Shutterbug reader Michel Hersen has taken several trips through the backcountry of Monument Valley in Arizona with Fred Cly, a renowned Navajo guide who knows the area like the back of his hand. In this photo taken in January 2015, Cly graciously agreed to pose for this silhouette on the lip of the Teardrop Arch.

Staff  |  Aug 23, 2016  |  0 comments

While Shutterbug reader Robert Dunham dreams of shooting the vast landscapes in Montana, he has found “great wonder and satisfaction in shooting macro” at his North Carolina home. He combines his two favorite pastimes, gardening and photography, by “taking a bunch of gear to the garden and splitting time between the spade and the camera.”

Staff  |  Jan 05, 2016  |  0 comments

Shutterbug reader Yvonne Baur captured this colorful image near “The Subway,” a uniquely shaped slot canyon in Zion National Park in Utah. “This spot is right before you enter the actual Subway section of the hike and the only water you see is through this tiny crack in the sandstone,” Baur says.

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