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Ian Plant  |  Jul 16, 2018  |  0 comments

I've always loved the natural world and was hiking, backpacking, and adventuring outdoors long before I first picked up a camera. Simply put, there's a lot of natural beauty in this world: It inspires me, and I've made it my mission in life to share that beauty with others.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 06, 2019  |  0 comments

Have you ever stumbled upon a gorgeous nature scene, only to be disappointed with your images when you viewed them on the computer? As you’ll see in the helpful video below, it’s not enough to discover a great location, if you don’t know how to make the most of the opportunities it presents.

Lorin R. Robinson  |  Feb 06, 2013  |  First Published: Jan 01, 2013  |  0 comments

The Ojibways, inhabitants of the Lake Superior Region for some five centuries, had a name for tribal bands that lived on the south and north shores of the lake they called Keche Gumme. They were called Keche-gumme-wi-ne-wug—Men of the Great Water. If there is one non-Native American who deserves to be an honorary member of those lake dwellers, it’s nature photographer Craig Blacklock.

Jack Neubart  |  Jul 09, 2013  |  First Published: Jun 01, 2013  |  0 comments

“Whether the client is advertising a travel destination or a product, such as clothing or sports apparel, I strive to set up the shoot with talent that’s the best fit for the ad,” lifestyle photographer Dennis Welsh proclaims. “That’s what makes the shot and the client’s message believable. That’s what sells it to potential customers. For instance, if I’m shooting for a ski company or a ski resort, I want to find skiers who can easily do what I want them to do. That conveys a sense of truth and honesty. If you start with skiers who are not convincing, you start with a deficit. In that case, you have to do the best you can with what you’ve got. If I’ve got great talent and a great location, a lot of things are already working in my favor.”

Jack Neubart  |  Jan 12, 2018  |  0 comments

One might say that Ben Cooper rocketed to stardom in high school. Back then he knew nothing about space launches, except for the fact that he wanted to shoot them. While not a sci-fi fan, he found himself captivated by the entire concept of going into space.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 17, 2017  |  0 comments

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. That was the motto of fine art landscape photographer Michael Ryan while trying to capture this scene at Salt Point State Park in Sonoma County, California. 

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 27, 2018  |  0 comments

The Isle of Skye in Scotland is the kind of place where it’s not hard to get decent landscape photos with little effort. It really is that beautiful. But to shoot something truly spectacular you have to wake up early and do some serious planning. 

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 15, 2019  |  0 comments

Cameras and lenses are, of course, important for landscape photography but there are many key photo accessories that photographers can't live without. One such photographer is Mark Denney who has compiled his 13 favorite landscape photography accessories under $100 in the below video.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 09, 2018  |  0 comments

There’s still time to capture some great photos of fall foliage so here are some more autumn photography tips, this time from David Flores of B&H Photo. In the below video, Flores gives you his top six tips on how to take better fall photos.

Steve Meltzer  |  Dec 26, 2014  |  0 comments

Carleton Watkins was perhaps America’s greatest 19th century landscape photographer yet today he’s largely unknown. His breathtaking landscapes of the Yosemite Valley were instrumental in preserving the valley for future generations and paving the way for both the National Parks system and the environmental movement.

The Editors  |  Aug 01, 2002  |  0 comments

 

 

 

 

Electronic Flash : More than just spare light

What is an electronic flash unit? For one thing, it's spare light, conveniently packaged in a "little black box"—a compact, portable light source that enables you to take photos of many subjects when there isn't enough light to do so...

Dan Havlik  |  Oct 14, 2020  |  0 comments

As photographers, we're always learning tips and tricks that help us, in many small ways, to make better images. But what's the advice you've heard that you now realize you can't live without as a photographer?

Ron Leach  |  Sep 09, 2020  |  0 comments

Proper focusing techniques are important for all types of photography, and that’s especially true when shooting animals in the wild. Some photographers prefer to activate autofocus with their trigger finger on the shutter release button, while others swear by a method known as “back button focus.” So which approach works best? Read on.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 14, 2017  |  0 comments

Refined composition skills are important to all forms of photography, but when it comes to shooting landscapes, they are absolutely essential. In this tutorial, an acclaimed Danish landscape photographer reveals his five top tips for better composition.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 16, 2020  |  0 comments

If you’re looking to up your game when it comes to landscape and nature photography, take a look at this very helpful tutorial. Top pro Mads Peter Iverson demonstrates five simple tips that will instantly improve your results.

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