Outdoor Photography How To

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Dan Havlik  |  Sep 14, 2018  |  0 comments

It’s probably happened to you before. You load up the car with your best camera gear and drive to the country to photograph the autumn leaves in peak bloom. But when you get there expecting to capture fiery red and burnt sienna orange on the trees, you discover that most of the best leaves have already fallen to the ground.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 17, 2018  |  0 comments

Photographer Sean Tucker has a message for photographers who might have a phobia about using their camera’s manual mode. Get over your fear! Understanding manual mode is critical to nailing exposure, which he fully explains in the below video.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 29, 2020  |  0 comments

How do you decide which lens to use for a particular shot? For outdoor photographer Mark Denney, who only owns two lenses, the choice would seem to be relatively easy. He still has to determine though, which one to pick.

Henry Anderson  |  Apr 01, 2020  |  1 comments

There are some tools in Lightroom that photographers use all the time and some we avoid. But just because we avoid these tools, doesn't mean they aren't extremely useful.

Dan Havlik  |  Oct 21, 2020  |  0 comments

We've shared tips on how to photograph waterfalls previously, but we've never had such specific waterfall photography how-to as the one below from landscape photographer Mark Denney. In the tutorial, Denney shares what he says is the best shutter speed to use for photographing waterfalls and seascapes.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 07, 2019  |  0 comments

If you want to improve your composition skills when shooting landscape photos, there is one Lightroom tool that can help out massively, according to photographer Mark Denney. And if you're not using it already, you're really missing out.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 17, 2020  |  0 comments

There are lots of photo filters you can use for landscape photography, but landscape pro Mark Denney thinks there's only one that qualifies as a "must have" filter to bring with you out in the field.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 13, 2020  |  0 comments

If you want to draw people into your landscape photos, there's an easy way to do that. Make your images look like something you'd see in the movies.

Henry Anderson  |  Jan 22, 2020  |  0 comments

As the great Ansel Adams once said: "You don't take a photograph, you make it." But what makes a dramatic landscape photo? There are, of course, lots of things but photographer Mark Denney zeros in on one specific effect that can make or break a shot.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 15, 2020  |  0 comments

Everyone always talks about "the rule of thirds" being the key to composing a compelling image. And yes, it is a helpful tool to get you out of the boring photo rut. But what if there was something different and more effective to help with appealing photo composition?

Ron Leach  |  Jan 30, 2018  |  0 comments

Without a camera in his hand, Josiah Launstein looks like any other 13-year-old. But while boys his age are watching video games, cruising around on skateboards, or trying to impress girls, this talented kid is out in the field shooting truly epic wildlife photos.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 26, 2018  |  0 comments

There’s a common misconception that all you need for landscape photography is a good wide-angle lens. And while it’s true that a wide perspective is great for capturing expansive vistas, experienced shooters know that short telephoto lenses are also important for landscape photography.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 24, 2017  |  0 comments

Ben Horne is an accomplished nature photographer who says his goal “is to create simple, structured, and calm images of nature.” In the video below, Horne takes you to scenic Death Valley and provides some great tips on shooting landscapes.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 03, 2018  |  0 comments

Portraiture is a very subjective endeavor, with almost as many styles of shooting as there are portrait photographers. And this quick tutorial is sure to raise a few eyebrows, as Manny Ortiz explains why he often purposely underexposes his images.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 04, 2020  |  0 comments

French photographer Serge Ramelli is a favorite among Shutterbug readers, not only because of his incredible landscape and cityscape imagery, but also for his helpful tutorials on shooting and editing nature photos. If you’d like to emulate Ramelli’s work, or just improve your particular style, check out the video below.

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