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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.

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.

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.

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.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 08, 2018  |  0 comments

The video below is a followup to Monday’s tutorial explaining how to make the most of a wide-angle lens for epic landscape photography. In today’s lesson you’ll see why one pro says, “You need a telephoto lens for landscape photography,” and he provide helpful tips on how to use one.

Henry Anderson  |  Mar 26, 2020  |  1 comments

We've been featuring tutorials on how to shoot sunsets this week because it's a great way to practice your photography while getting outdoors and maintaining a safe social distance from your fellow humans. You can photograph sunsets just about anywhere and you don't need to be near anyone to do it.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 13, 2020  |  0 comments

Street photography can be intimidating and difficult for those new to the genre. That’s because the urban landscape tends to be confusing, with pedestrians and cars moving rapidly, and often complicated light.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 23, 2019  |  0 comments

Landscape photographer Mads Peter Iverson has been doing photography for about seven years now, and to mark this anniversary he has decided to share seven easy photography tips he wishes he had known when he started. 

Ron Leach  |  May 19, 2020  |  0 comments

If you’re under the impression that captivating lunar photography requires advanced skills and specialized gear, this tutorial is for you. As you’ll see, even beginning photographers can capture great images of the moon by following seven simple tips.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 30, 2018  |  0 comments

Ansel Adams has inspired more than a generation of photographers, with his technical mastery, passion for the environment, and ever-evolving vision for capturing the splendor of the natural world. The video below is sure to give you a jolt of inspiration, as you pursue the art and craft of photography.

Josh Miller  |  Feb 12, 2016  |  0 comments

While everyone’s definition of “extreme” is a little different, the one thing that can be said of extreme outdoor photography is it involves leaving the car far behind and dealing with whatever difficulties present themselves without running for cover. To help get you ready for your next extreme shoot, here are my seven most important tools for working in the wild under tough conditions.

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...

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.

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