Nature Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Feb 16, 2018  |  0 comments

“Keep things simple” is great advice for whatever type of images you shoot, but when photographing nature scenes it’s often crucial to simplify the landscape if you want to capture compelling photos without a lot of unnecessary clutter.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 07, 2017  |  0 comments

One way to add impact to wildlife and nature photographs it to convey a sense of motion in the scene. In the video below you’ll learn how to accomplish that task with an easy Photoshop image-stacking technique.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 23, 2017  |  0 comments

Craig Burrows is a California-based photographer who uses his background in physics to create these amazing images that he refers to as “alternative light photography.” The photographs you see here capture the glowing wavelengths of light emitted by plants that aren’t visible to the human eye.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 02, 2017  |  1 comments

Serge Ramelli is not only a superb landscape photographer, he’s an expert at teaching his shooting and image-processing techniques to others. In this video Ramelli starts with an intentionally poor image, explains the camera settings he should have used, and then dramatically rehabilitates the photo in Lightroom.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 14, 2017  |  0 comments

Landscape photographers often shoot at smaller apertures to increase depth of field in their images. But while that technique can deliver an “acceptable” zone of sharpness in both the foreground and background, there’s a better approach if what you’re striving for are spectacular images in which acceptable isn’t good enough.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 11, 2020  |  0 comments

Excessive image cropping has always been a controversial topic because of the loss in quality that can occur. But with today’s hi-res digital cameras, you can often crop an image to your heart’s content and still end up with plenty of resolution for good-size prints.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 08, 2020  |  0 comments

Whether you’re shooting portraits of a beautiful model, or wildlife in the field, one way to turn a good image into a great one is to capture some life in your subject’s eyes. While that’s not always possible when photographing animals in the field under difficult light, it’s easy to add a bit of eye-popping sparkle when editing your images later.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 25, 2018  |  0 comments

A while back we featured a powerful Photoshop tutorial explaining how to turn daytime photos into night scenes with three simple tips. In the video below, you‘ll see how to do the opposite, by making nighttime photos appear to have been captured at dawn.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 20, 2018  |  1 comments

We all know how a bland, pale sky can spoil an otherwise beautiful nature scene. But if you have a minute to spare, the powerful video below explains how to create dramatic skies and add the WOW factor to images in Photoshop.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 21, 2016  |  0 comments

Petar Sabol Sharpeye is an award-winning Croatian photographer with a wide-ranging portfolio. One of his specialties is macro photography, and he’s created some unique images using a Meyer-Optik Goerlitz Trioplan 100mm f/2.8 “Soap Bubble” lens.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 10, 2017  |  0 comments

It took two trips to the Arctic Circle for photographer Dale Sharpe to pop the question to his girlfriend Karlie Russell, but as you see here the resulting photos are totally epic. 

Ron Leach  |  Jan 10, 2018  |  0 comments

The goal with most tutorials we post is to provide helpful tips for improving your photography, along with striking imagery you may want to emulate. But sooner or later it’s important to develop a style of your own, and the video below will get you started.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 01, 2020  |  0 comments

There was a time when it was considered blasphemy for a serious landscape photographer to leave home without a sturdy tripod. But with recent developments in camera and lens technology, the advantages of shooting handheld are at least worth considering.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 16, 2018  |  0 comments

British pro Thomas Heaton’s latest video has a provocative title: “Throw Away Your Wide-Angle Lens.” Does he mean it? Not really, but Heaton, who is an acclaimed landscape and nature photographer, does have a point to make about lens choices when shooting outdoors.

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