Outdoor Photography How To

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 08, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’re still learning about all that Lightroom has to offer (and who isn’t?), it’s great to get insider knowledge on some of the key hidden features of this vast image editing/organizing program from Adobe. For this kind of expertise, we love turning to photographer and educator Serge Ramelli who knows Lightroom inside and out.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 02, 2018  |  0 comments

Pro photographer Tom Mackie gets so many questions about how to make photos “pop,” he decided to do a whole video on the subject, which we have embedded below. And while a lot of folks might think all you need is some deft Photoshop skills to get your images to sparkle, there’s really a lot more that goes into it than that.

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  |  Jul 26, 2018  |  0 comments

Sure, you may be a great photographer when the sun’s shining bright but how do you do when it goes down?

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 24, 2018  |  0 comments

Sometimes the simplest tips are the best. That applies to a new video from Shutterbug columnist Scott Kelby who explains where you should put a horizon line in a landscape photo for maximum effect.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 20, 2018  |  0 comments

Maybe you don’t know it already, but camera filters can help you take better photos right away. No, we’re not talking about those software “filters” you might use in Lightroom as a plug-in. We mean actual physical filters you put on the front of your lens.

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.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 13, 2018  |  0 comments

Photographer Pierre T. Lambert was recently in Zion National Park in Utah when a thunderstorm suddenly hit the area. While that was a bummer for his trip, it gave him an idea for his newest video: create an easy tutorial on how to photograph lightning.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 10, 2018  |  0 comments

Don’t you sometimes wish you could go back in time and give your younger self some advice that you’ve learned much later in life? That’s the crux of landscape photographer Nigel Danson’s video below where he offers “7 Simple Photography Tips I Wish I Knew Earlier.”

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 03, 2018  |  0 comments

Long exposure photography, when done right, can produce some stunning images. Even better is long exposure photography at night, which can transform dark scenes into shimmering dreamscapes.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 02, 2018  |  0 comments

It’s that time of year when everyone is searching for tips on how to shoot amazing fireworks photos on the Fourth of July. For some great advice on this topic, we turn to one of our favorite photographers on YouTube, Pierre T. Lambert who shares the video below, which is titled How to Shoot Fireworks: 7 Secrets to Photograph Fireworks Like a Boss.”

Dan Havlik  |  Jun 29, 2018  |  0 comments

Making it as a landscape photographer is no easy feat. First of all, there’s lots of competition from some very talented photographers. Second of all, everyone’s competing for a smaller piece of the photographic pie, monetarily speaking that is.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 22, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’ve ever tried to take to take a photo at night without a tripod you know the results can be very blurry or very noisy or, in most cases, both. But sometimes it’s difficult to use a tripod when, for instance, you’re photographing a street scene in a well-known location where there might be lots of people, aka tourists.

Dan Havlik  |  Jun 14, 2018  |  0 comments

Why go wide when you can go long? That’s the message of Shutterbug’s latest how-to video tutorial offering five reasons why you should be using a telephoto lens to shoot landscape photos.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 08, 2018  |  0 comments

Sometimes you’re in the right place at the wrong time, or the light just isn’t cooperating. In the quick video below, you learn a really easy Photoshop trick that transforms a scene from boring to WOW in just seven minutes.

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