Outdoor Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Apr 20, 2022  |  0 comments

We don’t often post tutorials on mobile photography because most Shutterbug readers prefer to shoot with a “real” camera instead of their phone. But let’s face it: today’s advanced mobile devices are capable of capturing great images, and the quick video below offers some very sound advice.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 19, 2022  |  0 comments

Let’s say you open an image on the computer, the focus is perfect, you nailed the exposure, and composition is fine. But wait: the colors look awful. So you trash it, right? Not so fast.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 19, 2022  |  0 comments

All photographers, pros and amateurs alike, capture disappointing images on occasion, because that’s how the creative process works. But if your images consistently miss the mark, it’s time to do things differently.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 18, 2022  |  1 comments

This is the time of year when many photographers are planning vacations, so it’s time to bone up on your skills. The quick tutorial below focuses on one of the key aspects of travel photography, with seven tips you can also use at home.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 18, 2022  |  1 comments

Upscaling photos is a common task, and there are a variety of ways to get the job done. Discussions about which method to use, however, typically revolve around how images look on the computer screen at 100% or more.

Vanessa Joy  |  Apr 16, 2022  |  1 comments

Being a photo nerd isn’t cheap. Photographers have expensive taste that is never satisfied. So how can you make the most out of your photography budget while still creating great images?

Ron Leach  |  Apr 14, 2022  |  0 comments

Nighttime photography is really fun, and offers an opportunity to capture eye-popping photos. You don’t really need any special gear, as long as you know a few tricks.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 14, 2022  |  0 comments

Shooting with slow shutter speeds is a great way to make images that stand out from the rest—with feather-like clouds and a soft, diffused look.. In the video below you’ll learn four great shooting and editing  “secrets” for getting the job done.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 13, 2022  |  0 comments

Outdoor photographers are known for carrying tons of gear, so they’re prepared for just about anything they encounter. We’ve addressed this burden in the past for landscape shooters who often hike great distances into the field, and for travel photographers who want to carry a minimum of equipment.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 12, 2022  |  0 comments

Everyone has a unique approach to editing his or her photos. Some techniques work great, while others not so much. In the tutorial below, one of our favorite outdoor photographers details the specific workflow he uses to process his gorgeous images.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 11, 2022  |  0 comments

Have you ever wondered why so many of the best landscape photos from yesteryear and today are presented in b&w? Personal preference aside, it’s a simple fact that some outdoor scenes are more compelling when rendered in monochrome.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 07, 2022  |  0 comments

Distortion is often a challenge with outdoor photos, like landscape images with tall trees, or city scenes with soaring buildings and other vertical lines. Fortunately, these distractions are very easy to fix during the editing process, as you’ll see in the quick tutorial below.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 07, 2022  |  0 comments

In the world of photography, as with other artistic pursuits, the term “beginner” isn’t a dirty word. It just means there are a few things to learn if you want to take image making to the next level.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 06, 2022  |  0 comments

We all strive to capture images that grab attention, or as one pro puts it, “leap off the page and immediately connect with the viewer.” If that sounds like a recipe for success, check out the secret sauce in the tutorial below.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 05, 2022  |  0 comments

The camera equipment we recommend typically involves primary gear like cameras, lenses, or expensive accessories. Today’s list is much different, as deals with “cheap stuff” that one pro says every outdoor shooter should own.

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