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Ron Leach  |  Oct 07, 2020  |  0 comments

Regardless of the type of photography you do, once you get the light right it’s all about composition. And there’s no better way to refine your eye than by gleaning some wisdom from highly acclaimed pros.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 06, 2020  |  0 comments

Many of us who love landscape photography consider autumn the best time of year to shoot. The mornings tend to be crisp, with fog often rising up through the trees, while beautiful rich hues abound as leaves begin to turn color. The helpful tutorial below offers seven simple tips for making spectacular images during this amazing season.

David Long  |  Oct 05, 2020  |  0 comments

With the changing of the leaves from green to a wide spectrum of warm colors ranging from bright reds and oranges to deep crimsons and gold, fall is an amazing time of the year for landscape photography. This color change occurs all over the world and I am lucky to live in New England where we have a wide variety of deciduous trees, perfect climate and wonderful elevation changes that provide ideal conditions.

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.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 30, 2020  |  0 comments

One thing we could all use in our lives these days is a bit more levity. And whether or not you own pets, the comical images in the Mars Petcare Pet Photography Awards 2020 are guaranteed to make you chuckle. The contest’s 40 finalists have just been announced, and we’re featuring 15 of our favorites below.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 30, 2020  |  0 comments

If you've been reading some of our stories, you know that the leaves are turning bright colors and that now's a great time to shoot beautiful photos of fall. To help you on this photographic endeavor, here's a new video from pro photographer Mark Denney with his tips on how to "create powerful fall landscape photos with these easy on-location tips."

Ron Leach  |  Sep 29, 2020  |  0 comments

We’ve all been there: You pack your gear, jump in the car, and head out for a day of landscape photography, only to discover that the location you chose isn’t everything it was cracked up to be. The next time that happens you’ll be prepared to save the day, simply by watching the quick video below.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 23, 2020  |  0 comments

Landscapes and wide-angle lenses go together like peanut butter and jelly. After all, if you're going to capture a sweeping scene, you might as well use something wide that can capture all of it, right?

Ron Leach  |  Sep 22, 2020  |  0 comments

Let’s say everything comes together just right: You have a great subject, the light is beautiful, and your composition and focus are impeccable. You just captured the money shot, right? Not so fast, because everything is for naught if you mess up the exposure.

Tom Shu  |  Sep 21, 2020  |  0 comments

I have been a professional photographer for a few years now and throughout my career I have continued to collect photography tips that have worked for me. Here are my absolute favorite beginner photography tips from my journal, which have continued to help me create beautiful imagery to this day.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 17, 2020  |  0 comments

Landscape photographers walk a fine line when heading into the great outdoors, when it comes choosing the gear to pack. On the one hand, it’s important to be prepared for whatever you encounter. Conversely, it’s nice to minimize your load, especially if you plan a long hike.

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.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 11, 2020  |  0 comments

We always look forward to this time of year when the finalists for the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards are announced. And 2020 is no exception with dozens of hilarious wildlife photos selected as making the finals of this sidesplittingly funny competition.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 10, 2020  |  0 comments

Macro photography is always a lot of fun, whether you’re shooting budding flowers in spring, the creepy crawlies of summer, colorful leaves in autumn, or the magical snowflakes of winter. Capturing great close-ups doesn’t require much in the way of specialized gear, but it’s important to know what you’re doing. And that’s what this tutorial is all about.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 09, 2020  |  0 comments

Proper focusing techniques are important for all types of photography, and that’s especially true when shooting animals in the wild. Some photographers prefer to activate autofocus with their trigger finger on the shutter release button, while others swear by a method known as “back button focus.” So which approach works best? Read on.

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