Nature Photography How To

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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  |  Sep 08, 2020  |  0 comments

One fail-safe technique for making images that elicit oohs and aahs is to shoot with a long exposure to smooth out motion and create a unique, ethereal effect. And the tutorial below provides five helpful tips for nailing long-exposure photographs with ease.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 03, 2020  |  0 comments

A couple days ago we shared the views of a Dutch pro, insisting that a telephoto lens is often a better choice for landscape photography than a wide-angle lens. Today we’re going to dig a bit deeper, with the following tutorial on how to choose the best focal length when photographing the great outdoors.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 01, 2020  |  0 comments

Many photographers are under the impression than a wide-angle lens is the best choice for landscape photography because of the expansive vistas involved. But according to acclaimed pro Mads Peter Iversen, going long often results in better images.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 01, 2020  |  0 comments

Are you down in the dumps because of these troubled times, with your inspiration running low? We have the perfect antidote: Ansel Adams. We guarantee that the following video, illustrating how Adams’ work changed photography forever, will cheer you up and provide a much-need jolt of creativity.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 26, 2020  |  0 comments

Shooting landscapes with a telephoto lens is a challenging yet rewarding experience. On the one hand, telephotos allow you to reimagine a landscape photograph by zeroing in on a few specific details to create an artistic composition. On the other hand, if you make a mistake in composing a scene with a long lens, it can ruin the image.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 25, 2020  |  0 comments

Summer is rapidly drawing to a close, as are opportunities for warm weather landscape photography. So if you want to capture a few more spectacular summer sunset images, now is the time.

Jess Santos  |  Aug 24, 2020  |  0 comments

I have always held a deep fascination with the cosmos. As a child, I would look up at the stars and gaze in sheer wonder. Our ancient ancestors used the stars to guide their journeys and told stories of celestial beings hiding amongst the deep blue of the night sky, nestled between thousands of twinkling lights. So naturally, when I first began in photography, astrophotography was high on my list to learn.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 19, 2020  |  0 comments

Telephoto lenses can come in handy for landscape photography when you want to add some variety to your standard wide-angle scenic shots. Using a telephoto correctly for landscapes, however, can be tricky for some beginner photographers.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 18, 2020  |  0 comments

The sunny days of summer are drawing to a close, and overcast autumn weather is right around the corner. That means numerous opportunities for capturing the moody days of fall. In the video below, you’ll see how to shoot fantastic photos once the evening temperature drops and fog rolls in across the morning landscape.

Tom Shu  |  Aug 12, 2020  |  0 comments

Landscape photography is one of the most rewarding types of photography. There is nothing better than working hard, dragging yourself out of bed when everyone is sleeping, staying at a location after everyone has left, to create the image you have dreamt about making.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 10, 2020  |  0 comments

As the saying goes "If you don't make mistakes, you don't make anything." Or, in other words, when you're doing creative work, it will always result in a few mistakes. On the other hand, sitting around doing nothing, is the only way to avoid mistakes.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 06, 2020  |  0 comments

The great thing about bird photography is that it’s an accessible activity you can pursue close to home at a local park or nature center—or even in the privacy of your backyard. And if you want to take a drive to a nearby forest, lake, or seashore, even more opportunities abound.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 04, 2020  |  0 comments

French photographer Serge Ramelli is a favorite among Shutterbug readers, not only because of his incredible landscape and cityscape imagery, but also for his helpful tutorials on shooting and editing nature photos. If you’d like to emulate Ramelli’s work, or just improve your particular style, check out the video below.

Tom Shu  |  Aug 03, 2020  |  0 comments

The Rule of Thirds is a very helpful compositional guideline that is a great reference point for beginner photographers or seasoned professionals. As with any photography rule, they really are meant to be broken, so take this as more of a general guideline than a defined rule.

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