Nature Photography How To

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Jeff Howe  |  Jan 10, 2019  |  0 comments

As adventurous as it may be, I am not a professional nature or travel photographer circumnavigating the globe in search of new and exotic destinations—maybe in my next lifetime. The nice thing about visiting new destinations is that you’re exposed to new subject matter to keep you thoroughly engaged and fired up from a photographer’s perspective.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 09, 2019  |  0 comments

If you’re looking to shoot some unique outdoor photos in a somewhat unusual setting, you should consider packing your gear and heading for the hills. Here are a few tips for making great landscape photos during a trip to the mountains.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 02, 2019  |  0 comments

Long lenses are exciting to use because they enable us to view and capture images with far greater magnification than what we can see with our eyes. They also deliver dramatic, compressed perspectives and enable photographers to isolate subjects from busy backgrounds.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 27, 2018  |  0 comments

Everyone who is old enough remembers the captivating moment in 1968 when three NASA astronauts became the first humans to orbit the moon. In this stunning video from the National Geographic Short Film Showcase, three astronauts from that Apollo 8 mission reflect on their awe-inspiring experience 50 years ago and recount how one photograph they captured of planet Earth forever changed the way we see ourselves.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 26, 2018  |  0 comments

Shooting during the winter can be a mixed bag: Sometime you’re presented with a sparkling winter wonderland, while other times you confront drab scenes with boring gray clouds. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to add snow to a winter image using special Photoshop brushes you can download for free.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 26, 2018  |  0 comments

One common mistake when photographing action is using a shutter speed that’s too fast to convey motion. When shooting motorcycle races, for example, a high shutter speed results in tack-sharp wheel spokes, yielding static images without a sense of motion. As you’ll see in the five-minute video below, the same is true when photographing birds in flight.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 17, 2018  |  0 comments

Nature photographer Nigel Danson has followed up his popular video from this summer titled “7 Simple Photography Tips I Wish I Knew Earlier,” with a new clip on a similar subject. Titled “7 Beginner Photography Mistakes to Avoid,” in the below video Danson shares some tips he’s learned along the way to becoming a successful photographer.

Maria Piscopo  |  Dec 11, 2018  |  0 comments

The lure and magic of wildlife and nature images tempts many photographers to jump into the field. However, it’s not nearly as easy as many aspiring pros think or hope. The all-important “look before you leap” challenges to this photo field can be considerable and the start-up time longer than the usual commercial photography business.

Mike Moats  |  Dec 04, 2018  |  0 comments

One of the most appealing aspects of macro photography is that you can find subjects virtually anywhere: local parks, in your yard, even inside your garage or home.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 26, 2018  |  0 comments

Photographer and YouTuber Chris Hau teams up with two full-time professional landscape photographers to offer up eight “non-typical” landscape photography tips.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 15, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’re new to long exposure photography and want to learn more, the below tutorial from photographer Serge Ramelli is a great place to start.

Dreamstime  |  Nov 13, 2018  |  0 comments

The following outdoor photography how-to story with six winter photography tips comes courtesy of Dreamstime contributors.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 09, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’re still learning about lens filters, the video below from photographer Lizzie Peirce teaches you everything you always wanted to know about them but were, perhaps, afraid to ask.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 09, 2018  |  0 comments

There’s still time to capture some great photos of fall foliage so here are some more autumn photography tips, this time from David Flores of B&H Photo. In the below video, Flores gives you his top six tips on how to take better fall photos.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 05, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s a harrowing wildlife video with a (spoiler alert) happy ending that went viral today. If you haven’t seen it yet, it shows a mother bear and her cub trying to reach the top of a snowy slope. It also offers an important lesson about drone operators not flying their drones too close to wildlife scenes.

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