Nature Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Sep 28, 2022  |  0 comments

Have you ever wondered how photographers capture soft cotton-like clouds or silky flowing water on the beach or astride a stream? It’s a common technique known as “shutter drag” that’s very easy to accomplish.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 27, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’ve never tried your hand at wildlife photography, we hope to change that today, with the simple primer below that covers all the basics. You’ll pick up a variety of technical tips, shooting advice, and suggestions for finding appropriate subjects wherever you happen to be.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 27, 2022  |  0 comments

Most landscape photographers carry a polarizing filter in their bag for darkening pale skies, making colors more vibrant, and eliminating distracting reflections from water. But what if you’re out in the field and your polarizer is at home?

Ron Leach  |  Sep 26, 2022  |  0 comments

Outdoor photography can be challenging for the best of us, with ever changing light, broad dynamic range, and a variety interesting objects at different portions of the scene. In the tutorial below one of our favorite travel and nature photographers discusses common shooting errors and explains how to avoid them.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 26, 2022  |  0 comments

Most experienced landscape photographers reach for a wide-angle lens when shooting expansive vistas. But telephoto lenses, when used properly, can capture compelling outdoor images with a unique look.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 23, 2022  |  0 comments

Shutterbug readers know their way around a camera and consistently shoot really nice images. But if you want to make the leap from “good” to “amazing,” the video below is just what you need.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 22, 2022  |  0 comments

Professional bird photographers often travel far and wide to capture images of exotic species. But what if you’re just an enthusiast and you’d like to give this a try in the convenience of your backyard?

Ron Leach  |  Sep 21, 2022  |  0 comments

We’ve all captured photos that would be truly outstanding, other than the fact that colors are way off. That’s sort of like saying you’d be a great dancer if you didn’t have bad legs.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 21, 2022  |  0 comments

Attaining precise focus is essential for all types of images and it can be difficult to achieve, particularly when shooting moving subjects or scenes where you want maximum sharpness from foreground to background.

Henry Anderson  |  Sep 20, 2022  |  0 comments

Gear isn’t the most important thing when shooting landscape photos, but it does matter. In particular, choosing the right lens can make your job easier as a photographer.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 20, 2022  |  0 comments

So you’ve marveled at gorgeous photos of the full moon, thinking to yourself, “I can’t do that because it requires expensive pro gear and advanced skills.” Well, think again, because the tutorial below explains three simple hacks for getting the job done.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 19, 2022  |  0 comments

How many times have you returned from an outing, shooting what you thought were outstanding images—only to be underwhelmed when you viewed them on the computer? If your answer is “too many times to count,” you have plenty of company.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 16, 2022  |  0 comments

Once photographers set up a new camera, they tend to use the same functions over and over again, without investigating other capabilities that can really make a difference. In the quick tutorial below you’ll be encouraged to give an overlooked feature a try, and we’re convinced that better images will be the result.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 15, 2022  |  0 comments

All outdoor photographers are at the mercy of the weather, and we have to accept whatever Mother Nature gives us. That’s especially true if you travel to a location, and it’s impossible to return on a different day when conditions improve.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 14, 2022  |  0 comments

Sometimes the outdoor images we make don’t look as remarkable on the computer as they did through the viewfinder. In some cases that’s due to challenging light, while other times the problem is incorrect exposure or other camera settings.

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