Wildlife Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Sep 20, 2023  |  0 comments

There's no better source of wildlife photography techniques than the Pangolin Photography YouTube Channel, a group of experienced safari guides and imaging experts based in Northern Botswana. The images used to illustrate their tutorials often depict big cats and other exotic species, but the advice they provide is also valuable for photographing birds at your neighborhood park, or a "photo safari" at the zoo.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 20, 2023  |  0 comments

How often have you changed lenses when shooting in the field or switched subject matter, say from a landscape scene to a macro or wildlife photo? If you're like most photographers you do so frequently, which is why the tutorial below is a real game changer.  

Ron Leach  |  Sep 19, 2023  |  0 comments

Many photographers love buying new gear, in part because of all the marketing hype implying that the key to improving one's photography is a better camera and accessories. We love using great equipment as much as anyone, but this tutorial is all about seven pro hacks to that will significantly up your game when shooting in the field.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 18, 2023  |  0 comments

There's still time before the seasons change to capture eye-popping macro photos of insects, and the quick tutorial below will help you level up your game. You'll learn seven pro tips in just seven minutes, before it's time to switch gears and think about making close-ups of snowflakes.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 13, 2023  |  0 comments

So you just spent a day photographing birds or other forms of wildlife and returned home expecting to be impressed by the images you made. But low and behold, the photos you see on the computer aren't nearly as compelling as you thought.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 13, 2023  |  0 comments

One of the biggest mistakes photographers make when processing photos is limiting their edits to global adjustments. In other words, all of their enhancements apply to the image as a whole—regardless of brightness and color differences through the scene.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 12, 2023  |  0 comments

All photographers strive to attain fast and precise focus no matter what type of images they make and achieving that goal can be a challenge when shooting handheld under challenging lighting conditions. Today's tutorial from pro Mark Denney reveals his secrets for getting the job done.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 07, 2023  |  0 comments

Your camera offers variety of shooting modes, each tailored to shooting different types of images, and it's important to make the right choice if you what the best results possible. This tutorial from the folks at Light Benders Visuals is targeted at wildlife and nature photographers and provides solid pro advice for getting the job done.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 06, 2023  |  0 comments

There are a bunch of misconceptions about ISO settings that can hold you back when shooting in the field. Some photographers always shoot at ISO 100 in attempt to avoid noise, while others choose the highest setting available to eliminate camera and subject movement when photographing motion.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 30, 2023  |  0 comments

There's no better way to improve your skills than by borrowing wisdom from an accomplished photographer with years of professional experience. The tutorial below provides several "pro secrets" for doing just that when you're shooting outdoors.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 30, 2023  |  0 comments

We repeatedly discuss the concept of sharpness because it's such a critical component of all really good images. But there's an oft-ignored concept that you may not have heard until now; revealing why some sharp images appear soft to you and the viewer .

Ron Leach  |  Aug 28, 2023  |  0 comments

Some of us miss out on great opportunities to capture images with maximum impact because we always shoot in color. One reason for this is that some scenes cry out loudly for a monochrome approach.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 26, 2023  |  0 comments

Perhaps you're tired of us reminding you to use a tripod for outdoor photographs with maximum sharpness, but it's an undeniable fact. What's less understood are several simple methods for making the best use of this very important accessory.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 24, 2023  |  0 comments

One challenge with landscape and other forms of outdoor photography is composing complicated scenes and understanding which elements to include in the frame and those that should be eliminated. There's a solution that works wonders for simplifying your images and it's known as minimalism.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 23, 2023  |  0 comments

We've all come upon a beautiful scene only to discover that our images look flat and lifeless. Sometimes that's because the light wasn't quite right, while other times the culprit was operator failure, i.e. we used the wrong camera settings or techniques.