Outdoor Photography How To

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 20, 2018  |  0 comments

Maybe you don’t know it already, but camera filters can help you take better photos right away. No, we’re not talking about those software “filters” you might use in Lightroom as a plug-in. We mean actual physical filters you put on the front of your lens.

Deborah Sandidge  |  Aug 31, 2020  |  0 comments

I have never doubted the power of black-and-white photography, and this conviction was confirmed on a November day in Boulder, Colorado.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 02, 2022  |  0 comments

Experienced photographers appreciate the value of filters, the kind that go in front of the lens. Screw-in filters alter the characteristics of light before it reaches the image sensor—something not even Photoshop can do. Here are three I recommend for autumn leaf colors and all fall festivities.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 03, 2020  |  0 comments

Whether you’re shooting landscapes, portraits, action or other types of photos, the proper use of depth of field will often have a huge impact on your results. As you’ll see in the eye-opening video below, you can use depth of field to advantage by following three simple rules of composition.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 24, 2018  |  0 comments

Danish photographer Mads Peter Iversen thinks composition is so important to landscape photography, he’s made several photography tips videos about the subject. In his latest video, Iversen discusses three composition tips he thinks are key to making a successful image.

Henry Anderson  |  Aug 03, 2021  |  0 comments

You don't, necessarily, need a fancy camera or a more expensive lens to capture better landscape photos. Most of the time, you just need better image composition skills. And in the below video, photographer Nigel Danson shares three simple tips that will have you composing photos like a landscape pro in no time.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 23, 2022  |  0 comments

Autumn is less than a month away, and in some parts of the country foliage is already beginning to change colors. The beautiful warm tones of fall are one reason that many landscape photographers are eagerly awaiting the coming season.

Dan Havlik  |  Mar 22, 2019  |  0 comments

The below video from Los Angeles-based boudoir photographer Michael Sasser is like two tutorials in one. In the first part of the video, Sasser offers three helpful tips on how to find great locations for outdoor photo shoots when you're traveling to a new area.

Ron Leach  |  May 10, 2023  |  0 comments

If you’re just getting started in landscape photography, welcome to the club! You definitely have a lot to learn, but don’t feel intimidated because expanding one’s skills is part of the fun.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 06, 2019  |  0 comments

Shooting long exposures images can produce some very striking results. But there's not just one way to capture a long exposure shot that will get noticed.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 17, 2022  |  0 comments

It’s amazing how a basic tweak in Photoshop or Lightroom can make a huge difference in an image. Sometime all that’s required is a boost in saturation, while other times a bit more sharpness or contrast is what takes.

Text and photography by Ron Leach  |  Apr 01, 2002  |  0 comments

Ask a group of photo enthusiasts what they have done recently to improve the quality of their images, and many will likely respond by describing the purchase of some fancy new piece of gear. Others may discuss the technical mastery of a new technique, while a few may credit a visit to an art gallery or museum for their newfound inspiration.

In fact, great photographs are rarely the result of...

Ron Leach  |  Jul 06, 2022  |  0 comments

One of the most difficult challenges when photographing landscapes is balancing the wide range of tones from deep shadows to bright highlights that often occur in outdoor scenes. In fact, sometimes the density range is so great that’s it’s impossible to precisely exposure the image.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 09, 2020  |  0 comments

We’re all looking for a creative edge to make our images a bit different from the rest, and in this behind-the-scenes video you’ll pick up four simple tricks for shooting unique nighttime portraits on the street. In just eight minutes you’ll see how to add the “wow factor” to photos shot after dark.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 24, 2019  |  0 comments

Photography is all about light. But, as with all things, there is good light and bad light. But what if you could always find the perfect light for your images?

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