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    How to Shoot Drone Panoramas

    Are you new to creating drone panoramas? Have you just purchased your drone camera? Drone panoramas can take you into a whole new world of image making. In this premium video lesson, outdoor photographer David Johnston soars high above the land to capture amazing aerial scenes with his drone camera. Before shooting begins, David reminds…

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    How to Create Sun Star Photography

    You love shooting scenic landscapes, but you are starting to see some sameness in your compositions. Time to try something new. In this premium video, professional nature photographer David Johnston takes you through the process of sun star photography. You will be amazed at what adding sun stars can do for your compositions. In landscape…

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  • 7:41

    How to Photograph Dreamy Macro Small Scenes

    As an outdoor photographer, do you like exploring the forest in search of unusual images? Macro photography can take you into the exciting world of small scenes. In this premium video lesson, professional outdoor photographer David Johnston goes into the woods to capture creative small scenes though what he calls macro ethereal photographs. David focuses…

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    Working in Nature: Ethical Principles

    In the last decade or so, the sale of digital cameras has exploded. Many more photographers are accessing public land to capture its natural beauty. In this video, Nature’s First Principles, professional outdoor photographer David Johnston reminds you of your ethical responsibilities when working in nature with your camera. David shares with you his basic…

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  • 10:11

    5 Compositions for Amazing Landscape Photography

    Professional outdoor photographer David Johnston is a firm believer that the best way to improve your landscape photography is through working on your composition. Composition is the organization of subjects within your frame to create a compelling photograph. It’s easy to walk up to a landscape and take a photo, but it’s difficult to use…

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  • 2:51

    Shooting in the Rain

    What is the first thing you are tempted to do when you are outside and it starts to rain? Most people would answer that they would make a mad dash to their car and go back home! Not us. We are outdoor photographers and there is actually a lot of photography potential when rain starts…

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  • 7:27

    How to Photograph Unpredictable Subjects

    In this video, professional outdoor photographer David Johnston leads the Outdoor Photography Guide photo tour in Kenya, Africa where he shares his principles on how to photograph unpredictable subjects. Tigers, zebras, hyenas, hippos, rhinos and elephants move at their own pace, running at you or away from you or just resting. You need to be…

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  • 5:46

    Where to Focus for the Best Wildlife Photos

    Do you love wildlife photos? Are you often out in the field photographing wildlife? Are you satisfied with your own photos? In this premium video, professional outdoor photographer David Johnston takes you on the Outdoor Photography Guide photo tour in Kenya, Africa for tips on how to improve your wildlife photography. You will learn where…

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  • 1:08

    How to Photograph Songbirds – Course Preview

    To photograph songbirds, you need to understand their behavior. In this video series , professional bird photographers Doug Gardner and Gary Carter hunker down in Gary’s North Carolina bird sanctuary and show you how they go about capturing images of cardinals, woodpeckers, pine warblers, woodpeckers, bluebirds, and more in this beautiful environment for songbirds. Gary…

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    5 Best Places for Photography in the Southeastern United States

    If you are a dedicated outdoor photographer, you’ve probably been to many famous locations like national parks, forests, and monuments to capture your images. Professional outdoor photographer David Johnston has visited the great sites all over the United States. In this video, he takes you on a tour of his favorite region, the southeast, and…

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  • 1:24

    Visual Artistry – Course Preview

    Visual artistry in contemporary photography involves creative images enhanced through editing software. In this photography tutorial series, professional photographer and editor Tony Sweet takes you to Charleston, South Carolina for some amazing visual artistry. You will visit the tree boneyard on Edisto Island, street scenes in historic downtown Charleston, the woods in Battery Park, the…

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  • 13:18

    Using Long Exposure to Photograph Water

    The long exposure technique can yield a memorable photograph, especially when flowing waters are included in the frame. In this video, professional photographer and editor Tony Sweet takes you to Edisto Island along the South Carolina coastline for tips on capturing dramatic images through the long exposure. You will learn how to shoot multi-second exposures,…

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    Beauty in Ruins – Course Preview

    Ruins provide an endless supply of inspiration for photographers. In this series of videos, pro shooter Kylee Leonetti takes you to industrial wastelands and abandoned farms for tips on capturing creative images in ruins. She takes you to a deserted train depot, a former military base, the outbuildings of a dying farm, and even an…

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  • 5:06

    Abandoned Photography: The Basics

    Do you like abandoned photography, shooting old buildings and ruins? In this video, pro photographer Kylee Leonetti gives you tips on where to find the best locations. To get started, Kylee suggests going online and searching for keywords, Abandoned Photography, Urban Explorers, or Shooting Ruins. Next, you will want to drive around with a map…

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  • 3:46

    What to Bring When Shooting Abandoned Locations

    When shooting in ruins, it’s important to know what to bring. In this video, pro photographer Kylee Leonetti will show you the ideal gear package. She suggests bringing a backpack and a shoulder bag for versatility. In your location gear bag, you should carry your camera body and a backup. For camera lenses, Kylee favors…

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  • 2:54

    How to Create Sun Star Photography

    You love shooting scenic landscapes, but you are starting to see some sameness in your compositions. Time to try something new. In this premium video, professional nature photographer David Johnston takes you through the process of sun star photography. You will be amazed at what adding sun stars can do for your compositions. In landscape…

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  • 3:44

    One Step to Simplify Photo Composition

    Have you ever asked yourself, “Why can’t my photo composition look like the professional who photographed this same area?” In this premium video lesson, Outdoor Photography Guide’s professional photographer David Johnston narrows the focus of photo composition to help you understand how to capture better images. One of the fastest ways to get better images…

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  • 6:53

    Tamron 70-300 – SPONSORED

    As outdoor photographers, we are always on a quest to find the best lenses that fit our needs and vision for our photography. My goal has always been high quality paired with smaller size and lighter weight. The Tamron 70-300 f/4.5-6.3 promised to check every one of those boxes, so I was excited to try…

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