When working in a studio we are in total control of the placement of light and shadow on our subjects. Outdoor photography, on the other hand, is a whole different story. We are at the mercy of what Mother Nature conjures up: bright sun, soggy rain, frosty snow, overcast skies; brisk wind, blustery storms, and soupy fog. These weather conditions can create difficult situations for wildlife and landscape photographers alike. For those who enjoy photographing birds, animals, or insects, there are additional challenges: not being able to pose our subjects. What happens if our subject isn’t facing the sun? The area we want the most light goes dark. How do we deal with flat lighting due to an overcast, grey, lifeless sky? What about a dark, low-key subject against a bright, high-key background? Do we expose for the subject or the background without overexposing or underexposing something in the image? How about distracting objects in the landscape like plants, rocks, or messy tree branches? Kristy Steeves, a PPA-approved juror, has come up with ways for wildlife photographers to combat and correct many of the challenges Mother Nature throws our way. Whether you sell your work, or enter it in PPA’s Merit Image Review and/or IPC, Kristy is delighted to share her Photoshop techniques so you can fix and enhance your images. This is your chance to become the MASTER of Mother Nature, not the victim, and take your images to a whole new level!