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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.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 12, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’re just getting started in landscape photography and you want to get up to speed as quickly as possible, the video below will seal the deal. You’ll learn all the basics necessary for capturing great photos on you’re next outdoor outing.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 08, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’re disappointed with your bird photos because many are unsharp, the video below should set you straight. You’ll learn the best autofocus modes to use for improving your batting average.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 01, 2022  |  0 comments

Most of the tutorials we post about macro photography concentrate on shooting techniques and the best type of gear to use. Today, we’re switching things up, with what one pro says are the best camera settings to use.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 30, 2022  |  0 comments

British pro Scott Walker has an eclectic portfolio of beautiful images—all with a unique style. He shoots everything from nature and landscape photos to macrophotography and more.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 29, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’ve never tried capturing the splendor of starlit skies because you thought you lacked the necessary skills and gear, today’s straightforward tutorial will change your mind. After watching the five-minute video below, you’ll understand why “nighttime is the right time” and know how to get the job done.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Aug 26, 2022  |  0 comments

Because Amazon is one of the world’s largest marketplaces for digital camera gear, checking out the best sellers in photo related categories provides a sense of what’s popular—and maybe even a few surprises.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 25, 2022  |  0 comments

Typically when we discuss photographing birds in flight, the emphasis is on techniques for capturing super sharp images. But as you’ll see in today’s tutorial, there’s another critical consideration under certain lighting conditions.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 24, 2022  |  0 comments

Aperture is a key fundamental of photography, and one component of the Exposure Triangle—along with ISO and shutter speed—that work together to produce properly exposed images. But as you’ll see in the tutorial below, the f/stop you choose also affects photos in other important ways.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 18, 2022  |  0 comments

 If you’re struggling to properly exposure complicated outdoor photos join the club! Many landscape scenes involve a wide range of tones from bright highlights to deep shadows, and it can be difficult knowing where to start.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 11, 2022  |  0 comments

OK, be honest here: Your camera has an AE-L/AF-L button, right? Do you understand how it works? Are you using it regularly? If you’re like many photographers, your answer to the first question is, “sure,” to the second question, “I think so,” and to the third question, “not really.”

Bob Davis  |  Jul 29, 2022  |  0 comments

(Editor’s Note: Exploring Light is a monthly Shutterbug column featuring tips, tricks, and photo advice from professional photographers in Canon Explorers of Light education program. This month's column is by Bob Davis, with great tips for shooting sharp photos of wildlife and birds in flight.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 25, 2022  |  0 comments

The first thing most of us think of when we hear the words “Zone System” is the great Ansel Adams, who developed this powerful exposure technique with Fred Archer over 80 years ago. The second thing that often comes to mind is the word “complicated.”

Ron Leach  |  Jul 20, 2022  |  0 comments

Photographers tend to be very serious about eliminating (or at least reducing) noise in their photographs. These ugly digital artifacts tend to show up as distracting specs of grain, or random variations in color and brightness in areas of an image than should appear clean. 

Ron Leach  |  Jul 15, 2022  |  1 comments

Not long ago we featured a very popular tutorial, explaining the importance of choosing the proper focal point if precise focus is your goal. Today‘s follow-up episode, with another instructor, provides more important tips you won’t want to miss.

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