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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 28, 2022  |  0 comments

We’re all familiar with the notion that the best time to shoot landscapes is early during Blue Hour or late in the day at Golden Hour. But what if you get the photography itch in the middle of a summer’s day?

Ron Leach  |  Jul 28, 2022  |  0 comments

We’ve all been there: You plan an excursion to a beautiful location, pack your gear, and hit the road in plenty of time to get there for perfect light. When you arrive, however, you confront flat, boring skies.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 27, 2022  |  0 comments

All photographers strive for a creative edge that makes shooting more fun and convenient while delivering images that stand out from the crowd. And there are several affordable accessories that will help you do all that—particularly when shooting travel and nature photos.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 26, 2022  |  0 comments

Do you avoid using Lightroom’s powerful Tone Curves because you find them confusing or difficult to use? Well those days are over thanks to the simple tutorial below from Danish travel photographer Alex Bjorstorp.

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.”

Henry Anderson  |  Jul 21, 2022  |  0 comments

We can all learn from our mistakes, especially when it comes to photography. Photographer Ben Reeder has been there and done that (even when he probably shouldn’t have) and is here to share what he’s learned.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 21, 2022  |  1 comments

Ask any experienced landscape photographer to identify the most important tool in his bag, and the answer is likely to be, “My ND filter.” Or more accurately, “My set of ND filters.”

Ron Leach  |  Jul 21, 2022  |  0 comments

Widely regarded as the father of Canadian photojournalism, Ted Grant is also the father of one of our favorite quotes: “When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in b&w, you photograph their souls.”

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 19, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’re relatively new to Lightroom and feel overwhelmed by the wide variety of tools, this comprehensive beginners guide is just what you need. After watching the straightforward tutorial below, you’ll no longer be a novice and your photos will look better than ever.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 18, 2022  |  0 comments

Unless you’ve been living in a cave recently the amazing images from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) have likely blown your mind. But did you know they’re available as a free download on a NASA website?

Ron Leach  |  Jul 18, 2022  |  0 comments

A common mistake made by beginning Lightroom users is going a bit overboard when processing images. Sometime this involves over-sharpening, while other times it’s a heavy-handed approach to enhancing color.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 14, 2022  |  0 comments

Because photography is a two-dimensional art, the images we capture—even those of moving subjects—can appear boringly static. Fortunately, there’s a simple way to “unbore” your photos by using the simple shooting method described below.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 12, 2022  |  0 comments

Photoshop’s Neural Filters are so amazing that it’s tempting to reach for them first whenever editing images that need work. Despite the magic, however, sometimes a more “traditional" approach is almost as easy and delivers more faithful results.

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