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Henry Anderson  |  Feb 25, 2021  |  0 comments

One of the things beginning portrait photographers often have difficulty with is getting their subjects to pose for photographs in a way that shows them in their best light. This is the very essence of portrait photography and posing can really make or break an image.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 25, 2021  |  0 comments

One of the banes of outdoor portraiture is that you’re always at the mercy of prevailing lighting and weather conditions. Equally challenging is the fact that, whether you’re shooting images for a client or photographing a model for your portfolio, you don’t always get to choose the time and location of a session.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 25, 2021  |  0 comments

It may not seem like it, given the horrendous winter weather that swept across the country last week, but the onset of spring is barely a month away. And the new season brings with it a variety of interesting opportunities for macro and close-up photography.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 24, 2021  |  0 comments

Many photographers consider beauty retouching a difficult and arcane art. And while you can make this task as simple or as complicated as you want, with the proper tools photographers of all skill levels can dramatically increase the quality of their results.

Henry Anderson  |  Feb 24, 2021  |  0 comments

An ultra-wide-angle lens would seem to be a fun tool to use for landscape photography, but it comes with some inherent problems that are hard to avoid, explains landscape pro Mark Denney in the below video. When Denney switched last year from a Sony full frame camera system to a Fujifilm crop sensor camera, he ended up buying a Fujifilm 8-16mm lens, which is the equivalent to a 12-24mm lens.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 24, 2021  |  0 comments

Most of our tutorials involve tips, tricks, and techniques you can use to capture more compelling images. But today we’re going to switch things up by describing what NOT to do when shooting landscape, travel, and nature images.

Henry Anderson  |  Feb 23, 2021  |  0 comments

A few weeks ago, boudoir photographer Michael Sasser and swimwear photographer Anita Sadowska explained the differences between their two specialties in a wildly popular video we shared on Shutterbug. Now the photographers have switched roles in the below video with Sasser also shooting swimwear and Sadowska trying her hand at boudoir as well.

Gregory Heisler  |  Feb 23, 2021  |  0 comments

(Editor’s Note: Exploring Light is a monthly Shutterbug column featuring tips, tricks, and photo advice from professional photographers in Canon’s Explorer’s of Light education program. This month's column is by Gregory Heisler on his approach to creating an environmental portrait. 

Ron Leach  |  Feb 23, 2021  |  0 comments

Sometimes you capture a really nice landscape photo that needs just a bit more punch. And that what you’ll learn to do in this quick Photoshop tutorial from one of our favorite image-editing instructors.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 22, 2021  |  0 comments

Lens Filters were more commonly used back when everyone shot film, perhaps because some digital photographers are imbued with the notion that “You can always fix it in Photoshop.” And that’s a shame because putting a filter on your lens is an easy way to “get it right in the camera,” rather than resorting to post-processing enhancements.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 19, 2021  |  0 comments

One of the many benefits of modern mirrorless cameras is that they enable you to use vintage lenses of various brands with the use of simple and affordable adapters. So if you have an assortment of old legacy glass gathering dust, it’s possible to get started as soon as you acquire a new camera, without immediately investing in native lenses.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Feb 19, 2021  |  0 comments

A photographer never has enough camera bags. Here are five that caught our eye, including a sneak peek at a surefire winner that's coming soon.

Henry Anderson  |  Feb 18, 2021  |  0 comments

We often share boudoir tutorials on how to photograph sensual images of women in lingerie. Today we turn the tables with a new how-to video on male boudoir photography with tips and tricks for capturing boudoir shots of men in their underwear.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 18, 2021  |  0 comments

Wildlife photography provides a number of unique challenges, not the least of which is locating the subjects you intend to shoot. One often has to deal with difficult light, whether it’s midday sun, deep shadows, or impending darkness when some species are most active.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 18, 2021  |  0 comments

Using long exposures during the day is a great way to create unique landscape and nature photos. This technique results in an ethereal look, with soft, dreamy water and cotton-like clouds. The typical approach is using ND filters to dramatically reduce the amount of light entering the camera, but there’s a post-processing trick for getting the job done.

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