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Ron Leach  |  Feb 07, 2018  |  0 comments

Jessica Kobeissi is a professional fashion photographer whose portrait tutorials we share often. This behind-the-scenes video is a bit different, as she uses a $100 Polaroid Snap camera to photograph a model in her home studio.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 07, 2018  |  0 comments

Every so often we hear from photographers who are new to Photoshop or Lightroom, requesting editing tutorials designed for beginners. If this sounds familiar, we’ve got you covered with the basic Lightroom primer below. 

Edited by George Schaub  |  Feb 07, 2018  |  0 comments

The Canon EOS Rebel SL2 is a small and lightweight entry-level DSLR: 4.82x3.65x2.75 inches in size and weighing in at 16 ounces without the lens (including the battery and memory card). The SL2 features a 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor and a vari-angle touchscreen three-inch LCD. It also sports Dual Pixel CMOS AF with phase detection and has a low-pass filter.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 06, 2018  |  0 comments

The video below is a follow-up to yesterday’s primer on understanding and using a camera’s Shutter Priority exposure mode. In this tutorial, British pro Adam Kappa demonstrates how to make awesome landscape photos using a DSLR’s manual settings.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 06, 2018  |  0 comments

Most photographers are familiar with using Vibrance, Hue/Saturation, and White Balance tools to adjust or enhance the colors of an image. The interesting video below takes a different approach, with a little-known Color tool that’s available in Lightroom and Photoshop Camera Raw.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 06, 2018  |  0 comments

Millions of people from across the globe visit Yosemite every year, many of whom are photographers eager to capture the natural splendors that California’s national park has to offer. And when the stars align for two weeks in February to light up Horsetail Fall, a spectacular event occurs, making the water look like lava flowing from a volcano.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 06, 2018  |  0 comments

Compacts, superzooms, and mirrorless cameras topped our list this month.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 05, 2018  |  0 comments

A good wide-angle lens is an indispensable tool for anyone serious about nature photography. But owning the right glass is only half the battle: If you want to make epic landscape photos, you have to know how to use the lens properly.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 05, 2018  |  0 comments

Lately we’ve been featuring tutorials from a helpful series explaining the inner workings of a camera, intended to help photographers take better photos. This new episode, from Christian Tudor of the Academy of Photography, reviews the concept of exposure time and explains how and when to use a camera’s Shutter Priority exposure mode.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 05, 2018  |  0 comments

Photographer Sean King met a tragic death last week while guiding a group of tourists to a lava-viewing point on the Big Island of Hawaii—the largest island in the Hawaiian chain. King succumbed to noxious lava fumes and was later found dead.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 02, 2018  |  0 comments

Many of you are no doubt familiar with “dodging and burning,” a term harkening back to the wet darkroom that describes a technique for manipulating the exposure of selected areas on a print. People still do that today in the digital darkroom, and this tutorial involves a powerful method that may be different and more effective than those you have tried.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 02, 2018  |  0 comments

Most professional photographers are meticulous about keeping the sensors on their cameras clean, because it’s far easier to do that than use Photoshop to remove every speck of dust on an image. In the quick video below, pro Tony Northrup demonstrates his favorite sensor-cleaning method, after experimenting with several others.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 02, 2018  |  0 comments

After speaking with many great photographers throughout the years, we’ve detected a common refrain: Their paths to creative artistry were paved with good intentions, frequent self-doubt, and countless mistakes. But as you’ll see in the three-minute video below, the trick is to keep shooting, even if you’re disappointed with your images

Ron Leach  |  Feb 01, 2018  |  0 comments

Ask a bunch of photographers about the first thing they look at when opening images in Photoshop or Lightroom, and you’re likely to hear, “check the sharpness.” There are a number of ways to rehabilitate photos that are slightly soft, but image-editing expert Nathaniel Dodson insists that by using the technique in this tutorial, you’ll “get the best sharpening ever!”

Zach Sutton - Lensrentals  |  Feb 01, 2018  |  0 comments

Location, location, location. That's what someone who is just getting started in wildlife photography will tell you is the secret to the trade. Certainly, the wildlife available in the remote Sahara of Africa is far more interesting to those who are used to the rolling hills of Ohio, but there are two other key components to successful wildlife photography: preparedness and luck.

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