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Ron Leach  |  Mar 13, 2018  |  0 comments

Budding portrait photographers are constantly in search of new ways to shoot creative images without a heavy investment in expensive studio equipment. This quick tutorial is designed to help you do that with basic lighting gear and a few simple tricks.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 13, 2018  |  0 comments

At first glance, the new Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III appears to be either a not-quite-pocketable compact camera or an extremely svelte mirrorless model with a built-in zoom lens. And if you squint your eyes, it even resembles a miniature DSLR.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 12, 2018  |  0 comments

Denice Duff has unique credentials for capturing beautiful portrait photos. She’s not only an accomplished photographer and video director, but has considerable experience in front of the camera as both a model and actress.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 12, 2018  |  0 comments

A telephone pole emanating from a subject’s head is the classic example of a distracting element ruining an otherwise fine photo. But there are numerous other examples, like a car driving down the street behind a person in your shot, or passersby in front of an architectural scene you’re photographing. 

Ron Leach  |  Mar 12, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’re relatively new to shooting with a “real” camera, or you just need a refresher on how aperture, shutter speed, and ISO interact to create a perfect exposure, the camera primer below is for you. In just seven minutes, this tutorial is guaranteed to make you a better and more intuitive photographer.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 09, 2018  |  0 comments

It’s easy to become intimidated by the myriad of lighting methods available, especially if you’re a photographer who likes to shoot with natural light. And if there’s only one lighting technique you need to understand, you’ll find it in the five-minute video below.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 09, 2018  |  0 comments

Focusing speed and precision are key considerations when buying a new camera. Some models use a phase-detection autofocus (AF) system, while others use contrast-detection AF, and some offer the advantages of both.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 09, 2018  |  0 comments

Posing a model properly can make or break portrait photos, especially when using a single flash to light the images. In the video below, you’ll learn eight simple poses for achieving attractive results.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 09, 2018  |  0 comments

While visiting Pétarel Lake in the French Alps, Shutterbug reader Michael Arzur captured a glorious sunset thanks to preplanning and a bit of luck.

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Mar 09, 2018  |  0 comments

I was pretty sure I wanted to talk with Eric Ward when I saw his iPhone pictures at various sites around the Web. I was absolutely sure when I read, at one of those sites, his best photography secret: “Perspective. I’m 6’4” and I see the world differently than my 3 year-old. Change your perspective while shooting a scene and you’ll find a whole new scene to shoot.”

Ron Leach  |  Mar 08, 2018  |  0 comments

Many of the tutorials we share are intended to encourage photographers to move their camera’s mode dial off the Auto setting, and try more advanced techniques. But sometimes a basic mode like Auto ISO can be the right setting to use, and the video below explains why.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 08, 2018  |  0 comments

While many photographers think nothing about spending big bucks on high-end cameras and premium glass, these same shooters often ignore inexpensive accessories that can have a huge impact on their results. One of the most affordable and useful such tools, is the simple lens filter.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 08, 2018  |  0 comments

Many photographers are uncertain about the difference between Photoshop’s Vibrance and Saturation tools, and how to use them when editing images. If you’re among the confused, this quick tutorial is for you.

The Editors  |  Mar 08, 2018  |  1 comments

When you really start to look for them, you’ll find reflections everywhere. For this assignment, we wanted you to capture reflections in a way that brought out their beauty and art.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 07, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s the latest episode in a viral series in which fashion pro Jessica Kobeissi and three other photographers take on the challenge of shooting the same model to see what they come up with.

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