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Suzanne Driscoll  |  Oct 31, 2017  |  0 comments

Max Vadukul has come a long way since growing up in Africa. Known for his creative black-and-white portraits and innovative fashion photography, he was born in Nairobi, Kenya, to Indian parents in 1961. “The Sixties were the golden years for the National Geographic,” Vadukul recalls. “They were spending a lot of money to educate the public and the photographers were the best of the lot.”

Ron Leach  |  Oct 30, 2017  |  0 comments

This is for those of you who claim to be serious about wildlife photography and think you have all the gear you need. The video below will either reinforce that notion, or make you realize that, among other things, you need a much bigger wallet.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 30, 2017  |  0 comments

Natural looking outdoor portraits can be difficult to make, especially under harsh lighting conditions. Using flash can help you meet this challenge, but only if you employ the proper technique. 

Ron Leach  |  Oct 30, 2017  |  0 comments

The darkroom technique of “dodging and burning” an image to selectively manipulate the exposure of a photograph has been around far longer than digital photography. The idea is to “dodge” portions of a scene that are underexposed, and “burn” areas that are overexposed.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 27, 2017  |  0 comments

Earlier this month DXOMark named Nikon’s D850 as the best camera they’ve ever tested, giving it their first-ever score of 100. It turns out that the D850’s reign was short-lived, as the Hasselblad X1 D medium format mirrorless camera just received a DXOMark score of 102.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 27, 2017  |  0 comments

On-camera flash tends to get a bum rap, especially for portrait photography. But if you want to shoot stunning people pictures at night, unencumbered by flash brackets, light modifiers, or other flash attachments, all you have to do is watch the quick tutorial below. 

Ron Leach  |  Oct 27, 2017  |  0 comments

Most Photoshop users have heard about the power of Luminosity Masks for bringing out the best in a photograph, yet some are afraid to try the technique because they fear it’s too complicated. As you’ll see below, the difficulty of employing this tool is vastly overstated, if you follow the simple and effective method described in this tutorial.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 26, 2017  |  0 comments

Halloween is right around the corner, and what better way to have some fun than by shooting spooky portraits with a simple home setup? Best yet, after watching the tutorial below, you can download six free smoke textures to make your Halloween portraits even creepier.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 26, 2017  |  0 comments

This morning Tamron introduced the 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD lens, a powerful ultra-telephoto zoom for Canon and Nikon full-frame DSLR cameras. Also known as Model A035, the new lens is expected to deliver Vibration Compensation (VC) up to four stops, as well as fast and precise autofocus.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 26, 2017  |  0 comments

Earlier this month we posted a fascinating video demonstrating all the technology that enables the shutter of a modern DSLR to open and close with remarkable speed and precision. In the equally interesting time-lapse below, you’ll see what happens when things go wrong and a technician has to replace the shutter of a Canon EOS 6D.

Dan Havlik  |  Oct 26, 2017  |  0 comments

Sony launched the 42.4MP A7R III yesterday and Shutterbug was amongst a group of select media that got a chance to shoot with this new, full frame mirrorless camera at a studio shoot with dancers and performers, and then later at a nightclub with musicians.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 25, 2017  |  0 comments

Amidst all the excitement at the PhotoPlus Expo show in New York today were notable new lens offerings from Olympus and Sony. This morning we covered the big Sony news, the introduction of the 42.4MP Full Frame A7R III mirrorless cameras, so let’s take a look at their new lenses, as well as those from Olympus.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 25, 2017  |  1 comments

Back in June, photographers were dismayed to learn that Google was no longer planning to support or update their popular Nik Collection of free image-editing software. This morning, however, DXO Labs announced they have acquired the widely used suite of Photoshop and Lightroom plugins, with an update to be forthcoming in mid-2018.

Dan Havlik  |  Oct 25, 2017  |  0 comments

Sony was back at it this morning, unveiling the A7R III, a 42.4MP full frame mirrorless camera with the ability to shoot 10 frames per second continuous bursts at full resolution with a faster, revamped autofocus system.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 24, 2017  |  0 comments

Have you ever found yourself in a beautiful outdoor setting, only to be disappointed in the images you captured of the scene? That’s not an uncommon occurrence among less-experienced nature photographers, and the video below will help you solve the riddle.

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