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Ron Leach  |  Jan 09, 2018  |  0 comments

It’s always a joy to look at the winning photos in the Hasselblad Masters Awards competition because they are always so spectacular, like the image above by Karim Illiya who took top honors in the Wildlife category in the 2018 contest.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 09, 2018  |  0 comments

Before you get any crazy ideas about cracking open an expensive camera yourself, we should note that photographer Peter McKinnon says, “This was a REALLY” bad idea. After watching the video below, you’ll understand why.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 09, 2018  |  4 comments

If there’s one universal rule of sports photography, it’s that you have to actually use your camera if you want to get the shot. Evidently these sideline photographers at last night’s College Football National Championship game between Alabama and Georgia missed the memo, because none of them has a camera eye up to their eye as the ball is in the air.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 09, 2018  |  0 comments

Panasonic took the wraps off a new mirrorless camera at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas: the Lumix GH5S, which is designed for professional filmmakers and videographers along with photographers. The Panasonic GH5S, which follows on the heels of the popular GH5 mirrorless camera, features a newly developed 10.2MP MOS imaging sensor, designed to be particularly sensitive while shooting in low light.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 08, 2018  |  0 comments

Nikon created a buzz at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) today with the introduction of a powerful AF-S Nikkor 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR zoom lens. What makes this super telephoto zoom so unique, is that it’s the first lens from Nikon featuring a built-in teleconverter for an extended range.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 08, 2018  |  0 comments

There’s always a tradeoff when making photographs at high ISO settings: You can increase a camera’s sensitivity for proper exposures when shooting hand-held under low-light conditions, but then image quality tends to suffer and noise artifacts begin to appear. And if you try to sharpen an image shot at a high ISO, things can get even worse.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 08, 2018  |  1 comments

When reviewing new cameras, especially those designed for pros and advanced amateurs, we always take a close look at build quality and how well the camera is sealed against water. That’s because, for most outdoor photographers, this is a key consideration.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 05, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’ve ever tried your hand at photographing birds, you know that our feathered friends can be elusive and very difficult to capture. In this tutorial you’ll learn 10 simple tips and tricks for shooting great photos of birds at the beach.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 05, 2018  |  0 comments

We all love working with available light, but sometimes a bit of illumination from a simple flash can make a world of difference in an image, even when shooting outdoors. If you’re relatively new to flash photography, this tutorial is for you.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 05, 2018  |  0 comments

We typically keep our videos and tutorials to half an hour or less, but we’re making an exception today, with a fascinating 50-minute documentary on landscape photography that includes beautiful imagery and great ideas for improving your work. 

Ron Leach  |  Jan 04, 2018  |  0 comments

The art of photographing surfers requires special skills and a few tricks of the trade. In the 50-second video below, you’ll learn five great photography hacks that you can use when shooting in the water, or even while capturing seascapes from the shore.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 04, 2018  |  0 comments

Street shooters work differently than landscape and portrait photographers, who typically have plenty of time to set up their shot and make thoughtful decisions about exposure, focus, and composition. Street photography, on the other hand, is all about timing and working fast, to capture fleeting moments as they occur.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 04, 2018  |  0 comments

Most photographers prefer peering through the viewfinder of a camera, rather than staring at a computer screen, and the quick video below is designed to speed up your editing workflow and get you back out shooting as soon as possible. 

Dan Havlik  |  Jan 04, 2018  |  0 comments

The temperatures dipped well below freezing on the East Coast to kick off 2018 and photographer Jonathan Nimerfroh was back at it this week, shooting more incredible images of “slurpee” waves on Nantucket, MA.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 03, 2018  |  0 comments

We typically advocate a “natural” approach when editing images in Photoshop. But every so often a more vibrant look is desired, and this tutorial provides five great techniques for creating colors that will knock your socks off.

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