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Ron Leach  |  Oct 24, 2017  |  0 comments

Sometimes all it takes to turn a good photo into something special is a slightly different angle, creative cropping, or an unconventional choice of lenses. In this quick tutorial, you’ll see how to really boast the impact of a photograph by including “emotional tension” in the scene.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 24, 2017  |  0 comments

Let’s say you receive a phone call from a gallery in London, offering to include your photographs in an upcoming exhibition of work by “emerging international artists.” Best yet, the caller from Vanity Galleries claims to have visited your website and says she was “really impressed” with your images.

Joe Farace  |  Oct 24, 2017  |  0 comments

There’s more to black-and-white photography than an absence of color. One reason purists refer to black-and-white images as “monochrome” is that it’s a more precise term covering photographs made in sepia and other tones.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 23, 2017  |  0 comments

Last week we told you about the introduction of Adobe’s new cloud-based Lightroom CC, and shared a video with the key features of an update to the previous non-cloud app, now called Lightroom Classic CC. So how do these two options compare when it comes to speed? Take a look at the video below to find out.

George Schaub  |  Oct 23, 2017  |  0 comments

Nikon had been relatively quiet in introducing DSLRs aimed at enthusiast photographers but that all changed with the new D7500, the company’s latest camera in the D7000 line. As the successor to the D7200, the Nikon D7500 (MSRP: $1,249, body only) joins Nikon’s APS-C (DX format) DSLR camera lineup, which includes the flagship D500, with a 20.9MP CMOS sensor and no low-pass filter. 

Ron Leach  |  Oct 23, 2017  |  0 comments

Landscape photographers who always stow their gear when the weather turns bad miss out on a whole realm of unique opportunities. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to shoot images that capture the essence of moody, rainy days, and make dramatic black-and-white conversions of your photos in Lightroom. 

Ron Leach  |  Oct 23, 2017  |  1 comments

The unique Pixentu photography jacket is designed for street shooters and other outdoor photographers who prefer to travel light without a cumbersome pack hanging from their shoulders. It features a myriad of pockets for a camera, lenses, and accessories like batteries and memory cards, with other protected c

Ron Leach  |  Oct 20, 2017  |  0 comments

We’re always eager to receive the annual hot gear list from LensRentals, a top source for photographers looking to rent cameras, lenses, lighting gear and videography equipment. This year’s data arrived a bit earlier than usual, but we’re assured that what you see below is a definitive list of the most popular cameras and lenses handled by LenRentals in 2017.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 20, 2017  |  0 comments

Earlier this week we reported on Adobe’s introduction of Lightroom CC a new cloud-based subscription version of the popular software for processing and organizing images on both computers and mobile devices. There are also updates to the previous non-cloud app, now called Lightroom Classic CC, and the video below illustrates the most significant changes.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 20, 2017  |  0 comments

Even the best photographers make mistakes on occasion, and there’s nothing wrong with that as long as you correct the errors and make different one’s next time. The quick video below identifies five common mistakes, and explains how to fix them with ease.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 19, 2017  |  1 comments

Photographers and camera manufacturers do a lot of boasting these days about the high pixel count of their new DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. But how often have you heard anyone wax rhapsodic about the awesome dynamic range of a camera? Chances are, not very often.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 19, 2017  |  0 comments

Selling a home isn’t easy in today’s challenging real estate market, so an enterprising young couple came up with an eye-catching concept they thought might attract attention to a home they were selling: They wanted the main photo for their listing to have an attractive model levitating on a magic carpet.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 19, 2017  |  0 comments

Shooting on the streets of your local town or city is an accessible and engaging form of photography, offering unlimited opportunities for great imagery. Interesting buildings and monuments, colorful street signs, and attractive passersby are among the many possibilities.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 19, 2017  |  0 comments

Shutterbug reader Steven M. Richman made this beautiful image of the Jama Masjid mosque in Delhi, India, this past December. Because it can be challenging to capture the entire mosque from within, he decided to focus on only part of it. 

Ron Leach  |  Oct 18, 2017  |  0 comments

“Focus stacking” is a powerful image-editing technique for increasing the apparent depth of field in an image, and it’s relatively easy to accomplish. The idea is to shoot several photos of a scene at slightly different distances, and then merge the sharpest portions of each shot using Photoshop, Lightroom or another editing program.

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