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Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jun 24, 2022  |  0 comments

Making an avoidable mistake can cost you a great shot, your precious inner tranquility, and sometimes cold cash. Everyone blunders now and again; missteps are an integral part of the trial-and-error method of learning (which I have always maintained is the best way to learn photography at the deepest level). But there are a few goofs that I hope I’ve learned to steer clear of.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 24, 2022  |  0 comments

The great thing about cityscape photography is that when you run out of ideas, there’s always a city or town nearby. By following the straightforward advice below, you’ll be able to capture “perfect” photos wherever you live.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 23, 2022  |  0 comments

We often refer to French optical specialist Mathieu as a “weird Lens guru” because he always has a few oddball tricks up his sleeve. Sometimes his videos are about adapting cheap vintage lenses to modern digital cameras, while other times he reveals a fun-and-wacky DYI project.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 23, 2022  |  0 comments

Background removal used to be an arduous task requiring somewhat advanced editing skills. Thanks to recent developments in Photoshop, however, this task is now so easy that anyone can quickly get the job done.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 22, 2022  |  0 comments

There are two basic genres of macro photography. One is shooting tiny subject like jewelry and stamps with supplemental light indoors. Perhaps more popular, especially this time of year, is capturing outdoor close-up photos of both inanimate and living subjects.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 22, 2022  |  0 comments

Given a choice, most outdoor photographers prefer to shoot at the beginning or end of the day. At Blue Hour, just before sunrise, the landscape is bathed in soft, cool tones, while at Golden Hour, just after sunset, beautiful warm tones prevail.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 21, 2022  |  0 comments

We’ve all marveled at long-exposure landscape photos with soft feather-like clouds and cotton-candy water. The challenge when shooting during the day, is that light levels are usually too high to permit using the slow shutter speeds necessary,

Ron Leach  |  Jun 21, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’re a regular visitor to our website you know we frequently post shooting and editing tutorials from German landscape photographer Christian Mohrle. In the quick-and-easy episode below you’ll see how Lightroom’s Masking tools play a big part in his beautiful imagery.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 20, 2022  |  0 comments

Independence day is right around the corner, and with it comes a great opportunity to capture spectacular images of fireworks—whether you’re shooting in a stadium, astride a lake or river, or in the comfort of your own backyard.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 17, 2022  |  2 comments

We know you have some amazing pictures—and you post them on your social media and share them with friends. Show them to the world by posting in our Photo of the Day gallery. Here’s the quick and easy procedure along with some tips to help you navigate to the right place, and even some advice about composition and subject matter we’ve picked up from our readers.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 17, 2022  |  0 comments

Whether you’re an accomplished wildlife shooter or you just enjoy photographing birds in the backyard, it’s likely you pop off dozens of images when an interesting subject appears. If so, the video below will be a big help.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 16, 2022  |  0 comments

One of the challenges facing landscape photographers is dealing with the wide range of tones from deep shadows to bright highlights that often exist in outdoor scenes. With this broad dynamic range, high-contrast edges are very common.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 16, 2022  |  0 comments

Today we’re going to discuss lens fogging—a serious problem that plagues outdoor photographers this time of year. When this occurs you’ll either miss a spontaneous opportunity while waiting for a lens to clear up, or you’ll snap the shutter and end up with a worthless photo.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 15, 2022  |  0 comments

This is the perfect time of year for macro photography, with vibrant flowers, colorful insects and other creepy crawlies just about everywhere you look. In fact, you can often find great subjects in your own backyard.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 15, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’re having trouble nailing exposure and ask a few friends for help, you’re likely to be told, “it’s time you mastered Manual mode.” While that’s certainly an option, there’s another (and often easier) way to consistently achieve perfectly exposed photos.

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