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Ron Leach  |  Dec 08, 2017  |  0 comments

You’ve probably heard the term “lens diffraction” to describe how image sharpness suffers as you use smaller and smaller aperture settings. While depth of field increases as you stop down a lens, the amount of fine detail a lens can resolve decreases at smaller f/stops.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 05, 2017  |  0 comments

Let’s say you want to try your hand at close-up photography, but you can’t afford an expensive macro lens. Or maybe you’re not short of cash, but you don’t plan on doing enough macro work to justify the investment. 

Ron Leach  |  Dec 04, 2017  |  0 comments

It’s not often one has an opportunity to glean expert advice from three of the top photographers in their field. But that’s what you’ll find in the following video, in which Marc Silber of Advancing Your Photography interviews a trio of the best travel shooters on the planet.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 01, 2017  |  0 comments

Earlier this week we featured a video demonstrating how to customize your camera by tweaking its AUTO default settings. Today’s helpful tutorial takes things a step further by explaining how to shoot in the Manual exposure mode for maximum creative control.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 30, 2017  |  0 comments

Virtually all modern digital cameras enable you to achieve accurate color rendition by changing a simple White Balance setting to match the color temperature of the light in a scene. Unfortunately, many photographers leave their camera set to “Auto White Balance,” thereby capturing photos with unsightly color casts.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 29, 2017  |  0 comments

Even amateur photographers appreciate recognition for their efforts, and one way to achieve that is by occasionally selling your work. In the four-minute video below, photographer Chris Hau offers three great tips for turning your photographs into cash.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 29, 2017  |  0 comments

Even the best photographers mess up on occasion, and the trick is to not get lazy and make the same mistake twice. The video below illustrates three common composition errors, and explains how to avoid them.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 27, 2017  |  0 comments

The first thing most serious photographers do after buying a new camera is to change many of the default settings to match their particular style and the type of images they shoot most. If you need some help with this important task, all you have to do is watch the quick video below.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 27, 2017  |  0 comments

Before you do something you will seriously regret without watching the video below, we need to point out that there’s a filter on the lens that’s being doused with honey in the photo above. As for that shiny, metal claw hammer you see in the third photo below, it’s being used to create interesting reflections—not to destroy a lens.

Jack Neubart  |  Nov 22, 2017  |  0 comments

Norwegian Daniel Tengs sets himself apart from other extreme sports photographers in at least one key respect: he goes the extra mile, capturing snowboarders on medium format, namely the Fujifilm GFX 50S. Not exclusively, mind you, but with a certain flair so we can say his photo shoots with this format create a near mind-bending experience for the viewer. 

Ron Leach  |  Nov 20, 2017  |  0 comments

Those of you who are regulars to this page know we frequently post tutorials and other content from our favorite photo-related YouTube channels, one of which features shooting tips from acclaimed landscape photographer Thomas Heaton. In the video below, Heaton switches things up, and reveals the YouTube channels he watches regularly. And coming from him, that’s a pretty good recommendation.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 20, 2017  |  0 comments

One of the best ways to become a better photographer is by listening to a top pro explaining the secrets to his success. In the video below, German adventurer and landscape photographer Benjamin Jaworskyj reveals what he says are three key aspects to improving your skills and gaining recognition for your work. 

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 20, 2017  |  0 comments

Shutterbug reader Kathleen Finnerty confesses that she “loves the drama of incoming summer storm clouds, especially over bodies of water,” so we can imagine her excitement when she spotted this scene on the horizon. 

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 17, 2017  |  0 comments

Photographer Manny Ortiz and his pretty model wife Diana are our one of our favorite couples on YouTube for helpful photography tips videos. This week they take a slightly different approach in discussing a potentially touchy subject: what do you do when your partner is uncomfortable with you photographing someone of the opposite sex?

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