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Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Feb 15, 2018  |  2 comments

If your digital camera is fairly new, odds are it stores images on SD cards. SD stands for Secure Digital but it may seem more like Strange & Discombulationg because of the permutations that abound. This primer will school you on all you need to know about this efficient and progressive format, and help you make better purchasing decisions when it’s time to buy more cards.

Zach Sutton - Lensrentals  |  Feb 14, 2018  |  0 comments

Shooting something like rocket launches takes a whole lot of planning and talent no doubt, and this wasn’t Brady Kenniston’s first experience in the trade.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 14, 2018  |  0 comments

The camera primer below is the final episode in a series we’ve been featuring, designed to help photographers fully understand exposure settings and thereby capture better images. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to choose the most appropriate ISO for the scene you are shooting.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 14, 2018  |  0 comments

If there’s one universal truth that applies to whatever type of photographs you shoot, it’s this: If you don’t compose a scene properly, the image you capture won’t have as much visual power as possible. And despite our best efforts to frame photos correctly in the camera, a bit of cropping is occasionally necessary during the editing process.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 12, 2018  |  0 comments

This is the latest tutorial in an ongoing series of photo primers we’re featuring, designed to give you a better understanding of how a camera works so that you can choose the best settings for the scene you are shooting. This episode explains the Aperture Priority exposure mode and when you should use it.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 12, 2018  |  0 comments

Apropos of the old adage that, “The best camera is the one you have with you,” the video below explores a question a lot of photographers have been asking; namely, do you really need a high-end compact camera if you own a state-of-the-art camera phone?

Ron Leach  |  Feb 09, 2018  |  0 comments

Whether you’re an amateur photographer or an experienced pro, nearby city streets offer great opportunities for making captivating images, especially when you run out of other ideas. This quick tutorial discusses five common mistakes, and how to avoid them when shooting on the street.

Dan Havlik  |  Feb 08, 2018  |  0 comments

Shutterbug columnist Scott Kelby is a Photoshop and Lightroom master. But in the below software tips video, Kelby shows how you don’t need to be an expert to fix a common problem in your images.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 08, 2018  |  1 comments

We’re always eager to receive the latest tutorial from Vincent Ledvina, because he’s an adept photographer with serious animation skills that enable him to create some very special videos. In this episode, he reveals what he considers to be the five biggest misconceptions about photography.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 08, 2018  |  0 comments

The task of colorizing B&W photos has becoming increasingly popular, and far easier to accomplish, thanks to the sophisticated software that’s available these days. In this tutorial, you’ll see how easy it is to create beautiful, natural-looking color portraits from B&W originals.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 07, 2018  |  0 comments

Jessica Kobeissi is a professional fashion photographer whose portrait tutorials we share often. This behind-the-scenes video is a bit different, as she uses a $100 Polaroid Snap camera to photograph a model in her home studio.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 05, 2018  |  0 comments

Lately we’ve been featuring tutorials from a helpful series explaining the inner workings of a camera, intended to help photographers take better photos. This new episode, from Christian Tudor of the Academy of Photography, reviews the concept of exposure time and explains how and when to use a camera’s Shutter Priority exposure mode.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 02, 2018  |  0 comments

Most professional photographers are meticulous about keeping the sensors on their cameras clean, because it’s far easier to do that than use Photoshop to remove every speck of dust on an image. In the quick video below, pro Tony Northrup demonstrates his favorite sensor-cleaning method, after experimenting with several others.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 02, 2018  |  0 comments

After speaking with many great photographers throughout the years, we’ve detected a common refrain: Their paths to creative artistry were paved with good intentions, frequent self-doubt, and countless mistakes. But as you’ll see in the three-minute video below, the trick is to keep shooting, even if you’re disappointed with your images

Ron Leach  |  Feb 01, 2018  |  0 comments

There’s no faster way to pet-owners’ hearts than a beautiful photograph of their furry, loyal companions. In the quick video below, you’ll find 10 DIY camera hacks for shooting creative photos of man’s best friend.

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