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Ron Leach  |  Oct 06, 2017  |  0 comments

Image sharpness is a critical concern for most photographers, whether they’re shopping for a new lens or shooting photos in the field. In the revealing video below, Leica photographer Thorsten Overgaard answers the question “What is sharpness in photography,” and explains techniques for achieving optimal results.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 04, 2017  |  0 comments

Photographing models can be intimidating for those new to the game, especially if you’re unsure about posing, directing and other variables required to do the job right. The video below will put your mind at ease, and help you do the same for your model, with a demonstration of what you need to know to get started.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 03, 2017  |  0 comments

Today’s modern DSLRs and mirrorless cameras are truly wonders of technology, offering all the creative control necessary for handling just about any imaging task one could envision. But if you’re moving up from a pocket camera or a basic interchangeable-lens model, choosing the proper settings from the myriad of available options can be rather bewildering.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 02, 2017  |  0 comments

There is close-up photography and then there’s CLOSE-UP photography, as you can see in the remarkable video below featuring several short clips from the 2017 Nikon Small World in Motion Competition.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 29, 2017  |  0 comments

What better way to wrap up the week than with five fun camera hacks you can try over the weekend? In the one-minute tutorial below, you’ll learn some tricks to boost creativity and add “wow” to photos and videos.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 28, 2017  |  0 comments

Here’s another powerful tutorial from image-editing expert Unmesh Dinda, who demonstrates how to give a realistic boost to landscape photographs with Lightroom’s easy-to-use adjustment brushes.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 27, 2017  |  0 comments

The more we understand about the inner workings of our camera, the better our images will be, right? In the video below, you‘ll see a quick demonstration of how a simple Color Space setting can have a dramatic impact on your photography.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 27, 2017  |  0 comments

We tend to avoid “shoot-like-a-pro” headlines (like the one is this video) when speaking about smartphone photography. But the seven great tips in the tutorial below will definitely help you become a better mobile photographer and provide a boost to your creativity.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 26, 2017  |  0 comments

While the video below is billed as an “advanced” tutorial, using a camera’s built-in spot metering mode is actually very simple. And once you master this technique, exposure mistakes will be a thing of the past. 

Ron Leach  |  Sep 22, 2017  |  1 comments

We’re really not trying to be mean here, but seriously folks, if you’re still making the five beginner mistakes in the video below it’s time to clean up your act. Fortunately, travel photographer Joe Allam not only illustrates the photo errors that bug him most, but he demonstrates how to do things right.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 21, 2017  |  0 comments

The urban landscape is a great place to capture dramatic images, and just about everyone lives near a city or town where there are interesting buildings to shoot. In the quick video below you’ll learn a few tips and tricks to use the next time you hit the streets.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 14, 2017  |  0 comments

Shutterbug reader Ryan Wyckoff recently moved to the Washington, D.C. area for work and relished the idea of “the endless opportunities the area provides for photography.” He did his research and looked tirelessly through photo galleries of local photographers to get inspiration. 

Ron Leach  |  Sep 11, 2017  |  0 comments

“Bokeh” is a very popular concept these days that's used to describe how lenses render out of focus areas in either the background or foreground of a photograph. The notion is a subjective one, and some lenses are said to have beautiful or “creamy” bokeh while others are criticized for the harsh way they render areas outside the zone of focus.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 08, 2017  |  0 comments

Whether you shoot landscapes, portraits, sports, or other types of images, sloppy composition can ruin an otherwise great shot. In this quick tutorial Evan Ranft (AKA Evan 5ps) discusses four common errors that every photographer should avoid.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 07, 2017  |  2 comments

Shooting three film types at the same time was an impossible dream back in the days of film photography. But today with my Fujifilm X100F it becomes standard operating procedure. 

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