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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.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 01, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s the latest primer from Christian Tudor of the Academy of Photography, in a helpful series explaining how cameras work so you can achieve optimum results. In this episode, Tudor demonstrates everything you need to know to master a camera’s focusing system.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 30, 2018  |  0 comments

Professional photographer Peter McKinnon admits it: He’s always been intimidated by shooting after dark, explaining that “The rules are completely different at night, and it’s a whole different ballgame.” Thus, until recently, McKinnon’s photography always ground to a halt after the sun dropped below the horizon.

Bryan Peterson  |  Jan 26, 2018  |  0 comments

Most of us are familiar with the use of out-of-focus, seamless backgrounds by studio photographers, especially those who shoot portraits. Often, these backgrounds are a single color, such as white, black, or gray. In other cases, the backgrounds are a muslin material, adding texture to the background. The sole purpose of these backgrounds is to create a cleaner overall composition, giving the viewer no choice but to look at the man, woman, or child.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 25, 2018  |  0 comments

When the creative juices stop flowing, it’s time to try something different. And the five fun photo hacks in the video below will definitely give you a boost.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 25, 2018  |  0 comments

Good photographs begin by understanding the principles of light, and knowing how to manipulate camera settings to arrive at a correct exposure. In the video below, you’ll learn how to set shutter speed, aperture, and ISO properly to achieve exactly the result you want.

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