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Ron Leach  |  Feb 06, 2023  |  0 comments

Attaining fast and precise focus is a prime goal for all types of photography, and there’s more to it than you may think. If your images aren’t consistently sharp, you’ve come to the right place today.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 06, 2023  |  0 comments

Bokeh is a popular topic these days, especially for those contemplating the purchase of a new lens. As you’ll see in the straightforward tutorial below, it’s also an imaging characteristic that can be manipulated with whatever lenses you own.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 03, 2023  |  0 comments

If you’re interested in giving macro photography a try, or the images you shot in the past were disappointing, this detailed tutorial is for you. And if you think that shooting close-ups is reserved for spring and summer, think again!

Ron Leach  |  Feb 02, 2023  |  0 comments

Nailing exposure is often a challenge with all forms of outdoor photography because of ever-changing light, complicated scenes, and a variety of tones from foreground to background. With wildlife subjects this task may require even more thought and precision.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 02, 2023  |  1 comments

If you confront an absolute mess when opening your Lightroom Catalog, you’ve come to the right place. In the video below you’ll learn how to clean up that chaos for a faster and more convenient workflow.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 02, 2023  |  0 comments

If the term “lens compression” sounds familiar and you know it’s a thing, but you’re not sure what it does, how it works, and why it can be beneficial, the video below is for you. We’re going to clear up all the above and more in this episode of “Booray Explains.”

Ron Leach  |  Feb 01, 2023  |  0 comments

Most Shutterbug readers are familiar with a Photoshop feature that automatically detects and creates a mask for an object, thanks to the tutorials we’ve posted in the past. But that capability pales in comparison to a “hidden” masking tool that you’ll learn how to use below.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 01, 2023  |  0 comments

Have you ever been disappointed by your early-evening cityscape photos because they didn’t accurately capture the magic of Blue Hour? That’s actually a common occurrence, and in the video below you’ll learn how to correct the problem by making city lights glow with a simple HDR technique.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 01, 2023  |  0 comments

This video may be controversial because lenses with maximum apertures of f/2.8 or faster tend to get all the love. That’s because they typically fall into the “premium” or pro category and are so useful for shooting in low light. But slower lenses with f/4 maximum apertures have a few significant benefits too.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 31, 2023  |  0 comments

Winter storms are raging across the country today and that’s bad news for motorists. But once the weather clears up, all the new snow covering the ground provides great opportunities for intrepid landscape photographers.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 31, 2023  |  0 comments

Let’s say you’re photographing landscapes on a foggy day, expecting to capture images full of drama. Instead what you get are boring, disappointing photos. Rather than dumping these uninteresting shots to the trash, why not transform them into something special with the simple edit below?

Ron Leach  |  Jan 31, 2023  |  0 comments

Everyone who follows Shutterbug is aware of how a bit of post processing can make a big difference in the quality of one’s images, but for some users the vast capabilities of Photoshop and Lightroom can be overwhelming with a steep learning curve.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 30, 2023  |  0 comments

Shutterbug readers tend to be a gear-happy lot, with a variety of cameras for different purposes. In addition to a DSLR or mirrorless camera (or both) with an arsenal of lenses, there may be a pocket-size compact with a large sensor, a lightweight super-zoom model, and perhaps a film camera or two. Despite all this equipment, we all shoot with our smartphones on occasion (whether we admit it or not).

Ron Leach  |  Jan 30, 2023  |  0 comments

Last week we featured a very popular tutorial on shooting spectacular sunrise and sunset photos, with tips on gear, camera settings, composition, and more. Today we’re moving on to step two with some great editing advice for achieving maximum impact.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 27, 2023  |  0 comments

Yesterday we shared a comprehensive guide to editing colors in Lightroom, with an overview of the most basic techniques. Today we’ll take a more detailed look at two tools that often create confusion because of their similarity, and explain when one works better than the other.

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