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Ron Leach  |  Nov 21, 2017  |  0 comments

It’s amazing how an urban landscape that appears uninspiring during the day can transform into a magical scene when photographed at night. In the tutorial below, you learn how to give nighttime cityscape images even greater impact by adding a simple and interesting effect in Lightroom.

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. 

Ron Leach  |  Nov 20, 2017  |  0 comments

Image-editing expert Nathaniel Dodson periodically releases a tutorial revealing his favorite Photoshop and Lightroom tips, tricks, and hacks, and those you see below are designed to clean up your workflow, streamline your editing, and help you create better images than ever before.

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?

Ron Leach  |  Nov 17, 2017  |  0 comments

If you’re like most Shutterbug readers, with a full arsenal of lenses, you know that every lens performs differently in terms of color rendition, sharpness, depth-of-field, bokeh, and contrast. In the video below, you’ll see how one pro determines the “sweet spot” of every lens he owns.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 17, 2017  |  0 comments

Shooting evocative portraits in the field requires special skills, especially when photographing indigenous peoples in faraway locations. In this interesting tutorial, you’ll learn why one pro says the key to travel portraiture is “knowing where your subject’s eyes should be looking.”

Ron Leach  |  Nov 16, 2017  |  0 comments

Do you fully understand the difference between the Saturation and Vibrance tools that are common to most image-editing programs? Many photographers use both when processing images, and while they are quite similar, there are also important differences.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 16, 2017  |  0 comments

We often post creative photo hacks with fun ways to capture eye-catching images using cheap, easy-to-find items. The five tricks you see in this quick tutorial are different from others we’ve posted, and while you may have to spend a few bucks on supplies, the effects are really cool.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 15, 2017  |  0 comments

Astrophotography is a unique specialty that often results in truly spectacular images. And if you want to capture dazzling star trail photos, often considered the holy grail of nighttime photography, check out the video below.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 15, 2017  |  0 comments

Most photographers would prefer to be out shooting, rather than sitting behind a computer editing their images. And when you have a large number of files to process, the task often feels like watching paint dry.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 15, 2017  |  0 comments

The headline above may be a bit of a stretch, at least for now. But in the quick video below, you’ll see how new technology from Nvidia can create photorealistic faces, like those you see here, of people who don’t really exist.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 14, 2017  |  0 comments

If you’ve been following our product reviews, you know that one of the benefits of today’s advanced lenses is that they are designed to minimize lens flare, ghosting and other stray light artifacts. But what if you could use these light anomalies to create attractive portraits with a unique look?

Ron Leach  |  Nov 14, 2017  |  0 comments

David Bergman is a top sports photographer, and in this two-minute tutorial he demonstrates how to convey motion in action photos by “panning” with your camera. The technique involves moving the camera at the same speed as your subject, with the goal of keeping the subject sharp while creating a blurred effect in the background. 

Ron Leach  |  Nov 14, 2017  |  0 comments

It’s not often you have an opportunity to take a comprehensive workshop in the comfort of your home, and when the course is free, all the better. The 30-minute video below includes six beginner lessons on using different features of Lightroom CC, and you have the option of watching each segment separately.

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