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Ron Leach  |  Aug 24, 2017  |  0 comments

Many photographers shoot exclusively with available light because they’re intimidated by what they fear are the complexities of using supplemental light sources. And while complicated studio setups can require specialized expertise, shooting with simple speedlights or small studio strobes is actually quite simple.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 24, 2017  |  0 comments

It’s often difficult to make compelling images when shooting in the middle of the day under harsh lighting condition. But in the video below you’ll learn how to make use of contrast to create dramatic silhouettes.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 23, 2017  |  0 comments

There’s a lot more to making great landscape photos than being in the right place at the right time and snapping the shutter. In the video below, top pro Matt Granger reveals his complete workflow from planning a trip and gear selection to location scouting, capturing an image, and making the final edit.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 23, 2017  |  0 comments

OK, so you did your homework, picked up some eclipse glasses, bought a solar filter to protect you camera, and shot a bunch of photos of the epic event that look pretty much like those captured by millions of other photographers. Now what?

 

Ron Leach  |  Aug 23, 2017  |  1 comments

There are a variety of technician-approved methods for cleaning a camera’s sensor, but the cringeworthy video below is definitely not one of them. And just in case you’re watching this “tutorial” with the volume turned down and you are seriously lacking in common sense, what you see below is meant to be humor.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 18, 2017  |  0 comments

Here’s something to ponder this weekend: what will happen to photography in the future? To help celebrate World Photo Day – which is Saturday, August 19th, COOPH has weighed in with 10 predictions.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 18, 2017  |  0 comments

You can’t really blame your camera for the occasional washed out image you discover on a memory card after returning from a shoot. There’s simply no getting around the fact that those sad mistakes are the result of operator failure; i.e. you!

Ron Leach  |  Aug 18, 2017  |  0 comments

Many photographers use visible watermarks on the images they post online or license through stock photo agencies as a means of protecting their copyrights and preventing the unauthorized use of their work. Yet in a newly released blog post, researchers at Google say that automated algorithms can erase this protection and provide unfettered access to watermarked images.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 18, 2017  |  0 comments

Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the past year you’re undoubtedly aware that on Monday we’ll witness the first coast-to-coast total eclipse of the sun since 1918. If you’re among the many cynics who say, “I’m not interested in shooting the same photograph as millions of other photographers,” the outstanding short video below may cause you to reconsider.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 17, 2017  |  0 comments

It’s always interesting to see how different photographers approach the same assignment. Even when shooting similar subject matter, results can vary widely based upon the personal style of each photographer and the equipment they bring to the task

Ron Leach  |  Aug 17, 2017  |  0 comments

Sunsets and sunrises are among the most popular scenes to shoot; yet photographers are often disappointed with their results because of the difficult lighting conditions involved. If you want to make sure your images are as spectacular as what you witnessed through the viewfinder, watch the detailed tutorial below.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 17, 2017  |  0 comments

Henri Cartier Bresson, the French master of candid photography, once said, “Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera.” The quick video below reviews three important composition techniques that will enable you to start creating more dynamic images today.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 16, 2017  |  0 comments

This quick tutorial demonstrates a simple step-by-step process for using Photoshop’s Clone Stamp tool to eliminate, duplicate and replace objects in your photographs. Designed for those new to Photoshop, the video below takes a fundamental approach to a technique that can turn some of your “rejects” into “keepers”

Ron Leach  |  Aug 16, 2017  |  0 comments

Most photographers love camera hacks because they involve fun DIY projects that not only result in better photographs, but they do so for free. The seven hacks below require nothing more than a few simple household items you already have.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 16, 2017  |  0 comments

Photoshop’s Healing Brush is a powerful and easy-to-use tool. And while most people think of it as a means of refining portraits, the Healing Brush can work wonders with all sorts of photographs.

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