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Dan Havlik  |  Oct 31, 2017  |  0 comments

Chase Jarvis seems like ideal choice to be one of the first photographers to shoot with Apple’s new iPhone X. He literally wrote the book on camera phone photography.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 31, 2017  |  0 comments

We regularly post portrait tutorials, and they typically involve shooting and posing techniques, lighting guidelines, and image-editing tips. In the video below, you’ll get one pro’s take on the best focal length lens for creating pleasing results.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 30, 2017  |  0 comments

This is for those of you who claim to be serious about wildlife photography and think you have all the gear you need. The video below will either reinforce that notion, or make you realize that, among other things, you need a much bigger wallet.

Dan Havlik  |  Oct 30, 2017  |  0 comments

Check out our video on the full frame, mirrorless camera that stole the show at PhotoPlus Expo.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 30, 2017  |  0 comments

Natural looking outdoor portraits can be difficult to make, especially under harsh lighting conditions. Using flash can help you meet this challenge, but only if you employ the proper technique. 

Ron Leach  |  Oct 30, 2017  |  0 comments

The darkroom technique of “dodging and burning” an image to selectively manipulate the exposure of a photograph has been around far longer than digital photography. The idea is to “dodge” portions of a scene that are underexposed, and “burn” areas that are overexposed.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 27, 2017  |  0 comments

On-camera flash tends to get a bum rap, especially for portrait photography. But if you want to shoot stunning people pictures at night, unencumbered by flash brackets, light modifiers, or other flash attachments, all you have to do is watch the quick tutorial below. 

Ron Leach  |  Oct 27, 2017  |  0 comments

Most Photoshop users have heard about the power of Luminosity Masks for bringing out the best in a photograph, yet some are afraid to try the technique because they fear it’s too complicated. As you’ll see below, the difficulty of employing this tool is vastly overstated, if you follow the simple and effective method described in this tutorial.

 |  Oct 27, 2017  |  0 comments
Shutterbug has been combing the aisles of PhotoPlus Expo in New York City this week, checking out all the hot gear camera making its debut at the show. We stopped by the Canon booth and got a look at the new Canon G1 X Mark III, which squeezes a 24.2MP DSLR-size APS-C sensor inside a compact camera body about the size and weight of the small G5 X, which it resembles.
Ron Leach  |  Oct 26, 2017  |  0 comments

Halloween is right around the corner, and what better way to have some fun than by shooting spooky portraits with a simple home setup? Best yet, after watching the tutorial below, you can download six free smoke textures to make your Halloween portraits even creepier.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 26, 2017  |  0 comments

Earlier this month we posted a fascinating video demonstrating all the technology that enables the shutter of a modern DSLR to open and close with remarkable speed and precision. In the equally interesting time-lapse below, you’ll see what happens when things go wrong and a technician has to replace the shutter of a Canon EOS 6D.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 25, 2017  |  0 comments

If there's one sure way to ruin an otherwise pleasing portrait, it’s to capture an image of a model with oily, shiny skin. In the video below, you’ll learn three effective Photoshop techniques for removing hot spots and shine, to create portraits you and your subjects will admire.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 24, 2017  |  0 comments

Have you ever found yourself in a beautiful outdoor setting, only to be disappointed in the images you captured of the scene? That’s not an uncommon occurrence among less-experienced nature photographers, and the video below will help you solve the riddle.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 24, 2017  |  0 comments

Sometimes all it takes to turn a good photo into something special is a slightly different angle, creative cropping, or an unconventional choice of lenses. In this quick tutorial, you’ll see how to really boast the impact of a photograph by including “emotional tension” in the scene.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 24, 2017  |  0 comments

Let’s say you receive a phone call from a gallery in London, offering to include your photographs in an upcoming exhibition of work by “emerging international artists.” Best yet, the caller from Vanity Galleries claims to have visited your website and says she was “really impressed” with your images.

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