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Ron Leach  |  Jan 05, 2017  |  0 comments

OK, bird lovers, here's something unique that will let you take great remote photos of your feathered friends. Bird Photo Booth 2.0 is an affordable bird feeder and 4K action cam combo for getting great close-ups and action shots of birds and other wildlife without a lot of fancy gear.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 05, 2017  |  0 comments

Here’s a very helpful tutorial on adding impact to your landscape photos by enhancing dynamic contrast without the need for any special plugins. The technique is based on the Soft Light Blend Mode in which whatever is neutral gray remains unchanged, while blacks get darker and whites get whiter.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 05, 2017  |  0 comments

Last month we showed you how to create better portraits by using a white balloon to soften the light from your camera’s pop-up flash. Now there are these five camera hacks to improve your photos with a simple plastic bag.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 04, 2017  |  0 comments

Yesterday we showed you how to improve landscape photos suffering from blown out clouds, but what if your image has a boring sky with no clouds at all? In today’s tutorial you’ll learn how to use Photoshop to totally replace a drab sky. 

Ron Leach  |  Jan 03, 2017  |  0 comments

We’ve all been there: You’re shooting a beautiful landscape with bright billowing clouds and some interesting shadow detail, so what do you do? You can expose for the highlights and risk introducing noise into the shadows. But if you expose for nice clean shadows, there go the highlights.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 03, 2017  |  0 comments

Forget all those fad diets that have been atop your New Year’s resolution list ever since you turned 30. Here’s a pain-free "diet" that lets photographers eat whatever they want while helping them take better photos in the coming year!

Dan Havlik  |  Dec 30, 2016  |  0 comments

A few weeks ago we shared an intriguing time-lapse video showing how much Photoshop work went into a photographer’s edit of an image he shot of two cars. In short, it was 4.5 hours of editing in post crammed into a 4-minute clip. Now, here’s another photographer who created a similarly fascinating time-lapse showing all his editing work behind a photo he shot of a car.

Dan Havlik  |  Dec 30, 2016  |  0 comments

We can’t argue with the appeal of this waterproof test: capture a pretty model in a gorgeous river/waterfall scene in slow motion.

Dan Havlik  |  Dec 29, 2016  |  0 comments

Time-lapse photography and time-lapse videos are still immensely popular and interest in them shows no signs of slowing down (so to speak). In fact, a spectacular time-lapse video of Chicago was the fifth most popular story on Shutterbug.com in 2016 and it’s easy to see why.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 28, 2016  |  0 comments

There’s a reason why this hyper-lapse video is so breathtaking: It took almost 48,000 hand-held still images, 35 days of shooting, and 220 days of post processing to create.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 28, 2016  |  0 comments

Fujifilm created quite a buzz in Cologne, Germany at the recent Photokina exposition with the introduction of the distinctive GFX 50S medium format camera, boasting a compact mirrorless design, 51.4MP resolution and attractive retro styling. In the videos below, four top pros discuss what all the fanfare is about.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 27, 2016  |  0 comments

Photoshop is such a comprehensive tool that it offers a wide array of capabilities that are unfamiliar to many photographers. Thanks to this fast-paced video tutorial from Tutvid, you can learn 10 hidden Photoshop tricks that are sure to improve your images.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 27, 2016  |  0 comments

Want to elevate the quality of your photography with the gear you already own? It may sound too good to be true, but all you have to do is watch the following video tutorial from Canadian pro Peter McKinnon and that’s exactly what will happen.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 22, 2016  |  0 comments

Time-lapse videos are all the rage these days but they typically require specialized gear and technical expertise that is beyond the means and knowledge of many of us. In the six-minute tutorial below, you’ll learn how to create time-lapses yourself, using gear you likely already own.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 22, 2016  |  0 comments

It’s not too difficult to turn a good photograph into a great one by making some simple adjustments to contrast, sharpening and toning in Lightroom. The helpful video tutorial below shows you how to do just that while retaining a natural look.

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