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Cynthia Boylan  |  Mar 19, 2015  |  2 comments

American photographer Courtney Colantonio-Ray was recently named the winner of the US National Award in the prestigious 2015 Sony World Photography Awards. Colantonio-Ray’s winning image “Dancer in Pause” was chosen as the single best photo taken by an American photographer entered into any of the 10 Open categories of the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards (the world’s biggest photography competition).

Ron Leach  |  Jun 28, 2017  |  0 comments

Whether you shoot landscapes, street scenes, or seascapes, a crooked horizon is a sure way to mess up an otherwise great shot. You can avoid this problem by composing your scene properly in the camera, and most viewfinders have a grid option to make this pretty easy.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 07, 2017  |  0 comments

Many of the image-editing tutorials we post involve working with layer masks in Photoshop. This quick video reveals 10 helpful shortcuts that enable you to speed up your workflow by using layer masks more efficiently.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 26, 2017  |  0 comments

Double-exposure images can be a lot of fun, and there are ways to create these effects in camera or by using Photoshop to combine two or more photographs. In the tutorial below, you’ll learn how to use a plugin from Google’s free Nik Collection to create double exposures with ease.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 03, 2017  |  0 comments

Have you ever wondered how some photographers add a dreamy, ethereal look to their landscapes photos? More often than not, this soft glow is a result of a post-processing technique known as the  “Orton Effect” which is quite popular these days among nature photographers.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 27, 2017  |  0 comments

If you’ve never used Photoshop’s Calculations Tool you’re not alone. Many photographers ignore this option when editing their images, but after watching the tutorial below you won’t make that mistake again.

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  |  Jan 23, 2018  |  0 comments

One way to create photos with maximum detail is to upgrade your camera with a new model offering greater resolution. But if a big expenditure isn’t in the cards, the following tutorial explains a “super resolution” trick for making high megapixel images with whatever camera you own.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 11, 2017  |  0 comments

Award-winning photographer Joe McNally has been on assignment in over 70 countries across the globe, shooting for publications like National Geographic, LIFE, and Sports Illustrated, as well as a large stable of commercial clients. McNally credits part of his success to a mastery of telling stories with his images, and in the video below he reveals three secrets on how you can do the same.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 21, 2016  |  0 comments

Have you ever left home without an external flash, only to come upon a portrait opportunity that you had to shoot with your camera’s harsh pop-up flash? Well, as long as you keep a cheap, white balloon in your camera bag, this simple hack from the wacky Koldunov brothers has you covered.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 07, 2016  |  0 comments

Sony shooters will soon be able to use their beloved Nikon F lenses on Sony's E-mount mirrorless cameras with a new adapter from Vello scheduled to ship sometime next month. This is a premium adapter with all-metal construction, superb build quality, and an anti-reflective matte finish.

Staff  |  Jun 30, 2009  |  11 comments

Smash Direct, the parent company of UsedCameraBuyer.com, has launched a new destination for pre-owned camera and video gear online. UsedCameras.com features all brands of products from the professional to the consumer, including large & medium format, DSLR, Lenses, Film Gear and more. The new site has a low price guarantee and free domestic shipping on all orders. “Our gear is used, but not used up. UsedCameras is a great destination for any fan of photography.” Seth Schmidt, President and CEO Smash Direct LLC.

www.UsedCameras.com...

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 10, 2005  |  0 comments

Most of today's modern cameras have some type of motorized film advance
mechanism already integrated into the camera body. Motor drives are the separate
accessory attachments that were commonplace just a few years ago, and now are
most often found on the used shelf in your favorite camera specialty retailer
or on auction sites.

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Jack Neubart  |  Aug 16, 2016  |  0 comments

Tom Oldham has been shooting portraits for 20 years and is today widely known for his expertise in medium format photography, notably with Hasselblad camera systems. He began his freelance career at the age of 29, having worked as a technician at the Plymouth College of Art for a few years after completing his studies there.

Dan Havlik  |  Jun 02, 2016  |  1 comments

Photographer Simon Bruty first came to Zambia in southern Africa in 1993 on assignment for Sports Illustrated. The story, unfortunately, was a sad one.

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