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Ron Leach  |  Aug 16, 2022  |  0 comments

Whether you’re planning a weekend adventure or taking a long overdue vacation it’s important to do things right, because it’s rarely possible to return to a scene for a redo of an epic memory.

Deborah Sandidge  |  Aug 19, 2022  |  0 comments

I’m guessing the blue moon photo did its job and got your attention. It might surprise you to know that a key element in its creation was a weather app. We’ll get to the details of that shortly, but first, a few words about not-strictly-photographic accessories.

Ron Leach  |  May 23, 2022  |  0 comments

When it comes to portraiture, “posing is everything.” So says pro Justin Laurens who regrettably neglected this consideration when first getting started. He admits he was initially confused by how to pose models, and considered this important skill “trivial.”

Roberto Valenzuela  |  Mar 18, 2022  |  0 comments

(Editor’s Note: Exploring Light is a monthly Shutterbug column featuring tips, tricks, and photo advice from professional photographers in Canon Explorers of Light education program. This month's column is by Roberto Valenzuela, with five essential techniques for posing people.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 30, 2022  |  0 comments

We regularly bring you tutorials from top photographers with different specialties, because there’s no better way to improve one’s skills than learning from an accomplished pro. The video below takes things even further, with great shooting advice from three experts in landscape photography.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 29, 2022  |  0 comments

Autumn is a favorite season for many outdoor photographers because of the stunning warm colors that paint the landscape from coast to coast. Yet even when confronted with a beautiful scene, it’s sometimes difficult to capture the vibrance of what you see through the viewfinder.

Henry Anderson  |  Jul 22, 2021  |  0 comments

Here's a set of crazy camera tricks that are part clever, part silly, and 100 percent free.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 25, 2018  |  0 comments

When the creative juices stop flowing, it’s time to try something different. And the five fun photo hacks in the video below will definitely give you a boost.

Henry Anderson  |  Dec 06, 2019  |  0 comments

Here's a fun photo project you can try this weekend. Just grab a regular umbrella – we know you have one hiding in the closet somewhere – and follow along with COOPH's tutorial below titled "5 photo hacks with your umbrella."

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jan 08, 2021  |  0 comments

These projects are affordable or FREE and will keep you occupied for days – weeks, even. They require no special skills and comply with social distancing safety and common sense. Think of them as sort of blind dates. You may want to spend an afternoon with them, or maybe a few months, or perhaps even the rest of your life.

Henry Anderson  |  Jul 13, 2022  |  0 comments

Tired of taking the same old photos with your smartphone or camera? The clever folks from COOPH have put out a new video with fun “creative combinations” to help you shoot head-turning images that will go viral.

Ron Leach  |  May 06, 2021  |  0 comments

Even experienced photographers know that creativity can be a fickle friend. Sometimes you’re full of inspiration, while other times the doldrums set in and your vision runs dry.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 02, 2019  |  0 comments

Here's a fun photography project to try this weekend: five creative ways to use shadows in your photography. In the below video from COOPH, they explain how shadows can be used in a variety of ways to produce head-turning photos.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 20, 2020  |  0 comments

Most of us consider photography a challenge, whereby we’re constantly striving to capture better images. But our craft should also be an enjoyable experience, and the quick video below provides five fun photo hacks that deliver unique results.

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