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Ron Leach  |  Dec 13, 2017  |  0 comments

We’ve said this before, but it bears repeating: Nighttime is the right time for capturing unique images. In the four-minute video below, you’ll take a photo walk after dark with Polish-born photographer Marcin Lewandowski, and pick up some inspiration along the way.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 06, 2018  |  0 comments

Most photographers prefer to get a great shot in the camera, rather than spend a lot of time making post-processing adjustments. In this two-minute tutorial, you’ll learn how the simple polarizing filter can help you do just that.

Joel Beemer  |  Dec 11, 2012  |  1 comments

t was when my knees began creaking that I came to realize it was time to stop hauling around a monorail 4x5” camera system in the field. Something smaller and lighter was needed.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Mar 18, 2016  |  0 comments

Depth of Field has a lot in common with gravity. You don’t have to fully understand the physics behind it to make it work for you. Managing depth of field is a critical component of mastering photography. This article should get you well on your way.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 21, 2018  |  0 comments

Anita Sadowska is a professional fashion photographer based in Dublin, and in this quick tutorial she teams up with an experienced model to demonstrate simple posing techniques that will help you shoot boudoir photos at home like a pro.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 27, 2017  |  0 comments

The Cooperative of Photography (COOPH) is a unique web magazine and online store, and they just shared the video below with some gorgeous and vibrant images.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 12, 2019  |  0 comments

Night sky photography is fun, but it can be tricky. For instance, how many times have you set up your tripod, shot the night skies, only to find out afterwards that you didn’t capture the stars the way you wanted them.

Howard Millard  |  Sep 30, 2014  |  1 comments

Are you someone who appreciates the richtones, colors and textures of 19th and 20th century alternative photo processes? With onOne Software’s Perfect B&W (www.ononesoftware.com), you can imbue your own images with these classic looks, and you won’t have to spend days in the darkroom to do it. Options include Platinum and Palladium, the warm beige tones and mottled surface of Calotype, the blue hues of Cyanotype, the buff tones of an Albumen print, the velvety reds of a warm Carbon print, even the look of a Tintype and many more.

Joe Routon  |  Jul 09, 2013  |  First Published: Jun 01, 2013  |  1 comments

After a grueling three-day walk, an elderly farmer, hobbling with the aid of two gnarly walking sticks, finally arrived at the hospital in Ometepec. The long distance and oppressive Mexican heat were not his only obstacles—the insidious cataracts that were slowly robbing him of his vision made his trek a precarious journey. A young mother, who had been sightless for several years, gave birth to a child. She had nursed her, raised her, and loved her, without ever seeing her face.

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Jun 24, 2016  |  0 comments

I got the idea for this how-to story from something the Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist David Hume Kennerly said to me: “Believe me, the challenge of photography is not going to France for the first time and photographing the Eiffel Tower. The challenge is really seeing and then photographing the stuff that’s familiar and ordinary, stuff we see all the time but never really observe or give much attention.”

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Apr 29, 2016  |  First Published: Apr 28, 2016  |  0 comments

Many, many years ago, in a silver halide universe far, far away, amateur photographers were divided into two camps. Their differences were not based on political orientation. And they had nothing to do with the Cold War, nationality, ideology or anything else so trivial. What was the division that separated otherwise rational people? Read on…

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 08, 2019  |  0 comments

What are the worst habits in landscape photography? Landscape photographer Mark Denney thinks he knows, at least for himself, and he's posted the below video sharing nine bad habits he thinks landscape photographers should avoid.

Dan Havlik  |  Mar 12, 2019  |  3 comments

Ever since she started making YouTube videos, professional photographer Irene Rudnyk has received comments from some viewers who say she’s holding her camera “wrong.” In particular, the commenters have criticized how Rudnyk holds her DSLR when shooting in portrait or vertical mode.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 06, 2018  |  0 comments

Okay—you’ve taken all the prudent measures to protect your home and family from Mother Nature’s temper tirades. That’s terrific! But what about your cameras, image files and photographs? Whether or not you acknowledge global climate change, you’ve got to admit that there’s been some vicious weather juju going on recently. Let’s talk preparation.

Scott Kelby  |  Nov 02, 2017  |  0 comments

Q. In the July 2017 issue, one of the questions dealt with processing black-and-white images in Lightroom as opposed to shooting black and white in camera. One of your suggestions was using add-on programs in Lightroom such as Nik’s Silver Efex Pro to “open up a whole new world of black-and-white possibilities.” How much more benefit or advantage do you get from using an add-on program versus just learning the advanced features of Lightroom and creating the effects yourself? Is it worth spending the extra money on the add-ons or should you just learn to use Lightroom more efficiently?

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