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Ron Leach  |  May 12, 2021  |  0 comments

We’ve had numerous discussions about making b&w conversions from color photographs. But what about converting b&w images to color? There are ways to get the job done using Photoshop or a free third-party artificial-intelligence (AI) platform that one image-editing expert says provides “jaw-dropping results.”

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 04, 2019  |  0 comments

Photographer and model Sorelle Amore is an expert at getting people to look their best in photos. We’ve featured many of her tutorials with posing tips and tricks the pros use to shoot better portraits.

Steve Bedell  |  Apr 13, 2012  |  First Published: Mar 01, 2012  |  4 comments

High school senior photography has changed dramatically in the last few years. With looser yearbook standards and the ability to see what you get with digital cameras, many photographers who previously did major business in the senior market are now seeing sharp declines. With this in mind, I decided to ask four of the top names in the business about how they maintain a strong presence in the senior market. All have their own style and way of doing things and all are exceptional photographers.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 27, 2021  |  0 comments

One of the most important skills in the early development of all photographers is knowing how to interpret the light falling on a scene, and then choosing the camera settings that will result in a perfectly exposure photo. With a bit of knowledge and practice, this quickly becomes second nature—enabling you concentrate on other key variables that make up a great image.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 06, 2017  |  0 comments

Whether you photograph portraits in the studio or wildlife in the field, a daylong shoot usually results in the onerous task of culling through dozens if not hundreds of images to select the best shots. 

Sue Bryce  |  Apr 16, 2021  |  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 Sue Bryce on how she regained her inspiration by putting a few things into motion. Sue Bryce Education is offering free access to dozens of online classes during the week of April 18-24. Register for free here.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 25, 2019  |  0 comments

Have you ever thought of trying to sell your photos? If you a serious photographer who might like to become a professional, working pro Jessica Sterling has some great advice in the below video, titled "How Much Should I Charge for My Work?"

Ron Leach  |  Jan 19, 2021  |  0 comments

One often overlooked technique for improving outdoor photographs is using a your camera’s built-in flash or a more powerful external unit for filling in shadows, adding sparkle to a subject’s eyes and much more. If you think this requires complicated camera and flash settings, read on.

Maria Piscopo  |  Oct 30, 2015  |  0 comments

Michael Grecco is an award-winning, internationally renowned director and photographer of celebrity portraits, advertising and editorial commissions, private collections, and fine art. As one of the most respected visual storytellers in the world, his conceptual vision and signature dramatic lighting create distinctive images that are evocative, sophisticated, and comedic.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 05, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s a great short tips video from professional photographer Michael Sasser on how to capture flattering angles in boudoir photography. In the clip, which we’ve embedded below, Sasser talks about how shooting down or up on a boudoir subject can dramatically change the mood.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 30, 2021  |  0 comments

A simple way to give photos more impact is to change the color of one or more objects in the scene. And you’ll be surprised how easy this task is to accomplish in Photoshop by watching the video below.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 24, 2022  |  0 comments

Aperture is a key fundamental of photography, and one component of the Exposure Triangle—along with ISO and shutter speed—that work together to produce properly exposed images. But as you’ll see in the tutorial below, the f/stop you choose also affects photos in other important ways.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 10, 2021  |  0 comments

Camera manufacturers take pride in how many focus points are available in new models, and the number seems to be increasing with every introduction. From a user’s perspective, the phase “more is better” often rings true.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 30, 2018  |  0 comments

Are you in the market for a new lens? Well, then you should definitely check out the below video where photographer Pierre T. Lambert compares six different lenses/focal lengths to show how they affect your shots so you can pick the right one for you.

Henry Anderson  |  Jan 27, 2022  |  0 comments

These days, everyone likes throwbacks. Whether it's retro-style cameras, vintage lenses, or even analog photography and film, classic things, by their very nature, never go out of style.

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