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Ron Leach  |  Oct 13, 2017  |  0 comments

We regularly share helpful tutorials from portrait photographer Manny Ortiz. In this behind-the-scenes photoshoot, Ortiz reveals his two favorite lenses—a fast 55mm f/1.8 and a high-speed 85mm f/1.4. 

Ron Leach  |  Apr 03, 2018  |  0 comments

Portraiture is a very subjective endeavor, with almost as many styles of shooting as there are portrait photographers. And this quick tutorial is sure to raise a few eyebrows, as Manny Ortiz explains why he often purposely underexposes his images.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 02, 2018  |  0 comments

We like to keep things simple after hectic holiday weekends; so today we’re bringing you three quick “five tips“ tutorials that will improve your photography without a huge learning curve. In this first video, you’ll pick up one pro’s five favorite camera hacks in just two minutes.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 06, 2017  |  1 comments

Conventional wisdom is that if you’re serious about photography you should always shoot in the Raw file format and reserve JPEG files for less important tasks such as emailing and posting images on the Internet. But this ongoing debate isn’t going to end any time soon, and in the video below you’ll see why one pro says he’s shooting JPEGs more and more often.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 17, 2017  |  0 comments

Most photographers love their state-of-the-art cameras and premium glass, and they strive to capture perfectly exposed images from the best locations possible. But according to one top pro, all of that is meaningless unless you have the patience to wait for the decisive moment before snapping the shutter.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 24, 2018  |  0 comments

Those of you who follow our website know that Manny Ortiz is both an adept photo instructor and a very fine portrait photographer. Yet, according to Ortiz, knowledge, skill and practice is far more important that talent if you want to become a great photographer. 

Ron Leach  |  Oct 11, 2016  |  0 comments

Light painting a night sky with burning steel wool is an effective (and dangerous) way to create some unusual images. The video below illustrates a different take on the technique—photographing a small amount of the combustible material through a macro lens.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 10, 2017  |  0 comments

A common challenge when shooting landscapes and cityscapes is to create order out of chaos in complex scenes that simply have too much going on. Photojournalist Doug McKinlay calls this dilemma “information overload” and he demonstrates a ridiculously simply solution in the three-minute video below.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 13, 2016  |  0 comments

Here’s an intriguing slow-motion macro video illustrating the hidden beauty that’s revealed when you cut ordinary objects in half. The folks at Macro Room did just that, using objects like vegetables, a shoe, and even an old digital camera, and the results are pretty interesting.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 16, 2018  |  0 comments

We’ve covered rocket launch photographers before but none of them have been like John Kraus. Kraus is an 18-year-old photographer who has earned international fame capturing stunning images of rocket launches.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 21, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s a great resource for beginner photographers. The below video from Apalapse gives brief explanations of 25 important technical photography terms that every beginner photographer should know.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 12, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s another simple yet effective photography tips video from Light Club. In the short 2.5-minute clip, the work of some of the world’s top photographers is used to show that the key to create a powerful portrait is how you capture the eyes.

Ron Leach  |  May 08, 2017  |  0 comments

Thomas Heaton is an acclaimed British landscape photographer with over 100,000 followers on his YouTube channel, and he recently decided to get away from it all on the Greek Island of Rhodes. Fortunately for all his fans, Heaton just can’t sit still on the beach, and just happed to have a DJI Mavic Pro drone in his backpack.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 09, 2016  |  0 comments

It was a chilly 46 degrees in Bogota, Colombia, but that didn’t stop 6,000 enthusiastic volunteers from stripping off their clothes for NY-based photographer Spencer Tunick who organized the shoot in the town’s Bolivar Plaza. Tunick has held similar mass nude shoots in Mexico City, Amsterdam and Sydney.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 05, 2017  |  0 comments

Our favorite weird lens expert Mathieu Stern is back, this time with three cheap vintage lenses that deliver amazing bokeh. And like all the bargain glass Stern discovers, these lenses can be adapted for use with modern digital cameras.

 

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