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Ron Leach  |  Jan 27, 2021  |  0 comments

Photographing birds can be challenging for inexperienced shooters, whether the subjects are stationery or in flight. There are focusing and exposure details to sort out, and composition can also be tough.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 27, 2021  |  0 comments

Whether you’re attempting to photograph the Milky Way, or simply trying to capture a sparkling nighttime sky over your backyard, astrophotography can be intimidating. And once you’ve captured a few shots, editing the images may also seem like a daunting task.

Henry Anderson  |  Jan 27, 2021  |  0 comments

If you're looking for helpful beginner boudoir photography tutorials, professional photographer Critsey Rowe's channel is a great resource. In her latest video, Rowe explains ten beginner mistakes to avoid when you're just getting started in boudoir photography.

Henry Anderson  |  Jan 26, 2021  |  0 comments

Product photography is a lot harder than it looks. Consequently, many photographers may think they know how to photograph products when they really don't. This results in some serious product photography mistakes.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 26, 2021  |  0 comments

This morning Sony introduced the 50.1MP full-frame Alpha 1 mirrorless camera—a powerful new model the company calls “The most technologically advanced camera Sony has ever produced.” Bragging rights include a unique combination of blazing performance, high-resolution, and a host of new creative capabilities.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 26, 2021  |  0 comments

We still have a few weeks to go before winter gives way to spring, and the date of March 20 means different things to different photographers depending upon where they live. But whenever buds start blooming and bugs start buzzing, it’s time to start thinking about macro photography.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 25, 2021  |  0 comments

Image processing tasks can often be like shooting photographs, in that you may occasionally fall into a creative rut and need a few fresh ideas. That’s what the tutorial below is all about, and in just 12 minutes it will pull you out of the doldrums and get your creative juices flowing once again.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 25, 2021  |  0 comments

We all make mistakes in our daily lives, and that includes shooting photographs. The best response is to not beat yourself up, but to learn from your errors so you don’t make the same mistake twice.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jan 22, 2021  |  0 comments

Boris FX Optics 2021 is a gourmet buffet of creative effects Photoshop plug-ins that span the entire spectrum from caviar to corndogs, from ketchup meatloaf to filet mignon with shaved truffles. In other words, these dynamic, fast-operating filters do the normal mundane operations like color correction—and also do highly imaginative manipulations that will dazzle you. There are 160 plug-in filters and each has dozens of presets—and more importantly, each preset has dozens of adjustable parameters. Additionally, Boris FX Optics 2021 can be used as a standalone special effects editor. All at an amazing price, too.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 22, 2021  |  0 comments

What, what? If you’re confused by the headline above, admittedly so was I. One of the first things many of us do when opening Photoshop is use the Levels tool to make quick, basic adjustments to exposure. But according to a very trusted source, you should never, ever use Levels. If that sound like blasphemy, read on.

Damian Stohmeyer  |  Jan 21, 2021  |  0 comments

(Editor’s Note: Exploring Light is a monthly Shutterbug column featuring tips, tricks, and photo advice from professional photographers in Canon’s Explorer’s of Light education program. This month's column is by Damian Strohmeyer on how to shoot better sports photographs.)

Ron Leach  |  Jan 21, 2021  |  0 comments

There’s a reason that image-editing guru Unmesh Dinda has almost three million subscribers to his YouTube channel. With a motto of “Keep Creating,” Dinda offers a steady stream of easy-to-follow Photoshop and Lightroom tutorials for users of all experience levels.

Henry Anderson  |  Jan 21, 2021  |  0 comments

Here's a fun, funny and, to be perfectly honest, very accurate takedown of some of the worst types of photographers out there. In the below video, Hawaii-based pro Brett Seeley enlists the help of some of his friends to demonstrate these terrible photographers and to show what makes them so bad.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 20, 2021  |  0 comments

Spot Metering is an extremely powerful tool for all types of photography, especially when shooting backlit subjects, scenes with extremely light or dark backgrounds, or under other difficult lighting conditions. When used properly, your camera’s spot-metering mode almost always guarantees a proper exposure.

Henry Anderson  |  Jan 20, 2021  |  0 comments

You don't have to go into the studio to shoot gorgeous portraits with ideal light. If you know a few tricks and can pick the right locations, you can capture stunning portraits right on the street using only natural light.

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