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Ron Leach  |  May 11, 2022  |  0 comments

Light is the key component of all forms of photography. That’s because perfect focus and composition, and a great subject, are all for naught if the light is flat or dull.

Ron Leach  |  May 10, 2022  |  0 comments

We all strive for sharp images with a minimum of noise, which can be particular difficult when using slow shutter speeds and high ISO settings under low-low conditions. Conventional wisdom is that when you optimize one parameter you make the other worse.

Ron Leach  |  May 10, 2022  |  0 comments

Let’s face it: photographing birds can be challenging, especially when your subjects are in flight. But even birds resting on a tree limb are often fidgety, and their erratic movements require special techniques.

Henry Anderson  |  May 10, 2022  |  0 comments

Lens filters, help or hindrance? Important or unnecessary in the digital photography age? Photographer Mitch Lally finds them super handy and share the three filters he brings to every shoot in the below tutorial.

Elisa Fedrizzi  |  May 09, 2022  |  0 comments

Water is the primary resource on earth and can be the thread of inspiration for a variety of photography styles. For so many photographers it’s nature that inspires them with its beauty, strength and difference, where nature’s expressive power creates different atmospheres.

Ron Leach  |  May 09, 2022  |  0 comments

If you love photographing birds and other forms of wildlife, but your images tend to look the same, the tutorial below is just what you need. Best yet, the shooting and editing techniques are far easier than you may think.

Ron Leach  |  May 06, 2022  |  0 comments

Star trail photos of the nighttime sky are extremely dramatic, but the typical approach takes a lot of time and advanced shooting and editing skills. If you want an easy approach for getting in on the fun, today’s straightforward tutorial explains how to create the impressive effect from a single image, using a ”hidden hotkey” in Photoshop.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  May 06, 2022  |  0 comments

If you grew up in America, your idea of an electrical wall outlet is a flat rectangle with two receptacles where one can plug in the cord from a lamp, toaster or other 110-volt gizmo. Here are five products that may change that mental image forever.

Henry Anderson  |  May 05, 2022  |  0 comments

When shooting portraits, is it better to use a zoom lens or a prime lens? It's a common question a lot of photographers, particularly those who are just starting out in portraiture, are bound to ask.

Ron Leach  |  May 05, 2022  |  0 comments

As much as some Shutterbug readers consider it blasphemy to shoot “serious” images with an iPhone, it’s difficult to deny that—when used properly—today’s sophisticated smartphones are capable of making truly superb photographs. In the detailed video below, you’ll learn everything you need to know to do that yourself.

Henry Anderson  |  May 04, 2022  |  0 comments

What if there was a way to never take a blurry photo again? While that might not be entirely possible, pro landscape photographer Mark Denney says he knows three things that many photographers do to cause out-of-focus images.

Ron Leach  |  May 04, 2022  |  0 comments

You may not consider yourself a portrait photographer, but trust us: Sooner or later you’ll be asked to work some magic with family members or friends. And it’s likely your “model” will be just as inexperienced as you are.

Ron Leach  |  May 04, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’re serious about landscape photography and want to blow a few minds, pull up a chair and watch the 15-minute tutorial below, as one of our favorite outdoor photographers demonstrates how to create absolutely amazing HDR panorama images in either Photoshop or Lightroom.

Henry Anderson  |  May 03, 2022  |  0 comments

There's a movement in modern boudoir photography to bring these sensual shoots outside the bedroom. We've covered some photographers who are doing boudoir shoots outdoors and now here's another photographer who has brought boudoir to a non-typical location: a library in New York City.

Ron Leach  |  May 03, 2022  |  0 comments

Photoshop often works in mysterious ways, because making an adjustment with one tool can affect other important image parameters and yield surprising results. Today’s tutorial provides one common example that you may or may not understand.

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