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Staff  |  Nov 26, 2021  |  0 comments

Datacolor is famous for helping photographers and other creatives achieve the most accurate colors possible. And right now they’re providing an opportunity to save up to $80 on the Datacolor Spyder and ColorReader range. But don’t wait around! These special offers only last until December 3 or while stocks last

Ron Leach  |  Nov 24, 2021  |  0 comments

Regardless of the type of images they shoot most, all photographers would occasionally like to capture beautiful images of the great outdoors. What holds some shooters back is the common misconception that landscape photography requires visiting exotic locations with big, epic vistas.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 24, 2021  |  0 comments

There’s a relatively unknown Soft Proofing Mode in Lightroom that can work wonders for the color accuracy of your photos, once you understand where it’s found and how to take advantage of what it can do.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 22, 2021  |  0 comments

Many photographers prefer to use natural light, whether they’re shooting portraits or other types of images. But that can be a difficult challenge under high-contrast light—unless you know the proper technique.

Barbara Bordnick  |  Nov 19, 2021  |  0 comments

(Editor’s Note: Exploring Light is a monthly Shutterbug column featuring tips, tricks, and photo advice from professional photographers in the Canon Explorers of Light and Canon Legends education program. This month's column is by Barbara Bordnick with easy tips for capturing great photos of friends and family this holiday season.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 18, 2021  |  0 comments

If you’re running out of fresh ideas, and need a quick jolt of inspiration, this fun video will provide a quick jump-start and get your creative juices flowing once again. You’ll pick up five eye-popping ideas in less than three minutes, enabling you to shoot images with the WOW! factor.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 18, 2021  |  0 comments

While we don’t have any data to back up our intuition, we’d guess that sunrise scenes are among the post popular images captured by outdoor photographers. And while many of your shots may look pretty good straight out of the camera, there are a few simple editing tricks for making them look great.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 17, 2021  |  0 comments

Experienced portrait photographers know that one key to a successful image is rendering skin tones in a manner that appears both natural and flattering. Dull pale skin is unappealing, as are overly saturated tones that can be ugly and unrealistic.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 17, 2021  |  0 comments

Understanding how to control depth of field (DOF) is an important skill for all types of photography, whether you shoot portraits, landscapes, sports, or just about anything else. In the video below, you’ll learn how to employ DOF wisely for professional looking images.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 16, 2021  |  0 comments

Ask any experienced landscape photographer to name their favorite accessories, and the polarizing filter will be near the top of the list. Used properly, this simple tool adds impact to outdoor photos, but a heavy-handed approach will spoil an otherwise great shot.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 16, 2021  |  0 comments

There’s still time to get outside and capture the colorful splendor of autumn, before winter drastically changes the landscape. If the images you capture don’t appear as vibrant as what you saw through the viewfinder, this tutorial is for you.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 15, 2021  |  0 comments

Have you ever returned from a shoot, thinking you captured a bunch of great shots, only to be disappointed when you review the images on a computer? Well, join the club, because this happens to the best of us on occasion.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 11, 2021  |  0 comments

It’s not uncommon for photographers to avoid using a flash when shooting outdoors. Sometimes that’s because they prefer the look of ambient light images, while other times it’ a matter of not understanding how to properly employ supplemental light.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 11, 2021  |  0 comments

Would you like to try your hand at close-up photography but can’t afford an expensive macro lens? Well consider this: An affordable set of extension tubes will turn just about any lens you own into a close-focusing macro lens.

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.

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