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Ron Leach  |  Aug 04, 2022  |  0 comments

Have you ever looked at a captivating image and wondered how the photographer gave the photo an incredible glow effect? If so you’re in luck, because the tutorial below explains how easy this is to do yourself.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 04, 2022  |  0 comments

When it comes to photographing our feathered friends in the field, large birds tend to be the most popular, perhaps because you don’t need a super-telephoto lens to fill the frame, and these subjects are more often out in the open. But small birds have their own appeal, and with that come a unique set of challenges.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 03, 2022  |  0 comments

Sharpening photos isn’t particularly difficult, nor is it always necessary. But as image-editing expert Blake Rudis says, “Unlike many things in photography, sharpening is one of those tasks where there’s a right way and a wrong way to do it.”

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 03, 2022  |  0 comments

Is it just me, or is this summer extra hot? Grab your camera and stay cool with this extra cool Summer Sizzle Sweepstakes brought to you by Shutterbug. We might not include a yacht in the prizes, but maybe with the right gear you can convince a friend to let you take some nice photos on their boat. We gotcha!

 

Ron Leach  |  Aug 02, 2022  |  0 comments

Every so often one of our favorite instructors surprises us with a concept that really makes sense for capturing landscape scenes with maximum impact. And that’s exactly what you’ll find in the quick tutorial below, as Romanian pro Toma Bonciu demonstrates what he means by “layering” a scene from foreground to background.

Henry Anderson  |  Aug 02, 2022  |  0 comments

Capturing photos of landscapes at sunrise is not only great fun it can produce stunning images. But there’s more to shooting the sunrise than just getting up early.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 01, 2022  |  0 comments

In a perfect world we’d always arrive at a destination just before “Golden Hour,” in time to capture gorgeous landscape images with beautiful warm colors and an inviting soft glow. Since that’s not always possible we thought we’d bring you a quick post-processing tutorial for creating a similar effect in Photoshop.

Bob Davis  |  Jul 29, 2022  |  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 Bob Davis, with great tips for shooting sharp photos of wildlife and birds in flight.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 28, 2022  |  0 comments

We’re all familiar with the notion that the best time to shoot landscapes is early during Blue Hour or late in the day at Golden Hour. But what if you get the photography itch in the middle of a summer’s day?

Ron Leach  |  Jul 28, 2022  |  0 comments

We’ve all been there: You plan an excursion to a beautiful location, pack your gear, and hit the road in plenty of time to get there for perfect light. When you arrive, however, you confront flat, boring skies.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 27, 2022  |  0 comments

All photographers strive for a creative edge that makes shooting more fun and convenient while delivering images that stand out from the crowd. And there are several affordable accessories that will help you do all that—particularly when shooting travel and nature photos.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 26, 2022  |  0 comments

Do you avoid using Lightroom’s powerful Tone Curves because you find them confusing or difficult to use? Well those days are over thanks to the simple tutorial below from Danish travel photographer Alex Bjorstorp.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 25, 2022  |  0 comments

The first thing most of us think of when we hear the words “Zone System” is the great Ansel Adams, who developed this powerful exposure technique with Fred Archer over 80 years ago. The second thing that often comes to mind is the word “complicated.”

Ron Leach  |  Jul 21, 2022  |  0 comments

Widely regarded as the father of Canadian photojournalism, Ted Grant is also the father of one of our favorite quotes: “When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in b&w, you photograph their souls.”

Ron Leach  |  Jul 21, 2022  |  1 comments

Ask any experienced landscape photographer to identify the most important tool in his bag, and the answer is likely to be, “My ND filter.” Or more accurately, “My set of ND filters.”

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