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Dan Havlik  |  Aug 31, 2020  |  0 comments

Just because you're shooting portraits indoors doesn't mean you need to be a slave to artificial light. Yes, even in the studio you can shoot beautiful portraits using only natural light.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 27, 2020  |  0 comments

If you’re new to Photoshop there’s a good chance you feel a bit intimidated and overwhelmed by the vast capabilities this photo-processing powerhouse has to offer. But we’ll let you in on a little secret: It’s easy to dramatically improve your images by mastering just a handful of Photoshop’s most basic and simple tools.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 26, 2020  |  0 comments

OK, we know this one is going to be controversial, but when Matt Granger speaks, people listen because he’s been a top pro for many years. And for someone known as “the Nikon Guy” for the past 15 years, a decision to sell all his high-end gear and move to another system is a really big deal.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 26, 2020  |  0 comments

Shooting landscapes with a telephoto lens is a challenging yet rewarding experience. On the one hand, telephotos allow you to reimagine a landscape photograph by zeroing in on a few specific details to create an artistic composition. On the other hand, if you make a mistake in composing a scene with a long lens, it can ruin the image.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 25, 2020  |  0 comments

Summer is rapidly drawing to a close, as are opportunities for warm weather landscape photography. So if you want to capture a few more spectacular summer sunset images, now is the time.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 25, 2020  |  0 comments

We’ve all been there: You shoot a quick portrait that you think is pretty nice, only to find out later on the computer that there are subtle, ugly shadows on your subject’s face. The image is ruined, right? Well, not so fast.

Henry Anderson  |  Aug 21, 2020  |  0 comments

You could say that photographer Anita Sadowska has had a lot of fun in the sun lately. The photography tutorial below is Sadowska's third on how to shoot portraits in the non-optimal conditions of direct sunlight.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 20, 2020  |  0 comments

The art of capturing sensuous boudoir photographs needn’t be complicated, nor does it require a fancy studio outfitted with expensive gear. As you’ll see in the following video, all you really need—apart from your camera and a lens—is an attractive model, one continuous light, and a nearby window. Best yet, you can get the job done in the comfort of your home.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 19, 2020  |  0 comments

Telephoto lenses can come in handy for landscape photography when you want to add some variety to your standard wide-angle scenic shots. Using a telephoto correctly for landscapes, however, can be tricky for some beginner photographers.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 18, 2020  |  0 comments

One great to improve our photography skills is by learning from past mistakes. But an even better approach is to learn from a pro that has made numerous mistakes throughout his career. That way you don’t have to make them yourself.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 18, 2020  |  0 comments

The sunny days of summer are drawing to a close, and overcast autumn weather is right around the corner. That means numerous opportunities for capturing the moody days of fall. In the video below, you’ll see how to shoot fantastic photos once the evening temperature drops and fog rolls in across the morning landscape.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 17, 2020  |  0 comments

A hack, by definition, is a tip or trick for a way to do something more quickly and more effectively than usual. Portrait photographers looking to immediately add some extra spice to their images during the editing process would be wise to check out these three Photoshop hacks from portrait pro Justin Laurens

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 14, 2020  |  0 comments

Everyone is being forced to a get a little more creative lately with their photo shoots because of the pandemic. One photographer who is pulling out all the stops with her creativity is Anita Sadowska who has adapted to the difficult current conditions quite swimmingly, pun intended.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 13, 2020  |  0 comments

One of the keys to a great portrait is to create separation between your model and the background, to minimize distracting elements and direct the viewer’s eye to your subject. This is particularly true when shooting outdoors where cluttered backgrounds are common.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 12, 2020  |  0 comments

We could all use a bit of fun these days, and for Shutterbug readers there’s no better way to get some than with a camera—especially if you can capture fascinating images in the process. Sound good? Read on.

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