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Ron Leach  |  Jul 07, 2020  |  0 comments

One of the byproducts of today’s digital age, especially among young photographers who have never shot film, is a lack of appreciation for lens filters. Sure, some filters can be replicated in post processing, but there are some that cannot.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 07, 2020  |  0 comments

All outdoor photographers have experienced the dilemma of coming upon a scene that would make a stunning image, were it not for the dull light. But all is not lost, as you’ll see in the video below, demonstrating how to magically transform a flat photo by painting with light in Photoshop.

Henry Anderson  |  Jul 06, 2020  |  0 comments

We've shared amazing footage of nature on Shutterbug before including this slow-moving lava flow consuming an entire car in Hawaii and this intense wind that appears to make a forest breathe.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 06, 2020  |  0 comments

One of the biggest mistakes you can make in Photoshop or Lightroom is to overedit your photos, right? You know what we're talking about: it's when you or a photographer you know (who shall remain nameless) makes so many software tweaks to an image that it starts to look garish and fake.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 03, 2020  |  0 comments

Summer is a great time to go to the beach but now, more than ever, it's important to avoid the crowds. Along with keeping a safe social distance from others at the beach, photographers want to keep their photo shoots free from distracting people in the background.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 02, 2020  |  0 comments

Thoughtful composition is essential for the creation of great landscape images, and many photographers are under the impression that a well-framed photo is solely accomplished in the camera. But as you’ll see in the video below, “Composition doesn’t end in the field,” and there’s a lot you can do in post processing to “massively improve your photos.”

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 02, 2020  |  0 comments

Food photography is an awesome artform you can do at home, which is a great thing now that so many people are spending a lot of time indoors. It's also a fun way to make your friends jealous when you share all your mouth-watering food photos on Facebook and Instagram.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 01, 2020  |  0 comments

We've all felt this way as photographers. You start off knowing very little about photography but then with some instruction, some practice, and some simple trial and error, you start to see improvement. You may even see dramatic improvement with your photos. 

Ron Leach  |  Jul 01, 2020  |  0 comments

Many good photographers shy away from portraiture, with the misunderstanding that it takes a well-equipped studio to achieve great results. Nothing could be further from the truth, as you’ll see in the video below.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 30, 2020  |  0 comments

Photographer Colin Smith of Photoshop Café is known for easy-to-follow Photoshop and Lightroom tutorials that can make a big difference when processing your images. Here he focuses on color and tone adjustments for turning good images into great ones.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 30, 2020  |  1 comments

Summer is a great time for capturing dramatic action photos, and this guide to sports photography covers just about everything you need to know to shoot like a pro.

Dan Havlik  |  Jun 29, 2020  |  0 comments

The way the sky looks can make or break or break a landscape or cityscape photo. If you have a boring sky, you will likely have a boring photo. An exciting sky, on the other hand, draws the viewer in and makes everything in your image look better.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 23, 2020  |  0 comments

This month’s release of Adobe Camera Raw is a powerful update that includes a number of undocumented hidden features. The quick video below demonstrates 10 of these secrets that will speed up your editing and deliver great results.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 19, 2020  |  0 comments

This is a great time for macro photography: Not only are insects and flowers plentiful, but for those of you who are social distancing there’s plenty to shoot in your own backyard. This quick tutorial offers some very helpful advice, especially for those new to close-up photography. And in just 10 minutes, Swedish pro Micael Widell debunks five popular myths that are simply untrue.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 16, 2020  |  0 comments

If you’re looking to up your game when it comes to landscape and nature photography, take a look at this very helpful tutorial. Top pro Mads Peter Iverson demonstrates five simple tips that will instantly improve your results.

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