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Ron Leach  |  Nov 28, 2023  |  0 comments

Most photographers understand that the f/stop they choose is an important component of arriving at a correct exposure. But this setting affects other attributes of a photo that novices

Ron Leach  |  Nov 27, 2023  |  0 comments

The use of affordable lens filters was more prevalent in the days of 35mm photography when we didn't have image-editing tools to enhance our work. But as you'll see in the quick video below, these simple accessories are just as valid in today's era of digital imaging.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 22, 2023  |  0 comments

If landscape photography is a primary areas of interest, you're likely familiar with the conventional "wisdom" that f/11 is the optimum aperture to use when shooting this genre of imagery. But many accomplished pros consider this "rule" nothing more than a useless myth, and the tutorial below explains why.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 19, 2023  |  0 comments

Gifts for photographers? We have some suggestions—20 of them. And don't forget to treat yourself—you deserve it. You what?! Oh well, treat yourself anyway.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 17, 2023  |  0 comments

Today were going to discuss a tool that many experienced landscape shooters consider the pound-for-pound champion of photographic accessories, and it's the dollar-for-dollar champ too. If your guess is the affordable polarizing filter, you just scored a knockout.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 16, 2023  |  0 comments

Most beginning photographers are enthusiastic about their new creative pursuit, but sheer passion alone is not enough to get the job done. That's because practice, a firm understanding of the fundamentals, and appropriate gear are essential if one is to develop their skills.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 15, 2023  |  0 comments

Correct technique is essential for fast and precise focus, and sometimes it's necessary to give your camera some help. That's because if you focus on the wrong spot within the frame, all is lost before you snap the shutter—even if you use a high-end pro camera with a premium lens.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 01, 2023  |  0 comments

The first thing most landscape photographers do upon arriving on location is open their bag and mount a favorite wide-angle lens on their camera. But using the right lens doesn't guarantee great results unless you understand the "essential" techniques for getting the job done.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Oct 27, 2023  |  0 comments

Sigma just began delivering the Fujifilm X mount version of their popular 100-400mm f/5-6.3 zoom.  Shutterbug had the chance to field test a sample hands-on for a few weeks to learn whether or not it's as good as people say. Here are our findings.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Oct 26, 2023  |  0 comments

Dateline EARTH, October 26, 2023 - Leica announces M11-P, first camera in the world that integrates Content Authenticity Initiative (CAI) technology to validate the legitimacy and origin of digital images. The Leica M11-P is the stealthier version of the Leica M11 and yes, "stealthier" is a word.

Subtitle: Leica Joins Fight Against Provenance Ambiguity

Ron Leach  |  Oct 24, 2023  |  0 comments

When all else fails and there's "nothing to shoot" it's time to do out and photograph the sunset. These warm, romantic scenes are favorites among photographers of all genres, and this tutorial from the B&C Camera YouTube channel reveals the best camera setting to use for achieving beautiful results.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 23, 2023  |  0 comments

Tilt-shift lenses work wonders to significantly refine an image in a number of important ways. Unfortunately these specialized lenses are extremely costly and beyond the means of many photographers—especially for the limited application they provide.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 18, 2023  |  0 comments

If you're striving to shoot more impactful landscape imagery you've come to the right place, as one of our favorite instructors reveals seven simple techniques that "transformed my photos" as his skills evolved. These techniques are easy to accomplish but will have a huge impact on the quality of your work.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 16, 2023  |  0 comments

If you're a Shutterbug reader you likely own a few lenses, or at least a couple zooms offering a variety of focal lengths. But do you really understand how the focal length you choose impacts more than just the magnification of a subject?

Ron Leach  |  Oct 11, 2023  |  0 comments

If you're a landscape photographer who strives to capture great images in the camera, rather than resorting to post-processing, the quick tutorial below is just what you need. In barely 10 minutes you'll learn what an accomplished pro says are the three lens filters you need, and how to use them.