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Henry Anderson  |  Sep 07, 2021  |  0 comments

We've heard some people complain their portraits look blah because they can't find good locations to shoot them in. We're sorry but that's a poor excuse because, as pro photographer Manny Ortiz shows you below, good portraits can happen just about anywhere.

Henry Anderson  |  Aug 26, 2021  |  0 comments

There are some who say you're not a true photographer if you shoot in natural light. What utter nonsense!

Henry Anderson  |  Aug 18, 2021  |  0 comments

A lingerie photo shoot might sound simple to some photographers. Put a model in lingerie and click the shutter. That's all there is to it, right?

Henry Anderson  |  Aug 17, 2021  |  0 comments

Lighting your portraits properly is the key to producing a great image. Everyone knows this but not everyone knows how to do lighting right. Fortunately, there are experts like photographer Manny Ortiz who shows you how to do the ultimate lighting set-up in just two minutes.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 04, 2021  |  0 comments

Many photographers shy away from the one accessory that can make a huge difference in their images, both indoors and out. What we’re discussing here is supplemental light in its most basic form; namely the affordable and easy to use electronic flash.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 27, 2021  |  0 comments

Most of us don’t make our living as professional photographers, but there’s no reason to advertise your amateur status with images that somehow miss the mark. Fortunately, you can easily up your game by watching the quick video below.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 26, 2021  |  0 comments

Summer is in full swing, and that means a trip to the beach. And what better way to make eye-catching images than shooting seaside portraits of pretty models? Keep reading if that sounds like fun, because we have five simple tips to improve your results.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 08, 2021  |  0 comments

Sooner or later every photographer, regardless of specialty, tries their hand at shooting people pictures. The “assignment” could be as simple as photographing a family member, or a more ambitious formal portrait.

Bob Davis  |  Jun 18, 2021  |  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 on how collaboration with other photographers can improve creativity).

Ron Leach  |  Jun 15, 2021  |  1 comments

High-quality portraits can be difficult to make without a studio and a bunch of expensive gear. But if you have a willing model, a single light, a basic umbrella, and a simple backdrop (or even a white wall), you can capture some beautiful images.

Ron Leach  |  May 27, 2021  |  0 comments

Many photographers prefer to shoot portraits outdoors, either because they don’t have a studio or they like the look achieved with available light. There’s a bit more to this method than you may think, but it’s all explained clearly in the behind-the-scenes video below.

Ron Leach  |  May 25, 2021  |  0 comments

If your creative juices are running low, and you need a jolt of inspiration, the quick video below is exactly what you need. You’ll pick up a bunch of simple tips, in less than three minutes, for creating eye-popping images than make people ask, “How did you do that?”

Ron Leach  |  May 24, 2021  |  0 comments

Landscape photographers tend to head out in the field with a bunch of gear—everything from filters and a sturdy tripod to an assortment of lenses. The challenge often occurs when you come upon a beautiful scene and can’t quite decide on which lens to pull out of your bag to get the best shot available.

Ron Leach  |  May 13, 2021  |  0 comments

When shooting scenes with a wide range of tones, it can be difficult to balance exposures and details across highlights, midtones, and shadows. One way to do that, that’s recently fallen out of favor, involves High Dynamic Range (HDR) adjustments than often deliver unnatural results.

Ron Leach  |  May 13, 2021  |  0 comments

Spring is in full bloom, with summer barely a month away, and it’s time to pull out the macro lens, brush up on your technique, and start thinking about close-up

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