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Ron Leach  |  Jun 17, 2024  |  0 comments

If you're just getting started in macro photography, or the images you capture leave something to be desired, this tutorial from the Naturefold YouTube channel will significantly improve the quality of your photos, with three helpful tips from a small-world expert.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jun 17, 2024  |  0 comments

Amidst heavy speculation, Ricoh unveiled the Pentax 17, the first new 35mm film camera from a major manufacturer in several years. Here's the rundown on the features and a couple sample images.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 17, 2024  |  0 comments

Today's Lightroom tutorial is all about enhancing the color in your images, and we want to start with a question: What Lightroom tools do you reach for when tackling this common task? The answer from many photographers is Hue, Saturation, and Luminance (HSL). Some users may also add Lightroom's new Point Color tool into the mix.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 17, 2024  |  0 comments

If you're one of those photographers who uses the same metering mode for every photo you shoot you're making a big mistake that we hope to correct with this very helpful guide from C4 Photo Safaris—an instructional site full of helpful tips for shooters of all skill levels.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jun 14, 2024  |  0 comments

The Western Digital My Passport Ultra is exceptionally compact and offered in five capacities up to 6TB. Prices start at $69 and performance is superb. Everyone needs more hard drive space; here's yours.

Our new Choosing Wisely series aims to deliver concise, summarized information about products we think you'll like. You can read what Choosing Wisely wrote about this extraordinarily compact WD external hard drive here.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 14, 2024  |  0 comments

Most of us concentrate on capturing photos that are as sharp and detailed as can be. But this tutorial flips the script by demonstrating how moving the camera during a longish exposure will result in images with a captivating and unique look.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 14, 2024  |  0 comments

Landscape photographers who don't take advantage of Lightroom's game-changing Range Masks are in for a big surprise today. That's because this tutorial from the PHLOG photography YouTube channel demonstrates why these tools are the "most powerful masks" for maximizing the quality of just about any image captured in the field.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 13, 2024  |  0 comments

If you're new to post-possessing we empathize with the plight and what must seem like an insurmountably steep learning curve due to the seemingly endless array of features and tools offered by just about any software you use. Today's video will help ease the pain and accelerate the process by identifying five common errors made by novices and even intermediate photographers.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 12, 2024  |  0 comments

The headline above is sure to raise some eyebrows but you read it right. Photographer Deke McCelland says, "I've been using Photoshop since Day 1 and I never use the crop tool. Don't get me wrong, I crop my images but not with the Crop tool, let me explain."

Ron Leach  |  Jun 12, 2024  |  0 comments

Here a simple way to differentiate between knowledgeable Lightroom users and their less experienced counterparts: The former use local adjustment to maximize their edits while the latter fail to understand how these essential tools provide significantly better results.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 11, 2024  |  0 comments

One of the most exciting aspects of landscape photography is that we're never sure what to expect from Mother Nature. Sometimes calm, sunny days quickly transform into a dark and foreboding scenarios with threatening clouds and other eye-popping atmospherics that make for awesome imagery.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 11, 2024  |  0 comments

Top-Notch composition skills can make the difference between good photographs and great ones, especially when shooting landscapes and other outdoor scenes. Today you're going to learn five "essential" framing techniques that pro Sean Gallagher says contribute to the impact of his stunning imagery

Ron Leach  |  Jun 11, 2024  |  0 comments

Last month we featured a beginners guide to boudoir photography without flash—using nothing more that window light and a simple backdrop or plain white wall. Instructor Yuliya Panchenko is back with another tutorial today for creating a totally different look that really grabs attention.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 10, 2024  |  0 comments

Dodging and Burning is a powerful post-processing  technique that enables you to selectively brighten and darken specific areas within the frame without affecting the image as a whole. Today you'll learn the best way to get the job done while avoiding three common mistakes that can spoil the edit in a hurry.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jun 07, 2024  |  0 comments

Tamron just announced a 50-300mm f/4.5-6.3 zoom for Sony E mount full-frame cameras, and Shutterbug had a chance to evaluate a sample for a few weeks before the new lens was unveiled. That's not a typo—she's a 50-300, not a 70-300—and that, as it turns out, makes a huge difference. Here is our hands-on review.