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Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Feb 16, 2024  |  0 comments

When we consider the bonehead blunders photographers unwittingly commit, we usually think about gross mistakes that result in fuzzy or poorly exposed images. But the error in this story produces SHARP images that we want to abort at all costs. The common tragic bungle we're identifying is…

Ron Leach  |  Jan 23, 2024  |  0 comments

The craft of photography is full of long-held concepts and conventional wisdom that have proven helpful for years. But as technology, techniques, and editing software have evolved, some of these so-called "rules" deserve to be pushed to the wayside.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 17, 2024  |  0 comments

Have you ever wondered why your images don't quite compare to those shot by photographers who make their living behind the camera? Sure, high-end gear and years of experience are important, but today's video from the Adorama TV YouTube channel lets you in on a secret  you can start using today and it won't cost you a dime.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 16, 2024  |  0 comments

Most of us strive to capture images with maximum sharpness and we've featured numerous tutorials on the subject with camera and lens settings, along with important techniques, for getting the job done to perfection. The video below takes the opposite approach by discussing how and why you should embrace the blur.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 28, 2023  |  0 comments

You're likely familiar with the claim by so-called purists that "You're not a real photographer unless you shoot in Manual mode." Since we avoid profanity on this page, let's just say that's  simply a bunch of nonsense.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 20, 2023  |  0 comments

Do your often shoot images that are soft and blurry, but don't know why? If so you have a serious problem that needs to be resolved—whether the issue is faulty equipment, improper camera settings, or poor technique. The good news is that today's tutorial will set you straight and help you capture sharp photos every time.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 19, 2023  |  0 comments

There's nothing worse than coming upon an awe-inspiring landscape scene, setting up your gear, and capturing what you think is an epic photograph—only to discover that the image is soft when you review it on the computer. The are a number of reasons for unsharp images, and the tutorial below provides a "guaranteed" method for nailing focus every time.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 20, 2023  |  0 comments

How often have you changed lenses when shooting in the field or switched subject matter, say from a landscape scene to a macro or wildlife photo? If you're like most photographers you do so frequently, which is why the tutorial below is a real game changer.  

Ron Leach  |  Sep 18, 2023  |  0 comments

Last week we featured a tutorial explaining why your hand-held photos may be unsharp, with techniques you can employ in the field to fix the problem. That lesson turned out to be quite popular, as expected, because the goal of most photographers is fast and precise focus.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 11, 2023  |  0 comments

We've all been told to avoid shooting on bright sunny days or when the sun is high in the sky because contrasty light is the enemy of great photos. While there's some truth to this rule, harsh conditions also present opportunities for capturing great images.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 26, 2023  |  0 comments

Perhaps you're tired of us reminding you to use a tripod for outdoor photographs with maximum sharpness, but it's an undeniable fact. What's less understood are several simple methods for making the best use of this very important accessory.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 01, 2023  |  0 comments

What if you were told you there is a much better way to focus, and pros use it all the time for faster, more precise subject acquisition? If we just grabbed your attention, read on to see how it's done.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 08, 2023  |  0 comments

Many professional photographers credit their success to "telling a story" with their images. The tutorial below falls into that category by explaining how to capture action subjects in the most compelling way.

Ron Leach  |  May 08, 2023  |  0 comments

We constantly preach the necessity of trying new techniques and expanding one’s vision if you want to broaden your skills and capture images that look different from most of what you see. Today’s episode demonstrates a quick-and-easy method for doing exactly that.

Ron Leach  |  May 04, 2023  |  0 comments

How often have you captured what you thought was a great photo, only to view it on the computer and discover it’s not sharp? If you’re like the rest of us, the answer is “more than one or twice.”