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Ron Leach  |  Dec 05, 2022  |  0 comments

What should you do when creativity is at low ebb, there’s no time to travel to a compelling destination, and you’re simply out of fresh ideas? One simple solution is to take a photo walk in the town where you live (or even around the block from your home).

Ron Leach  |  Dec 05, 2022  |  0 comments

Sunrises and sunsets are among the most popular scenes for avid landscape photographers. Early morning images usually have ephemeral soft blue tones, while sunsets typically display striking yellows, oranges and reds.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 05, 2022  |  0 comments

Many inexperienced photographers make a simple mistake than can compromise the quality of their photos, and that’s thinking of a camera’s metering-mode options as a set-it-and-forget-it feature. If you’re guilty of this common error, the video below is for you.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 02, 2022  |  0 comments

Landscape photography is one of the most popular genres among Shutterbug readers, and the tutorials we post typically involve shooting and editing techniques for achieving great results. But today we’re taking s step back, with an important preliminary task you should perform before pulling a camera out of your bag.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 01, 2022  |  0 comments

Let’s fact it: Landscape photography can be really expensive. Not only do you need a good camera and an arsenal of great glass, but a solid tripod, filters, and a closet full of hiking gear and apparel for all seasons is also required.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 01, 2022  |  0 comments

Put two outdoor photographers in the same place at the same time—one a pro and the other an amateur—and it’s likely are their photos will differ dramatically, especially in terms of creativity. The reasons a pro usually wins include better composition, high-end gear, and a greater understanding of exposure techniques.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 01, 2022  |  0 comments

Sharpening and noise reduction are two very important tasks, and there are a number of options available other than Lightroom—including two very popular apps from Topaz Labs. In today’s tutorial you’ll see how Lightroom compares to Topaz Photo AI and Topaz Denoise AI when in comes to fixing soft images and banishing noise.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 30, 2022  |  0 comments

Photographers use their images in a variety of ways. Sometimes the goal is a huge print to display on a wall, while other times you want post photos on social media platforms—some of which have unique sizing requirements.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 30, 2022  |  1 comments

Boudoir photography is a popular genre with several common denominators. You start with a voluptuous, scantily clad model, pose her in an enticing manner on a bed or a couch, and compose the shot in a suggestive manner.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 29, 2022  |  0 comments

Apologies for the negative headline, but if your photos are really bad we think you should know why. You can thank us later for helping you up your game, after watching the video below.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 29, 2022  |  0 comments

Sooner or later you’re going to dig through old boxes of family photos and do your best to restore those tattered, faded, color-shifted memories. You may deny it, but trust us—it’s definitely going to happen.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 29, 2022  |  0 comments

It’s not impossible to capture compelling landscape photos on flat, foggy days, but more often these conditions result in boring, uninspiring images. If that’s what you get on your next outing in the field, we encourage you not to trash the photos with the intent on returning on a better day.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 28, 2022  |  0 comments

We regularly urge you to try something different, capture images outside your comfort zone, and create photos that stand out from the rest. Today’s beginners guide to panorama photography is a great way to do exactly that.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 28, 2022  |  0 comments

If your outdoor photographs often have blown-out highlights, crushed shadows, or a combination of both, our guess is that you’re not using exposure bracketing to perfect exposure when shooting in difficult lighting conditions. The tutorial below quickly explains how it’s done.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 28, 2022  |  0 comments

What if we told you there are six easy Lightroom tricks that can turn good images into great ones? If that sounds too good to be true, watch the nine-minute tutorial below from our friends at The Phlog Photography YouTube channel.

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