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Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Nov 26, 2021  |  0 comments

Time to hit the Reset Button and put your notions of Image Quality on Pause. In our everyday lives as photographers we prize sharpness, saturation, acutance and absence of aberration when we idealize the images we want to capture. Now it’s time to recognize that images that are blurred, smeared, warped and otherwise traumatized can be beautiful.

Lensbaby lenses produce images that are intentionally unsharp, because optical aberrations can be beautiful. In a word, a Lensbaby turns blur into bliss.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 24, 2021  |  0 comments

Regardless of the type of images they shoot most, all photographers would occasionally like to capture beautiful images of the great outdoors. What holds some shooters back is the common misconception that landscape photography requires visiting exotic locations with big, epic vistas.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 24, 2021  |  0 comments

There’s a relatively unknown Soft Proofing Mode in Lightroom that can work wonders for the color accuracy of your photos, once you understand where it’s found and how to take advantage of what it can do.

Henry Anderson  |  Nov 24, 2021  |  0 comments

Here's a nice little Lightroom tutorial from landscape photography pro Mark Denney that he says will help fix a common problem when post-processing your images. It's all about knowing when to say when while editing your photos as he explains.

Henry Anderson  |  Nov 23, 2021  |  0 comments

Boudoir is one of the fastest growing photography segments out there. But for photographers who are just beginning to try their hands at boudoir, getting started can be a bit intimidating.

Staff  |  Nov 23, 2021  |  0 comments

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. Your camera, your lenses, your drone—if they’re not by your side and at-the-ready, they’re multi-thousand-dollar paper weights.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 22, 2021  |  0 comments

Many photographers prefer to use natural light, whether they’re shooting portraits or other types of images. But that can be a difficult challenge under high-contrast light—unless you know the proper technique.

Henry Anderson  |  Nov 19, 2021  |  0 comments

Los Angeles-based photographer Michael Sasser is who we often turn to for great boudoir photography tutorials but now he's back with something a bit more humorous. 

Barbara Bordnick  |  Nov 19, 2021  |  0 comments

(Editor’s Note: Exploring Light is a monthly Shutterbug column featuring tips, tricks, and photo advice from professional photographers in the Canon Explorers of Light and Canon Legends education program. This month's column is by Barbara Bordnick with easy tips for capturing great photos of friends and family this holiday season.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Nov 19, 2021  |  0 comments

The Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 zoom for Sony E (Model A036) won the prestigious EISA Award for 2018-19 and is highly regarded as a fast, sharp option for Sony’s full-frame mirrorless cameras. Three years on, Tamron announces the G2 (second generation) Model A063 with the same zoom range and aperture.

What’s been improved? We look at the two zooms side-by-side with a critical eye.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 18, 2021  |  0 comments

While we don’t have any data to back up our intuition, we’d guess that sunrise scenes are among the post popular images captured by outdoor photographers. And while many of your shots may look pretty good straight out of the camera, there are a few simple editing tricks for making them look great.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 18, 2021  |  0 comments

If you’re running out of fresh ideas, and need a quick jolt of inspiration, this fun video will provide a quick jump-start and get your creative juices flowing once again. You’ll pick up five eye-popping ideas in less than three minutes, enabling you to shoot images with the WOW! factor.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 17, 2021  |  0 comments

Experienced portrait photographers know that one key to a successful image is rendering skin tones in a manner that appears both natural and flattering. Dull pale skin is unappealing, as are overly saturated tones that can be ugly and unrealistic.

Henry Anderson  |  Nov 17, 2021  |  0 comments

There are settings on our cameras we use on a daily basis and some we rarely employ. There are probably even quite a few camera settings we don't even know about.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 17, 2021  |  0 comments

Understanding how to control depth of field (DOF) is an important skill for all types of photography, whether you shoot portraits, landscapes, sports, or just about anything else. In the video below, you’ll learn how to employ DOF wisely for professional looking images.

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