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Ron Leach Posted: Mar 03, 2017 0 comments

Shopping for new gear is always exciting, but choosing among the myriad of options available can be a tedious and time-consuming task. Now thanks to the new website What The Lens, finding a lens that’s ideal for your style of shooting is easier than ever before.

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Ron Leach Posted: Mar 03, 2017 0 comments

Weird Lens Guru Mattieu Stern is at it again with this DIY project explaining how to make a Lenbaby style tilt-shift lens for a mere $30. All you need is a cheap vintage Soviet Helios lens, a rubber tube, and you’re good to go.

Maria Piscopo Posted: Mar 03, 2017 0 comments

While previously thought of as a niche, boudoir photography is now a thriving way for photographers to make a living. Usually a gift to a loved one or one’s self, boudoir photography consists of an intimate photo of a woman or man suggestively covered or even fully nude. Although the photographers I interviewed all have different businesses, they all have one thing in common: tremendous kindness and compassion. Thanks to the following photographers for sharing how they have made their businesses a success: Mariah Carle, Lynn Clark, Lindsay Rae D’Ottavio, Megan Drane, Kristi Elias, and Mistie Simone.

Dan Havlik Posted: Mar 02, 2017 0 comments

Everyone reading this has likely shot a sunset in their lifetime. And if you don’t mind getting up early, you’ve probably tried to capture a sunrise too. But how many of your images of sunrises and sunsets are truly exceptional?

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 02, 2017 0 comments

Gerrit Vyn is a Portland-based wildlife photographer with a deep commitment to conservation, and he pursues his passion by making intimate photographs of the animals that share our fragile planet. While Vyn has photographed a myriad of species, his images of birds are particularly compelling.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 02, 2017 0 comments

Time-lapse videos are all the rage these days, and infrared photography is becoming more and more popular too. But when’s the last time you watched a time-lapse created with infrared-converted DSLRs? If your answer is “never,” take a look at the video below.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 02, 2017 0 comments

Everyone want nice crisp images, right? But there’s a difference between “crisp” and “crispy” as you’ll learn in the video below. Photoshop offers a variety of sharpening tools, filters and techniques, and this tutorial explains the best approach for various types of photos.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 01, 2017 0 comments

Toma Bonciu is a Romanian landscape photographer who is always on the hunt for novel ways to create images. In the quick video below, he reveals five clever hacks for upping your landscape photography game.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 01, 2017 0 comments

The landscapes surrounding San Francisco Bay are so beautiful that it’s sometimes difficult to make a really bad photograph there. But the work of local resident Nick Steinberg is truly captivating—especially his images of fog rolling over the region like giant waves.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 01, 2017 0 comments

Jeff Rojas is a successful New York portrait and fashion photographer with a clear message in all his tutorials: “Keep it simple.” In the quick video below, he shows you three techniques for using a single reflective umbrella that deliver great results.

Ron Leach Posted: Feb 28, 2017 0 comments

Daniel Norton is a NY-based photographer with a celebrated career in portraiture and fashion photography. He’s also a respected educator, and in the video below he illustrates a quick and simple setup for shooting portraits at home or on location.

Ron Leach Posted: Feb 28, 2017 0 comments

Zach Smidt of Zach Alan Photography is a Houston-based shooter with a creative approach to portraiture. He recently teamed up with his girlfriend Juli to make a series of stunning outdoor images using light painting techniques.

Ron Leach Posted: Feb 28, 2017 0 comments

Everyone wants to create dramatic images with vibrant, natural colors that "pop.” And as you’ll see in the video below, there’s a bit more involved in making impactful photos than simply dragging the saturation slider to the right.

Jack Neubart Posted: Feb 28, 2017 0 comments

Disillusioned with the practice of law, Brian Ingram found himself forced to reexamine his professional path in life. So, at a critical juncture, Ingram chose what to him was the road “less traveled by.” And, to further quote Robert Frost’s poem “The Road Not Taken,” it “has made all the difference.” Sparked by the gift of a Nikon D40, Ingram chose photography to be his new profession, and this new path revitalized his outlook on life.

Staff Posted: Feb 28, 2017 0 comments

When Shutterbug reader Lucia Staykov noticed her husband was neglecting his Nikon DSLR four years ago, she started using it herself to take pictures of their six children, which includes sets of twins and triplets.

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