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Ron Leach  |  Jan 22, 2021  |  0 comments

What, what? If you’re confused by the headline above, admittedly so was I. One of the first things many of us do when opening Photoshop is use the Levels tool to make quick, basic adjustments to exposure. But according to a very trusted source, you should never, ever use Levels. If that sound like blasphemy, read on.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jan 22, 2021  |  0 comments

Boris FX Optics 2021 is a gourmet buffet of creative effects Photoshop plug-ins that span the entire spectrum from caviar to corndogs, from ketchup meatloaf to filet mignon with shaved truffles. In other words, these dynamic, fast-operating filters do the normal mundane operations like color correction—and also do highly imaginative manipulations that will dazzle you. There are 160 plug-in filters and each has dozens of presets—and more importantly, each preset has dozens of adjustable parameters. Additionally, Boris FX Optics 2021 can be used as a standalone special effects editor. All at an amazing price, too.

Henry Anderson  |  Jan 21, 2021  |  0 comments

Here's a fun, funny and, to be perfectly honest, very accurate takedown of some of the worst types of photographers out there. In the below video, Hawaii-based pro Brett Seeley enlists the help of some of his friends to demonstrate these terrible photographers and to show what makes them so bad.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 21, 2021  |  0 comments

There’s a reason that image-editing guru Unmesh Dinda has almost three million subscribers to his YouTube channel. With a motto of “Keep Creating,” Dinda offers a steady stream of easy-to-follow Photoshop and Lightroom tutorials for users of all experience levels.

Damian Stohmeyer  |  Jan 21, 2021  |  0 comments

(Editor’s Note: Exploring Light is a monthly Shutterbug column featuring tips, tricks, and photo advice from professional photographers in Canon’s Explorer’s of Light education program. This month's column is by Damian Strohmeyer on how to shoot better sports photographs.)

Henry Anderson  |  Jan 20, 2021  |  0 comments

Boudoir photographer Yuliya Panchenko has been creating a highly helpful series of boudoir tutorials while working with her model of choice these days, actress Solange Sanchez. After showing us the best boudoir poses on a chair and the best boudoir poses on a bed, Panchenko and Sanchez have teamed up again for a new video where they demonstrate how to use low-key lighting for boudoir photography.

Henry Anderson  |  Jan 20, 2021  |  0 comments

You don't have to go into the studio to shoot gorgeous portraits with ideal light. If you know a few tricks and can pick the right locations, you can capture stunning portraits right on the street using only natural light.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 20, 2021  |  0 comments

Spot Metering is an extremely powerful tool for all types of photography, especially when shooting backlit subjects, scenes with extremely light or dark backgrounds, or under other difficult lighting conditions. When used properly, your camera’s spot-metering mode almost always guarantees a proper exposure.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 19, 2021  |  0 comments

One often overlooked technique for improving outdoor photographs is using a your camera’s built-in flash or a more powerful external unit for filling in shadows, adding sparkle to a subject’s eyes and much more. If you think this requires complicated camera and flash settings, read on.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 19, 2021  |  0 comments

Most photographers reach for a wide-angle lens when shooting nature and landscape photos. But if you want your images to stand out from the rest, it’s time to give your telephoto lens a try.

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