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Ron Leach  |  Jan 26, 2023  |  0 comments

You don’t have to be an experienced landscape photographer to appreciate the magic of sunset and sunrise. In fact, these spectacular scenes are among the most commonly photographed by anyone with a camera.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 25, 2023  |  0 comments

When most of us got started in photography we were told to “always shoot with the sun at your back.” That advice was reasonable for beginners interested in capturing simple images with a “Kodak Moment” look.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 24, 2023  |  0 comments

There are a number of reasons that landscape and other outdoor photos may be underexposed. Perhaps you neglected to add the necessary EV compensation, or an overly bright sky biased the exposure.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 18, 2023  |  0 comments

We all strive for photos that stand out from the crowd and hopefully convey a style all our own. In the quick tutorial below you’ll learn 10 pro tips and tricks for shooting images that don’t look like those captured by “the Average Joe with a mobile phone.”

Ron Leach  |  Dec 22, 2022  |  0 comments

In case you hadn’t noticed, Christmas is right around the corner. And with this festive holiday come numerous opportunities for once-a-year photos. In the quick tutorial below you’ll learn how to shoot amazing XMAS images at night.

Henry Anderson  |  Dec 16, 2022  |  0 comments

Boudoir photography is rapidly gaining popularity among men and women shooters, as well as with their eager subjects. That’s why we occasionally post tutorials on lighting, posing composition, camera settings and more

Ron Leach  |  Dec 09, 2022  |  0 comments

The holiday season is in full swing, and with it come numerous once-a-year opportunities for dazzling photos. And regardless of where you live, now is the perfect time to take a drive and photograph the festive lights and decorations that brighten up your neighborhood.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 08, 2022  |  0 comments

Have you ever tried your hand at b&w landscape photography, expecting dramatic images, only to be disappointed by the results? If so, you’re not alone.

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  |  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 21, 2022  |  0 comments

As one of our favorite pros insists, “Lightroom’s histogram is one of the most important things to understand in photography.” If you’re new to this powerful tool, the beginners guide below from our friends at The Phlog Photography will get you up to speed in barely eight minutes.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 18, 2022  |  0 comments

One question I’m frequently asked is, “Are you a natural-light photographer or do you use flash?” All too often that query stems from a popular misconception that using supplemental light is too difficult or confusing for mere mortals. As you’ll see in the basic tutorial below, nothing could be further from the truth.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 04, 2022  |  0 comments

Travel and landscape photographers typically reach for a wide-angle lens when confronted with a compelling landscape. But choosing a telephoto provides an opportunity to create images that stand out from the rest—especially in iconic locations that have been photographed time and time again.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 27, 2022  |  0 comments

One way to give landscape images a dreamy, unique look is to employ slow shutter speeds to create a sense of motion that’s not visible to the naked eye. By using this technique clouds take on a soft cotton-like appearance, as does flowing water in lakes, streams, waterfalls, and the sea.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 26, 2022  |  0 comments

Whenever we post a tutorial from photographer Jordi Koalitic Shutterbug readers know they’re in for a fun time. We refer to Koalitic as a “trickster” because he’s full of goofy ideas for making unique attention-grabbing images.

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