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Ron Leach  |  Aug 09, 2022  |  0 comments

The best travel and nature images include a bit of artistic flair, but there are also several common mistakes to avoid if you want your images to be really special. In the two-minute video below, an accomplished New Zealand pro summarizes the most consistent errors we make and explains how to fix them.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 09, 2022  |  0 comments

Photographers often wonder why Lightroom lacks a Midtone Slider for quickly and easily adjusting those specific tones. Well, as you’ll see in the tutorial below, it’s been there all along—you just didn’t know where to look.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 08, 2022  |  0 comments

Whether you’re planning a weekend excursion, a trip across the country, or an overdue vacation abroad, it’s important to bone up on your travel photography skills so you can capture the best images possible. And that’s exactly what one of our favorite outdoor photographers will help you do in the quick tutorial below.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 08, 2022  |  0 comments

All outdoor photographers are at the mercy of Mother Nature, especially when shooting landscapes. That’s because sometimes you scout out a perfect scene in advance, prepare your gear, and arrive at the right time of day—only to confront disappointingly dull skies.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Aug 05, 2022  |  0 comments

Is it an all-new category of camera conveyance products? More chubby than a sling and less bulky than most photo backpacks, the HEX Ranger DSLR Sling XL offers 15L of storage and an intriguing design.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 05, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’re just getting started in Lightroom and have no idea what you’re doing, you’ve come to the right place. Most photographers get lost in a hurry when first trying to decipher all tools in this comprehensive image-editing program.

Henry Anderson  |  Aug 04, 2022  |  0 comments

Here’s a simple but common problem with digital photography: oversaturated red faces. This can occur because of a lighting issue, a camera issue, or because your subject already has somewhat flushed skin.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 04, 2022  |  0 comments

When it comes to photographing our feathered friends in the field, large birds tend to be the most popular, perhaps because you don’t need a super-telephoto lens to fill the frame, and these subjects are more often out in the open. But small birds have their own appeal, and with that come a unique set of challenges.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 04, 2022  |  0 comments

Have you ever looked at a captivating image and wondered how the photographer gave the photo an incredible glow effect? If so you’re in luck, because the tutorial below explains how easy this is to do yourself.

Henry Anderson  |  Aug 03, 2022  |  0 comments

We’ve shared with you many, many, many tutorials about how to shoot beautiful boudoir photos of women. And we’ve also shared some how-tos on how to shoot boudoir of male subjects. Now here’s a great tutorial on how to capture sensual boudoir photos of couples.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 03, 2022  |  0 comments

Sharpening photos isn’t particularly difficult, nor is it always necessary. But as image-editing expert Blake Rudis says, “Unlike many things in photography, sharpening is one of those tasks where there’s a right way and a wrong way to do it.”

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 03, 2022  |  0 comments

Is it just me, or is this summer extra hot? Grab your camera and stay cool with this extra cool Summer Sizzle Sweepstakes brought to you by Shutterbug. We might not include a yacht in the prizes, but maybe with the right gear you can convince a friend to let you take some nice photos on their boat. We gotcha!

 

Henry Anderson  |  Aug 02, 2022  |  0 comments

Capturing photos of landscapes at sunrise is not only great fun it can produce stunning images. But there’s more to shooting the sunrise than just getting up early.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 02, 2022  |  0 comments

Every so often one of our favorite instructors surprises us with a concept that really makes sense for capturing landscape scenes with maximum impact. And that’s exactly what you’ll find in the quick tutorial below, as Romanian pro Toma Bonciu demonstrates what he means by “layering” a scene from foreground to background.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 01, 2022  |  0 comments

In a perfect world we’d always arrive at a destination just before “Golden Hour,” in time to capture gorgeous landscape images with beautiful warm colors and an inviting soft glow. Since that’s not always possible we thought we’d bring you a quick post-processing tutorial for creating a similar effect in Photoshop.

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