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Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 24, 2021  |  0 comments

My 35mm f/2.8 Tokina AT-X M35 PRO DX Macro was discontinued in 2010, but I’ve always liked it because it’s small, it focuses quickly and it’s extremely sharp. It’s for Nikon cameras with APS-C size sensors and was a constant companion for my now-retired 12-megapixel Nikon D90. So I decided to see how it performed on my full-frame Nikon Df. Man, did I get a surprise!

Denis Reggie  |  Sep 24, 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 Denis Reggie with tips on how to successfully capture weddings like a news event.

Henry Anderson  |  Sep 23, 2021  |  0 comments

One overlooked, so to speak, area of your camera that can get dirty is the viewfinder. Whether it's an optical viewfinder on a DSLR or an EVF on a mirrorless camera, that eye-sized window is prone to smudging, which can make it hard to see your subject.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 23, 2021  |  0 comments

We’re a big fan of Serge Ramelli’s landscape, travel, and cityscape photography, and his tutorials are always popular with our readers. So when he says the Lightroom tutorial below reveals five “must know” editing tricks, it’s time to pay attention.

Henry Anderson  |  Sep 22, 2021  |  0 comments

What makes a great landscape photo? According to landscape pro Mark Denney it must have at least two of three key things.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 22, 2021  |  0 comments

Many outdoor photographers consider autumn the most exciting time of year to shoot. That’s because skies tend to be dramatic, the light is often interesting, and colorful fall foliage is everywhere you look.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 22, 2021  |  0 comments

Most of you are familiar with the farcical notion that, “You’re not a real photographer unless you always use your camera’s Manual mode.” Well, the video below takes the opposite and equally controversial view.

Henry Anderson  |  Sep 21, 2021  |  0 comments

Followers on YouTube are always asking photographer Pierre T. Lambert what his favorite camera settings are so in the below video he decided to share his "secrets." But first, he has a caveat.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 21, 2021  |  0 comments

When improving soft images during the editing process there’s a big difference between sharp, crisp, and crispy. Do things properly and you’ll achieve realistic sharp results. But make a common mistake and you’ll turn an otherwise nice shot into a crispy, ugly mess.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 21, 2021  |  0 comments

Today’s modern digital cameras offer insanely high ISO options, and conventional wisdom is to avoid them and go no higher than at least two settings below the maximum. But according to one top pro, there are times when is OK to use the highest ISO setting available.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 20, 2021  |  0 comments

Nothing spoils an otherwise great photo more than a really unattractive or distracting background. And that holds true whether you’re shooting portraits, macro, flowers, or certain types of wildlife images.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 20, 2021  |  0 comments

A lot goes into making eye-popping bird photos in the field. First you have locate an attractive subject, and then catch it in a great pose against a pleasing background. Once you’ve done that, you still have to get the exposure right under often changing light—all before the bird decides to take flight.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 17, 2021  |  0 comments

Free to all Olympus users, Olympus Workspace has SECRET super powers starting with the ability to apply ANY Olympus Art Filter to ANY image file captured by ANY camera, scanner or screen grabber.

Henry Anderson  |  Sep 16, 2021  |  0 comments

Everybody wants to avoid mistakes when it comes to photography and one of the best places to start is in the editing room. There's a tendency by beginner editors to overdo it when they are retouching their portraits and that can be the biggest mistake of all.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 16, 2021  |  0 comments

Lightroom can be bewildering for those new to the software because there is a seemingly endless array of tools and techniques to learn. Fortunately, Lightroom Ambassador Michael Aboya is here with another of his “In a Lightroom Minute” tutorials, explaining the difference between three easy-to-use tools.

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