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Ron Leach  |  Jun 26, 2017  |  0 comments

We’ve all had an otherwise beautiful landscape or cityscape scene ruined by a dull, blown-out, or boring sky without clouds. In the Photoshop tutorial below you’ll learn a simple sky replacement technique for turning those outtakes into money shots.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 26, 2017  |  0 comments

Double-exposure images can be a lot of fun, and there are ways to create these effects in camera or by using Photoshop to combine two or more photographs. In the tutorial below, you’ll learn how to use a plugin from Google’s free Nik Collection to create double exposures with ease.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 26, 2017  |  0 comments

The first thing many photographers do after investing in a new lens is to screw on a UV or haze filter. The idea is that these filters protect the front element of your lens from dirt and impact damage while improving contrast and eliminating atmospheric haze.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 23, 2017  |  1 comments

Tamron has introduced a versatile 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD zoom lens that’s ideal for shooting everything from expansive vistas to tight shots of distant wildlife. Designed for APS-C DSLR cameras, this is the world’s first all-in-one zoom lens with a powerful reach of 400mm (equivalent to 620mm in the 35mm format) at the long end of its range. 

Ron Leach  |  Jun 23, 2017  |  0 comments

There are a number of interesting film-era camera effects that are popular among today’s digital photographers, one of which is the so-called “Lomo Effect” named after an old Russian film camera. The inexpensive Lomo LC-A was known for creating images with blurry edges, a sharp center, weirdly saturated colors, and plenty of vignetting.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 23, 2017  |  0 comments

Instagram is becoming more and more popular among photographers as a vehicle for showcasing their work. Amateur shooters use the site as a means of sharing images with friends and family, while many pros consider their Instagram page a convenient online portfolio.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 22, 2017  |  0 comments

Seascapes, mountain lakes, and other water scenes offer nature and travel photographers a wealth of opportunities for compelling images. In fact, the vast majority of the global population lives near water in one form or another—along seashores, rivers, waterfalls and lakes.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 22, 2017  |  0 comments

One way to avoid unnecessary processing time is to set the optimum white balance for your scene before shooting a photograph. That typically involves selecting one of the camera’s pre-set modes, or taking time to create a custom white balance setting yourself.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 22, 2017  |  0 comments

Dirty camera sensors are a common source of degraded image quality, resulting in tedious post-processing work to clean up the photograph. This problem is the bane of those who shoot outdoors in dusty conditions, and is particularly acute when using small aperture settings that tend to exaggerate imperfections.

George Schaub  |  Jun 22, 2017  |  0 comments

In this day and age of cross-type AF sensors and AF tracking in high-speed shooting modes, a rangefinder-focusing camera might well seem an anomaly, if not a downright anachronism. Indeed, manual focusing has in large part become vestigial among photographers and their ability to focus without AF has atrophied.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 21, 2017  |  0 comments

Dogs are not only our most faithful companions, they make beautiful photography subjects as you can see in these winning entries from The Kennel Club of Britain’s 2016 Dog Photographer of the Year competition.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 21, 2017  |  0 comments

Welcome to our newest photography video series: the Shutterbug Showcase. In these videos, we’ll be doing hands-on demonstrations of some of the hottest photo gear on the market right now. For our first Shutterbug Showcase clip, we’re looking at the Epson FastFoto FF-640, which is the world’s fastest photo scanner.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 21, 2017  |  0 comments

We’re not quite sure what the folks at the Waterjet YouTube channel have against Canon gear, but in this somewhat sacrilegious video they use a 60,000 psi hydraulic tool to slice open a perfectly good Canon 17-85mm f/4-5.6 zoom lens. Just because.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 21, 2017  |  0 comments

What should you do when you’re alone in the woods and photograph something creepy that totally freaks you out? Like the guy in the video below, you hang onto your camera and make a mad dash for the car.

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