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Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 16, 2022  |  0 comments

If you stumble trying to decipher the abbreviation NAS, don’t feel alone. When cameras went digital, photographers were expected to magically become computer wizards. Who has the time? Among the many advantages of installing a NAS drive is the immediate harnessing of powerful computer tools without a junior degree in IT—all the while keeping your energy focused on what you do best: taking pictures, shooting videos and/or creating web content.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 16, 2022  |  0 comments

Once photographers set up a new camera, they tend to use the same functions over and over again, without investigating other capabilities that can really make a difference. In the quick tutorial below you’ll be encouraged to give an overlooked feature a try, and we’re convinced that better images will be the result.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 15, 2022  |  0 comments

You say your older computer has only USB-A ports and the new external hard drive you’re eyeing comes with a USB-C cable? Do you keep searching for a drive that’s advertised as USB-A or what? It’s as confusing as 12th grade calculus.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 15, 2022  |  0 comments

All outdoor photographers are at the mercy of the weather, and we have to accept whatever Mother Nature gives us. That’s especially true if you travel to a location, and it’s impossible to return on a different day when conditions improve.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 15, 2022  |  0 comments

Every so often we capture a photo with an unsightly colorcast, like when shooting performances with strong, colored stage lighting. There are numerous other situations in which harsh supplemental light obliterates the original colors of a subject.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 14, 2022  |  0 comments

It’s not often we have access to an upcoming lecture, but that’s what you’ll find in the tutorial below, explaining how to get started using Lightroom’s powerful Tone Curve for more effective edits.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 14, 2022  |  0 comments

Deleted images do not “go away.” Formatting a memory card does not “erase” the images. Never sell or loan a memory card unless you’re willing to risk the potential of sharing every image, video and other file that’s ever been saved to it. The same applies to hard drives, SSDs and other recording media. Here’s why it happens, and how to protect yourself.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 14, 2022  |  0 comments

Sometimes the outdoor images we make don’t look as remarkable on the computer as they did through the viewfinder. In some cases that’s due to challenging light, while other times the problem is incorrect exposure or other camera settings.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 13, 2022  |  0 comments

Last year around this time we featured a Photoshop tutorial explaining how make daytime photos appear as though they were shot at night. In the video below you’ll learn a different day-for-night transformation, this time creating a beguiling night vision look.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 12, 2022  |  0 comments

So you’re shopping for a new SD card and confused by all the options. These memory cards are available in various capacities, and read/write speeds and other specs differ widely. And what about the difference between SD, SDHC, SCHX, and SDUC cards?

Ron Leach  |  Sep 12, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’re just getting started in landscape photography and you want to get up to speed as quickly as possible, the video below will seal the deal. You’ll learn all the basics necessary for capturing great photos on you’re next outdoor outing.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 09, 2022  |  0 comments

Are you tired of hearing locals say, “Shoulda been here last week,” after driving to a likely destination to view and photograph autumn foliage? Improve your odds of finding the red and orange leaves you crave by downloading the most respected nationwide fall leaf map and one of the best fall resources in the country. 

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 09, 2022  |  0 comments

Queen Elizabeth was an avid photographer. She owned quite a few Leicas, and she knew how to use them.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 09, 2022  |  0 comments

There are numerous way to render outdoor scenes during the editing process, depending upon the subject. Sometimes your goal is maximum depth of field throughout the frame, while other times a soft background blur will separate an important foreground object from a cluttered background.

Henry Anderson  |  Sep 08, 2022  |  0 comments

Let’s face it: Adobe’s Lightroom is a terribly confusing program. So, there’s no shame in making a few mistakes when working on your images in Lightroom, especially if you’re a beginner.

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