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Ron Leach  |  Dec 19, 2017  |  0 comments

There’s been a growing trend among digital photographers to use vintage lenses on modern mirrorless cameras. Why would you want to do that? Among other reasons is that old manual focus lenses often sell for a fraction of the cost of their current autofocus counterparts, and the necessary adapters are both abundant and affordable.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 19, 2017  |  0 comments

Now that the holidays are upon us, many photographers will be shooting portraits of friends and family. And whether or not you’re experienced at taking people pictures, the following tutorial will help you capture memorable photos of your loved ones.

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Dec 19, 2017  |  0 comments

That’s Carlos Correa, Houston Astros shortstop, in February, 2016, on a secluded beach on the south coast of Puerto Rico, training for the upcoming season. He’d been named American League Rookie of the Year for 2015, but no achievement was going to make this driven professional let up in his efforts to stay ahead of the game.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 19, 2017  |  0 comments

While Shutterbug reader Justin Cale mainly focuses on wildlife photography, he’s recently started adding people in the mix in an effort to expand his photographic horizons. “

Ron Leach  |  Dec 18, 2017  |  0 comments

We occasionally share interesting product reviews and instructional videos from our friends Chris Niccolls and Jordan Drake of TheCameraStoreTV YouTube channel. Both work at a premier photographic retailer in Calgary, Canada, aptly named The Camera Store, which was burglarized on December 16th. The store is offering a $5,000 shopping spree for any information that leads to a conviction.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 18, 2017  |  0 comments

It’s common knowledge that telephoto lenses enable you to get in tight on distant subjects, while wide-angle lenses do the opposite by providing a more expansive view of the scene you are photographing. But what about the interaction between focal length and perspective? This is a very important concept to understand.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 18, 2017  |  0 comments

Purchasing a new camera is a daunting task, whether you’re an amateur or pro, because of the myriad of options to consider. Do you want to stick with the brand you already own, or make a switch? How about the choice between a full-frame or crop-sensor camera? And there's also the decision between a DSLR and a more compact mirrorless model. 

Dan Havlik  |  Dec 15, 2017  |  0 comments

We teamed up with veteran wedding photographer Denis Reggie for our new Experience the Power of Canon site to learn his tips on an often tricky subject: how to capture formal group portraits at a wedding.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 15, 2017  |  0 comments

Adobe recently updated Lightroom CC and the Adobe Camera Raw plug-in for Photoshop, and one of the upgrades is a new algorithm for the “Auto” button that now employs the company’s Sensei Artificial Intelligence technology. If you’re using a version of Lightroom or Photoshop that supports this feature, you really should give it a try.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 15, 2017  |  0 comments

High-performance zoom lenses with fast maximum apertures are powerful tools for everyday shooting, and in this battle of the mid-range zooms, you’ll see a comparison between two of the best: The Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM, and Sigma’s 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 15, 2017  |  0 comments

Photographers inexperienced at portraiture often shy away from the task, with the mistaken notion that it requires specialized skill and sophisticated equipment to capture beautiful images. In the video below, a top pro refutes that myth by demonstrating how to make striking portraits outdoors under available light with a minimum of gear.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 14, 2017  |  0 comments

One of the hurdles of becoming a good street photographer is gaining enough confidence to photograph people you don’t know. In this interesting video, you’ll pick up some tips by watching three photographers offering free portraits to total strangers.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 14, 2017  |  0 comments

Refined composition skills are important to all forms of photography, but when it comes to shooting landscapes, they are absolutely essential. In this tutorial, an acclaimed Danish landscape photographer reveals his five top tips for better composition.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 14, 2017  |  0 comments

If there’s one bit of advice we’ve all heard a million times, it’s “Be sure and use a tripod.” Yet, despite the fact that sharp images are the goal of just about everyone, it’s sort of amazing how many times photographers “forget” to bring along a tripod.

Seth Shostak  |  Dec 14, 2017  |  0 comments

Remember f-stops? Not everyone does. Millennials shoot their selfies with automated smartphones that have sent f-stops to steampunk heaven. Old-timers who began with box cameras were spared the fear factor of f-stops until later in life, and may never have fully adjusted to these adjustments.

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