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Ron Leach  |  Mar 20, 2024  |  0 comments

If you've never captured photos at night we're going to help you change that today with a quick tutorial on using the iPhone's Night Mode to shoot dramatic long-exposure images when your "real" camera is at home.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 19, 2024  |  0 comments

Ugly Dust Spots can really spoil a photo, whether they're caused by a dirty lens or a sensor that's overdue for a cleaning. Unfortunately, conventional post-processing repairs don't always do a perfect job—especially when the artifacts are difficult to notice at first glance.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 18, 2024  |  0 comments

Ever wonder why some portraits snap while others snooze? It could be the camera equipment — specifically the lens. Get better results consistently with used camera gear from MPB. With spring's outdoor portrait weather afoot, now is the time to gear up. Leverage the pleasant weather and shop at MPB without breaking the bank.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 18, 2024  |  0 comments

Understanding how to select the best point of focus is an essential skill for all sorts of photography. Not only does doing this right enable you to manipulate depth of field, but it helps you to direct a viewer's eye to exactly where you want it to go.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 18, 2024  |  0 comments

It's not unusual to return from a day in the field and discover that some of your images are either too light or too dark. That's because landscape scenes often have a wide range of tones that are difficult to capture accurately in a single shot.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Mar 15, 2024  |  0 comments

Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm and other top-tier camera and lens makers offer refurbished products directly to end users via special pages on their website. You can save some dough, but do you want to own a renewed product? Let's unpack this…

Ron Leach  |  Mar 15, 2024  |  0 comments

You've no doubt marveled at mind-blowing photos with pink foliage and other weird colors that look like scenes captured on another planet. These unique images owe their popularity to a resurgence in infrared photography.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 15, 2024  |  0 comments

Whether you shoot portraits, wildlife images, or cute photos of your beloved pets, the eyes are the most important element to get dialed with precision. Achieving accurate focus on the subject's iris when capturing an image goes a long way to achieving this goal. But there's much more you can do to accentuate the eyes during post processing.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 14, 2024  |  0 comments

Earlier this month we featured a tutorial explaining a Lightroom technique for editing b&w photos to achieve maximum impact. The quick tutorial below takes a similar approach for all of you Photoshop users.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 14, 2024  |  0 comments

Most landscape photographers know that a dramatic realistic-looking sky is often a key element in captivating photos. Today you'll learn a simple-two step edit that provides compelling results without sky replacement, image stacking, or other complicated procedures.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 13, 2024  |  0 comments

Today's very helpful Lightroom tutorial begins with this quote from one of our favorite young photographers Austin James Jackson: "I've seen enough Lightroom catalogs to know that there are a lot of people who struggle to organize. In this video I'm going to help you solve that problem."

Ron Leach  |  Mar 13, 2024  |  0 comments

Many photographers shoot in Raw rather than Jpeg for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is that this unprocessed format captures the maximum of detail. Another advantage is the greater flexibility Raw files provide during post-processing.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 12, 2024  |  0 comments

The second day of the week is often referred to as Taco Tuesday, but Shutterbug readers know it's also Tutorial Tuesday when we often post the weekly lessons from Park Cameras—one of the leading photo retailers in the UK. This episode explains the difference between Vibrance and Saturation sliders, so you'll understand when and how to put these simple sliders to use.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 12, 2024  |  0 comments

If you're not paying attention to the histogram when processing images in Lightroom, well, shame on you. That's because this powerful tool will simplify your workflow and help you achieve far better edits.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 11, 2024  |  0 comments

Here's the frustrating thing about shooting sunsets: While these scenes are among the most popular that we capture, oftentimes our results fall far short of the splendor we witnessed through the viewfinder. That's because the beautiful warm tones and a perfectly balanced  exposure can be very difficult to get right in the camera.

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