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Ron Leach  |  Oct 27, 2017  |  0 comments

Most Photoshop users have heard about the power of Luminosity Masks for bringing out the best in a photograph, yet some are afraid to try the technique because they fear it’s too complicated. As you’ll see below, the difficulty of employing this tool is vastly overstated, if you follow the simple and effective method described in this tutorial.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 26, 2017  |  0 comments

Halloween is right around the corner, and what better way to have some fun than by shooting spooky portraits with a simple home setup? Best yet, after watching the tutorial below, you can download six free smoke textures to make your Halloween portraits even creepier.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 26, 2017  |  0 comments

This morning Tamron introduced the 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD lens, a powerful ultra-telephoto zoom for Canon and Nikon full-frame DSLR cameras. Also known as Model A035, the new lens is expected to deliver Vibration Compensation (VC) up to four stops, as well as fast and precise autofocus.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 26, 2017  |  0 comments

Earlier this month we posted a fascinating video demonstrating all the technology that enables the shutter of a modern DSLR to open and close with remarkable speed and precision. In the equally interesting time-lapse below, you’ll see what happens when things go wrong and a technician has to replace the shutter of a Canon EOS 6D.

Dan Havlik  |  Oct 26, 2017  |  0 comments

Sony launched the 42.4MP A7R III yesterday and Shutterbug was amongst a group of select media that got a chance to shoot with this new, full frame mirrorless camera at a studio shoot with dancers and performers, and then later at a nightclub with musicians.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 25, 2017  |  0 comments

Amidst all the excitement at the PhotoPlus Expo show in New York today were notable new lens offerings from Olympus and Sony. This morning we covered the big Sony news, the introduction of the 42.4MP Full Frame A7R III mirrorless cameras, so let’s take a look at their new lenses, as well as those from Olympus.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 25, 2017  |  1 comments

Back in June, photographers were dismayed to learn that Google was no longer planning to support or update their popular Nik Collection of free image-editing software. This morning, however, DXO Labs announced they have acquired the widely used suite of Photoshop and Lightroom plugins, with an update to be forthcoming in mid-2018.

Dan Havlik  |  Oct 25, 2017  |  0 comments

Sony was back at it this morning, unveiling the A7R III, a 42.4MP full frame mirrorless camera with the ability to shoot 10 frames per second continuous bursts at full resolution with a faster, revamped autofocus system.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 24, 2017  |  0 comments

Have you ever found yourself in a beautiful outdoor setting, only to be disappointed in the images you captured of the scene? That’s not an uncommon occurrence among less-experienced nature photographers, and the video below will help you solve the riddle.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 24, 2017  |  0 comments

Sometimes all it takes to turn a good photo into something special is a slightly different angle, creative cropping, or an unconventional choice of lenses. In this quick tutorial, you’ll see how to really boast the impact of a photograph by including “emotional tension” in the scene.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 24, 2017  |  0 comments

Let’s say you receive a phone call from a gallery in London, offering to include your photographs in an upcoming exhibition of work by “emerging international artists.” Best yet, the caller from Vanity Galleries claims to have visited your website and says she was “really impressed” with your images.

Joe Farace  |  Oct 24, 2017  |  0 comments

There’s more to black-and-white photography than an absence of color. One reason purists refer to black-and-white images as “monochrome” is that it’s a more precise term covering photographs made in sepia and other tones.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 23, 2017  |  0 comments

Last week we told you about the introduction of Adobe’s new cloud-based Lightroom CC, and shared a video with the key features of an update to the previous non-cloud app, now called Lightroom Classic CC. So how do these two options compare when it comes to speed? Take a look at the video below to find out.

George Schaub  |  Oct 23, 2017  |  0 comments

Nikon had been relatively quiet in introducing DSLRs aimed at enthusiast photographers but that all changed with the new D7500, the company’s latest camera in the D7000 line. As the successor to the D7200, the Nikon D7500 (MSRP: $1,249, body only) joins Nikon’s APS-C (DX format) DSLR camera lineup, which includes the flagship D500, with a 20.9MP CMOS sensor and no low-pass filter. 

Ron Leach  |  Oct 23, 2017  |  0 comments

Landscape photographers who always stow their gear when the weather turns bad miss out on a whole realm of unique opportunities. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to shoot images that capture the essence of moody, rainy days, and make dramatic black-and-white conversions of your photos in Lightroom. 

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