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George Schaub  |  Dec 07, 2017  |  0 comments

While image stabilization in camera bodies and lenses has stretched the bounds of slow shutter speed usage, there’s nothing that can take the place of a good tripod in terms of image sharpness and the ability to take advantage of today’s camera technology. Working with HDR, with very long exposure times, and the ability to shoot at virtually any aperture and shutter speed without resorting to excessive ISOs are obvious benefits. 

Ron Leach  |  Dec 06, 2017  |  0 comments

Most of us have a long list of gifts to purchase for the holidays, but you’re a photographer, right? So why not grab a few of your favorite images and create something personal that your friends and family will enjoy? The quick video below provides 10 great ideas for photography gifts you can make at home.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 06, 2017  |  0 comments

Editing portrait photos can be a difficult task, even for the best of us. But in the in-depth video below, you’ll learn how to give subjects perfect skin, with subtle sculpting and softening in Photoshop.

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Dec 06, 2017  |  0 comments

Of course sports photographer Eric Bakke can capture the peak action moments. He’s team photographer for the Denver Broncos, shoots X Games for ESPN, and contributes sports images to newspapers, magazines, and organizations. Here, though, we want to talk about his pursuit of a different kind of sports image, one that most often pictures a single athlete and aims for art over action.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 06, 2017  |  0 comments

Why do so many outdoor photographers get up early and stay out until dark? In many cases, it’s to capture the rosy tones of sunrise and the warm glow of sunset. And while it’s pretty difficult to improve on these spectacular sights, there’s a few things you can do in Photoshop or Lightroom to enhance the colors in these popular scenes.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 05, 2017  |  0 comments

Let’s say you want to try your hand at close-up photography, but you can’t afford an expensive macro lens. Or maybe you’re not short of cash, but you don’t plan on doing enough macro work to justify the investment. 

Ron Leach  |  Dec 05, 2017  |  0 comments

There are numerous methods for converting color images to black and white, and some are more effective than others. In this Photoshop tutorial, you’ll learn a simple formula for making B&W conversions with a “classic” film look.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 05, 2017  |  0 comments

Our favorite weird lens expert Mathieu Stern is back, this time with three cheap vintage lenses that deliver amazing bokeh. And like all the bargain glass Stern discovers, these lenses can be adapted for use with modern digital cameras.

 

Ron Leach  |  Dec 04, 2017  |  0 comments

Even so-called “purists” who avoid image editing like the plague have to occasionally crop a photo to fine-tune composition. And many photographers, particularly those specializing in landscapes, prefer to “shoot loose” for compositional flexibility when straightening skewed horizons.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 04, 2017  |  0 comments

It’s not often one has an opportunity to glean expert advice from three of the top photographers in their field. But that’s what you’ll find in the following video, in which Marc Silber of Advancing Your Photography interviews a trio of the best travel shooters on the planet.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 04, 2017  |  0 comments

Winter provides a variety of opportunities for making stunning nature photos. But whether you’re shooting near home or in the wilderness, this final season of the year also presents unique challenges that must be overcome if you want to achieve great results.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 01, 2017  |  0 comments

Most photographers know to focus on the eyes of a subject when making portraits or shooting wildlife photos. But when it comes to editing these images, there a lot more to consider than sharpness, as you’ll see in the video below.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 01, 2017  |  0 comments

Sound composition skills are important for all forms of photography, but when it come to shooting landscapes, the ability to frame a scene properly is absolutely critical. In this detailed tutorial you’ll learn one pro’s secrets to shooting and editing stunning seascape images.

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