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Dan Havlik  |  Jun 29, 2020  |  0 comments

The way the sky looks can make or break or break a landscape or cityscape photo. If you have a boring sky, you will likely have a boring photo. An exciting sky, on the other hand, draws the viewer in and makes everything in your image look better.

Michele Celentano  |  Jun 26, 2020  |  0 comments

(Editor’s Note: Exploring Light is a monthly Shutterbug column featuring tips, tricks, and photo advice from professional photographers in Canon's Explorers of Light education program. This month's column is by Michele Celentano on how to safely pose models in our time of social distancing.)

Ron Leach  |  Jun 23, 2020  |  0 comments

This month’s release of Adobe Camera Raw is a powerful update that includes a number of undocumented hidden features. The quick video below demonstrates 10 of these secrets that will speed up your editing and deliver great results.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 19, 2020  |  0 comments

This is a great time for macro photography: Not only are insects and flowers plentiful, but for those of you who are social distancing there’s plenty to shoot in your own backyard. This quick tutorial offers some very helpful advice, especially for those new to close-up photography. And in just 10 minutes, Swedish pro Micael Widell debunks five popular myths that are simply untrue.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 16, 2020  |  0 comments

If you’re looking to up your game when it comes to landscape and nature photography, take a look at this very helpful tutorial. Top pro Mads Peter Iverson demonstrates five simple tips that will instantly improve your results.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 13, 2020  |  0 comments

Yes, there’s still time. Celebrate Father’s Day with a fun photography gift for less than $20. If Social Distancing keeps you from visiting Dad, have the gift shipped directly to his house for a special, cheerful surprise.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 12, 2020  |  0 comments

Most photographers are familiar with the Exposure Triangle, which is a helpful concept explaining the three variables that combine to create a properly exposed image. These three considerations, aperture, shutter speed and ISO, work together to arrive at the desired result.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 09, 2020  |  0 comments

We’re all looking for a creative edge to make our images a bit different from the rest, and in this behind-the-scenes video you’ll pick up four simple tricks for shooting unique nighttime portraits on the street. In just eight minutes you’ll see how to add the “wow factor” to photos shot after dark.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 05, 2020  |  0 comments

If you want to add a creative twist to your portrait photographs, the quick tutorial below will do the trick. In just four minutes you’ll pick up a variety of clever DIY tips that will make portraiture more fun and exciting than ever.

Ron Leach  |  May 29, 2020  |  0 comments

We’ve been regularly sharing tutorials from the “Mastering Your Craft” instructional series that appears exclusively on AdoramaTV. Created by Pye Jirsa of SLR Lounge, these helpful videos provide everything from gear advice and inspiration, to technical tips for improving your photography.

Ron Leach  |  May 26, 2020  |  0 comments

Today’s tutorial is intended for those new to using Layers in Photoshop for more effective image enhancement. This simple guide also provides great tips for more experienced Photoshop users looking for a quick refresher on taking advantage of this powerful tool.

Joel Grimes  |  May 22, 2020  |  0 comments

(Editor’s Note: Exploring Light is a monthly Shutterbug column featuring tips, tricks, and photo advice from professional photographers in Canon's Explorers of Light education program. This month's column is by Joel Grimes on how to shoot portraits with a tilt-shift lens.)

Ron Leach  |  May 19, 2020  |  0 comments

If you’re under the impression that captivating lunar photography requires advanced skills and specialized gear, this tutorial is for you. As you’ll see, even beginning photographers can capture great images of the moon by following seven simple tips.

Ron Leach  |  May 15, 2020  |  0 comments

Photographic opportunities are quite limited during his time of social distancing and stay-home orders. But these same inconveniences make this a great time to capture unique images of abandoned streets wherever you live.

Ron Leach  |  May 12, 2020  |  0 comments

Selective focus is a popular technique when you want to separate a prominent foreground subject from the background. Other times, especially with landscape photography, the goal is to shoot the scene so everything appears sharp—from the foreground to the background.

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