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Ron Leach  |  Nov 20, 2017  |  0 comments

Those of you who are regulars to this page know we frequently post tutorials and other content from our favorite photo-related YouTube channels, one of which features shooting tips from acclaimed landscape photographer Thomas Heaton. In the video below, Heaton switches things up, and reveals the YouTube channels he watches regularly. And coming from him, that’s a pretty good recommendation.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 20, 2017  |  0 comments

One of the best ways to become a better photographer is by listening to a top pro explaining the secrets to his success. In the video below, German adventurer and landscape photographer Benjamin Jaworskyj reveals what he says are three key aspects to improving your skills and gaining recognition for your work. 

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 20, 2017  |  0 comments

Shutterbug reader Kathleen Finnerty confesses that she “loves the drama of incoming summer storm clouds, especially over bodies of water,” so we can imagine her excitement when she spotted this scene on the horizon. 

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 17, 2017  |  0 comments

Photographer Manny Ortiz and his pretty model wife Diana are our one of our favorite couples on YouTube for helpful photography tips videos. This week they take a slightly different approach in discussing a potentially touchy subject: what do you do when your partner is uncomfortable with you photographing someone of the opposite sex?

Ron Leach  |  Nov 17, 2017  |  0 comments

If you’re like most Shutterbug readers, with a full arsenal of lenses, you know that every lens performs differently in terms of color rendition, sharpness, depth-of-field, bokeh, and contrast. In the video below, you’ll see how one pro determines the “sweet spot” of every lens he owns.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Nov 16, 2017  |  0 comments

Back in 2010 I sent a brand new Nikon D5000 to Llewellyn Data Processing (LDP LLC) in Carlstadt, NJ, and paid them to modify it so that it records the IR (infrared) spectrum only. They’ve been in this business for 20 years, since 1997, and in my experience they do terrific work

Ron Leach  |  Nov 16, 2017  |  0 comments

The autofocus systems in today’s advanced digital cameras are truly wonders of modern engineering, with greater speed and precision than ever before. In fact, some photographers aren’t completely aware of everything the AF system in their DSLR can do.

Seth Shostak  |  Nov 15, 2017  |  4 comments

Have you ever checked out the battlefield photos made by Mathew Brady’s studio during the Civil War? They’re great, right?

Ron Leach  |  Nov 09, 2017  |  0 comments

Here’s a quick Lightroom tutorial that that will help you create more impressive portrait photos by using a simple Split-Toning technique to control the hues of both highlights and shadows in an image.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 09, 2017  |  0 comments

Whether you’re a professional photographer or a passionate amateur, one sure way to shoot better is to learn how to shoot faster, so you never miss capturing a fleeting moment. In the quick video below, the folks at Mango Street demonstrate three ways to customize a camera so everything you need is right at your fingertips.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 08, 2017  |  0 comments

Every once in a while we all need an interesting project to get the creative juices flowing, and the DIY photo tips in the video below provide a great way to have some fun and blast your way out of the doldrums.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 06, 2017  |  1 comments

Conventional wisdom is that if you’re serious about photography you should always shoot in the Raw file format and reserve JPEG files for less important tasks such as emailing and posting images on the Internet. But this ongoing debate isn’t going to end any time soon, and in the video below you’ll see why one pro says he’s shooting JPEGs more and more often.

Jack Neubart  |  Nov 02, 2017  |  0 comments

When he graduated with a BFA from Kendall College of Art and Design, Scott Hoyle would have been very happy purely pursuing a career in graphic design and illustration. But along the way, something happened. In his senior year, he’d borrowed a camera from a classmate, entered a photo contest—and won a Mamiya Sekor SLR. 

Scott Kelby  |  Nov 02, 2017  |  0 comments

Q. In the July 2017 issue, one of the questions dealt with processing black-and-white images in Lightroom as opposed to shooting black and white in camera. One of your suggestions was using add-on programs in Lightroom such as Nik’s Silver Efex Pro to “open up a whole new world of black-and-white possibilities.” How much more benefit or advantage do you get from using an add-on program versus just learning the advanced features of Lightroom and creating the effects yourself? Is it worth spending the extra money on the add-ons or should you just learn to use Lightroom more efficiently?

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