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Susan Stripling  |  Mar 19, 2021  |  0 comments

(Editor’s Note: Exploring Light is a monthly Shutterbug column featuring tips, tricks, and photo advice from professional photographers in Canon Explorers of Light education program. This month's column is by Susan Stripling on how to remain creative during the Pandemic.)

Henry Anderson  |  Mar 18, 2021  |  0 comments

We all want to impress our friends with our elite photography skills but, let's face it, some advanced imaging techniques take years to learn. But what if there was a way to turn heads on social media with incredible eye-popping images and you'd need less than a minute to learn all the camera tricks to do it.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 12, 2021  |  0 comments

One question we’re frequently asked is, “Should I buy a zoom lens or a prime?” And like many age-old questions, the answer is “It depends.” To give you thoughtful response we’d want to know your budget, the type of photography you do, whether or not you frequently shoot in low-light conditions, and how much gear you’re willing to lug around in the field.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 12, 2021  |  0 comments

There’s a new feature in Photoshop’s Camera Raw that sounds too good to be true. Known as Super Resolution, it can effectively quadruple the resolution of an image

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Mar 12, 2021  |  0 comments

It’s spring—the time of year made especially for photographers, lovers and dreamers. Poets too, come to think of it. You’ll find plenty of things to photograph without even trying—but here are some ideas you may not have thought about yet.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 11, 2021  |  0 comments

You’ve no doubt marveled at spectacular landscape photos with depth of field that seems impossible to achieve with anything other than a tilt-shift lens or a large format view camera. Surprise: The same effect can be accomplished in post processing with a technique known at focus stacking. And it far easier to do than you may think.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 10, 2021  |  0 comments

Some photographers turn up their noses at the notion of using on-camera flash for portrait photography. But the technique is super easy to accomplish, and done right it can yield surprisingly beautiful results.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 10, 2021  |  0 comments

There are various file formats for saving images, and more than a bit of confusion regarding which one to use. And while everyone seems to have their own process, some choices can be detrimental to layered images and your workflow in general.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 09, 2021  |  0 comments

ISO is a very important concept and makes up one side of the Exposure Triangle; the other two being aperture and shutter speed. These three variables interact to arrive at a correct exposure.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Mar 05, 2021  |  0 comments

Here is everything you need to know to harness the power of ISO and take full control of your camera.

Henry Anderson  |  Mar 03, 2021  |  0 comments

Stories and videos with secret camera hacks aren't just fun, they can be super useful if you want to save time and money while getting awesome, fresh looks for your latest photo or video. In the quick, easy and eye-opening video below, Joris Hermans shares five camera hacks that he employs on a regular basis.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 02, 2021  |  0 comments

We frequently post tutorials explaining common photography mistakes so you can learn from the errors of others. While these lessons are typically geared toward novice photographers, the video below includes mistakes that even experienced shooters make on occasion.

Deborah Sandidge  |  Mar 01, 2021  |  0 comments

The idea here was...well, there were a few ideas. First, I wanted to do photography that was bright, cheerful, colorful—and different. With times being a bit harsh and stressful for many, I was looking for something light-hearted and, frankly, far from reality. Dreamy and summer-like came to mind. 

Kyle Long  |  Feb 26, 2021  |  0 comments

Over the years I have worked with hundreds of musicians and captured thousands of photos. While each performance is different, there are five tips that you can follow to make sure you leave with great, portfolio-worthy photos at your next concert.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Feb 26, 2021  |  5 comments

Depth-of-field is like the weather—we can’t control it but we can take advantage of its powerful effects. That is, if we understand its behavior. Here are 7 facts about DoF to coach photographers through the laws of physics and optical phenomena.

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