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Ron Leach  |  Sep 23, 2022  |  0 comments

Shutterbug readers know their way around a camera and consistently shoot really nice images. But if you want to make the leap from “good” to “amazing,” the video below is just what you need.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 22, 2022  |  0 comments

Professional bird photographers often travel far and wide to capture images of exotic species. But what if you’re just an enthusiast and you’d like to give this a try in the convenience of your backyard?

Ron Leach  |  Sep 22, 2022  |  0 comments

Lightroom’s Calibration controls can make a big difference in post processing, but some users find these tools a bit confusing. The video below provides a straightforward explanation so you’ll understand how all this work..

Ron Leach  |  Sep 21, 2022  |  0 comments

We’ve all captured photos that would be truly outstanding, other than the fact that colors are way off. That’s sort of like saying you’d be a great dancer if you didn’t have bad legs.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 21, 2022  |  0 comments

Attaining precise focus is essential for all types of images and it can be difficult to achieve, particularly when shooting moving subjects or scenes where you want maximum sharpness from foreground to background.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 20, 2022  |  0 comments

So you’ve marveled at gorgeous photos of the full moon, thinking to yourself, “I can’t do that because it requires expensive pro gear and advanced skills.” Well, think again, because the tutorial below explains three simple hacks for getting the job done.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 19, 2022  |  0 comments

How many times have you returned from an outing, shooting what you thought were outstanding images—only to be underwhelmed when you viewed them on the computer? If your answer is “too many times to count,” you have plenty of company.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 15, 2022  |  0 comments

You say your older computer has only USB-A ports and the new external hard drive you’re eyeing comes with a USB-C cable? Do you keep searching for a drive that’s advertised as USB-A or what? It’s as confusing as 12th grade calculus.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 15, 2022  |  0 comments

All outdoor photographers are at the mercy of the weather, and we have to accept whatever Mother Nature gives us. That’s especially true if you travel to a location, and it’s impossible to return on a different day when conditions improve.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 15, 2022  |  0 comments

Every so often we capture a photo with an unsightly colorcast, like when shooting performances with strong, colored stage lighting. There are numerous other situations in which harsh supplemental light obliterates the original colors of a subject.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 14, 2022  |  0 comments

It’s not often we have access to an upcoming lecture, but that’s what you’ll find in the tutorial below, explaining how to get started using Lightroom’s powerful Tone Curve for more effective edits.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 14, 2022  |  0 comments

Deleted images do not “go away.” Formatting a memory card does not “erase” the images. Never sell or loan a memory card unless you’re willing to risk the potential of sharing every image, video and other file that’s ever been saved to it. The same applies to hard drives, SSDs and other recording media. Here’s why it happens, and how to protect yourself.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 14, 2022  |  0 comments

Sometimes the outdoor images we make don’t look as remarkable on the computer as they did through the viewfinder. In some cases that’s due to challenging light, while other times the problem is incorrect exposure or other camera settings.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 13, 2022  |  0 comments

Last year around this time we featured a Photoshop tutorial explaining how make daytime photos appear as though they were shot at night. In the video below you’ll learn a different day-for-night transformation, this time creating a beguiling night vision look.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 12, 2022  |  0 comments

So you’re shopping for a new SD card and confused by all the options. These memory cards are available in various capacities, and read/write speeds and other specs differ widely. And what about the difference between SD, SDHC, SCHX, and SDUC cards?

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