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Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 17, 2022  |  2 comments

We know you have some amazing pictures—and you post them on your social media and share them with friends. Show them to the world by posting in our Photo of the Day gallery. Here’s the quick and easy procedure along with some tips to help you navigate to the right place, and even some advice about composition and subject matter we’ve picked up from our readers.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 17, 2022  |  0 comments

Whether you’re an accomplished wildlife shooter or you just enjoy photographing birds in the backyard, it’s likely you pop off dozens of images when an interesting subject appears. If so, the video below will be a big help.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 16, 2022  |  0 comments

One of the challenges facing landscape photographers is dealing with the wide range of tones from deep shadows to bright highlights that often exist in outdoor scenes. With this broad dynamic range, high-contrast edges are very common.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 16, 2022  |  0 comments

Today we’re going to discuss lens fogging—a serious problem that plagues outdoor photographers this time of year. When this occurs you’ll either miss a spontaneous opportunity while waiting for a lens to clear up, or you’ll snap the shutter and end up with a worthless photo.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 15, 2022  |  0 comments

This is the perfect time of year for macro photography, with vibrant flowers, colorful insects and other creepy crawlies just about everywhere you look. In fact, you can often find great subjects in your own backyard.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 15, 2022  |  1 comments

If you’re having trouble nailing exposure and ask a few friends for help, you’re likely to be told, “it’s time you mastered Manual mode.” While that’s certainly an option, there’s another (and often easier) way to consistently achieve perfectly exposed photos.

Henry Anderson  |  Jun 14, 2022  |  0 comments

Street photographer is fun, but street photography can be intimidating. Someone who has learned the hard way is Tim Northey, aka TKNORTH, who says street shooting has become his favorite genre of photography, but it wasn’t always that way.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 14, 2022  |  0 comments

Everyone has their own approach to processing images in Photoshop, depending on their skill level and the type of work they do. That’s why Photoshop’s default settings are essentially a compromise, and rarely meet the specific needs of anyone.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 14, 2022  |  0 comments

Photographers tend to be gadget freaks and love useful accessories. The problem is there’s some great “secret” stuff out there from small companies without marketing budgets to bring them to your attention.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 13, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’re shooting JPEG photos because you think Raw files “aren’t worth the “hassle,” the video below is likely to change your mind. One of our favorite image-editing instructors transforms a severely underexposed landscape photo into a beautiful image using the power of Raw.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 13, 2022  |  0 comments

Back-button focus is a popular technique among experienced wildlife, sports, and nature photographers. The tutorial below demystifies this powerful focusing method and explains how to use it for faster, more precise results. 

Ron Leach  |  Jun 10, 2022  |  0 comments

Editing one’s images isn’t exactly an odious task, but many photographers, prefer to finish the job with a minimum of fuss so they get back to doing what they enjoy most—shooting photographs.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 09, 2022  |  0 comments

Photoshop’s Free Transform tools handle a number of important tasks, and they do so with precision. This feature enables you to alter an object in a variety of ways, by rotating, scaling, flipping, or distorting a selection with relative ease.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 08, 2022  |  0 comments

Experienced photographers are always on the lookout for distracting background elements that can ruin a photo. Unfortunately, it’s not always possible to find a different vantage point from which to shoot that excludes the offending junk.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 08, 2022  |  0 comments

Amidst the ongoing race for the latest and greatest gear, some photographers minimize the important role they play when it comes to capturing great images. Hence the adage, “It’s the photographer, not the camera, that makes a photo.”

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