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Ron Leach  |  May 11, 2021  |  0 comments

It’s probably safe to say spring has finally sprung across most of the country, and the new season brings with it an abundance of photo opportunities at nearby parks, a walk around the block, and even in your own backyard.

Ron Leach  |  May 10, 2021  |  0 comments

One sure way to create quality images with good color and maximum detail is to banish ugly noise artifacts that occur when shooting in low light, at high ISO settings, and under certain other situations.

Ron Leach  |  May 10, 2021  |  0 comments

You may have noticed a common refrain in the tutorials we post from experienced photographers; namely, to make really special images you have to be adept at visual storytelling. And one powerful method for engaging a viewer is by employing a few creative compositional tricks.

Ron Leach  |  May 06, 2021  |  0 comments

Even experienced photographers know that creativity can be a fickle friend. Sometimes you’re full of inspiration, while other times the doldrums set in and your vision runs dry.

Ron Leach  |  May 04, 2021  |  0 comments

Everyone has bad habits and gets lazy at times, and unless we’re careful this applies to our photography too. Fortunately, one of our favorite photo instructors provides a helpful list of mistakes to avoid in the quick video below.

Ron Leach  |  May 03, 2021  |  0 comments

Do you want to begin capturing spectacular landscape photos today? If, as we suspect, your answer is a resounding “yes,” all you have to do is watch the quick tutorial below.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 28, 2021  |  0 comments

Yes, YOU can quickly and easily produce custom profiles of your camera’s response to scene lighting for consistent, predictable and repeatable results from image to image and camera to camera.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 26, 2021  |  0 comments

More and more photographers are using vintage glass on modern digital cameras and saving a lot of money in the process. That’s because there are inexpensive adapters available that permit you to mount 35mm lenses on just about any mirrorless camera you own.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 23, 2021  |  0 comments

Everyone loves people pictures, right? So why do so many photographers shy away from portraiture? Perhaps it’s because of the popular misconception that expensive, complicated lighting gear is required for quality results.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 22, 2021  |  0 comments

We frequently discuss the fact that some rules of photography are meant to be broken. But that’s not an excuse to be lazy, because certain techniques are just plain

Ron Leach  |  Apr 20, 2021  |  0 comments

Even if the nomenclature is unfamiliar, you’ve no doubt experienced ugly color fringing that sometimes appears around the edges of objects in a photograph. Known as “chromatic aberration,” this effect typically occurs in high contrast images because premium lenses can’t always focus wavelengths of all colors at a single focal point.

Sue Bryce  |  Apr 16, 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 Sue Bryce on how she regained her inspiration by putting a few things into motion. Sue Bryce Education is offering free access to dozens of online classes during the week of April 18-24. Register for free here.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 15, 2021  |  0 comments

Unlike pros that get paid for their work, amateur photographers have limited ways to gain recognition for their images. One option is to enter, and hopefully win, photo contests. But there’s typically a lot of strong competition, so the images you choose, along with proper preparation, is really important.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 14, 2021  |  0 comments

Good photographers constantly strive for a creative edge that gives their images something special. This could mean an unusual technique, uncommon subject matter, or even a new piece of gear. And in this quick tutorial you’ll find 10 simple tips for making striking photographs with the WOW factor.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 13, 2021  |  0 comments

Capturing sharp photos is a key goal for all types of photography, but achieving precise focus is particularly challenging when shooting wildlife and other fast-moving subjects outdoors.

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