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Ron Leach  |  Aug 18, 2020  |  0 comments

One great to improve our photography skills is by learning from past mistakes. But an even better approach is to learn from a pro that has made numerous mistakes throughout his career. That way you don’t have to make them yourself.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 12, 2020  |  0 comments

We could all use a bit of fun these days, and for Shutterbug readers there’s no better way to get some than with a camera—especially if you can capture fascinating images in the process. Sound good? Read on.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 10, 2020  |  0 comments

As the saying goes "If you don't make mistakes, you don't make anything." Or, in other words, when you're doing creative work, it will always result in a few mistakes. On the other hand, sitting around doing nothing, is the only way to avoid mistakes.

Tom Shu  |  Aug 03, 2020  |  0 comments

The Rule of Thirds is a very helpful compositional guideline that is a great reference point for beginner photographers or seasoned professionals. As with any photography rule, they really are meant to be broken, so take this as more of a general guideline than a defined rule.

Henry Anderson  |  Jul 31, 2020  |  0 comments

One of our favorite portrait photographers is back with another helpful tutorial, this time on how to shoot flattering images in less than ideal lighting.

Darrell Gulin  |  Jul 27, 2020  |  0 comments

During this pandemic with less travelling and more time spent at home, it's a perfect time to dust off our macro lenses and shoot some gorgeous backyard macro photography. Even if you do not have an expansive garden, a deck or small patio will do. Here are five tips and tricks to get you started in shooting great macro photos at home.

Henry Anderson  |  Jul 17, 2020  |  0 comments

Jordi Koalitic is one of our favorite YouTube channels for sharing clever tricks to make photos stand out on social media. In the latest video from the channel, which is a collaboration between brothers Jordi and Arnau Puig, the team really outdoes itself by working with some special talent to take their images to the next level.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 15, 2020  |  0 comments

Everyone always talks about "the rule of thirds" being the key to composing a compelling image. And yes, it is a helpful tool to get you out of the boring photo rut. But what if there was something different and more effective to help with appealing photo composition?

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 06, 2020  |  0 comments

One of the biggest mistakes you can make in Photoshop or Lightroom is to overedit your photos, right? You know what we're talking about: it's when you or a photographer you know (who shall remain nameless) makes so many software tweaks to an image that it starts to look garish and fake.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 03, 2020  |  0 comments

Summer is a great time to go to the beach but now, more than ever, it's important to avoid the crowds. Along with keeping a safe social distance from others at the beach, photographers want to keep their photo shoots free from distracting people in the background.

Henry Anderson  |  Jul 02, 2020  |  0 comments

Do your photos often look blurry and you can't figure out why? Well, there are quite a few reasons why your images aren't sharp enough and in the below video from Adorama, photographer Gavin Hoey explains seven of them.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 12, 2020  |  0 comments

Most photographers are familiar with the Exposure Triangle, which is a helpful concept explaining the three variables that combine to create a properly exposed image. These three considerations, aperture, shutter speed and ISO, work together to arrive at the desired result.

Joel Grimes  |  May 22, 2020  |  0 comments

(Editor’s Note: Exploring Light is a monthly Shutterbug column featuring tips, tricks, and photo advice from professional photographers in Canon's Explorers of Light education program. This month's column is by Joel Grimes on how to shoot portraits with a tilt-shift lens.)

Ron Leach  |  Apr 24, 2020  |  0 comments

If you’re bored sitting around the house, and wish you could go out shooting, this video is for you. In just five minutes you’ll pick up a bunch of fresh ideas, with some easy DIY hacks for creative photography at home.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 14, 2020  |  0 comments

Candid street photography is all about timing, and recognizing the precise moment your subject is perfectly positioned in the frame. It’s this ability to press the shutter in a split of a second that results in a great image.

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