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Ron Leach  |  Oct 24, 2017  |  0 comments

Sometimes all it takes to turn a good photo into something special is a slightly different angle, creative cropping, or an unconventional choice of lenses. In this quick tutorial, you’ll see how to really boast the impact of a photograph by including “emotional tension” in the scene.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 20, 2017  |  0 comments

Even the best photographers make mistakes on occasion, and there’s nothing wrong with that as long as you correct the errors and make different one’s next time. The quick video below identifies five common mistakes, and explains how to fix them with ease.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 19, 2017  |  0 comments

Selling a home isn’t easy in today’s challenging real estate market, so an enterprising young couple came up with an eye-catching concept they thought might attract attention to a home they were selling: They wanted the main photo for their listing to have an attractive model levitating on a magic carpet.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 19, 2017  |  0 comments

Shooting on the streets of your local town or city is an accessible and engaging form of photography, offering unlimited opportunities for great imagery. Interesting buildings and monuments, colorful street signs, and attractive passersby are among the many possibilities.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 19, 2017  |  0 comments

Shutterbug reader Steven M. Richman made this beautiful image of the Jama Masjid mosque in Delhi, India, this past December. Because it can be challenging to capture the entire mosque from within, he decided to focus on only part of it. 

Ron Leach  |  Oct 18, 2017  |  0 comments

Everyone knows that laughter and smiles are infectious, and there’s no better way to loosen up a photo shoot and capture better images than by getting everyone to smile. This not only includes the model, but the photographer and anyone else at the shoot.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 18, 2017  |  0 comments

Fun, cheap and creative: That’s what camera hacks are all about. And in the video below, you’ll learn eight awesome ways to create unique images without spending a dime.

Seth Shostak  |  Oct 18, 2017  |  2 comments

When it comes to camera bragging rights, what makes you most proud? My guess: pixel count. In a world where mobile phones can make shots good enough for billboards, nothing seems to make you feel better about yourself than to flog your camera’s megapixel horsepower.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 17, 2017  |  0 comments

Most photographers love their state-of-the-art cameras and premium glass, and they strive to capture perfectly exposed images from the best locations possible. But according to one top pro, all of that is meaningless unless you have the patience to wait for the decisive moment before snapping the shutter.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 16, 2017  |  0 comments

Some experts call it “Color Theory,” while others refer to “Color Psychology,” but the point is that the colors of objects around us have a significant impact upon our moods, attitudes, and perception. In the video below, you’ll see how this concept applies to the photographs we make and how they are viewed by others.

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Oct 13, 2017  |  0 comments

It’s entirely possible that this particular light display happens frequently in a particular Mission Viejo, California, house. It’s also very likely it attracts no attention. But on a certain April day in 2016, G. Dan Mitchell was in the house, and that made all the difference.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 13, 2017  |  0 comments

Not long ago we featured a tutorial from photographer Evan Ranft describing composition mistakes that cause “eyeball confusion” in photos. In this latest video, Ranft demonstrates four more common errors that can ruin an otherwise great cityscape image.

Scott Kelby  |  Oct 13, 2017  |  2 comments

Q. I read that Google is no longer supporting the Nik Collection of plug-ins and I’m afraid that one day soon my beloved plug-ins will stop working. Do you think Google will reconsider and update the plug-in if a Mac or Windows update (or Photoshop or Lightroom) breaks it?

Ron Leach  |  Oct 10, 2017  |  0 comments

Sooner or later every avid street photographer makes a simple but important realization: If you always point your lens straight ahead, you’re missing out on a whole realm of dramatic angles and interesting compositional opportunities.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 09, 2017  |  1 comments

Iconic street photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson coined the termThe Decisive Moment as the title for his book published in 1952. Ever since, this famous expression has been used by photographers to describe elusive, fleeting photo opportunities that must be anticipated and captured instantly before they vanish forever.

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