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Ron Leach  |  Nov 09, 2021  |  0 comments

There’s a popular misconception among novice photographers that bright, sunny days are the best time to capture outdoor scenes, but more experienced shooters know better. We all have to deal with prevailing conditions in the field, and today’s tutorial will help you maker better images under harsh sunny light.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 08, 2021  |  0 comments

Ricoh’s line of powerful full-featured pocket cameras has undergone an interesting and welcome transformation since the first GR Digital model was introduced back in 2009. There were three subsequent cameras, all with small sensors, with a bump in resolution from the first 8.1-megapixel version

Ron Leach  |  Nov 05, 2021  |  0 comments

The magical Milky Way looming over a nighttime sky offers a great opportunity for capturing beautiful images, yet many photographers shy away from this challenge. That’s often because they’re not in a spot with a compelling foreground, or they don’t know how to create the proper balance between what they see on the ground and in the sky.

Zach Sutton - Lensrentals  |  Nov 04, 2021  |  0 comments

With both Nikon and Canon switching out their DSLR markets for mirrorless platforms and offering up new lens mounts as a result, and with Sony and Fuji both developing great lenses for their platforms, a common question we get asked is about lens adapters. 

Ron Leach  |  Nov 04, 2021  |  0 comments

Temperatures are dropping and the first day of winter is barely around the corner, with all the great photo opportunities the chilly new season will present. One way to best capture the essence of winter is to include falling snow in your images.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 04, 2021  |  0 comments

Whether you’re shooting portraits or other outdoor scenes with a prominent foregoing object, you can draw attention to the main subject by minimizing depth-of-field. This technique can also add an artistic flair to your images.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 03, 2021  |  0 comments

One of the first things most photographers learn is to avoid high ISO settings whenever possible. That’s because the more you crank up ISO, the more image quality tends to suffer.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 02, 2021  |  0 comments

For those on a budget it’s tempting to purchase an inexpensive 2X teleconverter to double the focal length of a lens you already own, instead of spending big bucks on a powerful super-telephoto zoom. But does this really make sense in terms of image quality, or are you better off just cropping your photos?

Staff  |  Nov 02, 2021  |  0 comments

It’s time to get your best fall photos together, shoot a few more, and enter Shutterbug’s Time of the Season Fall Photo Contest for a chance to win a bunch of great gear, prizes, and cash.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 01, 2021  |  0 comments

As we’ve mentioned in the past, photographers tend to think Adobe created Photoshop exclusively for them. But the truth is there are many other types of avid users, from graphic designers and art directors to web designers and other content creators.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 01, 2021  |  0 comments

It‘s no secret that there’s been a dramatic shift from DSLR to mirrorless camera systems on the part of consumers and manufactures alike. But some photographers are hanging on to their trusty DSLRs for making certain types of images.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 29, 2021  |  0 comments

The wide-angle lens is a popular choice for capturing expansive landscape vistas, travel photos, and architectural shots. But depending upon the scene, your vantage point, and whether or not you’re able to avoid tilting the camera up or down, unsightly perspective distortion may occur.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 28, 2021  |  0 comments

There are worse things than being a beginning photographer. After all, you can make big improvements in your skills in a relatively short time. But if you consider yourself a more advanced shooter, and you still make beginner mistakes, that’s a cause for concern.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 28, 2021  |  0 comments

Sometimes you take a photograph and while the main subject looks great, the background is really weak. The solution is to simply place your subject against a more interesting background, right? Well, not so fast.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 27, 2021  |  0 comments

According to the calendar it’s still 2021, but Adobe just released Photoshop 2022 and it includes a bunch of really cool new features. As you’ll see in today’s quick tutorial, one of the most interesting and easy-to-use tools will instantly and automatically make precise selections.

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