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Ron Leach  |  May 24, 2021  |  0 comments

Landscape photographers tend to head out in the field with a bunch of gear—everything from filters and a sturdy tripod to an assortment of lenses. The challenge often occurs when you come upon a beautiful scene and can’t quite decide on which lens to pull out of your bag to get the best shot available.

David Kennerly  |  May 21, 2021  |  0 comments

(Editor’s Note: Exploring Light is a monthly Shutterbug column featuring tips, tricks, and photo advice from professional photographers in Canon’s Explorer’s of Light education program. This month's column is by Pulitzer Prize winning photographer David Hume Kennerly, with tips for making better photographs.)

Staff  |  May 17, 2021  |  0 comments

What’s in a season? Showcase your best spring photography in the second round of Shutterbug’s Time of the Season photo contest for your chance to win $500 cash, a Tamron 17-70mm F/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD lens; Sony Alpha a6400 mirrorless camera, Slik Carbon Fiber CF-834 Tripod with the PBH-45LP Ball Head, Skylum Luminar AI Guru Bundle photo editing software, and a Standard 53 camera strap with Quick Release from Lucky Camera Straps.

Ron Leach  |  May 12, 2021  |  0 comments

A common approach to nature photography is to strive for vibrant skies and foregrounds full of color. But as you’ll see in today’s tutorial, taking a different approach will often make your images stand out from the rest.

Henry Anderson  |  May 11, 2021  |  0 comments

Working with models can be a challenge for beginner photographers. So, it's completely normal to make a few mistakes when photographing a model.

Ron Leach  |  May 11, 2021  |  0 comments

Colorful sunset scenes and moody long-exposure photos are among the most popular subjects for nature and landscape photographers. But what if you’re at a great location in bright light during the day, and can’t wait around for the sun to drop below the horizon.

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.

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