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Ron Leach  |  Apr 07, 2021  |  0 comments

Here at Shutterbug we’re constantly on the lookout for tutorials that will help you master camera settings, composition, exposure, and other shooting skills. But there’s one important consideration that has nothing do with technicalities, and it’s particularly important for nature, travel and landscape photographers.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 06, 2021  |  0 comments

Yesterday we covered the important topic of ISO, and how to use this simple setting to give images the specific look you desire. Today we’ll explore exposure bracketing, another basic concept, and you’ll see how this easy-to-use tool will help you maximize detail in your photographs.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 06, 2021  |  0 comments

Careful preparation is essential for all forms of outdoor photography, whether you shoot travel scenes, landscapes, or adventure images—especially when you’ll be in the backcountry far from home. To that end, one of our favorite instructors put together the checklist below, to help you avoid the unexpected.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 05, 2021  |  0 comments

Most photographers are familiar with the Exposure Triangle that consists of Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO—the three camera settings that combine to arrive at a “correct exposure.” Of course what’s perceived as “correct” is in the eye of the beholder, as the exposure you use depends upon the mood you intend to convey.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 02, 2021  |  0 comments

If you’ve been around the block more than once you’re no doubt familiar with many of the “rules” of composition. Budding outdoor photographers are told to use the Rule of Thirds, always include the foreground to create a sense of depth, and never position a subject in the middle of the frame or bisect a shot with the horizon.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 01, 2021  |  0 comments

When it comes to photography, there’s color and then there’s COLOR! In other words, sometimes you want to take a subtle approach while other times the goal is to create eye-popping images—either by choosing vivid subjects, using certain camera settings and shooting techniques, employing a bit of editing wizardry, or a combination of the above.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 31, 2021  |  0 comments

There are numerous “rules” regarding the art and craft of photography that have been espoused by so-called “experts” for years. Some of this conventional wisdom is truly essential, but several things you’ve heard are subject to debate. And still others are simply myths or misconceptions.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 30, 2021  |  0 comments

Every so often we come upon a simple tutorial that demonstrates a few “essential” skills that can actually change one’s approach to photography. And that’s what you’ll find here, as an experienced pro reveals the secrets to his success.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 29, 2021  |  0 comments

We all love new gear, and many photographers are constantly chasing the latest innovations in cameras, lenses, and accessories. But in many cases you can capture amazing images with the gear you already own, especially if you refine your skills with a few simple tricks.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 26, 2021  |  0 comments

Vibrant nighttime street scenes, brilliant sunsets, vivid parades, and automobile light trails after dark are just a few of the many opportunities for eye-popping photos. But if you don’t do things right, the impact is lost.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 25, 2021  |  0 comments

 “What is a LUT?” you ask. In technical terms, LUT is an acronym for “Look-Up Table”—a precise mathematical means of modifying RGB image values by changing hue, saturation and brightness of a photo to create a specific look. In basic parlance, a LUT is nothing more than a bunch of adjustment layers compacted into a single file that you can save and use with most editing programs available.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 24, 2021  |  0 comments

Conventional wisdom is that landscape photography calls for wide-angle lenses. Another “rule” is that if you shoot with long lenses a tripod is absolutely essential. But this quick tutorial takes a somewhat radical approach that you may find surprising.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 23, 2021  |  0 comments

Get ready for an overdose of cuteness, because today is National Puppy Day, and in celebration we’re going to give you some fun and easy photo tips that are not only great for puppies and older dogs, but work with kittens or whatever pets you own.

Susan Stripling  |  Mar 19, 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 Susan Stripling on how to remain creative during the Pandemic.)

Henry Anderson  |  Mar 18, 2021  |  0 comments

We all want to impress our friends with our elite photography skills but, let's face it, some advanced imaging techniques take years to learn. But what if there was a way to turn heads on social media with incredible eye-popping images and you'd need less than a minute to learn all the camera tricks to do it.

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