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Ron Leach  |  Nov 15, 2022  |  0 comments

Many photographers strive for images with bright vibrant colors that are saturated to the max. But taking a more subtle approach can deliver beautiful results, with soft pastel colors that stand out from the crowd.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 15, 2022  |  0 comments

It’s inevitable: Sooner or later you’ll come upon an interesting scene, and the only camera you have on hand is your phone. Sure, it’s possible to make impressive images with the latest phones, but what if the photo you envision requires a long exposure?

Ron Leach  |  Nov 14, 2022  |  0 comments

One of the great appeals of b&w imagery is that by stripping away color it’s possible to achieve very dramatic photos with high contrast, deep blacks, and properly exposed highlights. If your monochrome images are bland and disappointing, this tutorial is for you.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 14, 2022  |  0 comments

Landscape photography involves several challenges, not the least of which is arriving at a correct exposure. That’s because nature scenes, especially those shot with a wide-angle lens, may include a very wide range of tones from bright highlights to deep shadows, and skies that often fall somewhere in between.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 14, 2022  |  0 comments

Have you ever deleted photos by mistake when reviewing images on your camera’s LCD screen? If not, it’s quite possible you’ll do so in the future, and trust us: it’s a mind-numbing experience.

Krisanne Johnson  |  Nov 11, 2022  |  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 Krisanne  Johnson, with tips on editing long-term documentary projects).

Ron Leach  |  Nov 09, 2022  |  0 comments

Chris Perea is an acclaimed Arizona-based pro known for stunning images of the American Southwest. In the tutorial below he reveals an important secret to his success, which he says is “the one crucial concept every landscape photography should know.”

Ron Leach  |  Nov 09, 2022  |  0 comments

Even if portraiture isn't your thing, you obviously own a camera. That means sooner or later you’ll be asked to capture the likeness of family and friends. The tutorial below will help you deliver better results with a simple editing technique.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 08, 2022  |  0 comments

Are your images lacking in depth and interest? If so, today’s tutorial reveals what a British pro says is “the most powerful composition tool in photography.” By following his simple advice, you’ll immediately take your imagery to the next level.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 08, 2022  |  0 comments

We’ve all been there: You shoot what looks like an outstanding photo, only to open it on the computer and discover a distracting element or two that sort of spoils the shot. We’re firm believers of “fixing it, rather than trashing it,” and that’s exactly what you’ll learn how to do today.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 07, 2022  |  0 comments

One of the best things about landscape photography is the opportunity it provides for getting out of Dodge to explore mountains, valleys, rivers, and other photogenic aspects of the great outdoors.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Nov 04, 2022  |  0 comments

It’s November, and that means retail stores and malls are shifting into end-of-year holiday decoration mode. Soon the red-suited elf will be shaking his bell outside the train station. Is it rushing the season? You be the judge. One thing we know for sure: it’s not too early to pick up a few new ways to give your holiday photos that extra sparkle.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 04, 2022  |  0 comments

Travel and landscape photographers typically reach for a wide-angle lens when confronted with a compelling landscape. But choosing a telephoto provides an opportunity to create images that stand out from the rest—especially in iconic locations that have been photographed time and time again.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 03, 2022  |  0 comments

Today’s advanced digital cameras feature super high ISO settings that would have seemed impossible just a few years ago. So how far can you push the limit? Take a look and find out.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 03, 2022  |  1 comments

If you use Photoshop to process images, you know there’s a lot going on under the hood, and some powerful features and shortcuts can be very difficult to find. In the tutorial below you’ll discover what one pro says are “hidden efficiency gems in Photoshop that feel like cheating.”

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