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Ron Leach  |  Jul 11, 2022  |  0 comments

One “rule” many photographers learn when first starting out is to “always shoot with the sun at your back.” This advice may work well for “Kodak Moment” snapshots, or for predictable photos of average scenes, but a different approach is called for if you’re after eye-catching imagery that stands out from the crowd.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 07, 2022  |  0 comments

The human form provides a wealth of possibilities for intriguing images, from fully clothed portraits to explicit nudes. Today’s tutorial takes sort of a middle ground, by explaining how to capture seductive images that leave plenty to the imagination.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 07, 2022  |  0 comments

One of the few mistakes that can totally ruin a photo is failing to achieve precise focus on the primary subject in a scene. There are a variety of camera settings and shooting techniques for increasing your odds of success, and today we’re going to concentrate on one of the most helpful.

Henry Anderson  |  Jun 30, 2022  |  1 comments

Here’s a fun cheap camera challenge. Can you take good photos with a $25 camera?  That’s what swimwear photographer Anita Sadowska seeks to find out in the below video.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 30, 2022  |  0 comments

Let’s face it: Image sharpness is an essential component of great photographs, whether they’re portraits captured in the studio or a landscape image taken outdoors. No matter how gorgeous the model, or how scenic the destination; if the image is soft all is for naught.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 27, 2022  |  0 comments

Let’s face it: Most of us are passionate about gear, and we regularly update our equipment. The medical term for this affliction is Gear Acquisition Syndrome—commonly known as G.A.S.

Henry Anderson  |  Jun 23, 2022  |  0 comments

Shooting portraits in natural light is a lot harder than it looks. It can be even more of a challenge if you’re capturing swimwear or boudoir portraits outdoors using only sunlight.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 23, 2022  |  0 comments

Background removal used to be an arduous task requiring somewhat advanced editing skills. Thanks to recent developments in Photoshop, however, this task is now so easy that anyone can quickly get the job done.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 15, 2022  |  1 comments

If you’re having trouble nailing exposure and ask a few friends for help, you’re likely to be told, “it’s time you mastered Manual mode.” While that’s certainly an option, there’s another (and often easier) way to consistently achieve perfectly exposed photos.

Henry Anderson  |  Jun 09, 2022  |  0 comments

How low can you go? That’s what pro photographer Andrew Boey of Beyond Photography asks in the below tutorial where he advises you to try shooting from low angles, sometimes really low angles, to give your portraits a unique look.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 08, 2022  |  0 comments

Amidst the ongoing race for the latest and greatest gear, some photographers minimize the important role they play when it comes to capturing great images. Hence the adage, “It’s the photographer, not the camera, that makes a photo.”

Henry Anderson  |  Jun 02, 2022  |  0 comments

Posing tips, tricks and how-tos for plus size women have been popular with Shutterbug readers so here’s another great tutorial on the subject. This one is coming to you from plus size model and influencer Ashley Lopez who shows you “how to pose for pictures as a plus size woman.”

Henry Anderson  |  May 31, 2022  |  0 comments

Portrait and beauty photographer Irene Rudnyk is one of the queens of the beach photo shoots on YouTube. A few months ago, we shared an awesome behind-the-scenes (BTS) video of Rudnyk’s tips for capturing backlit photos of a swimsuit model at the beach. Now she’s back with another great beach photography tutorial and BTS video on how to shoot gorgeous golden hour portraits.

Lynsey Weatherspoon  |  May 27, 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 Lynsey Weatherspoon, with five great tips for documenting heritage and cultural lineage.

Ron Leach  |  May 25, 2022  |  0 comments

The Luminosity Mask is a versatile image-editing tool, enabling you to make selective tone-based adjustments to specific portions of an image. In other words, you can modify highlights, shadows, or midtones in one area without affecting other parts of a photograph.

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