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Ron Leach  |  Sep 21, 2023  |  0 comments

We're big fans of using old lenses on modern mirrorless cameras for a variety of reasons. Not only is vintage glass far less expensive than modern counterparts build quality is often superior, and the necessary adapters are readily available for less than 20 bucks. The wide-angle prime discussed in the video below is a perfect example

Ron Leach  |  Sep 12, 2023  |  0 comments

It's often easy to capture a good photograph of a beautiful landscape scene, but what if you your goal is something great? This can usually be accomplished during the editing process, as you'll see in the tutorial below from the popular PHLOG Photography YouTube channel.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 12, 2023  |  0 comments

Every autumn millions make the pilgrimage to New England, the Great Smoky Mountains, a local woodland or their own backyard to capture the magnificence of Mother Nature's fiery fall foliage display. Although winter lurks just around the corner, everyone rejoices in summer's last natural fireworks celebration. Here are 10 tips from MPB to help you make the most of the annual limited-time experience.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 08, 2023  |  0 comments

Every year we publish the link to this useful map to help photographers and nature lovers connect with fall foliage at its peak. Folks planning travel to or living in the…

Ron Leach  |  Sep 08, 2023  |  0 comments

The easy-to-use Clarity tool is extremely helpful when editing outdoor images in Lightroom, Lightroom Classic and Adobe Camera Raw. In the tutorial below you'll learn how it works, why you should consider applying positive or negative Clarity, and the circumstances in which this straightforward tool should be used.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 06, 2023  |  0 comments

There are a bunch of misconceptions about ISO settings that can hold you back when shooting in the field. Some photographers always shoot at ISO 100 in attempt to avoid noise, while others choose the highest setting available to eliminate camera and subject movement when photographing motion.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 31, 2023  |  0 comments

The first thing most landscape photographers do upon arriving at a location is pull a trusty wide-angle lens out of their bag. It's true that telephoto lenses are growing in popularity for this purpose, but today's tutorial is all about making the most of whatever wide-angle prime or zoom that you own.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 22, 2023  |  0 comments

ISO is a basic camera setting with a big impact on the photos you shoot when it comes to exposure, image quality, and other important variables. Unfortunately the simple concept is misunderstood and often results in images that don't meet expectations.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 21, 2023  |  0 comments

It can be discouraging for many photographers to see their well-healed counterparts shooting with a camera-lens combo that runs far beyond five figures. But one pro says you really shouldn't feel bad that you can't afford expensive gear, because it's possible to capture great images with bargain cameras and lenses if you know a few tricks.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 16, 2023  |  0 comments

Landscape photographers think a lot about the color palette when editing their work. But thoughtfully optimizing color in the camera is equally important and will save you plenty of time behind the computer.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 16, 2023  |  0 comments

One of the most daunting challenges faced by landscape shooters is optimizing sharpness in scenes with important objects in the foreground, midrange, and background of the frame. That's because even if you stop your lens all the way down to f/22 there's insufficient depth of field to maintain sharpness from here to there.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 15, 2023  |  0 comments

One of the most effective ways to transform good landscape photos into great ones is by adding depth and dimension during the editing process. And an easy way to do that in Lightroom is with straightforward adjustments to colors and contrast.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 15, 2023  |  0 comments

At some point along their journey most photographers think about leaving the comfort of shooting in Auto and experimenting with Manual mode—even if they decide to revert to Aperture or Shutter Priority after giving Manual a try. The beginners guide below explains all the basics for switching your camera's mode dial to "M."

Ron Leach  |  Aug 04, 2023  |  0 comments

It's not uncommon for photographers to pick a specific exposure mode and think of it as a set-it-and forget-it choice for all the images they shoot. This practice is often the result if failing to fully understand the finer points of how a camera's light meter works.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jul 28, 2023  |  0 comments

Whether your strategy to beat this summer's heat involves the beach, the municipal pool or the backyard sprinkler, you can capture the fun with a waterproof, all-weather camera. Bonus— they're not just for summer. They also stand up to spring showers, wintry blizzards and the grubby hands of children.