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Ron Leach  |  Nov 17, 2017  |  0 comments

If you’re like most Shutterbug readers, with a full arsenal of lenses, you know that every lens performs differently in terms of color rendition, sharpness, depth-of-field, bokeh, and contrast. In the video below, you’ll see how one pro determines the “sweet spot” of every lens he owns.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 17, 2017  |  0 comments

Shooting evocative portraits in the field requires special skills, especially when photographing indigenous peoples in faraway locations. In this interesting tutorial, you’ll learn why one pro says the key to travel portraiture is “knowing where your subject’s eyes should be looking.”

Ron Leach  |  Nov 16, 2017  |  0 comments

Do you fully understand the difference between the Saturation and Vibrance tools that are common to most image-editing programs? Many photographers use both when processing images, and while they are quite similar, there are also important differences.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 16, 2017  |  0 comments

We often post creative photo hacks with fun ways to capture eye-catching images using cheap, easy-to-find items. The five tricks you see in this quick tutorial are different from others we’ve posted, and while you may have to spend a few bucks on supplies, the effects are really cool.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 15, 2017  |  0 comments

Astrophotography is a unique specialty that often results in truly spectacular images. And if you want to capture dazzling star trail photos, often considered the holy grail of nighttime photography, check out the video below.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 15, 2017  |  0 comments

Most photographers would prefer to be out shooting, rather than sitting behind a computer editing their images. And when you have a large number of files to process, the task often feels like watching paint dry.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 15, 2017  |  0 comments

The headline above may be a bit of a stretch, at least for now. But in the quick video below, you’ll see how new technology from Nvidia can create photorealistic faces, like those you see here, of people who don’t really exist.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 14, 2017  |  0 comments

If you’ve been following our product reviews, you know that one of the benefits of today’s advanced lenses is that they are designed to minimize lens flare, ghosting and other stray light artifacts. But what if you could use these light anomalies to create attractive portraits with a unique look?

Ron Leach  |  Nov 14, 2017  |  0 comments

David Bergman is a top sports photographer, and in this two-minute tutorial he demonstrates how to convey motion in action photos by “panning” with your camera. The technique involves moving the camera at the same speed as your subject, with the goal of keeping the subject sharp while creating a blurred effect in the background. 

Ron Leach  |  Nov 14, 2017  |  0 comments

It’s not often you have an opportunity to take a comprehensive workshop in the comfort of your home, and when the course is free, all the better. The 30-minute video below includes six beginner lessons on using different features of Lightroom CC, and you have the option of watching each segment separately.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 13, 2017  |  0 comments

Occasionally we all need a creativity boost, and one way to gain inspiration is by studying and emulating the work of a top pro. In the video below, you’ll pick up some great tips from the work of a famous Russian portrait photographer.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 13, 2017  |  0 comments

OK everyone, listen up: Whether or not you’re among those who have more money invested in photo gear than they do in their cars, it’s really important to avoid mistakes than can turn your camera and lenses into expensive paperweights,

Ron Leach  |  Nov 10, 2017  |  0 comments

Sometimes it takes a familiar example to clarify the difference between two similar concepts, like in the video below. Photoshop expert Unmesh Dinda provides a clear understanding about the strengths and weaknesses of Photoshop’s Levels and Curves tools by comparing them to a simple calculator and a more advanced scientific calculator.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 10, 2017  |  0 comments

The tutorial below is the second video in a new series by photographer Evan Ranft, in which he condenses a 60-minute excursion into less than eight minutes. In this episode of “One Hour of Photography,” Ranft takes you on a stroll along the Chattachoochee River in Atlanta’s East Palisades Park, and he provides several helpful tips on outdoor photography.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 10, 2017  |  0 comments

One never-ending challenge, regardless of the type of photographs you shoot, is to come up with new ideas for creating images that are somehow different from the rest. The two-minute tutorial below will help you do just that, with five interesting “portrait hacks” that deliver dramatic results.

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