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Henry Anderson  |  Apr 15, 2021  |  0 comments

Recently we shared with you what one professional photographer called the best camera for boudoir beginners. Now here's another boudoir pro recommending what she says is the best lens for capturing intimate portraits.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 15, 2021  |  0 comments

Unlike pros that get paid for their work, amateur photographers have limited ways to gain recognition for their images. One option is to enter, and hopefully win, photo contests. But there’s typically a lot of strong competition, so the images you choose, along with proper preparation, is really important.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 15, 2021  |  0 comments

Regardless of what software you use for processing images, keyboard shortcuts are very important tools. That’s because they dramatically speed up the process, streamline the workflow, and increase your productivity.

Henry Anderson  |  Apr 14, 2021  |  0 comments

Setting up a camera for a particular type of photography is one of the most underrated things you can do as a photographer. Most photographers get so comfortable using their cameras a certain way, they never stop to figure out whether there are some settings they should turn on or off.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 14, 2021  |  0 comments

Good photographers constantly strive for a creative edge that gives their images something special. This could mean an unusual technique, uncommon subject matter, or even a new piece of gear. And in this quick tutorial you’ll find 10 simple tips for making striking photographs with the WOW factor.

Henry Anderson  |  Apr 13, 2021  |  0 comments

Marco Ibanez is a successful Washington DC-based boudoir photographer who we've featured several times on Shutterbug for his boudoir tips, tricks and tutorials. Ibanez recently turned the tables in one of his videos, interviewing boudoir photographer Danielle Martine, who he calls "a super talented woman and boudoir photographer based in Connecticut."

Ron Leach  |  Apr 13, 2021  |  0 comments

Wildlife and portrait photographers face similar challenges when it comes to editing their images. That’s because dealing with feathers and fur requires comparable techniques to those used for processing photos of models with flyaway hair.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 12, 2021  |  0 comments

There are few things worse than dull and flat monochrome images. After all, striking contrast and drama are two of the reasons many photographers forego color in favor of b&w. Fortunately, you can transform a photo from boring to dramatic with a few simple steps in Lightroom, Photoshop, or whatever editing application you use.

Henry Anderson  |  Apr 08, 2021  |  0 comments

A "mistake" in photography is something to be avoided, right? That's not always the case and in the below tutorial, pro photographer and educator Karl Taylor explains how a lighting error can sometimes add sex appeal to a portrait.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 08, 2021  |  0 comments

Photoshop’s Vanishing Point Filter is a powerful easy-to-use tool that simplifies the process of editing images with perspective planes like walls, sides of a building, or other rectangular objects. And once you specify the planes in an image, your subsequent edits will maintain that perspective.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 08, 2021  |  0 comments

Everyone seems to have a preferred method of editing their images, and that’s to be expected because there’s no one “right way” to get the job done. However, as you’ll see in this tutorial, some editing techniques are just plain wrong.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 07, 2021  |  0 comments

Have you ever returned from a shoot, expecting to marvel at the photos, only to bring them up on the screen and, ouch, they’re not sharp? Well, join the club! There are numerous reasons for soft images, and a number of ways to increase your percentage of keepers, and you’ll learn many of them in the video below.

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.

Henry Anderson  |  Apr 06, 2021  |  0 comments

With some photography tutorials, the title really says it all. And in the below video, pro photographer Manny Ortiz shares what he calls "6 minutes of NO BS, straight to the point PORTRAIT Photography tips!" The helpful portrait photography clip really lives up to its billing.

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