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Ron Leach  |  Jun 26, 2017  |  0 comments

Double-exposure images can be a lot of fun, and there are ways to create these effects in camera or by using Photoshop to combine two or more photographs. In the tutorial below, you’ll learn how to use a plugin from Google’s free Nik Collection to create double exposures with ease.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 26, 2017  |  0 comments

The first thing many photographers do after investing in a new lens is to screw on a UV or haze filter. The idea is that these filters protect the front element of your lens from dirt and impact damage while improving contrast and eliminating atmospheric haze.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 23, 2017  |  0 comments

There are a number of interesting film-era camera effects that are popular among today’s digital photographers, one of which is the so-called “Lomo Effect” named after an old Russian film camera. The inexpensive Lomo LC-A was known for creating images with blurry edges, a sharp center, weirdly saturated colors, and plenty of vignetting.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 23, 2017  |  0 comments

Instagram is becoming more and more popular among photographers as a vehicle for showcasing their work. Amateur shooters use the site as a means of sharing images with friends and family, while many pros consider their Instagram page a convenient online portfolio.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 22, 2017  |  0 comments

One way to avoid unnecessary processing time is to set the optimum white balance for your scene before shooting a photograph. That typically involves selecting one of the camera’s pre-set modes, or taking time to create a custom white balance setting yourself.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 22, 2017  |  0 comments

Dirty camera sensors are a common source of degraded image quality, resulting in tedious post-processing work to clean up the photograph. This problem is the bane of those who shoot outdoors in dusty conditions, and is particularly acute when using small aperture settings that tend to exaggerate imperfections.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 21, 2017  |  0 comments

Welcome to our newest photography video series: the Shutterbug Showcase. In these videos, we’ll be doing hands-on demonstrations of some of the hottest photo gear on the market right now. For our first Shutterbug Showcase clip, we’re looking at the Epson FastFoto FF-640, which is the world’s fastest photo scanner.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 21, 2017  |  0 comments

We’re not quite sure what the folks at the Waterjet YouTube channel have against Canon gear, but in this somewhat sacrilegious video they use a 60,000 psi hydraulic tool to slice open a perfectly good Canon 17-85mm f/4-5.6 zoom lens. Just because.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 21, 2017  |  0 comments

What should you do when you’re alone in the woods and photograph something creepy that totally freaks you out? Like the guy in the video below, you hang onto your camera and make a mad dash for the car.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 20, 2017  |  0 comments

Many photographers are unfamiliar with Photoshop’s powerful Sponge Tool, and that’s a shame because it’s a great way to punch up colors in an image while retaining a natural look. In the three-minute tutorial below you’ll learn how to make the Sponge Tool your friend.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 20, 2017  |  0 comments

A tutorial we shared yesterday suggested that one way to increase your creativity is to ignore focal length rules and “think differently” when choosing a lens for various types of photography. In the video below, photographer/educator Mark Wallace demonstrates why there’s more than one perfect lens for portraiture.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 20, 2017  |  0 comments

Yesterday we shared a Lightroom video demonstrating why one top pro insists, ”Every photographer should be using Lightroom.” Today, in the tutorial below, landscape photographer Toma Abonciu reveals 7 Lightroom secrets for making the most of this powerful too,

Ron Leach  |  Jun 19, 2017  |  0 comments

There are plenty of rules about which focal length lens works best for different types of photography. For example, many of us were taught to reach for a 50mm or 85mm lens for portraiture and a 24mm ultra-wide for interiors, architecture and landscape shots.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 19, 2017  |  0 comments

Last week we explored the differences between Lightroom and Photoshop to help you choose the software package that best suits your needs. In the video below, image-editing expert Peter McKinnon explains why he says, “Every photographer should be using Lightroom.” 

Ron Leach  |  Jun 16, 2017  |  0 comments

Benjamin Jaworskyj is a self-taught adventure photographer who you might say is just a bit “zany.” Not only does he shoot awesome images, but he uses a great sense of humor to offer some helpful tips and tricks.

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