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Ron Leach  |  Apr 20, 2022  |  0 comments

We don’t often post tutorials on mobile photography because most Shutterbug readers prefer to shoot with a “real” camera instead of their phone. But let’s face it: today’s advanced mobile devices are capable of capturing great images, and the quick video below offers some very sound advice.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 20, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’ve heard photographers discuss “dragging the shutter,” but you’re not sure what that means, we’ve got you covered with today’s quick explainer. And you’ll learn how to use this technique to give photos a dynamic sense of motion.

Henry Anderson  |  Apr 20, 2022  |  0 comments

Retouching skin tones in Photoshop can be intimidating to software novices. Do too much enhancement in Photoshop and your subject's skin will look plasticky and doll-like. Do too little skin correction and you might not be able to tell the difference between the before and after pictures.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 19, 2022  |  0 comments

Let’s say you open an image on the computer, the focus is perfect, you nailed the exposure, and composition is fine. But wait: the colors look awful. So you trash it, right? Not so fast.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 19, 2022  |  0 comments

All photographers, pros and amateurs alike, capture disappointing images on occasion, because that’s how the creative process works. But if your images consistently miss the mark, it’s time to do things differently.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 18, 2022  |  1 comments

Upscaling photos is a common task, and there are a variety of ways to get the job done. Discussions about which method to use, however, typically revolve around how images look on the computer screen at 100% or more.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 18, 2022  |  1 comments

This is the time of year when many photographers are planning vacations, so it’s time to bone up on your skills. The quick tutorial below focuses on one of the key aspects of travel photography, with seven tips you can also use at home.

Henry Anderson  |  Apr 14, 2022  |  0 comments

Last month we featured a tutorial on how to pose plus size women for boudoir photos and it has become one of our most popular stories of the year. So here's another great video with posing tips for plus size models.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 14, 2022  |  0 comments

Shooting with slow shutter speeds is a great way to make images that stand out from the rest—with feather-like clouds and a soft, diffused look.. In the video below you’ll learn four great shooting and editing  “secrets” for getting the job done.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 14, 2022  |  0 comments

Nighttime photography is really fun, and offers an opportunity to capture eye-popping photos. You don’t really need any special gear, as long as you know a few tricks.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 13, 2022  |  0 comments

Adobe is constantly at work improving their software, adding powerful new features, faster performance, and streamlining the workspace. In case you haven’t had time to explore the recently released Photoshop version 23.3, the quick overview below will get you up to speed.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 13, 2022  |  0 comments

Outdoor photographers are known for carrying tons of gear, so they’re prepared for just about anything they encounter. We’ve addressed this burden in the past for landscape shooters who often hike great distances into the field, and for travel photographers who want to carry a minimum of equipment.

Henry Anderson  |  Apr 12, 2022  |  0 comments

One of the best ways to make your landscape photos look more dramatic and eye-catching is to have deep shadows and rich contrast. If you weren't able to achieve this moody black look in camera, you can edit your landscape shots in Photoshop to add drama.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 12, 2022  |  0 comments

Everyone has a unique approach to editing his or her photos. Some techniques work great, while others not so much. In the tutorial below, one of our favorite outdoor photographers details the specific workflow he uses to process his gorgeous images.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 12, 2022  |  0 comments

While most photographers realize that a bit of supplemental light can make a huge difference in portrait photos, many shooters shy away from the technique because they think expensive gear, complicated skills, and a studio are required to get the job done.

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