Ron Leach  |  Dec 12, 2022  |  0 comments

In basic terms, Luminosity masks are selections based upon the brightness (or darkness) of various portions of a scene. As you’ll see in the quick tutorial below, they enable you to discretely select the bright, dark, or midtone pixels in an image and then make whatever adjustments you desire.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 12, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’re tired of hearing photo purists claim that, “you’re not a real photographer unless you shoot in Manual,” join the club. That’s simply a lot of bunk, as numerous pros of all genres regularly shoot very effectively in Aperture or Shutter Priority modes.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 12, 2022  |  0 comments

As you’ve no doubt learned by now there are often several ways to accomplish the same task in Photoshop. And sometimes the methods you choose depend upon what you plan do with the finished image.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Dec 11, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’re looking for the ideal gift for the photographer in your life, or if you’d like to reward yourself for persevering through a challenging 2022, here are five photographic items that any photographer is sure to appreciate.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Dec 09, 2022  |  0 comments

New features, new models and more accessories make the WotanCraft Pilot camera bag lineup better than ever and even more appealing.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 09, 2022  |  0 comments

The holiday season is in full swing, and with it come numerous once-a-year opportunities for dazzling photos. And regardless of where you live, now is the perfect time to take a drive and photograph the festive lights and decorations that brighten up your neighborhood.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 08, 2022  |  0 comments

As the great Ansel Adams once said, “Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationship.” And that holds true whether you’re working with film in the darkroom or editing digital images on the computer.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 08, 2022  |  0 comments

Have you ever tried your hand at b&w landscape photography, expecting dramatic images, only to be disappointed by the results? If so, you’re not alone.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 08, 2022  |  0 comments

Photo composites are a lot of fun to make, and they enable you to create eye-catching images by combining two or more shots. The problem is that there are a few hurdles to understand if you want to achieve natural looking results.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 07, 2022  |  0 comments

Oscar Jordan will soon be on his way to an exciting trip to London where he’ll be mentored by some of the world’s foremost creatives. Oscar won the Believe in What You’re Building Photo Trip Giveaway-sponsored by Identity Digital, the people who promote the adoption of the .photography-TLD (Top Level Domain) name dedicated to photographers who believe in the brand they’re building.