Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Mar 25, 2024  |  0 comments

Emerging directly from the "Why didn't I think of that?" category, legendary filter manufacturer and distributor of popular photo accessories Tiffen just announced an inexpensive adapter that allows users to mount 58mm filters on Apple 14- and 15-series iPhones. Leveraging Apple's MagSafe Technology, the new adapter expands creative opportunities for high-end smartphone users.

Shutterbug's new Choosing Wisely series aims to deliver concise, summarized information about products we think you'll like. Here's how Choosing Wisely evaluates the Tiffen Smartphone 58mm Filter Mount. (Spoiler alert: it's brilliant.)

Ron Leach  |  Mar 25, 2024  |  0 comments

Soft, burry photos are the bane of all photographers regardless of the type of photos they shoot. One way to fix things is using Photoshop's High Pass filter as you saw in last week's tutorial from the LAYRS YouTube channel.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 25, 2024  |  0 comments

This quick tutorial begins with two important questions; 1) "does Photoshop's Home Screen appear every time you launch the program?" And, if so, "does the Home Screen really serve a purpose?"

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Mar 22, 2024  |  0 comments

Photo Walks are in. As we welcome spring to our part of the world, photo walks should be on your radar. But he who hesitates is lost wandering the streets alone. For example, Ricoh Imaging recently announced a photo walk in Las Vegas via an email blast. Slated for April 6, the event sold out with lightning speed. Thankfully, Ricoh has more walks at other locations in the works. Similarly, Fujifilm and Luminar Neo recently shared plans for 50 photo walks throughout the US. If you hope to participate in a photo walk, you must monitor the schedules and act FAST. Let's unpack this.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 22, 2024  |  0 comments

You may be surprised to learn that many top models aren't blessed with a perfect complexion. As a result, some of the gorgeous images you see owe their impact to both good shooting skills and a knowledge of basic skin-retouching techniques for their flattering and natural looking effect.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 22, 2024  |  0 comments

It' a shame that many Photoshop users ignore the Eyedropper tool when editing their images to achieve precise colors with a natural look. After all, accurate tones are a critical element in  just about every photo whether it's captured indoors or put.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 21, 2024  |  0 comments

There are several ways to sharpen soft images and some are more effective than others. The straightforward tutorial below demonstrates how to get the job done quickly and effectively by employing Photoshop's easy-to-use High Pass Filter.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 21, 2024  |  0 comments

Today's tutorial from the Visual Center YouTube channel tackles a common mistake when editing images in Photoshop; namely, confusing the Crop tool with image-size adjustments. In barely five minutes you'll learn how to avoid this error and gain a firm understanding of these "crucial" variables.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 21, 2024  |  0 comments

Experienced portrait photographers often shoot outdoors with natural light when conditions are right for soft, even illumination. Other shooters, on the other hand, avoid supplemental light at all costs because of a misconception that the technique is too difficult to master.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Mar 21, 2024  |  0 comments

A tripod is the only accessory that makes every image sharper. Premium British tripod manufacturer 3 Legged Thing just introduced accessories that greatly expand tripod applications for all content creators: the 3 Legged Thing Ultra Plates. There's also an accessory for these new accessories: The Thingy.

3 Legged Thing Ultra Plates (and the chance to score a Thingy) are being offered on Kickstarter NOW. Backers who pledge within the first 48 hours receive bonus discounts.