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Ron Leach  |  Aug 15, 2017  |  0 comments

Photographer Matt Higgs says he’s a firm believer that the best way to become a better photographer is to “go out and do things that would normally be outside your comfort zone.” With that in mind he challenged himself to hit the streets and shoot 30 portraits of complete strangers in just two hours. As you’ll see in the video below, he learned a few things along the way.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 15, 2017  |  0 comments

We often turn to Toma Bonciu (AKA “Photo Tom”) for concise tutorials on shooting and editing landscape photographs. In the six-minute video below he provides 25 quick tips and tricks that are sure to deliver great results.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 14, 2017  |  1 comments

Landscape photographers often shoot at smaller apertures to increase depth of field in their images. But while that technique can deliver an “acceptable” zone of sharpness in both the foreground and background, there’s a better approach if what you’re striving for are spectacular images in which acceptable isn’t good enough.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 14, 2017  |  0 comments

We’ve all heard that photography “rules” are meant to be broken on occasion, but in the video below photographer Benjamin Jaworskyj takes this notion a bit further—claiming that five common precepts of photography are out-and-out ‘lies.”

Ron Leach  |  Aug 14, 2017  |  0 comments

Born on March 24, 1886 Edward Weston went from being a salesman in the Midwest to becoming a bohemian California artist and revolutionizing the style of American photography and modern art. In the charming video below you’ll earn the secrets behind his iconic images.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 11, 2017  |  0 comments

Like many techniques we employ when processing our images, a little sharpening goes a long, long way. And as Tony Northrup demonstrates in the video below, photographers who get too heavy-handed with making their images crispy, often inadvertently destroy what would otherwise be a nice photograph.

Staff  |  Aug 11, 2017  |  1 comments

During a visit to the Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo, a bird sanctuary in Pueblo, Colorado, Shutterbug reader Michelle Goodall captured this magnificent bald eagle image: “How could anyone resist taking a photo of something so beautiful?” 

Ron Leach  |  Aug 11, 2017  |  0 comments

Whether you’re photographing exotic beetles in the rainforests of Ecuador like entomologist Phil Torres, or shooting more common insects in your backyard, the video below will help you capture dramatic images that look like they were shot in the studio.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 11, 2017  |  0 comments

We’ve been following the tragic July 16th shooting death of 71-year-old San Francisco photographer Edward French who was killed for his camera while photographing the sunrise from the popular Twin Peaks hilltop overlooking the city. Police have arrested two suspects in the murder and prosecutors say they have video evidence of the crime.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Aug 10, 2017  |  0 comments

Here are seven film shooting skills that make you a better digital photographer. And I’ll bet my last roll of Tri-X that they work.

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