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Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 03, 2019  |  0 comments

If you’ve been around cameras for a while, you’ve probably tried out the back-button focus feature. It’s definitely a cool tool that lets you focus with a button on the rear of your camera, before capturing the shot by hammering the shutter, but is it better than the classic method of half-pressing the shutter to lock in focus?

Ron Leach  |  Sep 07, 2016  |  0 comments

If the name Mark Levoy sounds familiar, it’s because Levoy is the guy behind the Frankencamera, and he helped launch Google Street View. He’s also a former Stanford University Professor and has just put his entire digital photography course online for free.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  May 04, 2017  |  0 comments

If the used camera lens you see online is packaged with a leash and a bone, odds are very good that it’s a dog. But in the absence of obvious evidence, how can you tell a bargain from a bagel? It’s impossible to physically examine the merchandise before purchase. And you can’t always trust what you see in the listing photos. However, you can conduct a thorough inspection upon receipt. Here are 10 things to check the minute the used lens is delivered. 

Ron Leach  |  Aug 04, 2021  |  0 comments

Many photographers shy away from the one accessory that can make a huge difference in their images, both indoors and out. What we’re discussing here is supplemental light in its most basic form; namely the affordable and easy to use electronic flash.

Bob Davis  |  Jun 18, 2021  |  0 comments

(Editor’s Note: Exploring Light is a monthly Shutterbug column featuring tips, tricks, and photo advice from professional photographers in Canon Explorers of Light education program. This month's column is by Bob Davis on how collaboration with other photographers can improve creativity).

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jan 05, 2017  |  0 comments

Remember Albert? Not Einstein—I mean the Albert that’s also known as “Snowtober.” If you lived on the East Coast in October 2011 you remember Albert as the freak Halloween snowstorm that left more than three million homes and businesses without power. Talk about Trick or Treat. One thing that we all should have learned from that painful experience is what all Boy Scouts know: Be Prepared. 

Ron Leach  |  May 22, 2017  |  0 comments

Most great photographers are also accomplished visual storytellers who understand how to draw viewers into their scene and direct their eyes to the key element in the image. In the video below you’ll learn 10 quick tips for doing exactly that, while making your photographs more impactful.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 27, 2022  |  0 comments

The great thing about architectural photography is that it offers spectacular opportunities wherever you live. Most folks reside near a big city, and even if you don’t you’ll find interesting buildings nearby.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 10, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’ve never made a composite image of two or more photos, you’re in for a treat. That’s because today’s comprehensive tutorial explains everything necessary to blend images and make perfect composites in Photoshop.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 10, 2022  |  0 comments

Macro photography in winter? You bet. Opportunities abound this time of year, from snowflakes, berries, and pinecones, to frozen dewdrops and barren tree branches covered with sparkling frost. If you’re new to close-up photography, the quick tutorial below will help you get started.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 23, 2022  |  0 comments

You’ve probably heard the silly adage that “If the mode dial on your camera isn’t set to ‘M’ you’re not a real photographer.” While most pros would disagree, there are clearly advantages to choosing camera settings yourself.

Ron Leach  |  May 16, 2022  |  0 comments

Last week we featured what turned out to be a very popular tutorial for those new to Photoshop, explaining the first tools to learn. We don’t want Lightroom users to feel ignored, so today we’re doing something similar for you.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 03, 2022  |  1 comments

Much of the buzz surrounding Photoshop 2022 has to do the new version’s powerful yet easy-to-use masking capabilities. If you thought creating and using masks was beyond your skills, now’s the time to jump in.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 28, 2021  |  0 comments

Rebirth and renewal, new beginnings and love. What is it about spring that brings out our inner romantic, and what does it do to our photography? This is what we asked you to show us when we announced Shutterbug’s Spring “Time of the Season” photography contest back in May. And you delivered in spades!

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 09, 2021  |  0 comments

Winter can be a difficult season for photographers, especially at high latitudes. But if you persist through the challenges thrown at you by this cold and dark time of year, you can capture some fantastic images.

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