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Ron Leach  |  Mar 23, 2018  |  0 comments

Today is National Puppy Day; an annual celebration founded in 2006 by Colleen Paige, who says, “Puppies are the most trusting and joyous creatures on the planet.” To help celebrate the occasion, we thought we’d bring you the following short film, with a day in the life of pet photographer extraordinaire Elias Weiss Freidman.

 

Ron Leach  |  Jan 03, 2022  |  0 comments

Are you frustrated by how long it takes to process your images? Perhaps you haven’t configured Lightroom properly, or the culprit could be your computer system. In either case, the quick tip in the tutorial below will make Lightroom run as fast as absolutely possible.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 29, 2022  |  0 comments

How many times have you reviewed images on the computer and wished you had shot the scene with a different point of focus and depth of field? If your answer to this question is “too many to count,” the eye-opening tutorial below is just what you need.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 05, 2022  |  0 comments

The camera equipment we recommend typically involves primary gear like cameras, lenses, or expensive accessories. Today’s list is much different, as deals with “cheap stuff” that one pro says every outdoor shooter should own.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 05, 2017  |  0 comments

Let’s say you want to try your hand at close-up photography, but you can’t afford an expensive macro lens. Or maybe you’re not short of cash, but you don’t plan on doing enough macro work to justify the investment. 

Dan Havlik  |  May 10, 2018  |  0 comments

If you love street photography but want to improve your skills, watch this video featuring advice from two up-and-coming street photographers.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 09, 2017  |  0 comments

If you’re looking for some free instruction on how to up your lighting game, a great place to start is the treasure trove of tutorials on Broncolor’s “How-To” website. The beautifully designed resource features almost 100 gorgeous images, with concise information and lighting diagrams on how each shot was made.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 07, 2019  |  0 comments

It's Friday, which is when we like to share fun camera hacks, tips and tricks you can try over the weekend.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 17, 2017  |  0 comments

New York is a spectacular city from just about any angle. But these dizzying images looking down on the city’s skyline from atop tall skyscrapers are absolutely breathtaking.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 11, 2019  |  0 comments

Got a few minutes this weekend? Then you’ve got to try out this clever long exposure photography trick from Evan Ranft.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 09, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’re still learning about lens filters, the video below from photographer Lizzie Peirce teaches you everything you always wanted to know about them but were, perhaps, afraid to ask.

Mike Stensvold  |  Jun 01, 2002  |  0 comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A great tool for creative photographers

You can't beat the 35mm SLR for its combination of features, price and performance. And one its best features is its ability to accept a wide range of interchangeable lenses. From superwide fisheye to supertelephoto, macro...

Mike Stensvold  |  Feb 01, 2004  |  1 comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next to your camera body, the lenses you use with it are your most important photographic purchases. While physically, a lens is just a collection of glass or plastic elements held precisely in position in a light-tight tube, with a camera mount on one end and some means of focusing, creatively it's your...

George Schaub  |  Oct 26, 2015  |  0 comments

One of the main tools we have for creating visual effects are lenses, the photographer’s eye on the world. Every choice of lens has implications about what you can and cannot include in the frame, how subjects within the frame relate to one another and how we use aperture settings and focal length to create a special point of view. In this chapter we’ll explore lens choice as well as lens controls that are essential to creative photography, including depth of field and focusing options.

Ron Leach  |  May 24, 2021  |  0 comments

Landscape photographers tend to head out in the field with a bunch of gear—everything from filters and a sturdy tripod to an assortment of lenses. The challenge often occurs when you come upon a beautiful scene and can’t quite decide on which lens to pull out of your bag to get the best shot available.

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