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Barry Tanenbaum  |  Aug 02, 2016  |  0 comments

About four years ago, Alvanas, a photographer, filmmaker, educator, digital artist, and postproduction retoucher, was attending a week-long advanced printing workshop at John Paul Caponigro’s studio. “The first day of portfolio review featured lots of prints of grand vistas from big film cameras—4x5s and 8x10s,” Alvanas says. “I showed on the second day, but I digitally projected my images.”

Maria Piscopo  |  May 15, 2014  |  First Published: Apr 01, 2014  |  1 comments

While you as the photographer own the copyright to images you create, this does not negate the privacy rights of any recognizable individual in your photo. Knowing when you can sell or lease that image with or without a model release is important. In this article we cover that ground as well as the impact of social media and new technology on privacy rights and model releases.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 19, 2021  |  0 comments

One of the many benefits of modern mirrorless cameras is that they enable you to use vintage lenses of various brands with the use of simple and affordable adapters. So if you have an assortment of old legacy glass gathering dust, it’s possible to get started as soon as you acquire a new camera, without immediately investing in native lenses.

Deborah Sandidge  |  Mar 01, 2021  |  0 comments

The idea here was...well, there were a few ideas. First, I wanted to do photography that was bright, cheerful, colorful—and different. With times being a bit harsh and stressful for many, I was looking for something light-hearted and, frankly, far from reality. Dreamy and summer-like came to mind. 

Jeff Howe  |  Jan 10, 2019  |  0 comments

As adventurous as it may be, I am not a professional nature or travel photographer circumnavigating the globe in search of new and exotic destinations—maybe in my next lifetime. The nice thing about visiting new destinations is that you’re exposed to new subject matter to keep you thoroughly engaged and fired up from a photographer’s perspective.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 29, 2021  |  0 comments

Landscape photographers are very familiar with their friends, and three of the best are interesting light, weather, and a bit of luck. But what about enemies that can kill your photos?

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Feb 05, 2016  |  0 comments

Valentine’s Day is just a few days away, but there’s still time enough for you to parlay your digital photography skills into a memorable gift so you don’t find yourself buying a dozen haggard, mismatched roses at the all-night gas station (again).

Ron Leach  |  Oct 04, 2017  |  0 comments

Photographing models can be intimidating for those new to the game, especially if you’re unsure about posing, directing and other variables required to do the job right. The video below will put your mind at ease, and help you do the same for your model, with a demonstration of what you need to know to get started.

Ron Leach  |  May 13, 2022  |  0 comments

Photoshop is such a comprehensive package that it can be very intimidating—even to experienced users. And if you’re a novice, getting started may seem absolutely bewildering.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 21, 2018  |  0 comments

Did you have a good year shooting photos in 2018 but want to take it to the next level in 2019? Travel photographer Pierre T. Lambert is here to help with the below video titled “3 Easy Ways to Crush Your Photography in 2019.”

Ron Leach  |  Aug 08, 2022  |  0 comments

All outdoor photographers are at the mercy of Mother Nature, especially when shooting landscapes. That’s because sometimes you scout out a perfect scene in advance, prepare your gear, and arrive at the right time of day—only to confront disappointingly dull skies.

Blaine Harrington  |  Oct 29, 2014  |  0 comments

Chuck Berry was right. “It goes to show you never can tell,” he wrote, and sang, and that phrase is as appropriate a way to begin this column as any I can think of. I certainly never can tell which photo will please the client, fulfill the assignment, or sell well through my stock agencies; in other words, which one will succeed in the marketplace.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 09, 2021  |  0 comments

Are you one of those photographers who don’t like to spend a lot of time editing photos? Or perhaps you’re new to Photoshop and not sure how to deal with images that need a bit of work. In either case, this quick tutorial is for you.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 22, 2017  |  0 comments

One way to avoid unnecessary processing time is to set the optimum white balance for your scene before shooting a photograph. That typically involves selecting one of the camera’s pre-set modes, or taking time to create a custom white balance setting yourself.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 17, 2017  |  0 comments

Last fall Stanford University created quite a buzz when they enabled anyone to take their comprehensive digital imaging course online for free. Now thanks to web-based learning resource Alison, there’s a similar opportunity in which you can become a Harvard photography student at no cost!

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