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Dan Havlik  |  Feb 14, 2019  |  0 comments

One of the easiest but most expensive ways to get your portrait subject to stand out from a background is to use a fast lens, with a maximum aperture of F/1.4, F/1.2 or even wider. Those types of lenses though are pricey and sometimes don’t do the trick, especially if you’re shooting portraits with a crowded scene of people behind them.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 20, 2019  |  0 comments

Shutterbug’s resident photography tipster Scott Kelby is back with another tutorial video for Shutterbug. This time he’s talking about landscape photography and how to add some depth to your images to make them more dynamic.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 19, 2021  |  0 comments

Whether you’re a novice or an experienced shooter, precise composition skills are important for virtually all types of photographs. But when shooting complicated outdoor scenes, proper framing techniques are absolutely essential.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 23, 2022  |  0 comments

One of the common pitfalls with travel photography is returning home, reviewing images on the computer, and discovering they don’t look as great as they did through the viewfinder. The same thing is true when shooting landscapes, even close to home, because it’s impossible to return and find exactly the same light.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 09, 2021  |  0 comments

Yesterday’s Photoshop tutorial was all about beating the summer heat (visually, at least) with a quick method for making images captured in summer appear as though they were shot in winter.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 18, 2021  |  0 comments

While we don’t have any data to back up our intuition, we’d guess that sunrise scenes are among the post popular images captured by outdoor photographers. And while many of your shots may look pretty good straight out of the camera, there are a few simple editing tricks for making them look great.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 07, 2018  |  0 comments

Here are two photo tips from photographer Pierre T. Lambert that are short and sweet, but he says “completely changed his photography life” in terms of how he was shooting.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 06, 2017  |  0 comments

With a visual medium like photography it’s sometimes easier to gain inspiration by observing, rather than by listening or reading. In the two-minute video below, British photographer Miss Aniela reveals the secrets to her unique work without speaking a word.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 17, 2020  |  0 comments

One of the first decisions every photographer makes before purchasing a new camera is whether they want a full frame model or one with an APS-C or micro four thirds sensor. It’s an important consideration because the choice you make determines what the focal length of your lenses really means.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 22, 2018  |  1 comments

Minnesota-based photo instructor Vincent Ledvina has a unique ability to simplify confusing photography concepts and illustrate how to use them with unique animated graphics he creates himself. In this quick tutorial, he explains how to employ a powerful technique to create images with maximum depth of field.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 27, 2021  |  0 comments

If you’re a regular visitor to our website you know that many of the tutorials we post are designed to improve your skills and help you “shoot like a pro.” And sometimes that means upgrading to a camera with pro-level features.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 10, 2019  |  0 comments

Superzoom cameras are wildly popular but a bit misunderstood. They have fantastic zoom ranges, that’s obvious, but there’s much more to them than that. Here are our favorite tips for shooting Urban Animals with a superzoom camera.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 14, 2021  |  0 comments

Photoshop recently added a Sky Replacement Tool for processing images with boring skies. If you’re one of those photographers who rebel against such drastic measures, this tutorial is for you.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 05, 2021  |  0 comments

Most photographers are familiar with the Exposure Triangle that consists of Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO—the three camera settings that combine to arrive at a “correct exposure.” Of course what’s perceived as “correct” is in the eye of the beholder, as the exposure you use depends upon the mood you intend to convey.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 10, 2021  |  0 comments

As the name suggests, Lightroom’s Targeted Adjustment Tool enables you to “target” and adjust certain portions of a photo without affecting other parts of the image. Unfortunately, this powerful easy-to-use tool is unfamiliar to many photographers.

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