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Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 03, 2019  |  0 comments

Choosing photography gear is one of the easiest and hardest things you'll do as a photographer. It's easy because picking a new camera or lens can be a fun and exciting (though often expensive) experience. But it's also hard because there are so many photo gear choices out there, all of which are likely put a big dent in your bank account.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 19, 2020  |  0 comments

If photographer Mark Denney had to pick only one lens for his landscape photography it would be, without question, his 16-35mm wide angle zoom lens. Over the years, the 16-35 has helped Denney capture the vast majority of his landscape images.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 02, 2021  |  0 comments

Many photographers think of cropping as a simple and incidental task. But if you want to create images with maximum impact, the act of cropping an image requires careful and thoughtful techniques.

Henry Anderson  |  Aug 04, 2021  |  0 comments

Beginner landscape photographers who are making the jump from shooting JPEGs to capturing RAW image files would do well to check out the below tutorial from Mark Denney. In the video at the bottom of this post, Denney discusses five beginner steps to edit better RAW landscape photos.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 13, 2021  |  0 comments

Wildlife and portrait photographers face similar challenges when it comes to editing their images. That’s because dealing with feathers and fur requires comparable techniques to those used for processing photos of models with flyaway hair.

Henry Anderson  |  Nov 24, 2021  |  0 comments

Here's a nice little Lightroom tutorial from landscape photography pro Mark Denney that he says will help fix a common problem when post-processing your images. It's all about knowing when to say when while editing your photos as he explains.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 08, 2021  |  0 comments

When reviewing images on the computer, many of us immediately relegate images with boring flat light to the trash. But if you resist the temptation and employ a simple editing technique, you can rehabilitate dull images and turn them into something special.

Deborah Sandidge  |  Oct 04, 2019  |  0 comments

On my recent visit to Africa as a photo tour pro, I decided to capture the beauty and the wildlife of the Serengeti totally mirrorless. Considering my recent move to the format, the trip was confirmation of how committed I am to it, as I took only my mirrorless Nikon Z cameras—three of them, in fact: my Z6, Z7, and the Z7 I had converted to infrared. Yes, I'm all in.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 17, 2016  |  0 comments

One of the first bits of advice offered to less-experienced photographers is to “get closer to your subject.” More advanced shooters know that moving in tight tends to avoid background clutter and emphasize the primary subject. Macro (or close-up) photography takes this tenet to the extreme and makes possible some very unique imagery as long as one owns the required equipment and employs proper techniques.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 03, 2021  |  0 comments

Outdoor photographers are at the mercy of Mother Nature, and one aspect of a scene that can make or break an image is the appearance of the sky. Sometimes we confront dull overcast conditions, other times the sky is a flat blue, and perhaps the best situation is a bright blue sky with billowing clouds.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 07, 2022  |  0 comments

This time of year the beautiful winter wonderland provides great opportunities for enchanting nature photos. And even if you don’t live where snow blankets the ground, the barren landscape, devoid of spring, summer and fall foliage, is the perfect time for capturing stark, minimalist images.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 21, 2021  |  0 comments

You’ve no doubt admired beautiful landscape photos with soft flowing water and cotton-like clouds, and perhaps wondered how they were captured. The typical approach is to use neutral density (ND) filters that significantly reduce the amount of light entering the lens, thereby permitting very slow shutter speeds that create this ethereal effect.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 02, 2018  |  0 comments

Pro photographer Tom Mackie gets so many questions about how to make photos “pop,” he decided to do a whole video on the subject, which we have embedded below. And while a lot of folks might think all you need is some deft Photoshop skills to get your images to sparkle, there’s really a lot more that goes into it than that.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 15, 2021  |  0 comments

Have you ever returned from a shoot, thinking you captured a bunch of great shots, only to be disappointed when you review the images on a computer? Well, join the club, because this happens to the best of us on occasion.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jan 21, 2015  |  0 comments

For centuries, scientists have labored to understand the nature of light. Some ancient Greeks believed that light was emitted from the eyeball the same way a bat sends out an echolocation chirp which allows him to determine his precise position in physical space. Understandably, there were problems with that hypothesis. Other theories followed. Those who embraced the wave theory were right—mostly. Light behaves like a wave up to a certain point. Similarly, those who professed the particle theory were also correct—partly.

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