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Ron Leach  |  Mar 08, 2021  |  0 comments

Everyone knows that “blue hour” is a great time for photography; whether you’re shooting cityscapes, travel images, or other types of outdoor photos. Typically lasting 20-30 minutes, blue hour is that magical time immediately after sunset or just before sunrise. The exact timing of blue hour varies by location, and changes depending upon the time of year.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 12, 2021  |  0 comments

There are few things worse than dull and flat monochrome images. After all, striking contrast and drama are two of the reasons many photographers forego color in favor of b&w. Fortunately, you can transform a photo from boring to dramatic with a few simple steps in Lightroom, Photoshop, or whatever editing application you use.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 27, 2021  |  0 comments

We all strive to pull a money shot straight out the camera. But every so often it’s possible to turn a good photograph into a great one with a little post processing. This could be because you captured the image in flat light, the exposure wasn’t quite right, or the image simply needs something extra for maximum impact.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 20, 2021  |  0 comments

Nothing spoils an otherwise great photo more than a really unattractive or distracting background. And that holds true whether you’re shooting portraits, macro, flowers, or certain types of wildlife images.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 23, 2021  |  0 comments

Sometimes you capture a really nice landscape photo that needs just a bit more punch. And that what you’ll learn to do in this quick Photoshop tutorial from one of our favorite image-editing instructors.

Jack Neubart  |  Jul 20, 2017  |  0 comments

Growing up in London, England, Alan Murphy developed a fascination with birds at an early age. That enthusiasm followed him as he moved to the United States as an adult, but took an interesting tern (pun intended) once he settled on this side of the pond. 

Ron Leach  |  Nov 17, 2017  |  0 comments

Tim Newton is a professional wildlife and landscape photographer, and a life-long Alaskan. Like many of his ilk, he usually has to do some serious trekking to capture the grandeur and beauty of his home state.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 25, 2021  |  0 comments

If you’re a wildlife photographer thinking about ditching your favorite DSLR in favor of a mirrorless camera, this video is for you. Before making the switch, see what this pro says are the pros, cons, and compromises.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 29, 2019  |  0 comments

Do you ever get the feeling that lots of landscape photos, even good ones, tend to look the same? Perhaps that's because everyone is using the same photography techniques to get the same looks in their images?

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 08, 2019  |  0 comments

What are the worst habits in landscape photography? Landscape photographer Mark Denney thinks he knows, at least for himself, and he's posted the below video sharing nine bad habits he thinks landscape photographers should avoid.

Henry Anderson  |  Apr 28, 2021  |  0 comments

Landscape photographer Mads Peter Iversen has a message for beginners: stop using the wrong shutter speed! But how can you tell if you're using the wrong shutter speed for landscapes? In the below video, he explains what you may be doing wrong and how to get it right.

Ron Leach  |  May 26, 2021  |  0 comments

Let’s face it. We all do our best to capture compelling photographs, and sometimes it’s difficult to be objective about the results. In fact, one of the challenging aspects of our craft is determining whether a photograph is worth editing or if it should be trashed.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 27, 2017  |  0 comments

We’ll let you in on a little secret about all those spectacular photos of starlit skies that you wish you could take yourself: Astrophotography is easier than you think—especially if you learn the eight tips in the one-minute video below.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 12, 2017  |  0 comments

You may be surprised to learn that long-exposure photography at night can be accomplished without any specialized equipment, and if you watch this two-minute tutorial from Mango Street you’ll be able to easily capture stellar images of starlit skies.

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