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Ron Leach  |  Sep 20, 2017  |  0 comments

Earlier today we posted a story in which one pro photographer suggested you forget about camera settings when viewing the work of others, and instead concentrate on the planning and artistry that went into capturing the image. The video below takes a contrarian view, in an attempt to help you take better landscape photos by revealing camera settings that work best.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 07, 2017  |  0 comments

Photographer Burk Uzzle has enjoyed a long and quite remarkable career. At age 23 he was the youngest photographer ever hired by LIFE magazine, and his unique vision has remained relevant ever since. 

Ron Leach  |  Aug 04, 2017  |  0 comments

Earlier this week we posted a simple primer explaining how a camera’s metering system works. In the quick video below, pro Brian Worley examines the Shutter Priority mode and demonstrates when and how you can use this setting as a creative tool.

 

Ron Leach  |  Feb 13, 2018  |  0 comments

One sure way to gain inspiration and a better understanding of what make a great image is to study the work of renowned artists—be they photographers or other masters of the visual arts. In the fascinating video below, you’ll see how one pro landscape photographer learned to capture images with dramatic light, by scrutinizing the famous paintings of Rembrandt.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 16, 2021  |  0 comments

One way to give photos a different and dramatic look is to cast your subjects in a totally different light. In other words, expose for stunning silhouettes and forget about details. As you’ll see in the video below, this creative approach is easy to accomplish, and you needn’t limit your subjects to people.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 17, 2021  |  0 comments

One of the great things about photographing birds, especially during these days of relative isolation, is that you needn’t travel far to capture amazing images. In fact, with the proper skills, you can often shoot spectacular photos in your own backyard.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 22, 2021  |  0 comments

There’s nothing more disappointing to landscape photographers than traveling to what they thought would be a great location, only to find a scene that is just plain boring. Maybe that’s because of dull, flat light, or perhaps the spot just doesn't meet expectations.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 26, 2017  |  0 comments

Greg Benz is a Minneapolis-based photographer known for his stunning landscape and cityscape images, and he creates some real magic by using his camera’s Live View mode and a neutral density (ND) filter.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 15, 2020  |  0 comments

It’s cold and messy outside this time of year, which means it’s a great time to capture snowy winter landscape scenes. So resist the temptation to stay inside where it’s nice and warm, pack your gear, and venture out to capture the splendor of winter.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 06, 2017  |  0 comments

Iceland is known for awe-inspiring geography and abounding photographic opportunities, as you’ll see in this beautiful tutorial with great tips for shooting breathtaking landscape and seascape images.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 23, 2021  |  0 comments

Get ready for an overdose of cuteness, because today is National Puppy Day, and in celebration we’re going to give you some fun and easy photo tips that are not only great for puppies and older dogs, but work with kittens or whatever pets you own.

Ron Leach  |  May 11, 2017  |  0 comments

Spring has (finally) sprung and it’s time to pull out your macro lens and get up close and personal with all the beautiful blooming flowers. To help celebrate the season, we decided to share this stunning time-lapse video that took three years and 8TB of images to create.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 14, 2017  |  0 comments

Sara Lee is an underwater photographer who became enchanted with the sea while growing up in Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. She captured the dramatic images you see here of adventurer and freediver Alison Teal swimming with giant manta rays at night.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 06, 2016  |  0 comments

Yousef Al Habshi is an award-winning photographer based in Abu Dabi. He specializes in macro photography, and the spectacular images of insects you see here are part of his Little Monsters project.

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.

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