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Ron Leach  |  May 18, 2022  |  0 comments

The official first day of summer is almost upon us, and with the new season comes a variety of great photo opportunities as well as some challenges. The tutorial below will quickly get you up to speed, with a variety of tips on gear, exposure, composition, camera settings, and more.

Ron Leach  |  May 18, 2022  |  0 comments

Have you ever captured what you thought were great images, only to be disappointed when reviewing them on computer? It’s a rather common occurrence that images don’t look as impressive on a monitor as they did through the viewfinder (or with your naked eye when viewing the scene).

Henry Anderson  |  May 18, 2022  |  0 comments

We’ve discussed many times what the “Rule of Thirds” is in photography and why it’s such a good tool for creating visually appeally photo compositions but not everyone is a fan of the concept. In fact, some photographers think the Rule of Thirds might be ruining your images if you adhere to it too strictly.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  May 17, 2022  |  0 comments

Vanilla ice cream, chocolate ice cream, strawberry—how does one decide? Some people prefer one over another; that’s what makes this world go round. Taking a scoop of this analogy into the world of camera bags, the Niko 3.0 Camera Sling Bag from Chrome is pistachio ripple. In other words, some people are going to love it, and others will like it but not name it their favorite. Dig in and decide for yourself.

Henry Anderson  |  May 17, 2022  |  0 comments

Photoshop and Lightroom are so complex, you’ll probably never use most of the stuff this high-powered software does. But there are quite a few small but helpful “secret” tools and tricks in these photo editors you really should know because they’ll make your life so much easier.

Ron Leach  |  May 16, 2022  |  0 comments

Last week we featured what turned out to be a very popular tutorial for those new to Photoshop, explaining the first tools to learn. We don’t want Lightroom users to feel ignored, so today we’re doing something similar for you.

Ron Leach  |  May 16, 2022  |  0 comments

British pro Nigel Danson is one of our favorite outdoor photographers and image-editing instructors. So when he claims to have discovered a “secret” Lightroom tool he now uses to process every image he shoots, we stop and pay attention. And you should too.

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.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  May 13, 2022  |  0 comments

The 27-ounce 90mm f/1.5 manual focus lens from Mitakon Zhongyi Optics is a handful of glass, that’s for sure. We reviewed the Speedmaster on a full-frame Sony mirrorless body and formed some strong opinions. Read on…

Henry Anderson  |  May 12, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’re just getting started in boudoir or lingerie photography but don’t know where to begin, a good place to start is the below tutorial from LA Love Creative titled “Boudoir Photography Tips for Beginners.” In short video, Armani from LA Love Creative gives you the lowdown on this type of intimate photography and how to capture photos that look gorgeous.

Ron Leach  |  May 12, 2022  |  0 comments

One unfortunate mistake we see regularly is bumping up saturation in an attempt to make photos “POP,” with a heavy-handed approach that gives the shot an ugly, unrealistic appearance and actually ruins the image.

Ron Leach  |  May 12, 2022  |  0 comments

We’ve discussed the relative merits of shooting Raw vs. JPEGs numerous times, and the consensus is the former delivers superior image quality, far more leeway during post processing, and a number of other benefits. The primary advantage of JPEGs is the significantly smaller file sizes, which can be important for certain applications.

Henry Anderson  |  May 11, 2022  |  0 comments

You’ve probably noticed there’s been a trend for editing portraits lately that favors a bright, high key look. While there is some visual appeal to processing portraits this way since it gives them an eye-catching, ethereal color palette there are some trade-offs to this method.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 11, 2022  |  0 comments

Getting the most when you sell or trade the camera equipment you’ve outgrown or no longer use is very important to everyone. Getting the max amount is a fairly easy process if you start by choosing the best partner to deal with. So if you have an itch to move up to mirrorless or maybe 4K video capability, or just want some cash, this story about MPB is for you.

Ron Leach  |  May 11, 2022  |  0 comments

Shooting outdoor portraits can be a mixed bag. On the one hand, natural light photography means carrying less gear, but here’s the problem: On bright, sunny days with high contrast, it can be difficult to properly meter a scene and capture flattering images.

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