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Ron Leach  |  Sep 29, 2022  |  0 comments

Many photographers shy away from portraiture because of the misconception that a studio, expensive lights, and special skills are required to make images that impress. The quick tutorial below, from Adorama TV, dispels that myth and demonstrates how to make beautiful images outdoors with available light (and a few pro tips).

Henry Anderson  |  Sep 29, 2022  |  0 comments

If you want to give your boudoir photos some excitement, just remember the three S’s. What are the three S’s, aka the SSS technique? They stand for Shadows, Shapes and Space.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 29, 2022  |  0 comments

Moving pictures, companion apps, support for Apple’s M1 chipset and smaller footprints are some of the highlights of the 2023 release of beginner-friendly Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premier Elements. Elements gets better every year, and with a healthy boost of new music and background content plus AI (in the form of Adobe Sensei), this year’s versions are over the top.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 29, 2022  |  0 comments

Autumn is a favorite season for many outdoor photographers because of the stunning warm colors that paint the landscape from coast to coast. Yet even when confronted with a beautiful scene, it’s sometimes difficult to capture the vibrance of what you see through the viewfinder.

Henry Anderson  |  Sep 28, 2022  |  0 comments

Let’s face it: your camera has a lot of settings, probably more than you will ever need. And while many of those settings can be helpful, some are unnecessary, and others might actually be counterproductive.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 28, 2022  |  0 comments

Have you ever wondered how photographers capture soft cotton-like clouds or silky flowing water on the beach or astride a stream? It’s a common technique known as “shutter drag” that’s very easy to accomplish.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 27, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’ve never tried your hand at wildlife photography, we hope to change that today, with the simple primer below that covers all the basics. You’ll pick up a variety of technical tips, shooting advice, and suggestions for finding appropriate subjects wherever you happen to be.

Henry Anderson  |  Sep 27, 2022  |  0 comments

Should you shoot Raw images or JPEGs with your camera? This is an incredibly common question from new photographers, and you’re bound to get different answers depending on who you speak with.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 27, 2022  |  0 comments

Most landscape photographers carry a polarizing filter in their bag for darkening pale skies, making colors more vibrant, and eliminating distracting reflections from water. But what if you’re out in the field and your polarizer is at home?

Ron Leach  |  Sep 26, 2022  |  0 comments

Most experienced landscape photographers reach for a wide-angle lens when shooting expansive vistas. But telephoto lenses, when used properly, can capture compelling outdoor images with a unique look.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 26, 2022  |  0 comments

Outdoor photography can be challenging for the best of us, with ever changing light, broad dynamic range, and a variety interesting objects at different portions of the scene. In the tutorial below one of our favorite travel and nature photographers discusses common shooting errors and explains how to avoid them.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 23, 2022  |  0 comments

Shutterbug readers know their way around a camera and consistently shoot really nice images. But if you want to make the leap from “good” to “amazing,” the video below is just what you need.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 23, 2022  |  0 comments

Prominent camera bagmaker NYA-EVO has introduced their popular Fjord 36 camera backpack with its main fabric made of Econyl, a sustainable material manufactured from nylon waste that would otherwise be part of the world’s solid, non-biodegradable junk pollution.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 22, 2022  |  0 comments

Professional bird photographers often travel far and wide to capture images of exotic species. But what if you’re just an enthusiast and you’d like to give this a try in the convenience of your backyard?

Henry Anderson  |  Sep 22, 2022  |  0 comments

Sometimes small things can make a big difference in a photo. No, it’s not always getting fancy lens for your camera or adding professional lighting to a portrait – though those things can help image quality – it can be simply about getting a fresh perspective on your subject.

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