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Ron Leach Posted: Mar 02, 2017 0 comments

Gerrit Vyn is a Portland-based wildlife photographer with a deep commitment to conservation, and he pursues his passion by making intimate photographs of the animals that share our fragile planet. While Vyn has photographed a myriad of species, his images of birds are particularly compelling.

Dan Havlik Posted: Mar 02, 2017 0 comments

Everyone reading this has likely shot a sunset in their lifetime. And if you don’t mind getting up early, you’ve probably tried to capture a sunrise too. But how many of your images of sunrises and sunsets are truly exceptional?

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 02, 2017 0 comments

Everyone want nice crisp images, right? But there’s a difference between “crisp” and “crispy” as you’ll learn in the video below. Photoshop offers a variety of sharpening tools, filters and techniques, and this tutorial explains the best approach for various types of photos.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 01, 2017 0 comments

The landscapes surrounding San Francisco Bay are so beautiful that it’s sometimes difficult to make a really bad photograph there. But the work of local resident Nick Steinberg is truly captivating—especially his images of fog rolling over the region like giant waves.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 01, 2017 0 comments

Toma Bonciu is a Romanian landscape photographer who is always on the hunt for novel ways to create images. In the quick video below, he reveals five clever hacks for upping your landscape photography game.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 01, 2017 0 comments

Jeff Rojas is a successful New York portrait and fashion photographer with a clear message in all his tutorials: “Keep it simple.” In the quick video below, he shows you three techniques for using a single reflective umbrella that deliver great results.

Staff Posted: Feb 28, 2017 0 comments

When Shutterbug reader Lucia Staykov noticed her husband was neglecting his Nikon DSLR four years ago, she started using it herself to take pictures of their six children, which includes sets of twins and triplets.

Ron Leach Posted: Feb 28, 2017 0 comments

Zach Smidt of Zach Alan Photography is a Houston-based shooter with a creative approach to portraiture. He recently teamed up with his girlfriend Juli to make a series of stunning outdoor images using light painting techniques.

Jack Neubart Posted: Feb 28, 2017 0 comments

Disillusioned with the practice of law, Brian Ingram found himself forced to reexamine his professional path in life. So, at a critical juncture, Ingram chose what to him was the road “less traveled by.” And, to further quote Robert Frost’s poem “The Road Not Taken,” it “has made all the difference.” Sparked by the gift of a Nikon D40, Ingram chose photography to be his new profession, and this new path revitalized his outlook on life.

Ron Leach Posted: Feb 28, 2017 0 comments

Daniel Norton is a NY-based photographer with a celebrated career in portraiture and fashion photography. He’s also a respected educator, and in the video below he illustrates a quick and simple setup for shooting portraits at home or on location.

Ron Leach Posted: Feb 28, 2017 0 comments

Everyone wants to create dramatic images with vibrant, natural colors that "pop.” And as you’ll see in the video below, there’s a bit more involved in making impactful photos than simply dragging the saturation slider to the right.

Ron Leach Posted: Feb 27, 2017 0 comments

The use of sliders is a familiar practice for everyone who edits their images, regardless of the software employed. The most common practice is to simply click and drag on the slider handle.

Ron Leach Posted: Feb 27, 2017 0 comments

We often turn to Peter McKinnon for his quick and energetic tips on improving both videos and still images, and in the helpful tutorial below he reveals five secrets that will immediately improve the quality of your videos.

Ron Leach Posted: Feb 24, 2017 0 comments

Were he alive today, 19th-century pointillism pioneer Georges Seurat might resent the comparison, but here’s a weird “multipoint pinhole camera” made from thousands of drinking straws that creates images that really do resemble the pointillist paintings of yesteryear.

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Ron Leach Posted: Feb 24, 2017 0 comments

Most photographers are familiar with the notion of photographing small children and pets from a low angle (at their eye level) to make them feel more comfortable. But in this interesting tutorial from Ted Forbes, you’ll learn why taking this approach can add drama to all kinds of images.

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