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Ron Leach  |  Nov 30, 2021  |  0 comments

One effective way to salvage a low-impact photo is to convert the image to b&w. That’s because certain photographs are far more compelling when rendered in monochrome.

Henry Anderson  |  Nov 30, 2021  |  0 comments

Do you really need an expensive camera to take great photos? That's the question portrait photographer Miguel Quiles tackles in the below video where he compares shooting with a Sony A7R IV, which retails for around $5400, with Sony's 24-70mm G Master lens vs the Sony ZV1, a compact camera that sells for just under $650.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 29, 2021  |  0 comments

The first day of winter is still three weeks away, but it’s time to stop thinking about autumn colors and prepare to capture the splendor of the coming frosty season. In the video below, you’ll pick up seven simple tips for making the most of the rapidly approaching winter wonderland.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 29, 2021  |  0 comments

Now that we’re nearing the end of 2021, it’s natural to reflect on all the exciting innovations we’ve seen over the past year. But the interesting video below is all about tomorrow and beyond, rather than today or the past.

Staff  |  Nov 26, 2021  |  0 comments

Datacolor is famous for helping photographers and other creatives achieve the most accurate colors possible. And right now they’re providing an opportunity to save up to $80 on the Datacolor Spyder and ColorReader range. But don’t wait around! These special offers only last until December 3 or while stocks last

Ron Leach  |  Nov 24, 2021  |  0 comments

Regardless of the type of images they shoot most, all photographers would occasionally like to capture beautiful images of the great outdoors. What holds some shooters back is the common misconception that landscape photography requires visiting exotic locations with big, epic vistas.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 24, 2021  |  0 comments

There’s a relatively unknown Soft Proofing Mode in Lightroom that can work wonders for the color accuracy of your photos, once you understand where it’s found and how to take advantage of what it can do.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 22, 2021  |  0 comments

Many photographers prefer to use natural light, whether they’re shooting portraits or other types of images. But that can be a difficult challenge under high-contrast light—unless you know the proper technique.

Barbara Bordnick  |  Nov 19, 2021  |  0 comments

(Editor’s Note: Exploring Light is a monthly Shutterbug column featuring tips, tricks, and photo advice from professional photographers in the Canon Explorers of Light and Canon Legends education program. This month's column is by Barbara Bordnick with easy tips for capturing great photos of friends and family this holiday season.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 18, 2021  |  0 comments

If you’re running out of fresh ideas, and need a quick jolt of inspiration, this fun video will provide a quick jump-start and get your creative juices flowing once again. You’ll pick up five eye-popping ideas in less than three minutes, enabling you to shoot images with the WOW! factor.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 18, 2021  |  0 comments

While we don’t have any data to back up our intuition, we’d guess that sunrise scenes are among the post popular images captured by outdoor photographers. And while many of your shots may look pretty good straight out of the camera, there are a few simple editing tricks for making them look great.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 17, 2021  |  0 comments

Experienced portrait photographers know that one key to a successful image is rendering skin tones in a manner that appears both natural and flattering. Dull pale skin is unappealing, as are overly saturated tones that can be ugly and unrealistic.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 17, 2021  |  0 comments

Understanding how to control depth of field (DOF) is an important skill for all types of photography, whether you shoot portraits, landscapes, sports, or just about anything else. In the video below, you’ll learn how to employ DOF wisely for professional looking images.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 16, 2021  |  0 comments

Ask any experienced landscape photographer to name their favorite accessories, and the polarizing filter will be near the top of the list. Used properly, this simple tool adds impact to outdoor photos, but a heavy-handed approach will spoil an otherwise great shot.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 16, 2021  |  0 comments

There’s still time to get outside and capture the colorful splendor of autumn, before winter drastically changes the landscape. If the images you capture don’t appear as vibrant as what you saw through the viewfinder, this tutorial is for you.

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