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Ron Leach  |  Jul 31, 2023  |  0 comments

It's so exciting to get a new camera that many photographers can't resist pulling it out of the box, setting the manual aside, leaving the default settings as they are, and heading out for a day of shooting. If that sounds familiar pay close attention to the video below, in which an accomplished explains what to do first so the new camera performs as intended.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 18, 2023  |  0 comments

If you ask a bunch of accomplished landscape photographers to name their most difficult challenges, they'll likely express two key considerations. One is arriving at a correct exposure in scenes with a wide-range of tones from bright highlights to deep shadows. Another is achieving sharp results when there are a number of objects within the frame.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 18, 2023  |  0 comments

DSLRs are becoming a rarity these days, for reasons you'll see in the video below. If you're already using a mirrorless camera, or plan to get one in the near future, this tutorial is a must see.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 17, 2023  |  0 comments

You know that Mode dial atop your camera that's always staring you in the face? The first thing you should understand is that the various options available don’t fall into the set-it-and-forget category of configuring a camera.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 14, 2023  |  0 comments

You've probably admired photos of the nighttime skies and the Milky Way, and thought these amazing images required specialized equipment and were beyond your skills. But guess what, this is a misconception as you'll see in this beginners guide from our friends at the Photo Genius YouTube channel.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 03, 2023  |  0 comments

If you're unsure sure how to use a camera's White Balance settings to modify the look of an image, the quick tutorial below is just what you need to eliminate the confusion. You'll also receive a clear answer to this common question: "WTF  are Kelvins?"

Ron Leach  |  Jun 30, 2023  |  0 comments

Our craft is resplendent with so-called "rules" or "laws" of photography that you've no doubt heard repeated time and time again. Many of these pertain composition, like the Rule of Thirds, Leading Lines, the Golden Ratio, and others that sometimes are useful and in certain situations are meant to be ignored.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 27, 2023  |  0 comments

If you've made the switch to mirrorless cameras as have many photographers, you've no doubt noticed that battery life isn't nearly as good as what we enjoyed with our DSLRs. In the quick explainer below, you'll learn several things you can do to make batteries last as long as possible before reaching for a spare.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 22, 2023  |  0 comments

Yesterday we featured a primer on exposure bracketing, explaining how to get the light right by shooting three images of the same scene, and merging them during the editing process. Today you'll learn how nail exposure in the camera by using the oft-ignored histogram that you can set to appear on the rear LCD.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 22, 2023  |  0 comments

Conventional wisdom has it that we should always shoot at the lowest ISO setting permitted by the situation at hand. But as you can see from the quote in the lead photo above, some pros beg to disagree. In the interesting tutorial below, you'll learn three reasons why increasing ISO settings can actually help you capture better images.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 15, 2023  |  0 comments

Pentax has been making diligent efforts to keep DSLRs alive, but there's no doubt that the rest of the photo industry has shifted to mirrorless cameras—likely for good. So, with this dramatic shift in technology, why are we posting the comparison below?

Ron Leach  |  Jun 14, 2023  |  0 comments

Some photographers prefer using a camera's Live View mode to frame images on the rear LCD, instead of doing so through the viewfinder. It's fine if that's your reference, unless you experience the problem described in the video below. We'll give you a hint: It has to do with your vision.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 12, 2023  |  0 comments

Image noise can really ruin an otherwise nice photo with ugly artifacts that appear as random speckles of grain and unsightly variations in the brightness and colors of your shot. It's a rather common occurrence, shrouded in a common misconception, that's demystified in the tutorial below.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 07, 2023  |  0 comments

Like all equipment with moving parts, every camera has a finite life cycle, and one disastrous failing is when a shutter craps out. That's why it's important to know how to check the number of images captured with your camera, or another one you want to buy used.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 06, 2023  |  0 comments

If you've been following Shutterbug you know how we feel about the so-called Rules of Photography; namely, sometimes they're meant to be broken. Likewise, there are several digital photography myths that need to be ignored.

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