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Ron Leach  |  Apr 12, 2021  |  0 comments

There are few things worse than dull and flat monochrome images. After all, striking contrast and drama are two of the reasons many photographers forego color in favor of b&w. Fortunately, you can transform a photo from boring to dramatic with a few simple steps in Lightroom, Photoshop, or whatever editing application you use.

Henry Anderson  |  Apr 08, 2021  |  0 comments

A "mistake" in photography is something to be avoided, right? That's not always the case and in the below tutorial, pro photographer and educator Karl Taylor explains how a lighting error can sometimes add sex appeal to a portrait.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 08, 2021  |  0 comments

Everyone seems to have a preferred method of editing their images, and that’s to be expected because there’s no one “right way” to get the job done. However, as you’ll see in this tutorial, some editing techniques are just plain wrong.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 08, 2021  |  0 comments

Photoshop’s Vanishing Point Filter is a powerful easy-to-use tool that simplifies the process of editing images with perspective planes like walls, sides of a building, or other rectangular objects. And once you specify the planes in an image, your subsequent edits will maintain that perspective.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 07, 2021  |  0 comments

Here at Shutterbug we’re constantly on the lookout for tutorials that will help you master camera settings, composition, exposure, and other shooting skills. But there’s one important consideration that has nothing do with technicalities, and it’s particularly important for nature, travel and landscape photographers.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 07, 2021  |  0 comments

Have you ever returned from a shoot, expecting to marvel at the photos, only to bring them up on the screen and, ouch, they’re not sharp? Well, join the club! There are numerous reasons for soft images, and a number of ways to increase your percentage of keepers, and you’ll learn many of them in the video below.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 06, 2021  |  0 comments

Yesterday we covered the important topic of ISO, and how to use this simple setting to give images the specific look you desire. Today we’ll explore exposure bracketing, another basic concept, and you’ll see how this easy-to-use tool will help you maximize detail in your photographs.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 06, 2021  |  0 comments

Careful preparation is essential for all forms of outdoor photography, whether you shoot travel scenes, landscapes, or adventure images—especially when you’ll be in the backcountry far from home. To that end, one of our favorite instructors put together the checklist below, to help you avoid the unexpected.

Henry Anderson  |  Apr 06, 2021  |  0 comments

With some photography tutorials, the title really says it all. And in the below video, pro photographer Manny Ortiz shares what he calls "6 minutes of NO BS, straight to the point PORTRAIT Photography tips!" The helpful portrait photography clip really lives up to its billing.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 05, 2021  |  0 comments

Most photographers are familiar with the Exposure Triangle that consists of Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO—the three camera settings that combine to arrive at a “correct exposure.” Of course what’s perceived as “correct” is in the eye of the beholder, as the exposure you use depends upon the mood you intend to convey.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 05, 2021  |  0 comments

It often takes considerable concentration to capture compelling images, and every so often we miss a distracting background element while focusing on our main subject. Other times we’re aware of the distraction, but make the shot anyway because there’s no way to recompose and avoid the problem.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 02, 2021  |  0 comments

If you’ve been around the block more than once you’re no doubt familiar with many of the “rules” of composition. Budding outdoor photographers are told to use the Rule of Thirds, always include the foreground to create a sense of depth, and never position a subject in the middle of the frame or bisect a shot with the horizon.

Henry Anderson  |  Apr 01, 2021  |  0 comments

Misty Moss is a full-time boudoir photographer based on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. But she didn't start out that way. Moss became a boudoir pro five years ago and she's learned a lot through trial and error. Now she's excited to share some of her boudoir knowledge with beginners to help them improve.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 01, 2021  |  0 comments

When it comes to photography, there’s color and then there’s COLOR! In other words, sometimes you want to take a subtle approach while other times the goal is to create eye-popping images—either by choosing vivid subjects, using certain camera settings and shooting techniques, employing a bit of editing wizardry, or a combination of the above.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 01, 2021  |  0 comments

Yesterday we posted a powerful tutorial with 10 simple tips for becoming a better portrait photographer. Today we turn to the editing side of things, with some great advice for enhancing those images even further.

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