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Ron Leach  |  Mar 21, 2017  |  0 comments

According to image-editing instructor Anthony Morganti, “Layers” represents the “bedrock of Photoshop.” If you’re unsure about how to use this powerful tool fear not, because after watching the 15-minute video below you’ll feel much more confident about your skills.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 21, 2017  |  0 comments

Mt. Etna, located on the Italian coast, is Europe’s tallest active volcano and is in an almost constant state of activity. In the dramatic video below, you’ll see a BBC camera crew and several tourists make a harrowing escape when Etna exploded last Thursday and spewed hot steam and molten rocks on the group.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 21, 2017  |  0 comments

Everyone loves a fun DIY project, and this one spans a couple generations of camera technology. Ingenious Hong Kong photographer Albertino Tam was able to cobble together a fully functioning twin lens instant camera using parts from a vintage Yashica, a modern Fujifilm Instax Mini instant camera, and a bunch of LEGO blocks.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 20, 2017  |  0 comments

Just about everyone using Photoshop is familiar with making selections and masks while editing their images. In this basic tutorial from Ed Gregory you’ll learn how to use Photoshop’s Refine Edge tool to make those selections and masks more precise and specific.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 20, 2017  |  0 comments

A while back we shared a viral video in which six photographers shot the same model with widely varying results, partly because they were given false information about the person being photographed. The video below was inspired by that challenge and resulted in quite a creative experience.

Dan Havlik  |  Mar 17, 2017  |  0 comments

Shutterbug just returned from a trip to Thailand where we got to visit the Sony Technology factory in Chonburi, which manufactures Sony cameras, lenses and other imaging products. While we were not permitted to shoot photos or video in most of the factory, Sony did allow us to record the below clip of factory workers meticulously assembling, testing and boxing up Sony A7R II cameras.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 17, 2017  |  0 comments

Lens condensation is an inconvenient and potentially damaging problem for those of us living in hot, humid climates and photographers traveling to similar locations. The problem arises when you leave a cold, air conditioned room and step outside into the heat.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 17, 2017  |  0 comments

Panoramic images have a unique impact all their own, and the video below will help you get started shooting dramatic panoramas with your DSLR. And the good news is that the techniques described are much easier than you might suspect.

Dan Havlik  |  Mar 16, 2017  |  0 comments

Sometimes the best camera is the one that’s with you. Or in the case of Nick Colvin, it was his iPhone.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 16, 2017  |  0 comments

We usually turn to Mathieu Stern for insight on adapting bargain vintage lenses for use with modern digital cameras. But in the quick video below, Stern gives a 30-second tutorial on making eyes “pop” with Photoshop.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 15, 2017  |  0 comments

How often have you captured a series of images from the same vantage point with similar composition and identical exposure settings, only to spend considerable time processing each shot individually? The quick tutorial below will really speed up your workflow by showing you three ways to apply the processing settings from one photo to others.

 |  Mar 15, 2017  |  0 comments

Mark Mawson is a London-based photographer with over 25 years of experience creating unusual images. He’s received international acclaim for his unique photos of colored dye “exploding” in water, and this interesting project is something you should try yourself.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 14, 2017  |  0 comments

Commercial photographer J.P. Morgan has over two decades of studio experience, as well as a knack for helping others shoot like a pro. In the video below, Morgan uses his unique teaching style to help you better understand lighting by photographing a ball, cube, and cylinder in one properly lit image.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 14, 2017  |  0 comments

Nathaniel Dodson is one of our favorite sources of in-depth Photoshop tutorials that can dramatically enhance your images while retaining a natural look. In the video below, Dodson shows you everything you need to know about compositing and blending images like a pro.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 13, 2017  |  0 comments

Lightroom’s Radial Filter is a powerful, easy-to-use tool that can do a lot of different things to enhance the quality of your images. In this helpful tutorial from Anthony Morganti you’ll learn several valuable tricks for streamlining your workflow.

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