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Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Nov 14, 2019  |  0 comments

In this two-part story we first looked at the conversion of a digital camera to shoot color IR photos. Link to that story is here. Here in Part 2 we go out into the field with my converted Fujifilm X-Pro1 and explore everything you need to know to get great results when shooting and processing infrared images.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 13, 2019  |  0 comments

It took landscape photographer Mark Denney a while to get comfortable editing his photos using dodging and burning techniques. He admits that when he was a beginner, dodging and burning was something he often heard about, but always assumed was too complicated for him to try.

Henry Anderson  |  Nov 11, 2019  |  0 comments

Let's face it: not every location is going to be ideal for a photo shoot. In fact, probably 99% of outdoor locations look dreadful for shooting portraits. (At least at first glance.)

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Oct 31, 2019  |  0 comments

Shooting incredible color infrared (IR) photos is fascinating and surprisingly easy if you use the right tools and techniques. In this two-part story we first look at the conversion of a DSLR to shoot IR photos, and then later in Part 2 we explore everything you need to know to get great infrared imaging results (setting White Balance, Channel Swapping and post-processing techniques). Ready for some mind-blowing colors? Read on…

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 29, 2019  |  0 comments

There are no shortcuts to improving as a landscape photographer but knowing a few simple things certainly helps. And in the below video from landscape photographer Mads Peter Iversen, he shares five "secrets" he says you must know if you want to get better at shooting landscapes.

Henry Anderson  |  Oct 22, 2019  |  0 comments

Want to give you photos a dramatic, black-and-white look similar to master landscape photographer Ansel Adams? Watch the below video from software expert Serge Ramelli who shows you how to create an Ansel-like style for your images in few clicks using Lightroom presets.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 09, 2019  |  0 comments

Long exposure photography seems like it could be a challenge. If you follow some basic principles, however, you'll be capturing some spectacular long exposure landscape shots in no time.

Dan Havlik  |  Oct 08, 2019  |  0 comments

It's one of the most aggravating but basic problems in photography: your images turn out either too bright or too dark. But how do you fix this fundamental problem? Photography is, after all, the process of recording light.

Henry Anderson  |  Oct 07, 2019  |  0 comments

Luminar 4 from Skylum Software is not available yet but it's already getting a lot of buzz from photographers. One photographer who got his hands on an early copy of Luminar 4 is Anthony Morganti and in the below video he shows you how to replace a boring sky in an image with a more exciting, dramatic sky in just five seconds.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 30, 2019  |  0 comments

It’s an annual event that never fails to please. Across most of the country, the leaves on deciduous trees do their fire dance, wither and fade, and then finally surrender to the sway of the autumn wind. It’s a great time to be a photographer, but capturing the fall color explosion at its peak can be frustratingly difficult. Right? So do what we do—take a look at this interactive leaf color predictor.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 27, 2019  |  0 comments

Shooting portraits outdoors can be hit or miss, especially if the light is off. But in the below tutorial from software guru Serge Ramelli, he shows you a nifty trick that will transform "blah" outdoor shots into pleasing portraits that will really catch the eye.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 24, 2019  |  0 comments

Photography is all about light. But, as with all things, there is good light and bad light. But what if you could always find the perfect light for your images?

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 19, 2019  |  0 comments

Do you like long exposure photography? Have you ever wondered what the best lens is for capturing long exposure shots? Well, long expo shooter Attilio Ruffo has answer based on his vast experience capturing long exposure images.

Henry Anderson  |  Sep 11, 2019  |  0 comments

What are the best settings for landscape photography? As always with these types of questions, there is no real right or wrong answer. The best camera settings are, obviously, the ones that work best for you.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 10, 2019  |  0 comments

Photographer Mads Peter Iversen says he can improve your landscape photography in five simple steps. All it takes is a better understanding of image composition and you'll see you landscape photos improve dramatically.

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