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Ron Leach Posted: May 22, 2017 0 comments

Serge Ramelli is a French landscape photographer who occasionally experiments with portrait composites. In the Photoshop tutorial below he shows you how to shoot and combine two shots to make one epic “Landscape portrait.”

Ron Leach Posted: May 22, 2017 0 comments

Most great photographers are also accomplished visual storytellers who understand how to draw viewers into their scene and direct their eyes to the key element in the image. In the video below you’ll learn 10 quick tips for doing exactly that, while making your photographs more impactful.

Ron Leach Posted: May 19, 2017 0 comments

It’s sort of obvious that without light there isn’t a whole lot we can do with our cameras. But the fascinating two-minute video below provides an awe-inspiring demonstration of how light, in its various forms, dramatically changes the look of a simple portrait.

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Ron Leach Posted: May 19, 2017 0 comments

No one will ever forget the immortal words of Neil Armstrong who, with a half billion people watching on TV, set foot on the lunar surface at 11:56pm on July 20, 1969: “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”

Ron Leach Posted: May 19, 2017 0 comments

Food always looks great in TV and magazine ads, right? That’s usually the case whether we’re talking about a cheap burger at a fast food joint or an expensive steak at a nice restaurant. Well, we hate to break it to you but some of that appetizing food you drool over in ads isn’t really edible at all.

Ron Leach Posted: May 17, 2017 0 comments

A small earthquake didn’t stop Sony from unveiling two new wide-angle zooms in their ever-expanding line of full-frame E-mount lenses at a press event today in beautiful Santa Barbara, California. Shutterbug was on hand to test out the new Sony glass, which includes a fast FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM wide-angle zoom and an FE 12-24mm f/4 G ultra-wide zoom.

Ron Leach Posted: May 12, 2017 0 comments

Bryan Peterson is a successful commercial photographer with a long list of big-time clients. One of his secrets to success is to strive for “great” shots and not settle for “pleasing” ones.

Ron Leach Posted: May 12, 2017 0 comments

Serge Ramelli is a French photographer based in Paris where photo opportunities abound. Even in the City of Lights, however, weather and lighting conditions often fail to cooperate, and in this video Ramelli demonstrates how Photoshop can help you create a masterpiece out of a couple less-than-perfect shots..

Ron Leach Posted: May 12, 2017 0 comments

Image-editing expert Nathan Dodsen doesn’t mess around when it comes to Photoshop, and in the detailed video below he provides a comprehensive demonstration of nine retouching techniques that he says are essential for all serious photographers.

Ron Leach Posted: May 11, 2017 0 comments

If you’re unfamiliar with the term “bullet time,” it’s a frozen-moment visual effect in which some parts of a scene proceed at normal speed while others (like flying bullets) are slowed dramatically as you see in the short clip below and a longer version at the bottom of this page.

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