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    Here’s a Beginner’s Guide to Working with Layers in Photoshop (VIDEO)

    Show Promo Image Today’s tutorial is intended for those new to using Layers in Photoshop for more effective image enhancement. This simple guide also provides great tips for more experienced Photoshop users looking for a quick refresher on taking advantage of this powerful tool. Tue...
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    Now’s the Time to Shoot Unique Urban Photos of the Empty Streets in Your Town (VIDEO)

    Show Promo Image Photographic opportunities are quite limited during his time of social distancing and stay-home orders. But these same inconveniences make this a great time to capture unique images of abandoned streets wherever you live. Fri, 05/15/2020 Ron Leach Continue reading...
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    Shoot Unique Portraits by Mixing Natural Light with Colored Gels (VIDEO)

    Show Promo Image If you’re looking for a simple technique to give your portraits a unique look, how about mixing natural light with colored gels on your strobes? The quick tutorial below demonstrates how it’s done. Tue, 05/05/2020 Ron Leach Continue reading...
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    These DIY Light Modifiers Greatly Improve Photos Taken with a Simple Flash (VIDEO)

    Show Promo Image Most photographers know that a using a simple flash unit isn’t the most effective way to shoot portraits and still-life photos under low-light conditions. If you lack the budget or skills for more complicated lighting setups, the video below is for you. Fri, 05/01/2020 Ron...
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    Fun DIY Camera Hacks for Creative Photographs at Home (VIDEO)

    Show Promo Image If you’re bored sitting around this house, and wish you could go out shooting, this video is for you. In just five minutes you’ll pick up a bunch of fresh ideas, with some easy DIY hacks for creative photography at home. Fri, 04/24/2020 Ron Leach Continue reading...
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    reStickity Self-Adhesive, Relocatable Prints Review

    Show Promo Image File this one under “Having fun with photos while temporarily housebound.” reStickity prints your images on durable peel & stick adhesive material that can safely be attached, removed and then reattached to virtually any surface without damaging the wallboard, refrigerator...
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    Here’s How to Easily Match Colors in Photoshop When Combining Photos (VIDEO)

    Show Promo Image One of the challenges when combining elements from two or more photographs is matching the color and tones of the different images to arrive at a realistic result. In the video below you’ll see how to get the job done with a few easy steps in Photoshop. Tue, 04/07/2020 Ron...
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    3 Simple Composition Tips for Using Depth of Field to Capture Better Photos (VIDEO)

    Show Promo Image Whether you’re shooting landscapes, portraits, action or other types of photos, the proper use of depth of field will often have a huge impact on your results. As you’ll see in the eye-opening video below, you can use depth of field to advantage by following three simple rules...
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    This Is One of the Best (& Most Overlooked) Tools in Lightroom for Editing Your Landscape Photos

    Show Promo Image There are some tools in Lightroom that photographers use all the time and some we avoid. But just because we avoid these tools, doesn't mean they aren't extremely useful. Wed, 04/01/2020 Henry Anderson Continue reading...
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    6 Secrets to Shooting and Editing Beautiful Sunset Photos

    Show Promo Image We've been featuring tutorials on how to shoot sunsets this week because it's a great way to practice your photography while getting outdoors and maintaining a safe social distance from your fellow humans. You can photograph sunsets just about anywhere and you don't need to be...
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    This Is the BEST Camera Hack You Can Do at Home (According to Peter McKinnon)

    Show Promo Image Looking for something fun to do with your photography at home? Check out this new "two-minute Tuesday" tutorial from photographer Peter McKinnon where he shows you "the best (at home) camera hack ever!!" Tue, 03/24/2020 Shutterbug Staff Continue reading...
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    How to Disinfect Your Camera Gear: Tips for Photographers During the Coronavirus

    Show Promo Image I'm qualified to talk about how to disinfect your photo gear to some degree; I take care of a ton of camera equipment and I'm a physician in my past life. And I've had so many requests for information about this that it seems logical to put something out, so everyone has access...
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    Here's How to Make Boring Photos Amazing in 3 Easy Steps in Lightroom (VIDEO)

    Show Promo Image As the great poet Marshall Mathers once said: "You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow." That sentiment holds true for photography as well, where we often only get one chance – if we're lucky – to capture an important moment in time. Fri, 03/20/2020 Henry...
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    3 Easy Lightroom Tips for Beginners (VIDEO)

    Show Promo Image Continuing on the theme of photography projects you can do at home, here's a super helpful video from Anthony Morganti with three Lightroom editing tips for beginners. Even though this Lightroom tutorial is geared toward novices, more experienced photo editors can use it as a...
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    Should You Remove Things from Your Landscape Photos During the Editing Process?

    Show Promo Image Here's a provocative and enlightening video from photographer Mark Denney. In the below clip, Denney discusses whether photographers should remove elements from a landscape photo during the editing process. Wed, 03/18/2020 Henry Anderson Continue reading...
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    Turn a Boring Photo into a Stunning Long Exposure Black-and-White Image with These Simple Steps

    Show Promo Image This week we're featuring cool photo projects you can do at home and if you like fine art photography, this one's for you. In the below tutorial, photographer Serge Ramelli shows you how to easily transform a boring image into a stunning long exposure black-and-white fine art...
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    Here Are 10 Excellent Photoshop Tips You Probably Don't Know Already (VIDEO)

    Show Promo Image Since a lot of us are stuck inside this week (and for the foreseeable future), now's a great time to bone up on our Photoshop skills. In the below tutorial, Photoshop guru and educator Colin Smith of photoshopCAFE shares "10 useful Photoshop tips you probably don't know." Tue...
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    Can an 8th Grader Take Better Photos than a Pro Photographer? Watch This Video & Find Out!

    Show Promo Image Can a kid in the eighth grade shoot better photos than a seasoned pro? That's the fun challenge in the latest video from photographer Jessica Kobeissi, which we have embedded below. Mon, 03/16/2020 Shutterbug Staff Continue reading...
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    Bay Photo MetalPrint Photo of the Day Sweepstakes

    Show Promo Image Post a photo in Shutterbug's Photo of the Day gallery to win one of four Bay Photo MetalPrints ($92.50 Retail Value each) we are giving away. According to the company: "Uniquely durable print with vibrant colors, brilliant luminescent images, and exceptional detail...
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    7 Easy Hacks for Better Street Photographs (VIDEO)

    Show Promo Image Street photography can be intimidating and difficult for those new to the genre. That’s because the urban landscape tends to be confusing, with pedestrians and cars moving rapidly, and often complicated light. Fri, 03/13/2020 Ron Leach Continue reading...
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