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Ron Leach  |  Nov 01, 2023  |  0 comments

Getting the light right is perhaps the most essential component of all great images, whether they're captured indoor or out. But there's another crucial component that can really add depth and impact to a photo, namely the thoughtful use of shadows.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 14, 2023  |  0 comments

A common mistake by outdoor photographers when shooting on the street or in the field is to begin popping off photos upon arriving at a destination for fear of losing a fleeting moment or great light. The problem with this common approach is that it often results in common images.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 19, 2023  |  0 comments

If you're a regular Shutterbug reader you know that we constantly preach the value of developing a unique photographic style, and this is true for beginners and advanced shooters alike. In the tutorial below from the Street View YouTube channel, you'll learn how to get started today.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 05, 2023  |  0 comments

Experienced landscape photographers are known for carrying a bunch of lens filters, and the discussion often involves using ND filters for cutting the amount of light entering the camera to permit the use of slower shutter speeds. Today's tutorial, however, concerns the more common polarizing filter and how to use it for spectacular results.

Henry Anderson  |  Sep 18, 2020  |  0 comments

If you're looking to put your best foot forward this weekend, we've got a photography tutorial that's sure to curl your toes. Aside from, perhaps, hand shots, photos of feet are one of the most common images you see in advertising. And, of course, someone has to take all these lucrative feet photos, so why not get your foot in the door with this burgeoning artform today?

Henry Anderson  |  Mar 17, 2020  |  0 comments

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 shot using Photoshop.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 01, 2019  |  0 comments

Travel photographer Pierre T. Lambert teams up with Ivana Cook in the below video offering five tips on how to shoot mesmerizing minimalistic photos. Don't know what minimalistic photos are? Cook, a photographer who specializes in the fine art, minimalist style, explains.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 22, 2019  |  0 comments

Do you love shooting fine art photos and wondered whether you could make a living doing it? Serge Ramelli, who is a professional fine art and landscape photographer, is here to show you how to potentially turn your dreams into a reality in the below video.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 17, 2017  |  0 comments

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. That was the motto of fine art landscape photographer Michael Ryan while trying to capture this scene at Salt Point State Park in Sonoma County, California. 

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 14, 2017  |  0 comments

Martin Stranka’s fantastical fine art image titled “Until You Wake Up” was inspired not so much by a dream but by a real-life nightmare. 

Joe Farace  |  Sep 05, 2017  |  0 comments

One of the hallmarks of fine art photography is the production of archival prints. Which begs the question, does the social media generation care about a print’s longevity or photographic prints at all? Maybe that changes when you drop five figures on a fine art print or hire a high-end photographer to create a portrait you expect to last as long as a traditional silver-based print.

Jack Neubart  |  Aug 30, 2017  |  0 comments

Can you picture yourself burying a C-print in the ground halfway around the world? Or perhaps dunking a print in a lake, processing a print with tar from the La Brea Tar Pits, or streaming electricity through an entire photo exhibit interconnected with live wires to switch on a light bulb? And all for the sole purpose of artistic expression? That defines the uniquely imaginative and forward-thinking work of Matthew Brandt.

George Schaub  |  Aug 29, 2017  |  0 comments

Inkjet printmakers now have a range of printing paper options that go well beyond the wildest dreams of darkroom printers in terms of size, surface, and print “look.” While covering all the offerings would fill all the pages of this issue, and then some, what follows is a sampling of paper options that I have recently tested with some suggestions about how they might best be put to use in your creative endeavors. 

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Aug 24, 2017  |  0 comments

You’re on Meols Beach, on the Irish Sea, looking east across the River Mersey; those lights are Liverpool. The beach is the place where imaging happens for Ray Mcbride when time and tide are just right.

Maria Piscopo  |  Aug 16, 2017  |  0 comments

Starting in the business of fine art photography is not easy. More than anything, there will be a lot of peaks and valleys ahead. In this column, we look at how to navigate some of these issues, find clients, seek gallery representation, and market your work. Thanks to my contributing photographers: Larry Angier, Michael Garlington, Laurie Klein, RJ Muna, and Brooke Shaden.

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