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Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 29, 2023  |  0 comments

The Fujinon XF30mm f/2.8 R LM WR Macro from Fujifilm is very compact, very sharp and focuses to 1:1, true life-size, without any accessories. But how does it measure up as a "normal lens" suitable for EDC? Let's take a close-up look.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 28, 2023  |  0 comments

The first thing most landscape photographers do when arriving at a location is reach into their bag and pull out a favorite wide-angle lens. That's because the perspective these lenses provide enables you to capture breathtaking, expansive vistas.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 21, 2023  |  0 comments

We're big fans of using old lenses on modern mirrorless cameras for a variety of reasons. Not only is vintage glass far less expensive than modern counterparts build quality is often superior, and the necessary adapters are readily available for less than 20 bucks. The wide-angle prime discussed in the video below is a perfect example

Ron Leach  |  Aug 31, 2023  |  0 comments

The first thing most landscape photographers do upon arriving at a location is pull a trusty wide-angle lens out of their bag. It's true that telephoto lenses are growing in popularity for this purpose, but today's tutorial is all about making the most of whatever wide-angle prime or zoom that you own.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 23, 2023  |  0 comments

If you're like most outdoor photographers you often shoot in dirty environments in which dust can enter your camera and wreak havoc on the sensor, especially on windy days. And every time you switch lenses the odds of contamination will increase.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 21, 2023  |  0 comments

It can be discouraging for many photographers to see their well-healed counterparts shooting with a camera-lens combo that runs far beyond five figures. But one pro says you really shouldn't feel bad that you can't afford expensive gear, because it's possible to capture great images with bargain cameras and lenses if you know a few tricks.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 14, 2023  |  0 comments

One way to make wildlife and other outdoor subjects stand out is to shoot them against a clean background without distractions. While these are difficult to find in nature, there are ways to soften a cluttered background in post-processing. Today, however, you'll learn four simple techniques for getting the job done in the camera.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 02, 2023  |  0 comments

There's no denying that landscape photography can be really difficult, with ever-changing light, complicated scenes, and unpredictable weather. As a result, we all make mistakes—and this holds true for amateurs and pros alike.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 27, 2023  |  0 comments

If you're looking for a way to improve your photography without spending big bucks, the video below is just what you need—with 10 budget lenses that one pro says, "will blow your mind." Whether you're a beginner or an experienced photographer you'll be surprised by what these "hidden gems" can do.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 26, 2023  |  0 comments

Are you looking for a quick and easy way to spice up your landscape photography? If so, check out this tutorial from the PHLOG Photography YouTube channel. In barely five minutes you'll learn seven in-camera techniques for getting the job done.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 07, 2023  |  0 comments

Let's say you've tried all the conventional advice for capturing sharp photos, and some of your images are still soft. You use a tripod, choose the right aperture, shutter speed, and focus area, yet nothing seems to work.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 26, 2023  |  0 comments

Ask any landscape photographer to name two filters they can't live without, and the answer is likely to be a polarizer and a neutral density (ND) filter. The video below concentrates on the former, explaining how this affordable tool can really add impact to just about any image you shoot outdoors.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 22, 2023  |  0 comments

Enter to win a Tamron All-In-One Zoom lens ($729 Value) we are giving away. The winner will have their choice between three remarkable all-in-one zoom lenses.


Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jun 16, 2023  |  0 comments

Tamron just introduced the 11-20mm f/2.8 Di III-A RXD fast-aperture, ultra-wideangle zoom lens for the Fujifilm X-Mount, and Shutterbug was able to take it for an extended spin. Although it covers more than 105° at the 11mm focal length, it features close-focusing down to 5.9 inches, prompting us to propose that it enables a wholly new type of photographic composition: Ultra-Wide Closeup.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 16, 2023  |  0 comments

Attaining fast and precise focus is a primary goal of just about every photographer, regardless of the type of images they shoot. When soft photos result with regularity, the first thing that comes to mind is, "I must be doing something wrong."