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Henry Anderson  |  Nov 20, 2019  |  0 comments

The winners of the prestigious 2019 Red Bull Illume Image Quest photography contest were just announced and the prize-wining shots are, as expected, truly spectacular. The Red Bull Illume Image Quest contest showcases the best of the best in action, adventure, and sports photography and Shutterbug's editor-in-chief Dan Havlik was one of the judges in this fifth annual competition.

Hernan Rodriguez  |  Nov 19, 2019  |  0 comments

Coming from an advertising and design background has trained me to shoot with the objective of the final print in mind. The agency I once worked for lived by the mantra, “garbage in garbage out."

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 19, 2019  |  0 comments

Making mistakes as a photographer is not a crime. Not correcting those mistakes, however, can lead to a life of photographic mediocrity.

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 18, 2019  |  0 comments

Street photography is one of the most challenging types of photography. The reason is simple: you are trying to capture interesting images of people on the street who don't, necessarily, want their pictures taken.

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 18, 2019  |  0 comments

To get professional image quality you need a pricey new professional camera, right? Wrong. You can get an inexpensive camera to produce pro-level photos and video if you just know a few "tricks."

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 15, 2019  |  0 comments

If you've got a portrait session this weekend, here's a great video with some simple tips on how to shoot better portrait photos. The tutorial is led by photographer Jamie Windsor and includes nine of his favorite tips for shooting portraits.

Henry Anderson  |  Nov 14, 2019  |  0 comments

Michael Sasser is a professional boudoir photographer based in Los Angeles and he admits he's said a few wrong things during boudoir photo shoots in the past. Boudoir can be one of the most sensitive types of photography, particularly for insecure clients, and in the below video, Sasser shares 11 things he's learned not to say or do during a shoot.

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.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 13, 2019  |  0 comments

Back in September we shared with you some of the finalists in the 2019 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards and now an overall winner has been announced. The above winning image, titled "Grab life by the …!"  was shot by Sarah Skinner in Botswana, Africa.

Henry Anderson  |  Nov 12, 2019  |  0 comments

Sometimes there's just no time to shoot a photo. Sometimes you're lucky to have 10 minutes to do a photo shoot and other times you're grateful to get even 10 seconds. (Those annoying celebrities sure are busy!)

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 12, 2019  |  0 comments

Not everyone likes street photography. In fact, oftentimes the unexpecting subjects of street photos hate having their pictures taken in public by a complete stranger.

Henry Anderson  |  Nov 11, 2019  |  0 comments

Many photographers will agree that it can be harder to pose men for portrait photos than women. 

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.)

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 08, 2019  |  0 comments

Have you ever wondered how to clean your camera's sensor? Is pesky dust on the sensor ruining your photos? Watch the below tutorial on how to clean your sensor from photographer Craig Beckta and your images will start looking crisp and dust-free.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 08, 2019  |  0 comments

In the simple portrait editing how-to below, PiXimperfect's Unmesh Dinda shares "a powerful trick to get perfect skin tones with just one button in Photoshop."

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