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Ron Leach  |  Jan 14, 2022  |  1 comments

If you’ve never bothered to change the default settings on your camera, it’s time to pay attention and make a few modifications so your it performs best for you. As you’ll see in the quick explainer below, there are several key camera settings you should seriously consider changing, whether or not your camera is brand new.

Henry Anderson  |  Jan 13, 2022  |  0 comments

Since you're a photographer, we're sure you've always wondered how to use various household items as a camera lens. For instance, instead of your fancy zoom, maybe a potato could be a camera lens? Or how about putting a toilet paper roll on front of your $5000 camera and using that as a lens?

Ron Leach  |  Jan 13, 2022  |  0 comments

Some photographers are surprised to learn that all memory cards and card readers are not created equal. Not only do they come in different formats, but some are faster than others, and card capacity tends to vary with price.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 13, 2022  |  0 comments

Have you ever marveled at spectacular images of the nighttime sky, but thought, “There’s no way I can do that”? If so, you’ll want to pay close attention to this tutorial, because with the proper approach astrophotography is not as difficult as it seems.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jan 13, 2022  |  0 comments

Leica just introduced the Leica M11, a 60-megapixel digital rangefinder camera that leads the coveted M-Series Leica cameras into all-new technological territory. Shutterbug had the opportunity to use a preproduction model for a couple weeks before the wraps came off. This review includes some example photos of a $2 million McLaren Senna LM.

Henry Anderson  |  Jan 12, 2022  |  0 comments

If you're just starting out with landscape photography, you've likely made this exposure mistake with your photos. Even professional photographer Mark Denney has made this critical error because, like all photographers, he was a beginner once too.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 12, 2022  |  0 comments

Have you ever tried cutting a subject out of a photo to place it on another background? If so, you know this can be a cumbersome task—especially if you want pristine results. In the video below, you’ll learn a great trick for getting the job done quickly and accurately.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 12, 2022  |  0 comments

Should you emphasize the foreground in landscape photos, strive to balance nearby objects with those in the distance, or eliminate the foreground altogether? That obviously depends upon the scene. The tutorial below explains how to make this important decision for the best possible results.

Henry Anderson  |  Jan 11, 2022  |  0 comments

If there's anyone who knows the best boudoir poses out there, it's Marco Ibanez, a successful Washington DC-based boudoir photographer we turn to again and again for his posing tips.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 11, 2022  |  0 comments

One sure way to capture impressive landscape images is to mount your camera on a tripod and experiment with long exposures. This enables you to convey a sense of movement, with cotton-like clouds and soft, flowing water.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 11, 2022  |  0 comments

So you come across a beautiful scene, use the camera’s histogram to nail exposure, and find a great composition. Well, you just made a great shot—unless you pull it up on the computer and discover that the image is soft.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 10, 2022  |  0 comments

Monochrome imagery is gaining in popularity with the resurgence of interest in 35mm photography, and even digital photographers can get in on the action. The quick video below demonstrates how to shoot compelling b&w photos with a digital camera, while becoming a better photographer overall. 

Ron Leach  |  Jan 10, 2022  |  0 comments

Unless you have unlimited funds and room for a closet full of gear, choosing a new camera is a really important decision that requires very careful research. As you’ll see in the video below, a bit of help from an experienced pro can greatly facilitate the process and help you make an informed choice.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jan 07, 2022  |  0 comments

Want to kick the New Year off right? Do the five things on this list and vanquish some nasty surprises that may be lurking in the calendar ahead.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 07, 2022  |  0 comments

When it comes to improving one’s photographic skills, some of the best advice is both simple and straightforward. That’s exactly what you’ll find in the quick tutorial below, as a successful landscape photographer provides his five best tips for capturing sunrise photos with maximum impact.

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