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The Editors  |  Jan 05, 2018  |  4 comments

Another year has come and gone, which means it’s time for Shutterbug to once again pick our favorite cameras and lenses of the past 12 months. With so much great photo gear to choose from in 2017, it was a difficult task. The below list though is a good summation of the cameras and lenses Shutterbug’s editors and writers most enjoyed shooting with last year.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 18, 2018  |  0 comments

After you watch this food photography tips video, you will come away either inspired or hungry (or both).

Dan Havlik  |  May 18, 2018  |  0 comments

This video tutorial is a few years old, but we thought we’d share it because it offers some great starter information on how to shoot astrophotography and night sky images.

Dan Havlik  |  May 17, 2018  |  0 comments

Shutter speed is one of the key elements in the so-called Exposure Triangle (Aperture, ISO, Shutter Speed) that every photographer should be familiar with. But along with helping to capture well-exposed photographs, shutter speed plays an artistic role in photography as well.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 17, 2018  |  0 comments

We’ve shared several tutorials on Photoshop’s Curves tool in recent weeks and they’ve been quite popular. So, here’s a helpful video on a similarly intimidating but oh-so-vital feature in Lightroom: the important Tone Curve adjustment.

Dan Havlik  |  May 17, 2018  |  0 comments

Manny Ortiz is a professional photographer we turn to again and again for inspiration and instruction. In this video titled “All Photographers Take Bad Pictures,” he offers a little bit of both.

The Editors  |  May 17, 2018  |  0 comments

Photographing trees is harder than it seems. First of all, everyone knows what trees look like so how do you capture them in a unique way that showcases their natural beauty?

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 16, 2018  |  0 comments

Shutterbug.com was recently chosen as the fourth best Photography News Website by Feedspot.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 16, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s a fun photo project: composite your friends and family into your photos to create wacky, slightly surreal images. How do you do it? It’s not that hard actually and the folks at COOPH have a video to show you how to do it.

Seth Shostak  |  May 16, 2018  |  0 comments

It’s time to sharpen up your pix. Modern DSLRs generally rely on what’s called phase difference autofocusing: basically, a rangefinder scheme updated with new technology. But as we described last month, this technology uses a second optical path within the camera, independent of the lens-to-sensor path used to make the photo.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 16, 2018  |  0 comments

We’ve shared quite a few videos recently on how to effectively pose people in photos and they’ve proved to be quite popular. So, here’s another one with a slightly different spin on posing we think will help you out on your next portrait shoot.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 15, 2018  |  0 comments

We’ve seen some amazing photos of the erupting Kilauea volcano in Hawaii but this one might take the cake.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 15, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’re a beginner photographer or even if you just need a quick refresher course on some photography basics, this video from B&H Photo's YouTube channel is worth a look. 

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 15, 2018  |  0 comments

With instant film being one of its biggest photography markets, Fujifilm has squared off with a new model. Fujifilm just announced its first square-format analog Instax instant camera: the Instax Square SQ6.

Dan Havlik  |  May 14, 2018  |  0 comments

You probably saw the footage last week of a French family getting chased by cheetahs at a safari park in the Netherlands. The incident, which made international news, showed the family, including a mother holding a small child, rushing back to the safety of their car when several cheetahs appeared to chase them. 

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