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Dan Havlik  |  Jul 15, 2020  |  0 comments

Everyone always talks about "the rule of thirds" being the key to composing a compelling image. And yes, it is a helpful tool to get you out of the boring photo rut. But what if there was something different and more effective to help with appealing photo composition?

Ron Leach  |  Jul 15, 2020  |  0 comments

Summer is a great time to photograph birds, especially during these days of social distancing, and the quick video below is designed to help everyone improve their results. But rather than discussing gear, focusing methods, or image-editing techniques, the topic of this tutorial is a more basic one: Composition.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 14, 2020  |  0 comments

Are you seeing random spots and squiggly lines on your photos? If so, it’s time to clean your camera’s sensor and employ some simple preventative measures so it doesn’t get dirty again.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 14, 2020  |  0 comments

We’ve all been there: You capture what you think is a great shot, open the file on your computer, do a bit of editing, and notice some ugly “compression artifacts” that mess up the image. Well, thanks to the simple tutorial below you’ll learn a “hidden” Photoshop trick to instantly zap those blocky artifacts.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 14, 2020  |  0 comments

What kind of summer would it be if you couldn’t have a hot dog in one hand and a brand-new Sigma lens in the other?! Today's giveaway isn’t a one-shot deal, this is the first of a summerlong sweepstakes from Shutterbug. That’s right folks, there will be five sweepstakes in total so be sure to stay tuned.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 13, 2020  |  0 comments

Mistakes are a part of life. And they're certainly a part of a photographer's life as well. But if you're a smart person (or a smart photographer), mistakes can be a gift since they give you an opportunity to learn and grow.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 13, 2020  |  2 comments

Have you ever wanted to turn an old black-and-white photo into a modern-looking colorized image? Seem like it would be tough to do in Photoshop or might end up looking cheesy, right?

Henry Anderson  |  Jul 10, 2020  |  0 comments

Shutterbug readers seems to really love our crazy food photography tips so here's something in a similar vein to get you off to a fun start this weekend. In the below video, all of the everyday objects you see are actually cakes.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 10, 2020  |  0 comments

Shutterbug recently teamed up with GuruShots for a unique photo challenge titled "Humans in Nature." The challenge asked photographers to explore the complex relationship between humans and nature in their work.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 09, 2020  |  0 comments

Regardless of one’s level of expertise, and the equipment we own, just about every photographer aspires to capture professional looking images. Of course that’s far easier said than done. One way to get on the right path is to pick up some valuable advice from an internationally acclaimed pro.

The Editors  |  Jul 09, 2020  |  0 comments

Canon just announced the much-hyped new Canon EOS R5 and Canon EOS R6 mirrorless cameras along with a raft of new photo products including several professional lenses and a printer. We talked to seven photographers who have actually tested this exciting new Canon camera gear to get their impressions of what these products are like to shoot and print with.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 08, 2020  |  0 comments

We love it when pro photographers recommend their favorite gear because nothing beats having an expert opinion. In the below video, long-time portrait photographer Miguel Quiles who runs a popular YouTube channel, shares what he says is the best background for portrait photography.

Joel Lewis  |  Jul 08, 2020  |  2 comments

Handy advice for capturing one of the summer's most popular locations for photography.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 08, 2020  |  0 comments

If you’re one of those photographers who stow their gear after the sun drops below the horizon, you’re missing out on some great opportunities. And if you think nighttime photography is complicated, the video below will quickly change your mind.

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