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The Editors  |  Jan 05, 2018  |  6 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  |  Sep 24, 2018  |  0 comments

Not all lenses come with lens hoods these days but, for us, they are an essential photo accessory. And, to be honest, even when they are included with a lens, they’re easy to lose or leave behind when you hit the road for a shoot.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 21, 2018  |  0 comments

Superzoom cameras are not dead! Canon just introduced the new PowerShot SX70 HS compact digital camera, which features a whopping 65x optical zoom lens (equivalent to 21-1365mm), a 20.3MP CMOS imaging sensor and 4K video capabilities.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 20, 2018  |  0 comments

Travel photographer Pierre T. Lambert teams up with Gabi Alves Photography for a fun lesson in what NOT to do as a photographer.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 20, 2018  |  0 comments

You’ve probably noticed that lots of photographers these days are offering Lightroom preset packs. And you’ve probably wondered, how do they create all these awesome Lightroom presets? Even better, how do you create one yourself?

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Sep 20, 2018  |  0 comments

Given skill, experience, and the awesome capabilities of today’s gear, what else is it that makes a great travel photographer?

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 20, 2018  |  0 comments

Sony just launched a new 24mm F1.4 prime lens in its G Master series for its full frame E-mount mirrorless cameras. Sony says the new FE 24mm F1.4 GM (model SEL24F14GM) is “the most compact and lightweight in its class,” measuring approximately 3 inches x 3.64 inches, and a weight of 15.7 ounces, with a filter diameter of 67mm.

Jason Schneider  |  Sep 19, 2018  |  1 comments

As I confidently predicted last time, you can’t possibly please everybody when it comes to picking the best, the greatest, or the most influential cameras ever made. After we posted our list of The Top 20 Greatest Cameras of All Time, it came as no surprise that we received a ton of emails, varying in tone from pugnacious condemnation, to anguish, to polite suggestion, all begging to differ with our first top ten choices.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 18, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s a great video for anyone who is just getting started in boudoir, and even for those who have been at it for a while but need a quick refresher on some basics. Los Angeles-based pro photographer Michael Sasser has seen it all when it comes to boudoir, and he’s learned what to do and what not to do.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 18, 2018  |  0 comments

With everyone taking selfies these days, why are so many of these self-portraits so terrible? And when couples shoot selfies together while traveling (such as on vacation), why do they only seem to capture their faces and none of the scenic surroundings?

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 17, 2018  |  0 comments

Photographer Sean Tucker has a message for photographers who might have a phobia about using their camera’s manual mode. Get over your fear! Understanding manual mode is critical to nailing exposure, which he fully explains in the below video.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 14, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’ve ever gone shopping for camera gear in a foreign country, you know it can be an unusual experience, especially if you don’t speak the language. Travel photographer Pierre T. Lambert had an even more unusual time while shopping for a new lens at a crazy camera market in India.

Hernan Rodriguez  |  Sep 14, 2018  |  0 comments

My approach to taking portraits is simple: I want to capture natural, relatable images, where I'm able to catch every individual's true essence and true identity. For me, prime lenses are the ideal type of lens for this type of photography.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 14, 2018  |  0 comments

It’s probably happened to you before. You load up the car with your best camera gear and drive to the country to photograph the autumn leaves in peak bloom. But when you get there expecting to capture fiery red and burnt sienna orange on the trees, you discover that most of the best leaves have already fallen to the ground.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 13, 2018  |  0 comments

Polaroids. Remember Polaroids? They're those wonderful instant film thingies that were a big deal before, ya know, digital photography took over the world, making “instant” photography not so instant anymore.

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