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Ron Leach  |  Jan 09, 2019  |  0 comments

If you’re looking to shoot some unique outdoor photos in a somewhat unusual setting, you should consider packing your gear and heading for the hills. Here are a few tips for making great landscape photos during a trip to the mountains.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 07, 2019  |  0 comments

Nikon just announced two new products for its new Z-series mirrorless camera line. First off is the Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 S, the first ultra-wide zoom lens for the Nikon Z Mount. This newest S-Line Nikkor lens is a popular focal length for landscape, travel, event and architecture photographers, offering a combination of performance and portability for the new Z Mount, Nikon said in a press announcement tonight.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 07, 2019  |  0 comments

If you’re interested in portrait photography, you’ve likely had to decide whether to shoot your subject with natural window light or artificial light from a flash or strobe. Most photographers will admit that neither is “better” than the other; they’re just different and suited for different subjects, different situations, and different tastes.

Dan Havlik  |  Jan 04, 2019  |  0 comments

In the below tutorial titled “5 Mistakes Photographers Make When They Begin Video (I made those)”, Lambert covers all the basics including how to set the white balance in video, what shutter speed to use, what frame rate to pick, and more.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 04, 2019  |  0 comments

Dodging and burning is one of the oldest darkroom tricks out there. But did you know that you can also employ this technique, which lets you selectively tweak exposure in a photo, using Photoshop as well?

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 03, 2019  |  0 comments

If you’ve been around cameras for a while, you’ve probably tried out the back-button focus feature. It’s definitely a cool tool that lets you focus with a button on the rear of your camera, before capturing the shot by hammering the shutter, but is it better than the classic method of half-pressing the shutter to lock in focus?

Gary Miller  |  Jan 03, 2019  |  0 comments

The renaissance in film photography these days has created the need for a “wet” darkroom. It’s a fun alternative to digital printmaking. Nothing beats watching an image come to life in the developing tray.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 02, 2019  |  0 comments

We’ve all seen it in photos and most of us know what it’s called. Some describe it as the “beautiful blur” in the background of an image but to most photographers it’s known as “bokeh.”

Ron Leach  |  Jan 02, 2019  |  0 comments

Long lenses are exciting to use because they enable us to view and capture images with far greater magnification than what we can see with our eyes. They also deliver dramatic, compressed perspectives and enable photographers to isolate subjects from busy backgrounds.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 31, 2018  |  0 comments

Travel photographer Pierre T. Lambert was, undoubtedly, one of the most popular contributors to Shutterbug in 2018 and today he released his final video of the year. Titled “5 Easy In Camera Effects for 2019 – Without Props,” the video offers tips for getting creative effects using just simple camera hacks.

The Editors  |  Dec 31, 2018  |  0 comments

You must really like us! For the fourth consecutive year, Shutterbug.com saw record traffic growth in 2018, beating the previous year’s numbers by 8%.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 27, 2018  |  1 comments

According to image-editing expert Unmesh Dinda, “Removing flyaway hair can be one of the most frustrating and time-consuming parts of the portrait retouching process.” Fortunately, this chore can be accomplished in three simple steps, if you use Dinda’s technique.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 27, 2018  |  0 comments

Every year at about this time many of us start making New Year’s resolutions, and one common theme is to eat less, exercise more, and get in shape. In the video below, photographer David Flores illustrates a different type of exercise, namely simple techniques that will make you a better photographer in 2019.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 27, 2018  |  0 comments

Everyone who is old enough remembers the captivating moment in 1968 when three NASA astronauts became the first humans to orbit the moon. In this stunning video from the National Geographic Short Film Showcase, three astronauts from that Apollo 8 mission reflect on their awe-inspiring experience 50 years ago and recount how one photograph they captured of planet Earth forever changed the way we see ourselves.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 26, 2018  |  0 comments

Shooting during the winter can be a mixed bag: Sometime you’re presented with a sparkling winter wonderland, while other times you confront drab scenes with boring gray clouds. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to add snow to a winter image using special Photoshop brushes you can download for free.

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