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Henry Anderson  |  Dec 26, 2019  |  0 comments

If you want to punch up your landscape photos in Photoshop, the best way to enhance them is to draw out elements that are already there, not try to create something entirely new. (We’ve all seen landscapes that are so heavily edited in Photoshop they look like scenes from another world. HDR effects can be a blessing and a curse.)

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 24, 2019  |  0 comments

We've been singing the praises of Luminar software for some time now and now photographer and YouTuber Pierre T. Lambert has discovered it as well. In the below video, he shows you how to make your photos epic in under two minutes while using the new Luminar 4 program.

Henry Anderson  |  Dec 24, 2019  |  0 comments

Recently we shared a popular tutorial on how to pose men who are not models for portrait shoots, and now here's another helpful video on how to work with male models who have more experience posing. Enthusiast photographers and aspiring pros should find a lot of helpful tips in the video on how to direct models and create a visual storyline for your shoots.

Joshua Snow  |  Dec 23, 2019  |  0 comments

Growing up in the Northeastern United States, surrounded by the Great lakes and the Finger lakes, winters were always brutally cold and wet. That is, until I experienced real winter; gale-force winds, dangerously low temperatures, and snow. Lots of snow…

Dan Havlik  |  Dec 23, 2019  |  0 comments

Amateurs vs pro photographers are always fun challenges because it shows how much experienced shooters bring to the table in photography, and how much just "having a good eye," is important too. In the below video, pro photographer Anita Sadowska goes up against an amateur she knows quite well: her boyfriend.

Henry Anderson  |  Dec 20, 2019  |  0 comments

Few things go better together than photographers and coffee. Most of our photography friends always have a trusty "cup of joe" by their sides to help them get revved up with inspiration for their next photo shoot.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 20, 2019  |  0 comments

What were the most popular cameras and lenses of the past year? A good barometer of photographers' tastes in photo products is LensRentals' annual Hot Gear list, where the company shares its most rented equipment.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 19, 2019  |  0 comments

Photographer Julia Trotti's fans have been asking her to do a video on how to pose males who are not models for portrait photos for some time, and this year she finally delivered. And, no surprise since there's been a big demand, the tutorial was her most popular of the year, garnering over a million views on YouTube, and counting.

Henry Anderson  |  Dec 19, 2019  |  0 comments

Sometimes it's just not worth it to try to "get the shot." In the below video, a cameraman shooting an off-road bike race gets leveled after getting a little close to the course.

Dan Havlik  |  Dec 18, 2019  |  0 comments

What's a softbox and how do you use it in photography? What are the best ways to use a softbox to light your subject for portraits?

Steve Meltzer  |  Dec 18, 2019  |  0 comments

Sharpness in photographs has long been a topic of debate among photographers. Once it was about the sharpness of film and formats, but today it’s about things like sensor size and shooting Raw vs. JPEG files. I find these discussions pretty quickly become esoteric and pixel picky. I prefer a hands-on approach to improving sharpness in photos and that’s what these tips are all about. 

Henry Anderson  |  Dec 17, 2019  |  0 comments

With more and more photographers considering switching from DSLRs to mirrorless cameras, one of the biggest factors in the decision-making process is lens choice. Are the new lenses designed for mirrorless cameras better than their DSLR-centric counterparts?

Dan Havlik  |  Dec 17, 2019  |  0 comments

Let's face it: traditional winter holiday portraits can be dull as dust. If you want to give your Christmas photos a fun, modern look this holiday season, follow the four easy portrait ideas from Tajreen&Co in the below video.

Henry Anderson  |  Dec 16, 2019  |  0 comments

Smartphones have gotten really good at shooting photos but how good? In the below video, photographer Pierre T. Lambert pits an $800 Google Pixel 4 smartphone against his trusty $5000 Sony A7R III & 16-35mm f/2.8 lens combo in a series of photo challenges.

Henry Anderson  |  Dec 13, 2019  |  0 comments

Shooting portraits is a great way to get your feet wet in photography. In the below photo tutorial for beginners, Bach Photography gets you started with capturing portraits from the ground up.

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