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Ron Leach  |  Nov 09, 2018  |  0 comments

Nikon announced its 24.5MP Z6 mirrorless camera back in August 2018 alongside its 45.7MP Z7 but it doesn't go on sale until later this month. Shutterbug got to test out the new Nikon Z6 during a press trip to Orlando, FL this week and we’ve included ten full resolution test photos we captured with the full frame (FX-format) camera with this story.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 08, 2018  |  0 comments

Photographer and Lightroom expert Ed Gregory is back with another super helpful tips video for anyone who wants to up their image editing skills in an instant. In the below clip, Gregory offers ten handy Lightroom tips that should improve you photo retouching skills right away.

Joe Farace  |  Nov 08, 2018  |  0 comments

Superzoom cameras, like Nikon’s Coolpix P1000 ($999.99) are popular because, let’s face it, people who buy entry level DSLR’s rarely, if ever, take the kit lenses off their cameras. I looked for statistics on this and didn’t find any empirical data but friendly retailers in the industry told me this assumption is true.

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 07, 2018  |  0 comments

Giving up on a favorite lens is almost like breaking up with a loved one – yes, photographers are a weird bunch – but if it’s ever happened to you, you know the feeling can be oddly familiar. “I used to love this lens but, for some reason, it just doesn’t do it for me anymore.”

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 07, 2018  |  0 comments

So, you’ve shot a portrait and it looks…ok. Good but not great and certainly not at the level of a professional image you might see in a magazine.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 05, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s a harrowing wildlife video with a (spoiler alert) happy ending that went viral today. If you haven’t seen it yet, it shows a mother bear and her cub trying to reach the top of a snowy slope. It also offers an important lesson about drone operators not flying their drones too close to wildlife scenes.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 05, 2018  |  0 comments

Have you ever seen an amazing image and wondered: how did they do that? Well, that happened to photographer Pierre T. Lambert when he was exposed (pun intended) to those trippy, long exposure motion images that make moving objects look like fantastical vortexes.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 02, 2018  |  0 comments

Even top pro photographers can have trouble achieving ideal sharpness for portraits. Photographer and YouTuber Jessica Kobeissi has been there before, so she devised a 6-point system to help her get sharp portraits every time.

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 02, 2018  |  0 comments

Maybe it’s because our beloved Maine Coon cat named Rufus passed away this year, but I can’t get enough of the Lotus the Main Coon Intagram page, which features photos of a giant floofy feline. Our Maine Coon was a classic gray but Lotus, as you can see below, is a lovely mix of white and orange.

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 01, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s a cool Lightroom trick for when you want to capture a wide-angle or even ultra-wide angle scene but don’t have a wide-angle lens. In the below video, photographer and YouTuber Chris Hau shows you how to go from narrow to wide in just a few simple steps.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 31, 2018  |  0 comments

It’s something just about every landscape photographer has thought of at some point: should I shoot a sunrise or a sunset? Of course, there is no right answer to this question.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 31, 2018  |  0 comments

In the below outdoor portrait photography from Ed Gregory of Photos in Color, he explains how to balance flash with low ambient light to create professional-looking outdoor portraits that pop. In the video, Gregory walks you through how these portrait lighting techniques work to help you improve your outdoor portraits.

Chris Lydle  |  Oct 30, 2018  |  0 comments

There's a mantra attributed to event photographer Michael Weeks:

• If you don't take it, you can't sell it

• If you don't show it, you can't sell it

• If you can't print it, you can't sell it

• If you can't take payment, you can't sell it

Roger Cicala  |  Oct 30, 2018  |  0 comments

We published our teardown of the Canon EOS-R and then had to decide which of the Nikon Z cameras to do. We decided to go with the top-end Nikon Z7.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 30, 2018  |  0 comments

“Today I share my 7 secrets for taking better photos by exposing your images correctly in camera, whether in street photography, portrait photography or landscape photography those tips help,” photographer Pierre Lambert says.

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