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Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Mar 05, 2020  |  0 comments

I’m tired of hearing people mindlessly repeating nonsensical assumptions as though they were true facts. You and I may disagree on some of these points, and that’s fine—I certainly don’t know everything. But I have been around long enough to still practice that old maxim, “Believe nothing you hear and only half of what you see,” which in a world that has a fascination with the internet becomes, “Don’t believe nothin’ ‘til you’ve checked it fer yourself.”

Deborah Sandidge  |  Mar 04, 2020  |  0 comments

On a clear, blue-sky day in Florida not long ago I was out testing neutral density (ND) filters when it occurred to me that the fact that I do that routinely was an indication of how important filters are to the kind of pictures I like to take.

Deborah Sandidge  |  Feb 03, 2020  |  0 comments

If I were taking a photography-based word-association test, and the word coming my way was "tripod," my response would be "absolutely essential."

Jason Schneider  |  Jan 31, 2020  |  0 comments

The recent CES 2020 show in Las Vegas showcased the usual profusion of smart tech and AI-empowered gadgets, so few expected that the most most exciting news in the imaging world would come in the form of two new back-to-the-future full frame DSLRs from Nikon and Canon.

Jason Schneider  |  Jan 10, 2020  |  0 comments

Full frame digital cameras have been a dominant force in the imaging marketplace for quite some time, and as we begin 2020 “the year of perfect vision,” mirrorless cameras have clearly surpassed DSLRs in terms of new product introductions and overall sales figures. The reasons aren't hard to fathom.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 02, 2019  |  0 comments

How do you determine whether a photo you shot is good or bad? This is the eternal question for many photographers trying to separate "the wheat from the chaff" during the grueling editing process.

Hernan Rodriguez  |  Nov 19, 2019  |  0 comments

Coming from an advertising and design background has trained me to shoot with the objective of the final print in mind. The agency I once worked for lived by the mantra, “garbage in garbage out."

Steve Meltzer  |  Nov 06, 2019  |  1 comments

A smartphone is, in a way, the gateway drug that can lead to a lifelong addiction to photography. For millions of aspiring photographers, these multi-purpose devices are their first introduction to image-making and many smartphone users eventually get hooked on the craft.

Henry Anderson  |  Oct 31, 2019  |  0 comments

What are the best camera settings for street photography? As usual, there are lots of opinions out there on how to set your gear to capture candid street photos.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 29, 2019  |  0 comments

There are no shortcuts to improving as a landscape photographer but knowing a few simple things certainly helps. And in the below video from landscape photographer Mads Peter Iversen, he shares five "secrets" he says you must know if you want to get better at shooting landscapes.

Steve Meltzer  |  Oct 15, 2019  |  0 comments

I shoot most of my photos using the LCD screen on the back of my cameras rather than looking through the eyepiece viewfinder. I prefer the LCD screen for several reasons and I think other photographers should seriously consider how the rear monitor can actually make photography easier and your images better.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 26, 2019  |  0 comments

It's another one of those age-old questions for photographers: what's better for photographing wildlife, zoom lenses or prime lenses? In the below video, photographers Tony and Chelsea Northrup put both zooms and primes to the test while weighing the pros and cons of each.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 23, 2019  |  0 comments

Lightroom is a fantastic piece of software for editing and organizing your images. The only problem with it is that there's so much that this Adobe photography app can do, most photographers only end up using a small collection of its tools.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 19, 2019  |  0 comments

Do you like long exposure photography? Have you ever wondered what the best lens is for capturing long exposure shots? Well, long expo shooter Attilio Ruffo has answer based on his vast experience capturing long exposure images.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 05, 2019  |  0 comments

In terms of the arsenal of lenses typically used by a landscape photographer, a 24-105mm would not seem to rate highly. Photographer Mads Peter Iversen, however, disagrees, arguing in the below video that a 24-105mm zoom lens is a "must own" piece of gear for landscape shooters.

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