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Deborah Sandidge  |  Nov 30, 2020  |  0 comments

By definition a prism is a geometrical glass figure with...wait, stop; forget that. Just take a look at the cover of your Dark Side of the Moon album. That's a prism, and that's basically what it does.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 30, 2020  |  0 comments

There are lots of ways to shoot photos from a high angle to help you capture eye-popping images from an elevated perspective. Of course, you can try shooting aerial images from a drone but flying one can be tricky and drones are expensive (and tend to crash).

Larry Chen  |  Nov 23, 2020  |  0 comments

While car races and commercials are fun and exhilarating, one of the things I most love to shoot are actually car shows and meets such as the popular Cars and Coffee events. It’s automotive photography at its most basic form. Not everyone can teleport themselves across the world to shoot exclusive events and races, but anyone can roll up to a car show and snap photos.

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 16, 2020  |  0 comments

If you're just getting started in photography, you've probably noticed that there's a lot of jargon. Some of these photo terms are important to learn if you a beginner photographer, while some of it will probably just clog up your brain with unnecessary lingo.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 16, 2020  |  0 comments

Just because you might be stuck at home lately, doesn't mean you can't shoot some incredible photos without leaving your front door. Our good friends at COOPH have come up with six creative ideas on how you can shoot amazing images while staying safe indoors.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Nov 13, 2020  |  0 comments

Humans learn to speak correctly by repeating what they hear, and during the process they automatically and unconsciously develop “an ear for correct grammar” naturally. I’ll bet you don’t leave many dangling participles, even though only a few English majors know exactly what that means. I propose that composition, particularly composition in photography, is learned the same way.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 10, 2020  |  0 comments

There’s nothing like a bit of motion blur or slightly missed focus to spoil an otherwise great shot. But with the eight tips below, and a little practice, you’ll be able to shoot sharper wildlife photographs every time.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 10, 2020  |  0 comments

Most photographers are familiar with the popular narrative that shooting in Manual Mode delivers better, or at least more predictable, results. Unfortunately, many folks hesitate to turn their camera’s mode dial to “M” because they think Manual Mode is too complicated.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 09, 2020  |  0 comments

For passionate photographers, skill and talent often burst into bloom in unexpected abundance. One day you’re trying to learn the Rule of Thirds with your high-end point-and-shoot and the next day, it seems, your eye for composition rivals highly paid professionals. Somewhere in that equation you outgrow the camera that you’re using. For many serious photographers, that means it’s time to sell the old gear to MPB and move up. Here are 6 tips to help you through the selling process.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 06, 2020  |  0 comments

When things get a bit dull we frequently turn to photographer Jordi Koalitic, who has an uncanny knack for coming up with simple tricks for creating amazing images. This quick tutorial is no different, as he demonstrates five easy tricks for shooting mind-blowing images at home.

Henry Anderson  |  Oct 29, 2020  |  0 comments

The master of easy-to-do but simply amazing photo tricks, Jordi Koalitic, is back with five new trending photography ideas that are perfect for Halloween. These photography tricks, demonstrated by Koalitic in the video below, run the gamut from the scary looking to the downright mind-blowing.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 28, 2020  |  0 comments

Yesterday we featured an interesting tutorial explaining how to make breathtaking portraits without fancy gear. Today we’re taking simplicity to the next level, with eight DIY lighting hacks using common household to create very special effects.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 22, 2020  |  0 comments

You don’t have to travel far to capture images that will astound your friends. In fact, today we’re going to show you how to do exactly that from the comfort of your home or backyard.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 20, 2020  |  0 comments

We’re all looking for a creative boost to shoot unique people pictures, especially those of us who aren’t professional portrait photographers. And when you can pick up a few tricks that are easy to execute, all the better.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 20, 2020  |  0 comments

Most of us consider photography a challenge, whereby we’re constantly striving to capture better images. But our craft should also be an enjoyable experience, and the quick video below provides five fun photo hacks that deliver unique results.

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