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Henry Anderson  |  Jan 22, 2020  |  0 comments

As the great Ansel Adams once said: "You don't take a photograph, you make it." But what makes a dramatic landscape photo? There are, of course, lots of things but photographer Mark Denney zeros in on one specific effect that can make or break a shot.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 16, 2020  |  0 comments

Many photographers suffer from an affliction known as Gear Acquisition Syndrome (GAS), and pull out their wallets whenever a new camera is introduced. But how important is the latest gear, as compared to a technical mastery of our craft?

Henry Anderson  |  Jan 15, 2020  |  0 comments

Everybody loves buying new camera gear, us included, but have you ever thought it might be holding you back as a photographer? Maybe you should stop investing in new cameras, lenses, photo accessories and all those other fun things, and instead invest in yourself?

Ron Leach  |  Jan 15, 2020  |  0 comments

Regardless of one’s technical prowess, most photographers experience an ebb and flow to their creative vision. If you’ve hit the doldrums, this tutorial is sure to provide a jolt of inspiration.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 02, 2020  |  0 comments

The new year is finally here and there's no better time than now to push your photography to the next level. The fun video below is a great place to start.

Henry Anderson  |  Dec 30, 2019  |  0 comments

Are you afraid of the dark? Don't be, especially if you're a photographer and might have a fear of shooting at night.

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…

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.

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. 

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.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 10, 2019  |  0 comments

Photo tips, tricks and camera hacks are a great way to produce eye-catching images without spending much money. In the below video, visual artist and YouTuber Calop shares his "Top DIY Photo Hacks."

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 09, 2019  |  0 comments

Every photographer wants to take better photos but there's so much advice out there – some of it good, some of it not so good – that it's hard to know who to listen to. According to photographer James Popsys, the best person to listen to if you want to get shoot better images is yourself.

Henry Anderson  |  Dec 06, 2019  |  0 comments

Here's a fun photo project you can try this weekend. Just grab a regular umbrella – we know you have one hiding in the closet somewhere – and follow along with COOPH's tutorial below titled "5 photo hacks with your umbrella."

Dan Havlik  |  Dec 05, 2019  |  0 comments

Pierre T. Lambert shoots a lot of street photography videos and he often gets asked by viewers what are his favorite camera settings. So in the below video, Lambert shares his tips on what settings he uses, why he thinks camera settings are actually not that important, and how to get the most out of your street photos no matter what gear you're using.

Sponsored  |  Dec 05, 2019  |  4 comments

No human being is created perfect, and photographers probably know that firsthand. Still, everyone wants to look best in their portraits. That desire usually translates into hours of tedious retouching with Photoshop or the likes of it. Whether you are a fashion, an event, or a wedding photographer, you probably wish to make portrait enhancing a breeze. Well, there is software that can grant you that wish.

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