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Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Oct 31, 2019  |  0 comments

Shooting incredible color infrared (IR) photos is fascinating and surprisingly easy if you use the right tools and techniques. In this two-part story we first look at the conversion of a DSLR to shoot IR photos, and then later in Part 2 we explore everything you need to know to get great infrared imaging results (setting White Balance, Channel Swapping and post-processing techniques). Ready for some mind-blowing colors? Read on…

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.

Henry Anderson  |  Oct 30, 2019  |  0 comments

There are few better ways to draw attention to your photography than to have one of your images "go viral." Yes, when one of your once-in-a-lifetime shots "blows up" on social media sites like Facebook and Instagram, people are going to be clamoring for more viral photo fun from you.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 30, 2019  |  0 comments

Mistakes are bound to happen, especially for beginners trying a new discipline. So it's quite common if you're a photography newbie to do a few things wrong.

Henry Anderson  |  Oct 29, 2019  |  0 comments

This image by photographer Adrian Borda will probably make you do a double take. At first, it may make you think of an ancient Egyptian tomb where, perhaps, King Tut was buried, with shards of light filtering in through precisely filigreed cracks in the ceiling.

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.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 23, 2019  |  0 comments

Reflection photos can be really striking. And reflections can be even more effective when shooting portraits because it creates a unique, eye-catching take on your subject.

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.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 14, 2019  |  0 comments

Photographer Manny Ortiz is back with another portrait photography how-to video and this time he shows you three classic tips that will improve your photos. In the below tutorial, Ortiz once again calls on his lovely model wife Diana to pose so he can demonstrate how to use the following composition techniques to up your portrait game.

Henry Anderson  |  Oct 11, 2019  |  0 comments

Light the way to better photos with the below video from Run N Gun that shows you 9 awesome lighting hacks for photography in just 90 seconds. The lighting tricks can be applied to portrait photos or any sort of scene or setting where you want to add drama or creative luminance.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 10, 2019  |  0 comments

Looking for a way to spice up your images? Crafty Panda is back with 11 "creative photo tricks and Instagram photo hacks" you can try today with your camera or smart phone.

Dan Havlik  |  Oct 08, 2019  |  0 comments

It's one of the most aggravating but basic problems in photography: your images turn out either too bright or too dark. But how do you fix this fundamental problem? Photography is, after all, the process of recording light.

Dan Havlik  |  Oct 02, 2019  |  0 comments

Here's how to get better as a boudoir photographer fast. Check that: here's how to get better as ANY type of photographer fast. Los Angeles-based pro Michael Sasser has eight tips on how you can improve quickly as a photographer whether you're shooting boudoir, portraits, or landscapes.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 17, 2019  |  0 comments

Admit it: we've all, at one time, taken a selfie. There's no shame in it! The history of self-portraiture in both photography and painting goes back to the very beginning of these artforms.  

Steve Meltzer  |  Sep 17, 2019  |  0 comments

On September 9, 2019, legendary photographer Robert Frank died at the age of 94. At the heart of Frank's photographic legacy was his groundbreaking book "The Americans." As one critic wrote about that seminal book: "(it) changed the nature of photography, what it could say and how it could say it. It remains perhaps the most influential photography book of the 20th century."

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