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Ron Leach  |  Sep 27, 2017  |  0 comments

We tend to avoid “shoot-like-a-pro” headlines (like the one is this video) when speaking about smartphone photography. But the seven great tips in the tutorial below will definitely help you become a better mobile photographer and provide a boost to your creativity.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 26, 2017  |  0 comments

While the video below is billed as an “advanced” tutorial, using a camera’s built-in spot metering mode is actually very simple. And once you master this technique, exposure mistakes will be a thing of the past. 

Ron Leach  |  Sep 22, 2017  |  1 comments

We’re really not trying to be mean here, but seriously folks, if you’re still making the five beginner mistakes in the video below it’s time to clean up your act. Fortunately, travel photographer Joe Allam not only illustrates the photo errors that bug him most, but he demonstrates how to do things right.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 21, 2017  |  0 comments

The urban landscape is a great place to capture dramatic images, and just about everyone lives near a city or town where there are interesting buildings to shoot. In the quick video below you’ll learn a few tips and tricks to use the next time you hit the streets.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 14, 2017  |  0 comments

Shutterbug reader Ryan Wyckoff recently moved to the Washington, D.C. area for work and relished the idea of “the endless opportunities the area provides for photography.” He did his research and looked tirelessly through photo galleries of local photographers to get inspiration. 

Ron Leach  |  Sep 11, 2017  |  0 comments

“Bokeh” is a very popular concept these days that's used to describe how lenses render out of focus areas in either the background or foreground of a photograph. The notion is a subjective one, and some lenses are said to have beautiful or “creamy” bokeh while others are criticized for the harsh way they render areas outside the zone of focus.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 08, 2017  |  0 comments

Whether you shoot landscapes, portraits, sports, or other types of images, sloppy composition can ruin an otherwise great shot. In this quick tutorial Evan Ranft (AKA Evan 5ps) discusses four common errors that every photographer should avoid.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 07, 2017  |  2 comments

Shooting three film types at the same time was an impossible dream back in the days of film photography. But today with my Fujifilm X100F it becomes standard operating procedure. 

Ron Leach  |  Sep 07, 2017  |  0 comments

Photographer Burk Uzzle has enjoyed a long and quite remarkable career. At age 23 he was the youngest photographer ever hired by LIFE magazine, and his unique vision has remained relevant ever since. 

Seth Shostak  |  Sep 07, 2017  |  0 comments

Before you bought your last camera, did you weigh the pros and cons of the sensor’s aspect ratio? My guess is no—not in the face of more solemn considerations such as style, trim, and a boastful shoulder strap.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 06, 2017  |  0 comments

With a visual medium like photography it’s sometimes easier to gain inspiration by observing, rather than by listening or reading. In the two-minute video below, British photographer Miss Aniela reveals the secrets to her unique work without speaking a word.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 29, 2017  |  0 comments

Have you ever wondered why some photos go viral and others don’t? We’ve teamed up with pro photographer Jordan Matter once again to help answer this very question.

Scott Kelby  |  Aug 22, 2017  |  0 comments

Q. You mentioned the Canon 5D Mark III and its full-frame shooting capabilities in the June 2017 issue. I own a 5D Mark III and have noticed that when printing some of the photo is cropped, depending on the size (such as 11x14). I have printed at home and used print labs, and there is always a portion of the photo that is cropped. Is there a formula for getting the whole photo printed—either how the photo is shot, camera settings, software, etc.?

Ron Leach  |  Aug 17, 2017  |  0 comments

Henri Cartier Bresson, the French master of candid photography, once said, “Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera.” The quick video below reviews three important composition techniques that will enable you to start creating more dynamic images today.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 16, 2017  |  0 comments

Most photographers love camera hacks because they involve fun DIY projects that not only result in better photographs, but they do so for free. The seven hacks below require nothing more than a few simple household items you already have.

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