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Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 11, 2018  |  1 comments

Yes, this seemed counterintuitive to us too but it’s actually pretty clever. Photographer Pierre T. Lambert, who we have featured on Shutterbug.com many times, has a neat trick that will help you capture unique photos: put something in front of your lens.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 08, 2018  |  0 comments

As much as everyone loves their furry best friends, all too often photographers settle for snapshots, rather than artistic images, of their pets. All that’s about to change with the eight fun and easy tips in the quick video below, that will help you capture dazzling images of dogs.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jun 07, 2018  |  0 comments

Are all of your digital images safe? If your computer fried today and your cloud service vaporized, would you still have immediate access to all of your photo and video files? If you quickly answered “yes,” you may be kidding yourself—and false confidence could lead to disaster.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 05, 2018  |  1 comments

If you’ve ever tried your hand at macro photography, you know that precise focusing is of the utmost importance. That’s because there’s a very narrow zone of sharpness when shooting close-up photos at high magnifications.

Dan Havlik  |  May 31, 2018  |  1 comments

The below video from photographer Daniel DeArco is a little different from the ones we’ve featured on Shutterbug in the past. It’s not exactly a How-To video but you may learn a lot about how to get your photos noticed.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 30, 2018  |  0 comments

Photography gear is great, but photography gear can be expensive and it’s always so much more fun and cheap when you can make it yourself. In the below video from COOPH, they teach you how to do just that.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 29, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’re just starting out in photography, there’s a lot of information to absorb. And while much of that info is important to know, it can get a bit overwhelming. Pierre T. Lambert is a photographer who seen and learned a lot, and his YouTube channel has great tips and tricks to help you cut through the clutter of f/stops and ISOs, to get to what’s most critical.

Dan Havlik  |  May 24, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s something photo-related you can do over the long Memorial Day weekend coming up. The School of Visual Arts in New York City has 99 hours of online photography classes that you can watch for free on their YouTube channel.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 18, 2018  |  0 comments

After you watch this food photography tips video, you will come away either inspired or hungry (or both).

Dan Havlik  |  May 17, 2018  |  0 comments

Shutter speed is one of the key elements in the so-called Exposure Triangle (Aperture, ISO, Shutter Speed) that every photographer should be familiar with. But along with helping to capture well-exposed photographs, shutter speed plays an artistic role in photography as well.

Dan Havlik  |  May 17, 2018  |  0 comments

Manny Ortiz is a professional photographer we turn to again and again for inspiration and instruction. In this video titled “All Photographers Take Bad Pictures,” he offers a little bit of both.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  May 16, 2018  |  0 comments

Even people who are passionate about photography often make common mistakes that prevent them from reaching their maximum potential. No one is immune. To advance to the next level of proficiency, overcome the tendency to fall victim to these common goofs.

Seth Shostak  |  May 16, 2018  |  0 comments

It’s time to sharpen up your pix. Modern DSLRs generally rely on what’s called phase difference autofocusing: basically, a rangefinder scheme updated with new technology. But as we described last month, this technology uses a second optical path within the camera, independent of the lens-to-sensor path used to make the photo.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 16, 2018  |  0 comments

We’ve shared quite a few videos recently on how to effectively pose people in photos and they’ve proved to be quite popular. So, here’s another one with a slightly different spin on posing we think will help you out on your next portrait shoot.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 15, 2018  |  1 comments

If you’re a beginner photographer or even if you just need a quick refresher course on some photography basics, this video from B&H Photo's YouTube channel is worth a look. 

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