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Dan Havlik  |  Jul 15, 2020  |  0 comments

Everyone always talks about "the rule of thirds" being the key to composing a compelling image. And yes, it is a helpful tool to get you out of the boring photo rut. But what if there was something different and more effective to help with appealing photo composition?

Ron Leach  |  Jul 15, 2020  |  0 comments

Summer is a great time to photograph birds, especially during these days of social distancing, and the quick video below is designed to help everyone improve their results. But rather than discussing gear, focusing methods, or image-editing techniques, the topic of this tutorial is a more basic one: Composition.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 14, 2020  |  0 comments

Are you seeing random spots and squiggly lines on your photos? If so, it’s time to clean your camera’s sensor and employ some simple preventative measures so it doesn’t get dirty again.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 14, 2020  |  0 comments

We’ve all been there: You capture what you think is a great shot, open the file on your computer, do a bit of editing, and notice some ugly “compression artifacts” that mess up the image. Well, thanks to the simple tutorial below you’ll learn a “hidden” Photoshop trick to instantly zap those blocky artifacts.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 13, 2020  |  0 comments

Mistakes are a part of life. And they're certainly a part of a photographer's life as well. But if you're a smart person (or a smart photographer), mistakes can be a gift since they give you an opportunity to learn and grow.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 13, 2020  |  2 comments

Have you ever wanted to turn an old black-and-white photo into a modern-looking colorized image? Seem like it would be tough to do in Photoshop or might end up looking cheesy, right?

Henry Anderson  |  Jul 10, 2020  |  0 comments

Shutterbug readers seems to really love our crazy food photography tips so here's something in a similar vein to get you off to a fun start this weekend. In the below video, all of the everyday objects you see are actually cakes.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 09, 2020  |  0 comments

Some people think you need a lot of expensive gear for photography, but landscape photographer Mark Denney begs to differ. In fact, he believes there are only two essential lenses you need for shooting landscapes.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 09, 2020  |  0 comments

Regardless of one’s level of expertise, and the equipment we own, just about every photographer aspires to capture professional looking images. Of course that’s far easier said than done. One way to get on the right path is to pick up some valuable advice from an internationally acclaimed pro.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 08, 2020  |  0 comments

We love it when pro photographers recommend their favorite gear because nothing beats having an expert opinion. In the below video, long-time portrait photographer Miguel Quiles who runs a popular YouTube channel, shares what he says is the best background for portrait photography.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 08, 2020  |  0 comments

If you’re one of those photographers who stow their gear after the sun drops below the horizon, you’re missing out on some great opportunities. And if you think nighttime photography is complicated, the video below will quickly change your mind.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 07, 2020  |  0 comments

One of the byproducts of today’s digital age, especially among young photographers who have never shot film, is a lack of appreciation for lens filters. Sure, some filters can be replicated in post processing, but there are some that cannot.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 07, 2020  |  0 comments

All outdoor photographers have experienced the dilemma of coming upon a scene that would make a stunning image, were it not for the dull light. But all is not lost, as you’ll see in the video below, demonstrating how to magically transform a flat photo by painting with light in Photoshop.

Henry Anderson  |  Jul 06, 2020  |  0 comments

We've shared amazing footage of nature on Shutterbug before including this slow-moving lava flow consuming an entire car in Hawaii and this intense wind that appears to make a forest breathe.

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