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Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 03, 2018  |  0 comments

Most photographers who use Adobe’s Lightroom know that it gives you the ability to see “before and after” previews of editing effects on your images. But there’s probably a lot more to Lightroom’s Before and After tools than you know.

Dan Havlik  |  Oct 03, 2018  |  1 comments

Travel photographer Pierre T. Lambert recently broke his Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM lens and rather than take it to an authorized repair shop, he decided to open it up and see what was broken inside the $2,300 lens. Smart move? Probably not but, luckily for us, he shot a video of the lens teardown, which we have embedded below.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 02, 2018  |  0 comments

Watch this helpful simple lighting tip from photographer Michael Sasser in two steps. It deals with how to shoot portraits in natural light, which makes it perfect for just about any photographer, whether you’re shooting photos of friends and family on vacation, or capturing models in a professional fashion shoot outdoors in sunlight.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 02, 2018  |  0 comments

There’s something about a 50mm lens that will never get old. Indeed, this classic focal length, which is sometimes referred to as a “Nifty Fifty” lens, has found a place in photographers' bags for a long time.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 01, 2018  |  0 comments

Do you ever get frustrated trying to find attractive locations to shoot portraits? Worry that your neighborhood isn’t particularly photogenic? Think again! Interesting portrait locations are everywhere, you just have to know where and how to look.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 01, 2018  |  0 comments

Back in April of this year, popular photo vlogger Peter McKinnon released his first Camera Basics video explaining some of the essentials of photography including aperture, shutter speed and ISO. It’s taken him a while (five months to be exact) but he’s finally released Part 2 of Camera Basics, which we have embedded in this post.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 27, 2018  |  0 comments

Every so often we stumble upon a “hidden” Photoshop tool that’s both easy to use and extremely powerful. Such is the case with the unfamiliar Background Eraser Tool, and this in-depth tutorial illustrates how it works.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 27, 2018  |  0 comments

Now that summer is behind us, and autumn is officially here, it’s time to bone up on your fall photography skills. In the video below, you'll pick up 30 great tips for getting the job done.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 26, 2018  |  1 comments

Fast telephoto lenses have a special mystique in the minds of most outdoor photographers. But what if you can’t afford to purchase exotic big glass? In this eye-opening tutorial, you’ll learn a free and effective alternative to using a long lens.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 26, 2018  |  0 comments

We all know that landscape photography is all about making the most of available light, and in this important tutorial British nature photographer Nigel Danson offers seven simple tips to help you make the most of any situation you confront.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 24, 2018  |  0 comments

Not all lenses come with lens hoods these days but, for us, they are an essential photo accessory. And, to be honest, even when they are included with a lens, they’re easy to lose or leave behind when you hit the road for a shoot.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 20, 2018  |  0 comments

Travel photographer Pierre T. Lambert teams up with Gabi Alves Photography for a fun lesson in what NOT to do as a photographer.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 20, 2018  |  0 comments

You’ve probably noticed that lots of photographers these days are offering Lightroom preset packs. And you’ve probably wondered, how do they create all these awesome Lightroom presets? Even better, how do you create one yourself?

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 18, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s a great video for anyone who is just getting started in boudoir, and even for those who have been at it for a while but need a quick refresher on some basics. Los Angeles-based pro photographer Michael Sasser has seen it all when it comes to boudoir, and he’s learned what to do and what not to do.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 18, 2018  |  0 comments

With everyone taking selfies these days, why are so many of these self-portraits so terrible? And when couples shoot selfies together while traveling (such as on vacation), why do they only seem to capture their faces and none of the scenic surroundings?

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