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Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 05, 2019  |  0 comments

If you are considering using lens filters for photography or video, there are a few things you should know before you get started. In the below video, travel photographer Pierre T. Lambert shares his experiences with some of the "biggest problems" with using UV, polarizing or ND filters with your camera and lens set-up.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 04, 2019  |  0 comments

There's a lot to consider when shopping for a used camera. Yes, the price might be nice, but how can you help ensure that what you've buying is not damaged goods, among other things.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 04, 2019  |  0 comments

Static photos of stationary objects do not need to look boring. In fact, there are many ways to give your static photos an eye-catching "dynamic edge" that will get viewers to stop and look twice.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 03, 2019  |  0 comments

Choosing photography gear is one of the easiest and hardest things you'll do as a photographer. It's easy because picking a new camera or lens can be a fun and exciting (though often expensive) experience. But it's also hard because there are so many photo gear choices out there, all of which are likely put a big dent in your bank account.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 02, 2019  |  0 comments

If you've never tried the exposure bracketing function on your camera, you need to bust it out right away because it can be a "lifesaver," according to photographer Pierre T. Lambert. This is particularly true, he says, when you're shooting scenes of high contrast, such as sunsets or in direct sunlight.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 01, 2019  |  0 comments

If you want to brush up on a key basic about photography, the below video on aperture by Mark Holtze is a great place to start. (Or a great place to return to if you simply need a quick refresher about aperture and, let's be honest, who doesn't?)

Dan Havlik  |  Mar 29, 2019  |  0 comments

We have been, by and large, big fans of Canon's latest mirrorless cameras, including the recent full frame Canon EOS R and EOS RP. One area, however, has bugged us to no end. For left eye dominant shooters, using these cameras can be a bit of a nightmare.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 29, 2019  |  0 comments

Interested in astrophotography but still need to learn the basics? In the below night photography video from B&H, photographer Gabe Biderman of National Parks at Night shares some great tips on how to capture star trails.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 28, 2019  |  0 comments

Working with hair selections for cut-outs in Photoshop is no easy task but hopefully the below video from Nathaniel Dodson at Tutvid will help turn you into a virtual barber on your portraits in no time.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 27, 2019  |  0 comments

Yesterday we shared a tutorial on the perils of overediting your photos. But that doesn't mean we're against photo editing, in general. In fact, we're all for it when it's done right.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 27, 2019  |  0 comments

Feeling in a funk about your landscape photography? Maybe you just need a jumpstart and photographer Mark Denney has some quick tips he says helped him "instantly" improve his own landscape photos.

Dan Havlik  |  Mar 26, 2019  |  0 comments

Two of the most talked about full frame mirrorless cameras of the past few years come from the same company: the Sony A7 III and the Sony A7R III. The main thing that separates these two models is not just the "R" in the name; it's the price.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 26, 2019  |  0 comments

One of the most difficult things with photo editing, according to landscape photographer Mark Denney, is "knowing when to say when." Truer words may never have been spoken when it comes to powerful software such as Photoshop.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 25, 2019  |  0 comments

If you want a quality compact camera for street photography but don't want to spend an arm and a leg, the Pentax MX-1 from six years ago is still a great buy, according to Mattias Burling, who reviews older cameras on his popular YouTube channel. Selling for only a few hundred dollars online (and even less if you hunt around the used market), the Pentax MX-1 is a legend of a camera, Burling contends.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 25, 2019  |  0 comments

It's an eternal debate amongst photographers: do you prefer shooting with prime lenses or zoom lenses? Of course, it's completely subjective to say which one is better but it's always fun to discuss.

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