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Dan Havlik  |  Jan 28, 2019  |  1 comments

Classic digital camera expert Mattias Burling does a great job on his YouTube channel of spotlighting slightly older cameras that are still worth buying today. In his latest video, he takes a look at a mirrorless model that might have been ahead of its time: the Olympus Pen E-P1 from 2009.

Henry Anderson  |  Nov 05, 2019  |  0 comments

The Fujifilm X-T1 has been around for half a decade and has been succeed by two other models – the X-T2 and X-T3 – but it's still an excellent mirrorless camera, according to photographer Mattias Burling. In fact, he calls the Fujifilm X-T1 an "affordable gem," that's worth buying today.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 04, 2019  |  0 comments

Your photos might be sharp but are they crisp? Because if they’re not crisp, they might lose some of their impact and look a bit blah.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 29, 2019  |  0 comments

There are no shortcuts to improving as a landscape photographer but knowing a few simple things certainly helps. And in the below video from landscape photographer Mads Peter Iversen, he shares five "secrets" he says you must know if you want to get better at shooting landscapes.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 19, 2019  |  0 comments

There are no shortcuts in life but what about in photography? Yes, it's important to spend time learning the fundamentals of photography but there are also many tips, tricks, and techniques that will improve your imaging results quickly.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 05, 2017  |  0 comments

Last month we showed you how to create better portraits by using a white balloon to soften the light from your camera’s pop-up flash. Now there are these five camera hacks to improve your photos with a simple plastic bag.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 15, 2019  |  0 comments

We're always looking for quick tricks to make us better photographers. What we like about photographer and educator Mark Hemmings' photo tutorials is that he offers simple tips on how to shoot better photos and then expands on them so you're learning several techniques at once.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 10, 2017  |  0 comments

One never-ending challenge, regardless of the type of photographs you shoot, is to come up with new ideas for creating images that are somehow different from the rest. The two-minute tutorial below will help you do just that, with five interesting “portrait hacks” that deliver dramatic results.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 22, 2019  |  0 comments

If you're shooting landscape photos, one of the first things you want to ensure is that they're in focus. Even better is if you can nail "perfect focus" in your landscape shots.

Steve Meltzer  |  Jan 26, 2017  |  0 comments

Great photographs are not the result of great cameras. Superb cameras help, but the real secret to making great images is the ability to see photographs in your mind’s eye before you take them. Once this ability to “pre-visualize” an image is learned, it quickly becomes second nature. Here are five simple tips to jump-start your thinking outside the camera.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 14, 2019  |  0 comments

Wide-angle lenses and, in particular, the popular 16-35mm focal length, are the tools of the trade for landscape photographers. But just having a wide-angle lens does not mean you will shoot great landscape photos.

Dan Havlik  |  Feb 18, 2019  |  0 comments

Because mirrorless cameras, by their very nature, have no mirrors like their DSLR counterparts, their sensors can get exposed to the elements when you take off the lens. That means things like dust, debris, moisture and general nastiness can stick to the sensor and defile your photos.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 04, 2018  |  0 comments

The art of photographing surfers requires special skills and a few tricks of the trade. In the 50-second video below, you’ll learn five great photography hacks that you can use when shooting in the water, or even while capturing seascapes from the shore.

Dan Havlik  |  Jan 04, 2019  |  0 comments

In the below tutorial titled “5 Mistakes Photographers Make When They Begin Video (I made those)”, Lambert covers all the basics including how to set the white balance in video, what shutter speed to use, what frame rate to pick, and more.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 13, 2019  |  0 comments

Sharp photos are good but even sharper photos can better. How do you ensure you’re getting the sharpest photos possible?

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