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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.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 28, 2020  |  0 comments

Colin Smith of Photoshop Café has become a favorite among Shutterbug readers looking for powerful image-editing techniques that are easy to accomplish. In the quick eight-minute video below, he reveals his five favorite Photoshop hacks and tricks that are unfamiliar to many photographers. As you’ll see, they can make a big difference in your results.

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.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 12, 2020  |  0 comments

One of the challenges for beginning portrait photographers is properly posing a model. That’s especially true when shooting on the street where there are numerous variables to consider, and when working with an inexperienced model.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 04, 2020  |  0 comments

Some boudoir photo shoots are the result of careful planning and preparation. Others can come at you out of left field. So, what do you do if you have to quickly think on your feet when shooting boudoir?

Ron Leach  |  Jan 13, 2020  |  1 comments

The difference between making captivating portraits and those that don’t quite work often requires nothing more than some solid advice from an expert. If you’re struggling to capture stunning portraits, the quick video below may forever change your technique. 

Ron Leach  |  May 08, 2020  |  0 comments

Portrait photography can be particularly challenging when you’re shooting with natural light in urban locations where illumination can be complicated and ever changing. But the quick tutorial below offers five simple tips for getting the job done.

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.

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