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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?

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 10, 2019  |  0 comments

Photographer Mads Peter Iversen says he can improve your landscape photography in five simple steps. All it takes is a better understanding of image composition and you'll see you landscape photos improve dramatically.

Darrell Gulin  |  Jul 27, 2020  |  0 comments

During this pandemic with less travelling and more time spent at home, it's a perfect time to dust off our macro lenses and shoot some gorgeous backyard macro photography. Even if you do not have an expansive garden, a deck or small patio will do. Here are five tips and tricks to get you started in shooting great macro photos at home.

Jimmy Arcade  |  Feb 07, 2020  |  0 comments

I am a landscape photographer who has had no formal training in photography. Some photographers know—early on in their lives—that they were born to be photographers. I, on the other hand, was a late bloomer and didn’t know what I wanted to do until well after my college years.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 07, 2018  |  0 comments

Regular visitors to Shutterbug’s website and Facebook page have no doubt noticed that we’ve been featuring a series of tutorials designed to help photographers refine their composition skills. This latest installment provides five powerful tips for composing landscape photos with maximum impact.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 28, 2017  |  0 comments

Yesterday’s street photography tutorial by photojournalist Doug McKinlay was so popular that we decided to bring you another today. This one by Dutch fine art street photographer Vijce Vieth provides five great tips for shooting the streets at night.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 04, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’re one of those photographers who thinks portrait editing is a complicated and mysterious task, this quick tutorial is for you. In less than five minutes you’ll learn five simple tips that will make a big difference in your people pictures.

Mike Stensvold  |  Jul 01, 2005  |  20 comments

Photography is all about light. But wherever there's light, there are shadows lurking nearby. And therein lie some great photo ops.

 

Exposing Shadows
Contrasty shadow scenes can fool reflected light meters, such as those built into cameras. A spot meter enables you to meter the most important highlight area, and determine an exposure that will give...

Ron Leach  |  Mar 15, 2018  |  0 comments

We’re always looking for ways to help our readers capture professional looking portrait photos without a huge investment in studio lighting gear. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to do exactly that, using a simple light modifier called a “beauty dish” that you can find for less than $100.

Dreamstime  |  Feb 19, 2019  |  0 comments

The popular Instagram-era phrase “do it for the gram,” has been taken to the next level in recent years, with Instagrammers going to extreme lengths for the perfect shot to post to their feeds.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 03, 2017  |  0 comments

Shutterbug has teamed up with New York Times-best selling author/photographer Jordan Matter for a new series of How To videos called Tips that Matter. In this his first Shutterbug How To video, Matter shares five great tips on how to shoot stunning portraits at night with very little gear.

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