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Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 09, 2019  |  0 comments

Not every portrait photographer has access to a professional model who knows how to "strike a pose," which makes your job a bit easier. In fact, many photographers who are just starting out use friends and family and their amateur posing techniques can be a bit awkward, to say the least.

Dan Havlik  |  Jan 17, 2017  |  0 comments

I shared this on my personal Facebook page yesterday and it’s made the rounds of social media, but it’s definitely worth a watch if you haven’t seen it already. (And probably worth a re-watch even if you have seen it already.)

Ron Leach  |  Apr 12, 2017  |  0 comments

Manny Ortiz is a Chicago-based photographer known for capturing the personality of his subjects. He’s also a good instructor, and in the four-minute video below he provides some great posing tips for budding portrait photographers.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 08, 2019  |  0 comments

More and more photographers want to get into the growing boudoir photography market, but many don’t know where to start. Perhaps most intimidating of all for some beginners is that because it’s one of the most intimate forms of photography, boudoir can also be one of the most stressful.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 01, 2016  |  0 comments

OK all you macro photographers, here’s something different and intriguing that you actually CAN try at home. Watch this video from Macro Room, and observe the hidden beauty of pills dissolving in a small tank of water.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 25, 2016  |  0 comments

We occasionally turn to “The Slow Mo Guys” when we need a good laugh, and the video below sure did the trick. Gavin uses a $150,000 Phantom Flex digital camera at 1000 frames per second to capture Dan eating a cob of corn that’s slathered with ketchup and mounted on an electric drill. Sound stupid? It is.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 13, 2017  |  0 comments

Green beer is a familiar libation during St. Patrick’s Day festivities, but unless you live in Chicago, green rivers are a far less common sight. In the amazing 4K time-lapse below, Chris Biela provides a great look at the temporarily green Chicago River running through his hometown.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 31, 2016  |  0 comments

Last week’s 100th Anniversary of the National Parks Service (NPS) marked an important moment in our nation’s history, so we thought we’d share this incredible 8K time lapse video capturing the grandeur of Grand Teton National Park.

Dan Havlik  |  Dec 13, 2018  |  0 comments

Now this is really beautiful if more than a bit heart-stopping. In the incredible video below shot from above by a drone off the coast of New Zealand, you can see a group of orcas (aka killer whales) closely follow a lone swimmer near to shore.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 07, 2017  |  0 comments

Chris Biela is a Chicago-based landscape, cityscape, and time-lapse photographer, and the beautiful 4K video below shows his neighboring state of Wisconsin like you’ve never seen it before.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 13, 2017  |  0 comments

Artem Pryadko is a Belarusian photographer who has combined two popular forms of image capture into a unique specialty: He is using drones to make stunning time-lapse videos in the skies above his hometown of Minsk, Belarus.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 19, 2017  |  0 comments

Lightroom is a powerful tool and can be a bit intimidating to new users, but in this 8-minute tutorial editing expert Ed Gregory shows you how to how to dramatically improve an image in just 20 clicks of your mouse.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 07, 2017  |  0 comments

One important consideration when comparing cameras with different size sensors is the depth of field they provide and how they render out of focus areas in a scene. In the “Bokeh Shootout” below, you’ll see photographer Bill Lawson make this comparison while shooting outdoor portraits with both full-frame and crop-sensor DSLRs.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 07, 2016  |  0 comments

The gorgeous video below was created after spending several weeks at Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota. The beautiful park encompasses 340 square miles in the northernmost region of the state, and rewards visitors with pristine lakes, vibrant fall colors, and stunning displays of the Aurora Borealis.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 27, 2017  |  0 comments

OK, be honest here: How many of you actually read the “Camera Care” instructions in the back of a user manual? If you’re one of the rare photographers that do, you may recall something about NOT cleaning a camera with solvents.

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