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Ron Leach  |  Oct 03, 2017  |  0 comments

Serious photographers ultimately strive to develop a style that’s all their own, but what better way to begin that quest than by emulating the work of a highly acclaimed pro? In this quick video, the folks at Mango Street provide some great inspiration for aspiring travel photographers by exploring the unique work of adventure/travel photographer Chris Burkard.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 21, 2018  |  0 comments

How to pose friends, family and even total strangers so you can take awesome portraits of them is a popular theme on Shutterbug.com, so here’s another tutorial for you on that subject. In the below video, Pierre T. Lambert offers three more posing tips on “how to make anyone feel amazing in front of the camera.”

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 23, 2018  |  0 comments

The video portrait challenge where three photographers shoot the same model and then compare the results has been popularized by photographer Jessica Kobeissi on her excellent YouTube channel. Now photographer Sheldon Evans has gotten into the act and done his variation on this fun photography challenge, which you can see below.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 30, 2017  |  0 comments

Here’s an interesting challenge in which three photographers shot the same pretty model using off camera flash and came up with varied results reflecting their personal approach to portraiture. Francisco Hernandez of FJH Photography organized the shoot and was joined by fellow photographers Eli Enfante end Jeff Antons.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 24, 2018  |  0 comments

We often turn to Los Angeles-based pro photographer Michael Sasser’s YouTube channel for gear tips including lens recommendations but in the below he offers something equally valuable: tips on how to pose your subjects for better boudoir images.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 13, 2017  |  0 comments

Serious landscape photographers are known for chasing great light. But what happens when you travel to a beautiful location and there’s simply no magic in the sky? All is not lost if you use the techniques described in the video below.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 20, 2018  |  0 comments

Maybe you don’t know it already, but camera filters can help you take better photos right away. No, we’re not talking about those software “filters” you might use in Lightroom as a plug-in. We mean actual physical filters you put on the front of your lens.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 26, 2018  |  0 comments

No, this isn’t one of those click-bait headlines about Photoshop “secrets” that aren’t really secret at all. By watching this eye-opening video you’ll discover three helpful keyboard shortcuts for bringing up menus that are truly hidden within Photoshop.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 24, 2018  |  0 comments

Danish photographer Mads Peter Iversen thinks composition is so important to landscape photography, he’s made several photography tips videos about the subject. In his latest video, Iversen discusses three composition tips he thinks are key to making a successful image.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 29, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’re just starting out in photography, there’s a lot of information to absorb. And while much of that info is important to know, it can get a bit overwhelming. Pierre T. Lambert is a photographer who seen and learned a lot, and his YouTube channel has great tips and tricks to help you cut through the clutter of f/stops and ISOs, to get to what’s most critical.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 07, 2017  |  0 comments

How many times have you tried to photograph a gorgeous cityscape from inside a hotel room, only to be stymied by unsightly reflections on the windows? That common and frustrating problem will be a thing of the past after watching the two-minute video below.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 08, 2017  |  0 comments

One challenge when making portraits of friends and family is dealing with subjects who are inexperienced at posing. Things tend to get even more difficult when photographing men who aren’t really models because they tend to be more reticent about striking a pose than women.

Dan Havlik  |  Mar 22, 2019  |  0 comments

The below video from Los Angeles-based boudoir photographer Michael Sasser is like two tutorials in one. In the first part of the video, Sasser offers three helpful tips on how to find great locations for outdoor photo shoots when you're traveling to a new area.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 30, 2018  |  0 comments

One of the most common questions we get from Shutterbug readers is how do you take your photography skills to the next level to become a professional photographer. It’s not an easy question to answer because going pro doesn’t involve improving your photography skills alone.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 14, 2019  |  0 comments

Pro photographer David Bergman is here again to make the point that you CAN shoot great portraits with a wide-angle lens (contrary to popular belief.) 

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