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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  |  Nov 14, 2018  |  0 comments

Photographer Sorelle Amore is here to give you a pep talk. If you thought you can’t make money as a photographer, you are wrong. In fact, as she points out in the below video, there are (at least) 31 ways you can make money as a photographer.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 14, 2017  |  0 comments

If there’s one bit of advice we’ve all heard a million times, it’s “Be sure and use a tripod.” Yet, despite the fact that sharp images are the goal of just about everyone, it’s sort of amazing how many times photographers “forget” to bring along a tripod.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 21, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s a fun tutorial that’s guaranteed to give you a creativity boost in under four minutes, with four DIY macro photography tips on shooting eye-popping images of water. Austrian pro Leo Rosas teamed up with our friends at the Cooperative of Photography (COOPH) to come up with these cool ideas.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 02, 2017  |  0 comments

This is the time of year when many photographers pull out their macro lenses to capture close-up images of spring flowers and tiny critters. But as you’ll see in the video below from Nikon Europe, there’s a whole realm of other subjects that make for great macro shots.

Blaine Harrington  |  Jul 15, 2016  |  0 comments

On Monday evening, February 8th, I got an e-mail okaying my request for press credentials to cover the Denver Broncos’ Super Bowl victory parade. It was triple good news: I’m a Broncos fan, I’d get images for stock, and I wouldn’t have to travel far (I live about 10 miles from Denver).

Ron Leach  |  Feb 09, 2018  |  0 comments

Whether you’re an amateur photographer or an experienced pro, nearby city streets offer great opportunities for making captivating images, especially when you run out of other ideas. This quick tutorial discusses five common mistakes, and how to avoid them when shooting on the street.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 14, 2017  |  0 comments

We’ve all heard that photography “rules” are meant to be broken on occasion, but in the video below photographer Benjamin Jaworskyj takes this notion a bit further—claiming that five common precepts of photography are out-and-out ‘lies.”

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 18, 2019  |  0 comments

You don't need to head into the great outdoors to shoot macro photos. Sure, close-ups of flowers and insects are cool and all but there are many awesome macro shots you can do right inside your home.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 27, 2017  |  0 comments

Before you do something you will seriously regret without watching the video below, we need to point out that there’s a filter on the lens that’s being doused with honey in the photo above. As for that shiny, metal claw hammer you see in the third photo below, it’s being used to create interesting reflections—not to destroy a lens.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 31, 2018  |  0 comments

Travel photographer Pierre T. Lambert was, undoubtedly, one of the most popular contributors to Shutterbug in 2018 and today he released his final video of the year. Titled “5 Easy In Camera Effects for 2019 – Without Props,” the video offers tips for getting creative effects using just simple camera hacks.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 21, 2019  |  0 comments

If you want to make money shooting real estate photos or if you just want to take photos of real estate to sell your own house or apartment, the below tutorial from Benjamin Jaworskyj is a good way to learn the basics.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 25, 2018  |  0 comments

When the creative juices stop flowing, it’s time to try something different. And the five fun photo hacks in the video below will definitely give you a boost.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 21, 2018  |  0 comments

When it comes to landscape and seascape photos, British pro Nigel Danson really knows his stuff. And in the helpful tutorial below, he reveals five favorite secrets that are responsible for his spectacular imagery.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 02, 2018  |  0 comments

How about this for a fun weekend photo assignment: Get up early, grab your gear, and head into town for a bit of black-and-white street photography. The quick video below provides five helpful tips, and all the inspiration you need, to give this a go.

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