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Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 18, 2018  |  0 comments

First of all, photographer Peter McKinnon explains, this is NOT a what’s in my camera bag video. If you want one of those from him, you’ll have to wait until January. Right now, with his latest photography how-to video (embedded below), he wants to tell you about his “Photographer’s Emergency Pouch” and the 14 things you need to put in it and bring with you on every shoot.

Henry Anderson  |  Nov 09, 2021  |  0 comments

The clever folks at Snap Shoot are up to their tricks again and this time these latest photo hacks will help you take your photography to the next level.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 24, 2021  |  0 comments

Many photographers consider beauty retouching a difficult and arcane art. And while you can make this task as simple or as complicated as you want, with the proper tools photographers of all skill levels can dramatically increase the quality of their results.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 14, 2022  |  0 comments

Everyone has their own approach to processing images in Photoshop, depending on their skill level and the type of work they do. That’s why Photoshop’s default settings are essentially a compromise, and rarely meet the specific needs of anyone.

Henry Anderson  |  Feb 13, 2020  |  0 comments

We love creativity in photography and YouTube sensation Jordi Koalitic is the king of creative photography tricks. In the below video, Koalitic travels to Qatar to share his latest imaging hacks, some of which might blow your mind.

Henry Anderson  |  Jan 24, 2020  |  0 comments

It's Friday, which is when we like to share some amazing camera tricks we've learned in the past week. Today, here's a video from 5-Minute Crafts with "27 Crazy Smart Photography Tricks" that will make you laugh, shake your head or, possibly, blow your mind.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 06, 2020  |  0 comments

As photographers, we're always trying to make our subjects look better in portrait photos. But did you know there are quite a few tricks you can use to make people in photos look amazing?

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 09, 2018  |  0 comments

Street photography is one of the most popular topics for Shutterbug readers, so we thought we’d share another video offering tips on how to better compose street photos. The below how-to clip is from photographer Evan Ranft, who we’ve featured many times on Shutterbug.com.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 05, 2019  |  0 comments

If you are considering using lens filters for photography or video, there are a few things you should know before you get started. In the below video, travel photographer Pierre T. Lambert shares his experiences with some of the "biggest problems" with using UV, polarizing or ND filters with your camera and lens set-up.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jun 24, 2022  |  0 comments

Making an avoidable mistake can cost you a great shot, your precious inner tranquility, and sometimes cold cash. Everyone blunders now and again; missteps are an integral part of the trial-and-error method of learning (which I have always maintained is the best way to learn photography at the deepest level). But there are a few goofs that I hope I’ve learned to steer clear of.

Henry Anderson  |  Jul 07, 2022  |  0 comments

Photographer Benjamin Jaworskyj has a message for beginner photographers: sometimes what you do after you snap the shutter during image processing can be half the battle.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 08, 2022  |  0 comments

We’ve all been there: You shoot what looks like an outstanding photo, only to open it on the computer and discover a distracting element or two that sort of spoils the shot. We’re firm believers of “fixing it, rather than trashing it,” and that’s exactly what you’ll learn how to do today.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 10, 2019  |  0 comments

Here's a fun tutorial from photographer Jessica Whitaker with three easy ways to shoot more interesting portraits. Shot on location in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Washington, Whitaker teams up with model Chelsea Miller to share tips, tricks and techniques for portrait photography.

Jeff Howe  |  Jul 12, 2017  |  0 comments

The practice of incorporating water reflections into your photography can create amazing effects and beautiful images. Water reflections can completely alter an ordinary image and create something deeper, more abstract, and artistic. 

Ron Leach  |  Jan 05, 2022  |  0 comments

A lot goes into making successful landscape photos, and we regularly share tutorials on everything from composition and exposure techniques to choosing the proper gear. Today’s episode is simple and specific—identifying what one pro says are three essential element of every great shot.

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