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Barry Tanenbaum  |  Aug 04, 2015  |  0 comments

John Paul Caponigro’s elegant, intriguing fine art images result from his control of a complex mix of inspiration, insight, and experience. And one other thing: his enthusiastic embrace of technology in the pursuit and realization of vision.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 10, 2016  |  0 comments

Drones are becoming increasingly popular among photographers because they enable us to capture images from a perspective not typically possible otherwise. We say “typically” because Polish photographer Kacper Kowalski is what you might call a “human drone” who shoots amazing images while paragliding.

The Editors  |  Oct 01, 2002  |  0 comments

Maybe it's cold outside . . . but it's a great time to take pictures!

Winter brings with it some great photo opportunities. In many areas winter means snowy landscapes and snow sports; in others, it's just a somewhat cooler and slightly wetter time of year. Here are some winter-oriented photo tips that should help you add some nice shots to your portfolio, and have some fun doing it.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 03, 2016  |  0 comments

Anyone who had the good fortune of traveling to New Zealand knows that it’s a spectacular place to photograph, with dramatic mountains, a stunning coastline, and beautiful landscapes in between. Locals Jo Scott and Jake Scott-Gardner spent last winter capturing some astonishing images of the night sky, as you can see below.

The Editors  |  Dec 01, 2002  |  0 comments

It's back—our annual collection of ideas to keep you and your camera happily occupied for hours.

1. Don't Go Anywhere Without It!
It's a photographic truism that you can't get the picture if you don't have a camera. How many times have you missed out on a great shot—or at least, a nice record of something...

The Editors  |  Jan 01, 2002  |  0 comments

Here are 10 ways to get your creative juices flowing . . . and some great photos

1. Discover Your Own Backyard

If you put your mind to it, you can find lots of neat photo subjects right in your own backyard. (If you live in an apartment and don't have a formal backyard, don't worry—this assignment is about...

Tom Kerss  |  Sep 21, 2015  |  0 comments

There’s a common misconception that beautiful photos of the night sky are a product of sleepless nights and big expense. While fancy equipment and ample free time may increase your chances of capturing amazing shots of the heavens, much can be achieved with the equipment most photographers already have, and a few minutes of experimentation—even if they’ve never thought about astrophotography.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 02, 2017  |  0 comments

Last week we posted a tutorial with five helpful tips for getting prepared for your first fall photography excursion of the year. And now that autumn is officially upon us, we decided to feature the video below with 10 shooting tips that will help you capture spectacular images.

Rick Sheremeta  |  Feb 27, 2015  |  0 comments

There’s no reason to pack your photo gear away when the first snows of winter start to fly. Winter photography presents some of the most wonderful opportunities to capture stunning subject matter that is not available during other times of the year. With the ground enveloped in a blanket of white snow, even familiar surroundings will take on an entirely different perspective and serve as the background for new and exciting images.

The Editors  |  Oct 01, 2003  |  0 comments

Ways to be bright when it gets dark.

Low-light photography can yield some amazingly striking and unusual images. But it also presents a problem. You need a fast enough shutter speed to prevent camera-shake-induced image blurring, and sometimes to "freeze" a moving subject. You often need to shoot at a small enough aperture to provide adequate depth of field. You want to use the...

Ron Leach  |  Jan 18, 2018  |  0 comments

Among the most popular landscape tutorials we post are those by Romanian nature photographer Toma Bonciu. But in the fascinating video below, Bonciu takes a different tact, by reviewing 10 vital lessons he learned by studying the work of master fine art landscape photographer Clyde Butcher.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 06, 2017  |  0 comments

There’s always something to learn about improving one’s landscape photography, and what better way to up your game than with some great tips from top pros Nick Page and Thomas Heaton?

Ron Leach  |  Sep 18, 2017  |  0 comments

There’s always something to learn about the art of landscape photography, and the quick tutorial below from pro photographer Ray Salisbury offers 10 great tips that will definitely help you up your game.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jun 30, 2016  |  0 comments

As a Shutterbug reader, you know how to shoot fireworks. But what do you say to your friends and kinfolk when they ask you for advice? Simple—just send them the link to this article. It’s a nice, relatively short list of 10 tips for photographing aerial pyrotechnics. Because after all, there’s more to fireworks than what meets the sky. 

Paul Reiffer  |  Jun 15, 2015  |  0 comments

Paul Reiffer is a commercial and landscape photographer who shoots with a Phase One medium format camera system. Reiffer is known for his city and landscape photography and he travels the globe extensively looking for the perfect shot. In this story, Reiffer offers ten tips on how to take the best vacation photos.

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