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Ron Leach  |  May 08, 2020  |  0 comments

Portrait photography can be particularly challenging when you’re shooting with natural light in urban locations where illumination can be complicated and ever changing. But the quick tutorial below offers five simple tips for getting the job done.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 14, 2019  |  0 comments

Wide-angle lenses and, in particular, the popular 16-35mm focal length, are the tools of the trade for landscape photographers. But just having a wide-angle lens does not mean you will shoot great landscape photos.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 04, 2018  |  0 comments

The art of photographing surfers requires special skills and a few tricks of the trade. In the 50-second video below, you’ll learn five great photography hacks that you can use when shooting in the water, or even while capturing seascapes from the shore.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 10, 2019  |  0 comments

Photographer Mads Peter Iversen says he can improve your landscape photography in five simple steps. All it takes is a better understanding of image composition and you'll see you landscape photos improve dramatically.

Darrell Gulin  |  Jul 27, 2020  |  0 comments

During this pandemic with less travelling and more time spent at home, it's a perfect time to dust off our macro lenses and shoot some gorgeous backyard macro photography. Even if you do not have an expansive garden, a deck or small patio will do. Here are five tips and tricks to get you started in shooting great macro photos at home.

Jimmy Arcade  |  Feb 07, 2020  |  0 comments

I am a landscape photographer who has had no formal training in photography. Some photographers know—early on in their lives—that they were born to be photographers. I, on the other hand, was a late bloomer and didn’t know what I wanted to do until well after my college years.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 07, 2018  |  0 comments

Regular visitors to Shutterbug’s website and Facebook page have no doubt noticed that we’ve been featuring a series of tutorials designed to help photographers refine their composition skills. This latest installment provides five powerful tips for composing landscape photos with maximum impact.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 28, 2017  |  0 comments

Yesterday’s street photography tutorial by photojournalist Doug McKinlay was so popular that we decided to bring you another today. This one by Dutch fine art street photographer Vijce Vieth provides five great tips for shooting the streets at night.

Mike Stensvold  |  Jul 01, 2005  |  20 comments

Photography is all about light. But wherever there's light, there are shadows lurking nearby. And therein lie some great photo ops.

 

Exposing Shadows
Contrasty shadow scenes can fool reflected light meters, such as those built into cameras. A spot meter enables you to meter the most important highlight area, and determine an exposure that will give...

Dreamstime  |  Feb 19, 2019  |  0 comments

The popular Instagram-era phrase “do it for the gram,” has been taken to the next level in recent years, with Instagrammers going to extreme lengths for the perfect shot to post to their feeds.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 01, 2019  |  0 comments

Travel photographer Pierre T. Lambert teams up with Ivana Cook in the below video offering five tips on how to shoot mesmerizing minimalistic photos. Don't know what minimalistic photos are? Cook, a photographer who specializes in the fine art, minimalist style, explains.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 27, 2019  |  0 comments

Feeling in a funk about your landscape photography? Maybe you just need a jumpstart and photographer Mark Denney has some quick tips he says helped him "instantly" improve his own landscape photos.

Dan Havlik  |  Jun 29, 2018  |  0 comments

Making it as a landscape photographer is no easy feat. First of all, there’s lots of competition from some very talented photographers. Second of all, everyone’s competing for a smaller piece of the photographic pie, monetarily speaking that is.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 13, 2019  |  0 comments

If you're looking for some basic but helpful tips on how to shoot tack sharp photos of landscapes, a great place to start is the below video from photographer Attilio Ruffo. In the clip, which was shot at various locations around Lake Tahoe, Ruffo shares five tips on how to maximize sharpness in landscape photography.

Chris Crosby  |  Mar 25, 2020  |  0 comments

One of the things that most budding photographers forget to focus on is light. When we are beginning our photography journey there are many things to be learned. We have to learn how to use our camera, understand the exposure triangle, master camera settings and composition to name but a few.

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