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Deborah Sandidge  |  Mar 04, 2020  |  0 comments

On a clear, blue-sky day in Florida not long ago I was out testing neutral density (ND) filters when it occurred to me that the fact that I do that routinely was an indication of how important filters are to the kind of pictures I like to take.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 17, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s an interesting video from photographer Pierre T. Lambert. It starts out with what looks like a spectacular photo shoot of a waterfall in the Philippines but then abruptly stops when Lambert explains how everything went wrong.

Dan Havlik  |  Mar 11, 2019  |  0 comments

Ever heard of subframing in photography? If you’re like many photographers, perhaps not. But you’ll likely recognize it when you see it and understand how it’s a great photo composition effect that can change your images for the better.

Barry Tanenbaum  |  May 24, 2016  |  0 comments

The photography critic and historian A.D. Coleman once noted that the most common mistake many photographers make is thinking that what they’re experiencing while making a picture is what’s being captured by the camera.

The Editors  |  Mar 01, 2005  |  0 comments

You should always shoot with your eyes wide open (at least, the one looking through the viewfinder). But often it pays to shoot with your lens wide open, too.

Wide apertures let in more light, so you can use a faster shutter speed in any given light level. This is handy for anything from low-light photography to action shooting.

 

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Barry Tanenbaum  |  Jul 29, 2016  |  0 comments

Right off, Charles Glatzer tells me that when wildlife is the subject, there are two kinds of photographers: those who photograph wildlife and those who are wildlife photographers.

 

Ron Leach  |  Jan 05, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’ve ever tried your hand at photographing birds, you know that our feathered friends can be elusive and very difficult to capture. In this tutorial you’ll learn 10 simple tips and tricks for shooting great photos of birds at the beach.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 09, 2017  |  0 comments

The winners of the 3rd annual 2016 International Landscape Photographer of the Year (ILPOY) competition have been announced and all of them capture nature at its very best. The contest is a celebration of the most imaginative, artistic and inspirational landscape images of the past year, and will result in a commemorative book that will be available shortly, featuring the top 101 images of the competition.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 31, 2018  |  0 comments

Once the temperature drops, and flowers and insects disappear, many avid macro photographers stow their close-up gear until the coming of spring. But as you’ll see in the video below, winter is actually a great time to capture creative macro photos if you know what to look for and how to get the shot.

Josh Miller  |  Jan 10, 2017  |  0 comments

While most photographers are packing their gear away for winter, an increasing number are finding winter to be their favorite season for photography. Photographers willing to brave the cold often find popular locations deserted, dramatic light, and fresh snow that makes scenes come alive. Whether it’s a once-in-a-lifetime trip to a destination like Yellowstone, Alaska, or Yosemite, or something closer to home, winter is a great time to get to know these locations in a much more intimate way and at slower pace. Here are nine reasons why winter is the best season to go out and shoot.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 27, 2017  |  0 comments

Doug McKinlay is a successful photojournalist who does a lot of street photography, and in this quick tutorial he describes two great techniques for making your images more interesting.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 15, 2018  |  0 comments

One reason some street photographers shy away from shooting at night is that they dislike lugging around a heavy tripod to steady their camera when using long exposures under low light. But in the eye-opening tutorial below, you’ll see how a British pro makes compelling handheld photos at night.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 20, 2017  |  0 comments

It’s amazing how cityscapes that appear drab during the day are transformed into sparkling scenes at night—just begging to be photographed. And this time of the year, when festive holiday lights often adorn the urban landscape, nighttime photography in the city can be more interesting than ever.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 26, 2018  |  0 comments

If you wonder why we regularly feature tutorials on composition techniques, the answer is simple: Even faced with a compelling scene, the way in which you frame the shot makes a huge difference in the results.

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