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Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 09, 2019  |  0 comments

Long exposure photography seems like it could be a challenge. If you follow some basic principles, however, you'll be capturing some spectacular long exposure landscape shots in no time.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 04, 2017  |  0 comments

The Spanish island of Tenerife is a popular vacation destination for Europeans. It’s also beloved by photographers everywhere for its low levels of light pollution that make it an ideal spot for astrophotography.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 06, 2017  |  0 comments

Arizona photographer Mike Oblinski has a unique dual specialty: He not only shoots weddings but also is well known for his epic time-lapse films. In the 4K black-and-white video below, Oblinski captures some truly astounding weather and tornadoes during an incoming storm.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 05, 2018  |  0 comments

When most photographers anticipate perfect weather for shooting outdoors, they’re hoping for a balmy windless day, soft golden light, and a few billowing clouds in the sky. But not intrepid landscape pro Thomas Heaton, who has a totally different take on what constitutes fun and optimum photo opportunities in the great outdoors.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 22, 2021  |  0 comments

A couple weeks ago we brought you some breaking news about a Super Resolution feature in Adobe Camera Raw that effectively quadruples the size of an image. Our take was that this capability would be particularly useful for those using older cameras with a lower pixel count, thereby enabling some cropping while still ending up with a relatively large file.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 01, 2016  |  0 comments

The annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta offers one of the more extraordinary photo opportunities anywhere, and if you need a reason to attend this year’s event just watch the incredible time lapse below. The 2016 Festival runs from October 1-9, so you have plenty of time to plan a trip.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 10, 2020  |  0 comments

It’s a good bet that if you place several photographers in the same setting at the same time, their results will be dramatically different. And that holds true whether the subject is a stunning landscape, a sporting event, or in this case an attractive model.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 16, 2020  |  0 comments

Many photographers suffer from an affliction known as Gear Acquisition Syndrome (GAS), and pull out their wallets whenever a new camera is introduced. But how important is the latest gear, as compared to a technical mastery of our craft?

Ron Leach  |  Jul 21, 2020  |  0 comments

In what can best be described as the “speed dating” of portraiture, the video below demonstrates what happens when two photographers give themselves 10 seconds, one minute, and 10 minutes to capture a great portrait. Sounds crazy, right? But the results are pretty impressive.

Dan Havlik  |  May 04, 2017  |  0 comments

Time-lapse videos are all the rage these days but there’s much that separates a decent time-lapse from a great one. One thing that can help set your time-lapse apart is to feature some type of movement in the video to give it a more dynamic look. And one way to add movement is by using some type of camera slider.

Deborah Sandidge  |  May 29, 2019  |  0 comments

I don't just use clouds in many of my photographs; I actively pursue them for my images. If I hear a storm is a few days out, I'll travel to meet it. I'm not talking about hurricanes—I'll travel away from one of those; but give me an approaching garden-variety Florida storm, and I'll be there.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 14, 2018  |  0 comments

Landscape shooters tend to be among the most stalwart of photographers, often carrying heavy tripods, and backpacks bulging with cameras, lenses, and other gear, on long treks into the backcountry. In the video below, a British pro reveals what he considers to be “the best accessories for landscape photography.”

Ron Leach  |  May 05, 2017  |  0 comments

Some of you may remember Tom Anderson (AKA MySpace Tom), the Founder of MySpace who sold his social network to Rupert Murdock back in 2005 for a cool $580 million. Ever since, Anderson’s motto is “stop working and start playing” and he’s done that by pursuing a passion for photography.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Aug 21, 2020  |  0 comments

Polarizing filters make pictures look like they were taken at either the North Pole or the South Pole. Rotating the Polarizing filter shifts the appearance from North Pole to South Pole and back again. They are not always used to photograph Polar Bears; it’s easy to understand the confusion, but there are no Polar Bears at the South Pole. Polarizers are important because our ice masses are disappearing, melting away and raising the sea level around Miami. When the ice caps are gone, the only way we’ll have to recreate them—or Miami, for that matter—is with Photoshop.

Okay, I made some of this up. But I do know how Polarizers work and why you should use one. Please read on…

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 19, 2019  |  0 comments

Do you like long exposure photography? Have you ever wondered what the best lens is for capturing long exposure shots? Well, long expo shooter Attilio Ruffo has answer based on his vast experience capturing long exposure images.

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