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Dan Havlik  |  Nov 17, 2017  |  0 comments

Photographer Manny Ortiz and his pretty model wife Diana are our one of our favorite couples on YouTube for helpful photography tips videos. This week they take a slightly different approach in discussing a potentially touchy subject: what do you do when your partner is uncomfortable with you photographing someone of the opposite sex?

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 30, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’re going to be a serious landscape photographer, you need a serious tripod but what’s mystifying is how little thought people put into picking one out. That’s exactly why professional photographer Tom Mackie of Landscape Photography iQ made the below video gear guide.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 14, 2019  |  0 comments

We’re, generally, not fans of those “What’s in My Camera Bag?” photo essays where photographers run down a bunch of, shall we say, rather typical stuff they bring on a shoot (fast telephoto lenses and memory card organizers, anyone?). But we take exception for Peter McKinnon who has a knack for rounding up a range of creatively useful photography tools we hadn’t thought of before.

Dan Havlik  |  Oct 03, 2018  |  1 comments

Travel photographer Pierre T. Lambert recently broke his Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM lens and rather than take it to an authorized repair shop, he decided to open it up and see what was broken inside the $2,300 lens. Smart move? Probably not but, luckily for us, he shot a video of the lens teardown, which we have embedded below.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 20, 2017  |  0 comments

One important, yet frequently overlooked, consideration when processing images, is choosing the proper file format for the task at hand. And as you’ll see in the video below, the correct decision isn’t as obvious as you may think.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 31, 2017  |  0 comments

We regularly post portrait tutorials, and they typically involve shooting and posing techniques, lighting guidelines, and image-editing tips. In the video below, you’ll get one pro’s take on the best focal length lens for creating pleasing results.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 14, 2017  |  0 comments

If you’re shopping for a portrait lens, or just trying to figure out which lens you own is best for people pictures, we encourage you to watch this video from AdoramaTV before making a decision. Phoenix-based pro Mark Wallace offers an interesting perspective that may challenge some of your preconceptions.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 10, 2018  |  0 comments

Professional photographer Michael Sasser gets a lot of questions from aspiring pros, including two that are the most common: 1) How do I find models?; 2) Who is getting paid, me or the model?

Ron Leach  |  Mar 09, 2018  |  0 comments

Focusing speed and precision are key considerations when buying a new camera. Some models use a phase-detection autofocus (AF) system, while others use contrast-detection AF, and some offer the advantages of both.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 12, 2017  |  0 comments

Many photographers are confused by the concept of “bit depth” and how it translates into image quality—particularly when making prints. The two-minute video below from CanonUSA explains the difference between 8-bit and 16-bit output and why it’s important to understand.

Dan Havlik  |  May 17, 2018  |  0 comments

Manny Ortiz is a professional photographer we turn to again and again for inspiration and instruction. In this video titled “All Photographers Take Bad Pictures,” he offers a little bit of both.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Dec 14, 2015  |  0 comments

The humorous (and sadly, all too true) video below by Nils Langenbacher was created using bits of live international news broadcasts and various home videos. Titled “Photographer FAIL Compilation,” this is nearly twelve solid minutes of photographic mishap fun.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 18, 2018  |  0 comments

Any photographer who’s worked with a model knows that one of the hardest things about the process is creating photogenic poses. It might seem simple, but it most certainly is not.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 17, 2017  |  0 comments

Shooting evocative portraits in the field requires special skills, especially when photographing indigenous peoples in faraway locations. In this interesting tutorial, you’ll learn why one pro says the key to travel portraiture is “knowing where your subject’s eyes should be looking.”

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 02, 2019  |  0 comments

Here's another great mirrorless camera head-to-head review video: Canon EOS RP vs Sony A7 III. In the below clip from The Slanted Lens, Jay P. Morgan and Kenneth Merrill pit these two much buzzed about cameras against each other to see which one is best.

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