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Shutterbug Staff  |  May 09, 2018  |  0 comments

Do you want to become a professional photographer? Going pro is one of the biggest leaps a serious photographer can make and we’re happy to provide some tips in the form of the latest video from COOPH, which is titled “The 7 key steps to becoming a professional photographer.”

Ron Leach  |  Jul 06, 2016  |  0 comments

The latest video from the Cooperative of Photography (COOPH) takes you on a psychedelic, three-minute journey on how to create some really amazing UV blacklight images. All you really need is some imagination and either a simple UV flashlight, lamp or specialized head for your flash unit.

Dan Havlik  |  May 03, 2018  |  0 comments

One the most fun things I’ve ever done was to photograph the 24 Hours of Le Mans car race in France. Of course, I was shooting it as an amateur with very limited access to the track, the cars, and the pits. And I did go back to the hotel to catch a little sleep at one point. (But it was still fun nonetheless and I got some great shots.)

Ron Leach  |  Nov 29, 2017  |  0 comments

Even amateur photographers appreciate recognition for their efforts, and one way to achieve that is by occasionally selling your work. In the four-minute video below, photographer Chris Hau offers three great tips for turning your photographs into cash.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 18, 2016  |  0 comments

Photographers tend to be a resourceful, gadget-loving lot, and this do-it-yourself video is one of the more interesting we’ve seen lately. The folks at ProductTank, a showcase for DIY product design, provide this easy-to-follow video tutorial showing you how to make an inexpensive, functioning camera stabilizer using Legos.

Ron Leach  |  May 02, 2017  |  1 comments

Let’s say you’re photographing a brunette and you’d like to see what she (or he) looks like with blonde, black or red hair. After watching this detailed Photoshop tutorial you’ll be able to change brown hair to any color you want.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 13, 2016  |  0 comments

Time-lapse videos are quite popular these days, but the example below by Australian filmmaker Keith Loutit is a true pièce de résistance. Loutit made the video in the bustling Asian metropolis of Singapore where he is based. 

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 11, 2019  |  0 comments

Photographer Pierre T. Lambert is someone who travels a lot and, sometimes, he gets to travel for free for his work. How does he do it? Well, in the below video he shares five ways you can travel for free as a photographer.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 13, 2017  |  0 comments

OK everyone, listen up: Whether or not you’re among those who have more money invested in photo gear than they do in their cars, it’s really important to avoid mistakes than can turn your camera and lenses into expensive paperweights,

Ron Leach  |  Aug 11, 2017  |  0 comments

Like many techniques we employ when processing our images, a little sharpening goes a long, long way. And as Tony Northrup demonstrates in the video below, photographers who get too heavy-handed with making their images crispy, often inadvertently destroy what would otherwise be a nice photograph.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 24, 2017  |  0 comments

Let’s say you receive a phone call from a gallery in London, offering to include your photographs in an upcoming exhibition of work by “emerging international artists.” Best yet, the caller from Vanity Galleries claims to have visited your website and says she was “really impressed” with your images.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 03, 2017  |  0 comments

Our most popular story of 2017 thus far is a video from NBC’s “Rosen Reports” we posted in April, warning about the potentially fatal practice of shooting photographs near railroad tracks. What the report revealed, is that trains approach far more rapidly than most people realize, and it’s often difficult to hear them and get out of the way in time.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 18, 2017  |  0 comments

Many photographers use visible watermarks on the images they post online or license through stock photo agencies as a means of protecting their copyrights and preventing the unauthorized use of their work. Yet in a newly released blog post, researchers at Google say that automated algorithms can erase this protection and provide unfettered access to watermarked images.

Ron Leach  |  May 02, 2017  |  0 comments

Craig Roberts is a British travel and landscape photographer who often posts tutorials for those looking to up their game. In the video below, he explains what you should do (and not do) to make yourself a better photographer.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 09, 2018  |  0 comments

Before you get any crazy ideas about cracking open an expensive camera yourself, we should note that photographer Peter McKinnon says, “This was a REALLY” bad idea. After watching the video below, you’ll understand why.

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