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Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 15, 2019  |  0 comments

Should you hire a cheap photo editor to work on your images or will it do more harm than good? That's what photographer Irene Rudnyk decided to find out in her new video, "$10 vs $2 Retouch."

Steve Meltzer  |  Nov 06, 2019  |  1 comments

A smartphone is, in a way, the gateway drug that can lead to a lifelong addiction to photography. For millions of aspiring photographers, these multi-purpose devices are their first introduction to image-making and many smartphone users eventually get hooked on the craft.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 09, 2016  |  0 comments

Carpenters are known to say things like, “Measure twice and cut once.” It’s hard to argue with that advice. But what about photographers? Should we trust the words of folks who deal mainly with images? 

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 16, 2016  |  5 comments

Photokina, the photography “show of shows,” opens in Cologne, Germany on September 20. The size of this biennial event is monstrous—you have to experience it to believe it. In 2014, a total of 1,074 exhibitors from 51 countries hosted 183,297 attendees. We’re taking serious show here. In honor of Photokina, here’s a pop quiz to test your knowledge of photography. 

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 22, 2016  |  0 comments

We couldn’t stump you with 13 general photography questions last week, so let’s see how you do on a lens quiz. Answers at the end—peeking is for haters only. 

Deborah Sandidge  |  Aug 31, 2020  |  0 comments

I have never doubted the power of black-and-white photography, and this conviction was confirmed on a November day in Boulder, Colorado.

Steve Meltzer  |  Oct 15, 2019  |  0 comments

I shoot most of my photos using the LCD screen on the back of my cameras rather than looking through the eyepiece viewfinder. I prefer the LCD screen for several reasons and I think other photographers should seriously consider how the rear monitor can actually make photography easier and your images better.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 08, 2019  |  0 comments

If you're just starting your career as a photographer, you're bound to make a few mistakes. And many of those mistakes, just might cost you money. Sometimes, a lot of money.

Zach Sutton - Lensrentals  |  Jul 30, 2018  |  0 comments

When getting started in photography, it's easy to get enamored with all the enticing equipment out there and go on a spending spree, listening to everything everyone suggests you need in the process. However, most of the photo gear people say you "absolutely need" to be a successful photographer isn't as important as they may make it seem, and it's critical to develop your own workflow of tools.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 05, 2019  |  0 comments

In terms of the arsenal of lenses typically used by a landscape photographer, a 24-105mm would not seem to rate highly. Photographer Mads Peter Iversen, however, disagrees, arguing in the below video that a 24-105mm zoom lens is a "must own" piece of gear for landscape shooters.

DL Byron  |  Aug 20, 2019  |  0 comments

Quick question: where did you buy your last piece of photo gear? If you're like more and more photographers these days, you probably bought your new telephoto lens, photo bag, or mirrorless camera body from one of the many online retailers out there such as Amazon, B&H, or Adorama.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 03, 2020  |  0 comments

DSLRS are old. DSLRs' technology is ancient. DSLRs are dead. You've heard all these arguments before on why someone would be crazy to buy a digital SLR with its antiquated flappy mirror system today considering all the advances in the current crop of mirrorless cameras.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 23, 2018  |  0 comments

Professional photographer Darren Miles knows how to start an argument. And because it involves one of our favorite topics – choosing the right lens for your camera – we thought we’d share it with you.

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 16, 2018  |  0 comments

We have sung the praises of the Nikon Df on Shutterbug several times before so it’s nice to know we’re not the only ones still infatuated with this retro-styled DSLR from 2013. Photographer Mattias Burling who takes second looks at recent classic cameras on his excellent YouTube channel has put out a video titled “5 Reasons to Buy a Nikon DF in 2018 - As underrated as it gets.

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