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Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 22, 2018  |  1 comments

If you’ve ever tried to take to take a photo at night without a tripod you know the results can be very blurry or very noisy or, in most cases, both. But sometimes it’s difficult to use a tripod when, for instance, you’re photographing a street scene in a well-known location where there might be lots of people, aka tourists.

George Schaub  |  Jun 21, 2018  |  0 comments

When teamed together properly, your image files, monitor, image-processing software, and printer can produce prints that you will be justly proud to show. My aim here is to provide tips that will give your prints that extra touch so you can produce wall-worthy work that displays the characteristics of color, tone, and contrast that fully expresses your vision.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 21, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s a great resource for beginner photographers. The below video from Apalapse gives brief explanations of 25 important technical photography terms that every beginner photographer should know.

Gavin Hoey  |  Jun 21, 2018  |  0 comments

Shooting portraits on location with a wide aperture can result in some great images, but if, like me, you want to underexpose the ambient light for a more dramatic effect, you’ll quickly realize there’s a problem with shutter speed and off camera flash.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 20, 2018  |  1 comments

We’ve featured jaw-dropping footage of lava from the erupting Kilauea volcano in Hawaii swallowing an entire car, and an unbelievable photo of the smoldering volcano from space, but here’s something perhaps equally amazing. In the below video a stream of fast-moving lava from Kilauea speeds by at incredible speed.

Dan Havlik  |  Jun 19, 2018  |  0 comments

This amazing image of a baby humpback whale by Karim Iliya earned him a coveted 2018 Hasselblad Masters Award, which is one of the premier international competitions for professional photographers. Iliya captured the award-winning shot off the islands of Vava’u in Tonga during a freedive.

Joe Farace  |  Jun 19, 2018  |  0 comments

The classic definition of macro photography is that the image projected onto the digital sensor (or film plane) should be the same size as the subject. With a 1:1 ratio, a DSLR with a full-frame chip should be able to produce life-size magnification and focus on an area as small as 24x36mm.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 19, 2018  |  0 comments

Photographer Pierre T. Lambert’s camera recently went in for repair, which led him to come to a stunning revelation: being without a camera for a few days actually made him a better photographer.

Seth Shostak  |  Jun 18, 2018  |  0 comments

Among the most aesthetically satisfying features of a good lens is the lovely color of the front glass. Check out the ads trying to lure you to new optics, and you’ll see come-hither hues of blue, purple, or yellow—as tempting as a new car’s snazzy finish.

Dan Havlik  |  Jun 15, 2018  |  0 comments

Dublin-based fashion photographer Anita Sadowska is who we turn to when we want to see stunning swimsuit photography, and in the below how-to video she pulls back the veil some more on just how she does it.

Dan Havlik  |  Jun 14, 2018  |  0 comments

Why go wide when you can go long? That’s the message of Shutterbug’s latest how-to video tutorial offering five reasons why you should be using a telephoto lens to shoot landscape photos.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 14, 2018  |  0 comments

The latest video from Mango Street is on a popular topic that all photographers have struggled with at some point: how to shoot better photos in low light. Yes, we all probably think we can shoot fine photos in low light thanks to the latest digital cameras that can capture lower noise images at high ISOs. But there’s more to it than just depending on your camera gear.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 14, 2018  |  0 comments

Nikon announced this morning that it is developing the AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR, an FX-format (aka full frame) fixed focal length super-telephoto lens, which the company says will “strike the ideal combination of portability and performance.” Nikon did not release images of this upcoming lens; the photo above is of the AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/4E FL ED VR lens from 2015 for reference.

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