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Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 01, 2019  |  0 comments

Believe it or not, but you don’t need a ton of gear or a ton of time to shoot a professional-quality photo portrait. Indeed, if you want to take your amateur-looking portraits to the next level, all you need is a few basic tips.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 01, 2019  |  0 comments

Here’s a helpful video for any photographer out there who suffers from GAS, aka “Gear Acquisition Syndrome.” In the below clip, photographer Michael Andrew, aka Michael the Maven, tries to answer that eternal question photographers face: how many lenses is too many?

Dan Havlik  |  Feb 01, 2019  |  0 comments

Panasonic revealed more details this morning of its already announced 47.3MP Lumix S1R and 24.2 MP Lumix S1 full frame mirrorless cameras. 

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 01, 2019  |  0 comments

You could really learn a lot from watching how landscape photographer and educator Serge Ramelli shoots and edits his photos, which is why we like the below video where he walks you through the complete process.

Dan Havlik  |  Jan 31, 2019  |  0 comments

Wedding photography is serious business. Anyone who’s ever shot a wedding or, more specifically, tried to make a living as a wedding photographer will undoubtedly know this.

Dan Havlik  |  Jan 31, 2019  |  0 comments

Shooting outdoor portraits in natural light seems easy, right, especially on a sunny day. Well, it may be easy to shoot them, but you won’t, necessarily, get flattering shots if you don’t know how to use the sun to your advantage.

Dan Havlik  |  Jan 30, 2019  |  0 comments

More and more Shutterbug readers are launching their own photography vlogging channels to share their work and wisdom, so we thought we’d spread the news about this latest tripod “find” from popular photo vlogger Peter McKinnon. In the below video, McKinnon talks about why he likes the new SwitchPod, which is designed as a “minimal, versatile, handheld tripod.”

Jason Schneider  |  Jan 30, 2019  |  0 comments

Practically any analog camera can be pressed into service as a street camera—the late great Weegee used a 4x5 Speed Graphic to expose the seamy and sentimental sides of New York City, and the incomparable Vivian Maier stalked the streets of Chicago with a twin-lens Rolleiflex. But when it comes to discreet shooting on the fly, nothing can quite match a 35mm rangefinder camera as proven by the timeless work of countless photojournalists over the past 90 years.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 30, 2019  |  0 comments

If you don’t own one already, you can get $200 off this 45.7MP full frame monster today through several retailers including Adorama and Amazon.

Stan Trzoniec  |  Jan 29, 2019  |  0 comments

Creating photo books on American railroads are a good part of my workload, so telephoto lenses are what I often turn to for my train photography. Extremely heavy and often dangerous, locomotives and rolling stock require a wide berth for safety’s sake. Furthermore, in the wake of the September 11th attacks, security has tightened around railroad property, demanding more distance between the photographer and subject. 

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 28, 2019  |  0 comments

We love videos that show the interaction between photographers and animals in the wild. Check out the below, which shows a wild white Arctic Fox carefully approach a photographer’s camera set-up and take a nibble of the lens hood.

Dan Havlik  |  Jan 28, 2019  |  1 comments

Classic digital camera expert Mattias Burling does a great job on his YouTube channel of spotlighting slightly older cameras that are still worth buying today. In his latest video, he takes a look at a mirrorless model that might have been ahead of its time: the Olympus Pen E-P1 from 2009.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 28, 2019  |  0 comments

Travel photographer Pierre T. Lambert shares a lot of photography videos on his YouTube channel but it’s the tutorials he does on how to capture sharp images that get the most feedback. Since there seems to be an insatiable appetite from photographers on how to make their images sharper, Lambert has created another video with sharpness tips.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 25, 2019  |  0 comments

Here’s a great photo challenge to test your creativity this weekend: try to take as many unique images as you can of just one object. Tough assignment, right?

Deborah Sandidge  |  Jan 24, 2019  |  2 comments

This will probably surprise you, but for someone writing about the advantages of heading out with one camera and one lens, I mostly don't do that. As a professional photographer who emphasizes travel images and loves to apply special techniques, I most often carry a rather full kit of lenses and a back-up DSLR, plus filters and a tripod.

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