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Ron Leach  |  Jan 02, 2019  |  0 comments

Long lenses are exciting to use because they enable us to view and capture images with far greater magnification than what we can see with our eyes. They also deliver dramatic, compressed perspectives and enable photographers to isolate subjects from busy backgrounds.

The Editors  |  Dec 31, 2018  |  0 comments

You must really like us! For the fourth consecutive year, Shutterbug.com saw record traffic growth in 2018, beating the previous year’s numbers by 8%.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 31, 2018  |  0 comments

Travel photographer Pierre T. Lambert was, undoubtedly, one of the most popular contributors to Shutterbug in 2018 and today he released his final video of the year. Titled “5 Easy In Camera Effects for 2019 – Without Props,” the video offers tips for getting creative effects using just simple camera hacks.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 27, 2018  |  0 comments

Everyone who is old enough remembers the captivating moment in 1968 when three NASA astronauts became the first humans to orbit the moon. In this stunning video from the National Geographic Short Film Showcase, three astronauts from that Apollo 8 mission reflect on their awe-inspiring experience 50 years ago and recount how one photograph they captured of planet Earth forever changed the way we see ourselves.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 27, 2018  |  0 comments

Every year at about this time many of us start making New Year’s resolutions, and one common theme is to eat less, exercise more, and get in shape. In the video below, photographer David Flores illustrates a different type of exercise, namely simple techniques that will make you a better photographer in 2019.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 27, 2018  |  1 comments

According to image-editing expert Unmesh Dinda, “Removing flyaway hair can be one of the most frustrating and time-consuming parts of the portrait retouching process.” Fortunately, this chore can be accomplished in three simple steps, if you use Dinda’s technique.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 26, 2018  |  0 comments

One common mistake when photographing action is using a shutter speed that’s too fast to convey motion. When shooting motorcycle races, for example, a high shutter speed results in tack-sharp wheel spokes, yielding static images without a sense of motion. As you’ll see in the five-minute video below, the same is true when photographing birds in flight.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 26, 2018  |  0 comments

No, this isn’t one of those click-bait headlines about Photoshop “secrets” that aren’t really secret at all. By watching this eye-opening video you’ll discover three helpful keyboard shortcuts for bringing up menus that are truly hidden within Photoshop.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 26, 2018  |  0 comments

Shooting during the winter can be a mixed bag: Sometime you’re presented with a sparkling winter wonderland, while other times you confront drab scenes with boring gray clouds. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to add snow to a winter image using special Photoshop brushes you can download for free.

Dan Havlik  |  Dec 24, 2018  |  0 comments

It’s real and it’s coming. That’s the message we got from a new video showing the much-anticipated Zeiss ZX1 full frame compact camera being tested by a professional photographer during a street shoot.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 24, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s a quick Photoshop tip from Aaron Nace of Phlearn. Have you ever shot an image and, for whatever reason, you just aren’t satisfied with the color? Maybe it looks too washed out or, by contast, too saturated? Or maybe the color looks just plain off.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 21, 2018  |  0 comments

Did you have a good year shooting photos in 2018 but want to take it to the next level in 2019? Travel photographer Pierre T. Lambert is here to help with the below video titled “3 Easy Ways to Crush Your Photography in 2019.”

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 20, 2018  |  0 comments

Even with today’s digital cameras, which can shoot clean images in dim conditions at incredibly high ISOs, low light photography is still a challenge. There are, however, some very basic things you should be doing to help you with the dark art of low light photography.

Jason Schneider  |  Dec 20, 2018  |  0 comments

Street photography—walking around with a camera, poised to capture life on the fly—has never been more popular than it is now. Back in the day, masters like Alfred Eisenstaedt and Henri Cartier-Bresson prowled the streets with classic film-based Leica rangefinders, but today most street shooters opt for modern digital cameras.

Jack Neubart  |  Dec 19, 2018  |  0 comments

For many of us, going out into the wilderness with a camera and bringing back eye-opening photographs of nature in the raw is something we can only dream of. For multi-award-winning photographer Ashleigh Scully that’s fairly commonplace.

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