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Dan Havlik  |  Feb 25, 2019  |  0 comments

Pierre T. Lambert has a secret that every beginning photographer needs to know. That 18-55mm kit lens that came with your camera? It’s really pretty slow and mediocre and if you want to start taking better photos, you should get a fast, prime lens immediately.

Bray Falls  |  Feb 22, 2019  |  0 comments

It is sometimes said that astrophotography is one of the most challenging types of photography out there. There are numerous technical problems to overcome, substantial initial investments, and a considerable chance of getting burnt out if you get too frustrated.

Dan Havlik  |  Feb 20, 2019  |  0 comments

If you’re feeling low and uninspired about your photography, travel photographer Pierre T. Lambert has some advice for you: try shooting from a low angle. As Lambert explains in the somewhat counterintuitive video below, going low can yield high quality results.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 20, 2019  |  0 comments

Photographer Manny Ortiz and his model wife, Diana, have had lots of experience with how to find models for photo shoots. In Diana’s case, it’s because she’s often asked to be a model for a shoot, and for Manny, when he’s not photographing Diana, he’s finding other models to capture.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 20, 2019  |  0 comments

Shutterbug’s resident photography tipster Scott Kelby is back with another tutorial video for Shutterbug. This time he’s talking about landscape photography and how to add some depth to your images to make them more dynamic.

Dreamstime  |  Feb 19, 2019  |  0 comments

The popular Instagram-era phrase “do it for the gram,” has been taken to the next level in recent years, with Instagrammers going to extreme lengths for the perfect shot to post to their feeds.

Dan Havlik  |  Feb 18, 2019  |  0 comments

Because mirrorless cameras, by their very nature, have no mirrors like their DSLR counterparts, their sensors can get exposed to the elements when you take off the lens. That means things like dust, debris, moisture and general nastiness can stick to the sensor and defile your photos.

Dan Havlik  |  Feb 14, 2019  |  0 comments

One of the easiest but most expensive ways to get your portrait subject to stand out from a background is to use a fast lens, with a maximum aperture of F/1.4, F/1.2 or even wider. Those types of lenses though are pricey and sometimes don’t do the trick, especially if you’re shooting portraits with a crowded scene of people behind them.

Dan Havlik  |  Feb 13, 2019  |  0 comments

With Valentine’s Day coming up tomorrow, the folks at COOPH have one question for you: how much do you love your camera? If your answer is “a lot,” then they’ve got some great tips below on “how to care for your beloved camera."

Dan Havlik  |  Feb 13, 2019  |  0 comments

Here’s a quick lens tip, which, if you don’t know it already, might just blow your mind. In the below video, photographer Peter McKinnon shows you how to turn any lens into a macro lens.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 12, 2019  |  0 comments

Night sky photography is fun, but it can be tricky. For instance, how many times have you set up your tripod, shot the night skies, only to find out afterwards that you didn’t capture the stars the way you wanted them.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 11, 2019  |  0 comments

Buying used gear of any kind can be a nerve-wracking experience. But when you’re talking about delicate cameras and lenses, purchasing something secondhand can be particularly challenging.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 07, 2019  |  0 comments

When all else fails, hitting the streets is a fun and accessible way to make interesting images—both during the day at night. And in the interesting video below, you’ll watch two pros shooting the streets of London, while revealing their secrets for capturing compelling images with mystery and mood.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 07, 2019  |  0 comments

Hand-held light meters seems to have fallen out of favor as most photographers have made the switch from film to digital. But these powerful tools can be just as important today, as they were with our 35mm cameras.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 06, 2019  |  0 comments

The first thing most of us do when we get a new camera is dive into the menus and select the various settings that work best for our style of shooting. This is an important task, because when chosen carefully these settings can make photography easier, but improper settings can really hold you back.

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