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Dan Havlik  |  Oct 08, 2018  |  0 comments

It almost goes without saying: one of the most critical things in landscape photography is image sharpness. In fact, go on any web gallery or Internet forum where landscape photographers share their images and you’ll see endless debates about whether an image is sharp enough.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 05, 2018  |  0 comments

There have been a lot of videos lately with seasoned pro photographers sharing some of the early mistakes they made when they were beginners, and how they figured out how to do things the right way. Photographer Jessica Kobeissi, who has a popular YouTube channel, recently added her thoughts to the subject with the below video titled “photography mistakes you don’t even know you’re making.”

Dan Havlik  |  Oct 03, 2018  |  1 comments

Travel photographer Pierre T. Lambert recently broke his Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM lens and rather than take it to an authorized repair shop, he decided to open it up and see what was broken inside the $2,300 lens. Smart move? Probably not but, luckily for us, he shot a video of the lens teardown, which we have embedded below.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 01, 2018  |  0 comments

Back in April of this year, popular photo vlogger Peter McKinnon released his first Camera Basics video explaining some of the essentials of photography including aperture, shutter speed and ISO. It’s taken him a while (five months to be exact) but he’s finally released Part 2 of Camera Basics, which we have embedded in this post.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 26, 2018  |  1 comments

Fast telephoto lenses have a special mystique in the minds of most outdoor photographers. But what if you can’t afford to purchase exotic big glass? In this eye-opening tutorial, you’ll learn a free and effective alternative to using a long lens.

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Sep 20, 2018  |  0 comments

Given skill, experience, and the awesome capabilities of today’s gear, what else is it that makes a great travel photographer?

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 20, 2018  |  0 comments

Travel photographer Pierre T. Lambert teams up with Gabi Alves Photography for a fun lesson in what NOT to do as a photographer.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 18, 2018  |  0 comments

Serge Ramelli is a photographer we follow and feature quite often on Shutterbug.com. We love Ramelli’s photography how-to videos and Photoshop and Lightroom tutorials because they are clear, easy to understand and extremely helpful.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 18, 2018  |  0 comments

With everyone taking selfies these days, why are so many of these self-portraits so terrible? And when couples shoot selfies together while traveling (such as on vacation), why do they only seem to capture their faces and none of the scenic surroundings?

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 17, 2018  |  0 comments

Photographer Sean Tucker has a message for photographers who might have a phobia about using their camera’s manual mode. Get over your fear! Understanding manual mode is critical to nailing exposure, which he fully explains in the below video.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 12, 2018  |  0 comments

Shutterbug photographer Jordan Matter is back with a new how-to video, this time giving you three reasons you should seriously consider adding a telephoto zoom lens to your gear bag now. 

Ron Leach  |  Sep 07, 2018  |  0 comments

Long exposure outdoor photography can be quite a challenge, because considerable experimentation is often required to get great results. In the tutorial below you’ll pick up some valuable tips that will significantly improve your odds of success.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 06, 2018  |  0 comments

Most photographers prefer to get a great shot in the camera, rather than spend a lot of time making post-processing adjustments. In this two-minute tutorial, you’ll learn how the simple polarizing filter can help you do just that.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 06, 2018  |  0 comments

Okay—you’ve taken all the prudent measures to protect your home and family from Mother Nature’s temper tirades. That’s terrific! But what about your cameras, image files and photographs? Whether or not you acknowledge global climate change, you’ve got to admit that there’s been some vicious weather juju going on recently. Let’s talk preparation.

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