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Zach Sutton - Lensrentals  |  Jul 30, 2018  |  0 comments

When getting started in photography, it's easy to get enamored with all the enticing equipment out there and go on a spending spree, listening to everything everyone suggests you need in the process. However, most of the photo gear people say you "absolutely need" to be a successful photographer isn't as important as they may make it seem, and it's critical to develop your own workflow of tools.

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.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 17, 2018  |  0 comments

It’s one of the eternal debates in photography: which is better, shooting with a flash or with just natural light? Two professional photographers who we have featured on Shutterbug many times recently tried to find in a “Natural Light vs Off Camera Flash Challenge.” The results might surprise you.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 23, 2018  |  0 comments

Just because you have a camera with a fast and accurate autofocus system, and a bag of lenses to match, that doesn’t mean you should simply depress the shutter button half-way and wait for the green LED to light up. As you’ll see in this tutorial, there’s a lot more to sharp photos than that.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 01, 2018  |  0 comments

One way to increase the quality of photos taken in a home studio is to use some form of supplemental light to brighten the scene, increase depth of field, and avoid noise and other artifacts that tend to occur when shooting in low light with wide apertures and high ISO settings.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 25, 2018  |  0 comments

Canon just announced the Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI Flash, which the company is calling “a revolutionary new flash system designed with entry-level and enthusiast photographers in mind.”

George Schaub  |  Jan 24, 2018  |  0 comments

Shutterbug, a member of the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA), once again joined forces with 30 other member magazines from around the world to choose the winners of the annual TIPA Awards for the best photo/imaging products in 40 different categories. The award process began in early 2017 with an initial selection of a wide range of products conducted by TIPA’s Technical Committee, on which Shutterbug’s Editor-at-Large George Schaub serves. 

Joe Farace  |  Jan 10, 2018  |  0 comments

“Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.”—Jack Kerouac

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Oct 19, 2017  |  0 comments

If it wasn’t so corny I’d call the LitraTorch a pocket full of sunshine. Instead I’ll call it the future of portable constant lighting for videographers and photographers. 

Steve Bedell  |  Oct 03, 2017  |  0 comments

I doubt anyone could foresee the rapid changes digital technology has brought to photography. As a veteran of the business (40+ years), we have come a long way from the match-needle metering and manual flash units of the past. Heck, I can remember when thyristor circuits were a big deal because they could help us automate flash exposures.

Joe Farace  |  Sep 27, 2017  |  0 comments

“Photography is all about light, composition and, most importantly, emotion.”—Larry Wilder

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 26, 2017  |  0 comments

If you’ve wanted to learn more about studio lighting but have been too intimidated to take the plunge, the below video from Mango Street is a great place to get started.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jul 13, 2017  |  0 comments

Need some professional-looking shots of small items for eBay or website use? Here’s another option with a brand name that’s been around for decades.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 03, 2017  |  0 comments

Fotodiox Pro has introduced an assortment of "Factor" lights that let you achieve studio-style results with no hot spots and a single, clean shadow. Designed for both spot illumination and area lighting, the Factor Series includes nine models in a variety of sizes and shapes.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 10, 2017  |  0 comments

Don’t be confused by the diminutive size of the new Fotodiox Pro PopSpot LED Fresnel light. While it’s barely the size of a soda can, this little powerhouse packs plenty of punch, runs on AC or battery power, and unlike other Fresnel lights never gets hot.

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