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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?

Dan Havlik  |  Jan 24, 2019  |  0 comments

It’s one of those debates photographers will probably have for eternity: is it better to shoot using only natural light or with strobe lighting? Of course, there’s no right answer but it’s always fun to put both types of lighting to the test.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 23, 2019  |  0 comments

Are there three essential lenses that every serious photographer should have in his or her kit bag? Photographer Peter McKinnon thinks so and in the below video he discusses what he calls “the holy trinity of lenses.”

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 22, 2019  |  0 comments

There’s often something in the foreground or background of an image you just want to get rid of. Whether it’s distracting object like a fireplug or a telephone pole, or another person that’s drawing attention away from your subject, wouldn’t your photo look so much better if you could make these things vanish?

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 21, 2019  |  0 comments

If you want to make money shooting real estate photos or if you just want to take photos of real estate to sell your own house or apartment, the below tutorial from Benjamin Jaworskyj is a good way to learn the basics.

Dan Havlik  |  Jan 18, 2019  |  0 comments

Are you experiencing the winter photography doldrums? You know what we’re talking about: it’s freezing outside; the light, when there is light, is challenging; and there just doesn’t seem to be much to shoot.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 14, 2019  |  0 comments

Pro photographer David Bergman is here again to make the point that you CAN shoot great portraits with a wide-angle lens (contrary to popular belief.) 

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 14, 2019  |  0 comments

We’re, generally, not fans of those “What’s in My Camera Bag?” photo essays where photographers run down a bunch of, shall we say, rather typical stuff they bring on a shoot (fast telephoto lenses and memory card organizers, anyone?). But we take exception for Peter McKinnon who has a knack for rounding up a range of creatively useful photography tools we hadn’t thought of before.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 11, 2019  |  0 comments

Got a few minutes this weekend? Then you’ve got to try out this clever long exposure photography trick from Evan Ranft.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 10, 2019  |  2 comments

As photographers, we all make mistakes. But are you brave enough to share them with the world?

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 08, 2019  |  0 comments

People still love black-and-white photography because of its striking, timeless quality. But you don’t, necessarily, have to shoot with black-and-white film or use a digital black-and-white filter in your digital camera to create a monochrome image.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 08, 2019  |  0 comments

Interested in trying to earn some money as an event photographer but concerned your photos might not be up to snuff? Fear not, because we’ve got a great photo tips video for you!

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 07, 2019  |  0 comments

If you’re interested in portrait photography, you’ve likely had to decide whether to shoot your subject with natural window light or artificial light from a flash or strobe. Most photographers will admit that neither is “better” than the other; they’re just different and suited for different subjects, different situations, and different tastes.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 04, 2019  |  0 comments

Dodging and burning is one of the oldest darkroom tricks out there. But did you know that you can also employ this technique, which lets you selectively tweak exposure in a photo, using Photoshop as well?

Dan Havlik  |  Jan 04, 2019  |  0 comments

In the below tutorial titled “5 Mistakes Photographers Make When They Begin Video (I made those)”, Lambert covers all the basics including how to set the white balance in video, what shutter speed to use, what frame rate to pick, and more.

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