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Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Feb 16, 2024  |  0 comments

When we consider the bonehead blunders photographers unwittingly commit, we usually think about gross mistakes that result in fuzzy or poorly exposed images. But the error in this story produces SHARP images that we want to abort at all costs. The common tragic bungle we're identifying is…

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Dec 29, 2023  |  0 comments

When photographers talk "resolution" they usually measure it in megapixels. Today we're talking about a different sort of resolution, the kind that involves goals, intentions and idealized plans. Whether or not we follow our resolutions is irrelevant in my mind. Outlining a carefully considered course of action for 2024 and exploring new photography options are what it's really all about.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 21, 2023  |  0 comments

Yesterday we brought you a timesaving tutorial for streamlining Lightroom so the workspace displays all the tools you use in the order you want, with everything else hidden from view. We have another great trick today, this time it's a simple hack for using the Histogram to achieve perfect White Balance.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Dec 15, 2023  |  0 comments

Posting holiday snaps to your social media page is quick and easy—but it can be hard to control who can view your personal pics. You want to show your family members a great shot of you frolicking in Fiji on December 25, but do you really want to tell the entire world that your home back in Kansas is unoccupied until after New Year's Day? Create a virtual picture-sharing family room online, a secure place viewable only by those to whom you give permission, with Zonerama, a free and easy-to-use platform provided by a folks at Zoner, makers of Zoner Photo Studio X.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 16, 2023  |  0 comments

The holiday season is the premier photo and video season. Get your gear inventory in shape now and avoid the disappointment that comes from waiting until it's too late. Whether you want to upgrade from your hefty DSLR to a more compact mirrorless camera, or perhaps get fast cash for a piece of equipment you no longer use, MPB, the largest global platform to buy, sell and trade used photo and video gear, can help in many ways. Here are five of the ways, just for starters.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 08, 2023  |  0 comments

Every year we publish the link to this useful map to help photographers and nature lovers connect with fall foliage at its peak. Folks planning travel to or living in the…

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Aug 11, 2023  |  0 comments

Ignore the advice from gilded-fork professionals whose work appears in Bon Appétit. What do they know outside their successful careers? They pursue perfection, whereas most of us just want a clear snapshot of our meal. If you're with me, tune into the New Jersey Diner edition of food photography tips.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jul 28, 2023  |  0 comments

Whether your strategy to beat this summer's heat involves the beach, the municipal pool or the backyard sprinkler, you can capture the fun with a waterproof, all-weather camera. Bonus— they're not just for summer. They also stand up to spring showers, wintry blizzards and the grubby hands of children.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 17, 2023  |  0 comments

It's been said a billion times but it's worth repeating: The best camera you'll ever use is the one you have with you when you need it. Mirrorless marvels and DSLRs are wonderful photo-making machines, but there are times when they're too large or heavy to be convenient—and that's when the compact camera shines. Here's a selection of high-performance compact cameras you can order from MPB today.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jul 07, 2023  |  0 comments

Improving your snapshots or transitioning from a smartphone to a digital camera is easy if you follow these tips.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Mar 24, 2023  |  0 comments

Photographing flowers is a lot like cooking breakfast. Anyone can crack an egg, but can anybody eat the omelet without gagging? Here are seven brief but important tips every budding flower photographer should know.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Feb 17, 2023  |  2 comments

Minor League Baseball trumps the Big Leagues. Tickets are significantly cheaper, atmosphere is casual and parking is way easier. Plus the players are playing for heart, not purse. Although ballplayers on the farm teams may not have the talent or skills of the guys in The Show, the action—and therefore your chance for a great shot—is equal.

Here’s your guide to finding the teams near you, preparing for the event, and coming back with the most rewarding photos.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jan 13, 2023  |  0 comments

It’s easier to get started in film photography than you may think, and you’re sure to enjoy the ride. If you’re even vaguely thinking about shooting some film, read this story. It’s a compendium of everything you need and where to get it. 

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 08, 2023  |  0 comments

Show your best images to the world by posting in the Shutterbug Photo of the Day gallery. Here’s the quick and easy procedure along with some tips to help you navigate to the right place, and even some advice about composition and subject matter.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 09, 2022  |  0 comments

The holiday season is in full swing, and with it come numerous once-a-year opportunities for dazzling photos. And regardless of where you live, now is the perfect time to take a drive and photograph the festive lights and decorations that brighten up your neighborhood.

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