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Tom Shu  |  Aug 03, 2020  |  0 comments

The Rule of Thirds is a very helpful compositional guideline that is a great reference point for beginner photographers or seasoned professionals. As with any photography rule, they really are meant to be broken, so take this as more of a general guideline than a defined rule.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 20, 2019  |  0 comments

Buying the right lens for landscape photography is harder than it seems, mostly because there are so many options. According to photographer Mark Denney, it's hard for beginners to narrow down the choices.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 17, 2022  |  0 comments

Whether you’re an accomplished wildlife shooter or you just enjoy photographing birds in the backyard, it’s likely you pop off dozens of images when an interesting subject appears. If so, the video below will be a big help.

Henry Anderson  |  Sep 22, 2021  |  0 comments

What makes a great landscape photo? According to landscape pro Mark Denney it must have at least two of three key things.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 04, 2021  |  0 comments

In short, this eye-opening tutorial from portrait/street photographer Manny Ortiz is a visual examination of what could be called “the art of seeing,” Ortiz uses his compelling imagery to illustrate what accomplished photographers see upon arriving upon a scene, as opposed to how non-photographers (or less adept shooters) view the same location.

Deborah Sandidge  |  Mar 07, 2017  |  0 comments

Somewhere along the line in a pro photographer’s career, or amid an enthusiast’s pursuit of picture making, you achieve a balance between geared up and weighed down when it comes to lens choices. You want versatility, but you also want to be mobile, even comfortable.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 11, 2022  |  0 comments

Sooner or later every photographer hits the doldrums and their creativity temporarily runs dry. The quick video below will give you a heavy dose of inspiration the next time this happens to you.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Dec 03, 2021  |  0 comments

Like many obsessive hobbies, photography has its share of widely-believed falsehoods. We’ve all been guilty of repeating some fiction, partly because many of the fables are so damn believable. Let’s take a closer look at a few of these myths from a new angle.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 10, 2021  |  0 comments

We often hear people complain that there’s nothing interesting to photograph where they live. Well, one of our writers lives in the most densely populated state in America (New Jersey). Here are some of the images he captured during a two-hour period one Friday morning without traveling more than 15 miles from home. And to prove that good photos exist everywhere—if we just look—he used only one camera and one lens.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 30, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’re going to be a serious landscape photographer, you need a serious tripod but what’s mystifying is how little thought people put into picking one out. That’s exactly why professional photographer Tom Mackie of Landscape Photography iQ made the below video gear guide.

Deborah Sandidge  |  Dec 31, 2019  |  0 comments

Color control of our photographs is at our fingertips. It's there, in the camera, all those choices about how we're going to make the most of color, to modify, intensify, or otherwise change it. We have picture controls, scene modes, special effects, exposure compensation, and white balance just waiting to help us make the most colorful photographs ever, right?

Ron Leach  |  Apr 18, 2022  |  1 comments

Upscaling photos is a common task, and there are a variety of ways to get the job done. Discussions about which method to use, however, typically revolve around how images look on the computer screen at 100% or more.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 14, 2020  |  0 comments

Candid street photography is all about timing, and recognizing the precise moment your subject is perfectly positioned in the frame. It’s this ability to press the shutter in a split of a second that results in a great image.

Deborah Sandidge  |  May 07, 2021  |  0 comments

Before I answer the question above, a few words about the kinds of pictures I like to take. Simply, they are pictures that are different—different from what others might be shooting at a particular location, even different from what I might have shot at that location the last time I visited.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 22, 2021  |  0 comments

Conventional wisdom is that autofocus is the best mode to use for photographing birds, especially when your subjects are in flight. But every so often manual focus is a better choice, as you’ll see in the tutorial below.

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