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Henry Anderson  |  Nov 21, 2019  |  0 comments

Portrait and wedding photographer Julia Trotti is back with another prime lens comparison test. In April, we shared with you her video comparing a 35mm lens with a 50mm lens for travel photography.  And now she's comparing those two lenses for portrait photography in the below tutorial.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 17, 2019  |  0 comments

Portrait and wedding photographer Julia Trotti loves prime lenses. In fact, she known for stocking her camera bag exclusively with primes whenever she heads out on shoot.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 08, 2017  |  0 comments

Last week we wrote about What The Lens, a new website designed to help Canon shooters choose the lens that’s best for their style of photography. If that brand-specific tool left you in the dark fear not, because the video below provides some great advice on lens choice regardless of the camera you own.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 02, 2018  |  0 comments

What do you get when you compare three classic prime lenses: the Canon 85mm F/1.2, 85mm F/1.4, and F/1.8? Photographer David Flores found out when he recently put the Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM, Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM, and Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM lenses through their paces in a portrait shootout on New York City’s Coney Island.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 15, 2019  |  0 comments

Without a doubt, two of the most talked-about mirrorless cameras in the past year have been the Nikon Z6 and Sony A7 III. In fact, these mirrorless full framers finished #1 and #2 in our annual list of the Top 10 Cameras and Lenses of 2018.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 12, 2021  |  0 comments

One question we’re frequently asked is, “Should I buy a zoom lens or a prime?” And like many age-old questions, the answer is “It depends.” To give you thoughtful response we’d want to know your budget, the type of photography you do, whether or not you frequently shoot in low-light conditions, and how much gear you’re willing to lug around in the field.

Ron Leach  |  May 31, 2017  |  0 comments

One of the key selling points of today’s DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, and even some high-end compacts is the remarkable video capabilities they offer. And perhaps the first accessory you’ll want once you start shooting video is a stabilizer to smooth out the motion.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 30, 2016  |  0 comments

Here’s an interesting video in which Chief White House Photographer Pete Souza explains how he makes such intimate images of President Obama who considers him a friend. In the past Souza was an Official White House Photographer for President Reagan and a freelancer for National Geographic. He also worked for the Chicago Tribune in their Washington bureau.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 09, 2017  |  0 comments

To explore the old adage that great photography isn’t just about the gear, the folks at Mango Street put together this interesting and amusing challenge between a pro using an entry-level Canon Rebel T3i with a kit lens and an amateur armed with Canon’s high-end 5D Mark IV and pro-quality 35mm f/1.4L II USM lens.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 13, 2019  |  0 comments

It took landscape photographer Mark Denney a while to get comfortable editing his photos using dodging and burning techniques. He admits that when he was a beginner, dodging and burning was something he often heard about, but always assumed was too complicated for him to try.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 01, 2020  |  0 comments

We've all felt this way as photographers. You start off knowing very little about photography but then with some instruction, some practice, and some simple trial and error, you start to see improvement. You may even see dramatic improvement with your photos. 

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 09, 2018  |  0 comments

Hasselblad is a storied named in photo history that’s been associated with high-end cameras and lenses for nearly two centuries. While that’s all well and good, the biggest question people have when they encounter the Swedish company’s newest digital medium format cameras is why the heck do these models cost so much?

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 13, 2018  |  0 comments

Yesterday, we posted our new video featuring Shutterbug photographer Jordan Matter who explained three reasons why he thinks you need to get a telephoto zoom lens now. And then, lo and behold, popular photography vlogger Peter McKinnon just posted his own video on why he thinks every photographer needs a telephoto lens.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 16, 2019  |  0 comments

For someone who has put out videos showing how to get sharp photos every time, it's interesting that photographer Pierre T. Lambert is now saying that "sharp photos are overrated." But he has a point to make and he does so in the below tutorial.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 23, 2018  |  0 comments

Don’t believe it when tell people tell you it’s wrong to shoot portraits with a wide-angle lens. If you know what you’re doing, your results can be eye-catching and super modern-looking.

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