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Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 20, 2018  |  0 comments

Maybe you don’t know it already, but camera filters can help you take better photos right away. No, we’re not talking about those software “filters” you might use in Lightroom as a plug-in. We mean actual physical filters you put on the front of your lens.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 26, 2018  |  0 comments

No, this isn’t one of those click-bait headlines about Photoshop “secrets” that aren’t really secret at all. By watching this eye-opening video you’ll discover three helpful keyboard shortcuts for bringing up menus that are truly hidden within Photoshop.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 03, 2020  |  0 comments

Whether you’re shooting landscapes, portraits, action or other types of photos, the proper use of depth of field will often have a huge impact on your results. As you’ll see in the eye-opening video below, you can use depth of field to advantage by following three simple rules of composition.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 24, 2018  |  0 comments

Danish photographer Mads Peter Iversen thinks composition is so important to landscape photography, he’s made several photography tips videos about the subject. In his latest video, Iversen discusses three composition tips he thinks are key to making a successful image.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 18, 2019  |  0 comments

One of the key things that can make or break a portrait photo is body language. If the person who is posing for the photo is showing negative or awkward body language, your portrait will come out looking negative or awkward or worse: both.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 10, 2021  |  0 comments

Some photographers turn up their noses at the notion of using on-camera flash for portrait photography. But the technique is super easy to accomplish, and done right it can yield surprisingly beautiful results.

Henry Anderson  |  Aug 03, 2021  |  0 comments

You don't, necessarily, need a fancy camera or a more expensive lens to capture better landscape photos. Most of the time, you just need better image composition skills. And in the below video, photographer Nigel Danson shares three simple tips that will have you composing photos like a landscape pro in no time.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 29, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’re just starting out in photography, there’s a lot of information to absorb. And while much of that info is important to know, it can get a bit overwhelming. Pierre T. Lambert is a photographer who seen and learned a lot, and his YouTube channel has great tips and tricks to help you cut through the clutter of f/stops and ISOs, to get to what’s most critical.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 07, 2017  |  0 comments

How many times have you tried to photograph a gorgeous cityscape from inside a hotel room, only to be stymied by unsightly reflections on the windows? That common and frustrating problem will be a thing of the past after watching the two-minute video below.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 08, 2017  |  0 comments

One challenge when making portraits of friends and family is dealing with subjects who are inexperienced at posing. Things tend to get even more difficult when photographing men who aren’t really models because they tend to be more reticent about striking a pose than women.

Dan Havlik  |  Mar 22, 2019  |  0 comments

The below video from Los Angeles-based boudoir photographer Michael Sasser is like two tutorials in one. In the first part of the video, Sasser offers three helpful tips on how to find great locations for outdoor photo shoots when you're traveling to a new area.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 30, 2018  |  0 comments

One of the most common questions we get from Shutterbug readers is how do you take your photography skills to the next level to become a professional photographer. It’s not an easy question to answer because going pro doesn’t involve improving your photography skills alone.

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  |  Feb 01, 2019  |  0 comments

Believe it or not, but you don’t need a ton of gear or a ton of time to shoot a professional-quality photo portrait. Indeed, if you want to take your amateur-looking portraits to the next level, all you need is a few basic tips.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 23, 2019  |  0 comments

Reflection photos can be really striking. And reflections can be even more effective when shooting portraits because it creates a unique, eye-catching take on your subject.

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