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The Editors  |  Jan 05, 2018  |  6 comments

Another year has come and gone, which means it’s time for Shutterbug to once again pick our favorite cameras and lenses of the past 12 months. With so much great photo gear to choose from in 2017, it was a difficult task. The below list though is a good summation of the cameras and lenses Shutterbug’s editors and writers most enjoyed shooting with last year.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 20, 2018  |  0 comments

We all know how a bland, pale sky can spoil an otherwise beautiful nature scene. But if you have a minute to spare, the powerful video below explains how to create dramatic skies and add the WOW factor to images in Photoshop.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 20, 2018  |  1 comments

Arriving at a proper exposure can often be a challenge, especially when shooting under difficult lighting conditions outdoors. In this helpful video, Romanian pro photographer Toma Bonciu explains how to read a camera’s histogram and use the information to nail perfect exposures with ease.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 17, 2018  |  0 comments

One of the products that flew under the radar when Nikon introduced the now widely acclaimed D850 DSLR about a year ago was the Nikon ES-2 Digitizing Adapter ($150), which works in concert with the D850 to turn 35mm slides and negatives into digital images. We haven’t gotten a chance to try it ourselves, but photographer David Flores has, and in the below video he gives you a step-by-step demonstration of how it works.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 17, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s an interesting video from photographer Pierre T. Lambert. It starts out with what looks like a spectacular photo shoot of a waterfall in the Philippines but then abruptly stops when Lambert explains how everything went wrong.

Joe Farace  |  Aug 16, 2018  |  0 comments

We all have photography gear that we love to bring with us, whether we’re traveling around the world taking pictures, or going for a stroll in our backyard for a couple of local landscape shots. The following is the gear I find to be my essential “traveling companions” for trips both long and short.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 16, 2018  |  0 comments

You might already know how to do “dodging and burning” techniques in Lightroom to tweak the exposure of your images, but here’s a way to do it even better thanks to a special new feature called Luminance Range Masking. In the video below, Aaron Nace of Phlearn explains how to “dodge and burn quickly and accurately in Lightroom using luminance range mask.”

Scott Kelby  |  Aug 16, 2018  |  0 comments

Q. What is the latest regarding the problems with the Nikon D750? I bought one of the bad ones and am getting ready to send it back for the third time in hopes they can fix the fuzzy, black, thumb image at 6 o’clock that consumes about 40% of the bottom middle of my shots. This happens intermittently but frequently enough to have ruined both wedding and vacation shots. If I purchase a very recently manufactured D750 will I be OK? Thanks! By the way, I love your column and your well-written, easy-to-understand answers.

Jason Schneider  |  Aug 15, 2018  |  0 comments

Using a vintage SLR lens on a DSLR can be a fun and, occasionally, frustrating experience. (Not all the inexpensive glass you dig up on eBay is going to suit your needs.) To help you find that perfect analog match for your high-tech digital SLR, we’ve picked our ten favorite classic SLR lenses that will get you shooting timeless images with your DSLR right away.

Jason Schneider  |  Aug 15, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’ve read our choices for the 10 Best Vintage SLR Lenses for Your DSLR, you’re also going to want to read our simple guide below with tips on how to mount those lovely, classic pieces of glass on your modern digital SLR.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 14, 2018  |  0 comments

We always like it when photographers and other creatives use low-end camera gear to achieve high-end results.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 14, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s a simple but enlightening photo tip we had not fully thought of before.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 14, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s a great new video from photographer Pierre T. Lambert with his best Lightroom tips and tricks that he says will make a huge difference in how you edit your images.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 13, 2018  |  2 comments

Becoming the victim of a camera buying scam on the Internet could happen to anybody. That’s the message in the below video from prominent photo blogger Steve Huff who fell prey to a scam when he tried to purchase a Canon EOS-1D X Mark II and some L-series Canon lenses on Amazon and ended up with a lot less than he bargained for.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 13, 2018  |  0 comments

Ever wonder how Nikon tests the toughness of its top-of-the-line full frame cameras? Watch the below video showing the “strict reliability tests,” that Nikon puts its D850 through to make sure these premium DSLRs pass muster.

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