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The Editors  |  Jan 05, 2018  |  7 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.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 10, 2018  |  0 comments

Professional photographer Michael Sasser gets a lot of questions from aspiring pros, including two that are the most common: 1) How do I find models?; 2) Who is getting paid, me or the model?

Dan Havlik  |  Dec 07, 2018  |  1 comments

They are three of the most talked about full frame mirrorless cameras on the market right now: the 30.3MP Canon EOS R, the 45.6MP Nikon Z7 and the 42.4MP Sony A7R III. Which one is the best of this power trio?

Joe Farace  |  Dec 07, 2018  |  0 comments

When it comes to purchasing a first camera for new photographers, you can seek recommendations from a friend, or members of a camera club (if you belong to one), or the person behind the counter at your favorite store. You can even consult reviews from blogs and YouTube. You can also choose not to do any of these things.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 06, 2018  |  0 comments

Travel photographer Pierre T. Lambert is currently doing a “7-Day Challenge,” where he shoots everything with just a 24mm F/1.4 lens. Last week we shared his street photography tips for using a wide-angle lens and now here are his astrophotography tips with the same 24mm lens.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 06, 2018  |  0 comments

When Nikon announced the first two models in their new Z Series of full-frame mirrorless cameras, they provided an intriguing choice for both advanced amateurs and pros. The Nikon Z7 features a 45.7MP sensor for those photographers who desire maximum resolution, while the new Z6 is a more nimble, 25.4MP model that Nikon describes as the perfect “all-rounder.”

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 06, 2018  |  0 comments

An eerie photo of recalled Volkswagen and Audi cars sitting idly in the Mojave Desert (above) has been chosen as the grand-prize winner of the 2018 National Geographic Photo Contest. The photo, titled “Unreal,” was captured by Jassen Todorov of the United States.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 06, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’re just getting started in Photoshop, or if you just want to brush up on some of your raw skills (pun intended), watch the below tutorial from Aaron Nace of Phlearn on “How to Work with Raw Images in Photoshop.”

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 05, 2018  |  0 comments

The Nikon D500 is nearly three years old now and this APS-C sensor (aka crop sensor) based DSLR has been eclipsed by many other cameras, including several mirrorless models, in both features and price.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 05, 2018  |  0 comments

One nagging issue with digital cameras is that they tend to give teeth in portraits an unappealing, yellow cast. Combine this with the fact that a lot of people consume coffee, sodas, and other substances that can stain teeth, and you likely have a lot of yellowy choppers popping up in your portraits.

George Schaub  |  Dec 04, 2018  |  0 comments

Integral zoom lens cameras are often referred to as “bridge” cameras: the idea being that they bridge the gap between compact and DSLR models. If there’s a bridge connection here it’s in the rather incredible zoom range of the Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV ($1,700, retail price) that spans the far shores of 24-600mm equivalency.

Dan Havlik  |  Dec 03, 2018  |  0 comments

Canon is still the king but don’t look now, Sony is closing fast. That’s the message from the annual hot gear list from LensRentals, a top source for photographers looking to rent cameras, lenses, lighting gear and video equipment.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 03, 2018  |  0 comments

Want to take your landscape photography to the next level? Photographer Pierre T. Lambert has some great tips for you, which he says are “unusual” but just might “change your life.”

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 30, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s a great one-minute Photoshop tutorial from software pro Unmesh Dinda to try out this weekend. In the below video, Dinda shows you how to fix skintones in Photoshop in less than one minute to help make your portraits sparkle.

Deborah Sandidge  |  Nov 30, 2018  |  0 comments

How did I get to be the photographer I am today? It’s a question I get asked a lot by beginner photographers and, I think, there are some valuable lessons in my story. First though, I want to talk about how I view the work of other photographers.

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