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Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 19, 2019  |  0 comments

Photographer Julia Trotti's fans have been asking her to do a video on how to pose males who are not models for portrait photos for some time, and this year she finally delivered. And, no surprise since there's been a big demand, the tutorial was her most popular of the year, garnering over a million views on YouTube, and counting.

Henry Anderson  |  Dec 19, 2019  |  0 comments

Sometimes it's just not worth it to try to "get the shot." In the below video, a cameraman shooting an off-road bike race gets leveled after getting a little close to the course.

Dan Havlik  |  Dec 18, 2019  |  0 comments

What's a softbox and how do you use it in photography? What are the best ways to use a softbox to light your subject for portraits?

Steve Meltzer  |  Dec 18, 2019  |  0 comments

Sharpness in photographs has long been a topic of debate among photographers. Once it was about the sharpness of film and formats, but today it’s about things like sensor size and shooting Raw vs. JPEG files. I find these discussions pretty quickly become esoteric and pixel picky. I prefer a hands-on approach to improving sharpness in photos and that’s what these tips are all about. 

Henry Anderson  |  Dec 17, 2019  |  0 comments

With more and more photographers considering switching from DSLRs to mirrorless cameras, one of the biggest factors in the decision-making process is lens choice. Are the new lenses designed for mirrorless cameras better than their DSLR-centric counterparts?

Dan Havlik  |  Dec 17, 2019  |  0 comments

Let's face it: traditional winter holiday portraits can be dull as dust. If you want to give your Christmas photos a fun, modern look this holiday season, follow the four easy portrait ideas from Tajreen&Co in the below video.

Henry Anderson  |  Dec 16, 2019  |  0 comments

Smartphones have gotten really good at shooting photos but how good? In the below video, photographer Pierre T. Lambert pits an $800 Google Pixel 4 smartphone against his trusty $5000 Sony A7R III & 16-35mm f/2.8 lens combo in a series of photo challenges.

Henry Anderson  |  Dec 13, 2019  |  0 comments

Shooting portraits is a great way to get your feet wet in photography. In the below photo tutorial for beginners, Bach Photography gets you started with capturing portraits from the ground up.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 13, 2019  |  0 comments

Canon is now offering a couple of solid deals on its 30MP full frame EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR and EOS R mirrorless camera. 

Dan Havlik  |  Dec 12, 2019  |  0 comments

ROAM, a website designed to inspire "curiosity and purpose through adventure storytelling," recently announced the winners of its first annual awards competition including five striking photos.

Jason Schneider  |  Dec 11, 2019  |  0 comments

Street photography, capturing authentic, un-posed pictures of people being themselves, is a genre that dates back to the mid 19th century. It rapidly evolved with the introduction smaller cameras like the 35mm Leica I of 1925, and as faster films and high-speed lenses of superior quality became available.

Dan Havlik  |  Dec 11, 2019  |  0 comments

When he was just starting out as a landscape photographer, Mark Denney received some advice he'll never forget. In the below video, Denney shares that advice in hopes it will help beginner photographers as it did him back in the day.

Henry Anderson  |  Dec 10, 2019  |  0 comments

Giving boudoir photos a dark and moody look can increase the drama of the images while, at the same time, increasing the sensuality. Washington DC-based boudoir photographer Marco Ibanez knows this and in the below video he shares his secrets on how to shoot dark and moody boudoir photos yourself.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 10, 2019  |  0 comments

Photo tips, tricks and camera hacks are a great way to produce eye-catching images without spending much money. In the below video, visual artist and YouTuber Calop shares his "Top DIY Photo Hacks."

Henry Anderson  |  Dec 09, 2019  |  0 comments

There are many ways to sharpen your images and reduce noise using Lightroom but some are better than others. In fact, some sharpening and noise reduction methods in Lightroom can actually degrade image quality.

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