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Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 03, 2019  |  0 comments

Choosing photography gear is one of the easiest and hardest things you'll do as a photographer. It's easy because picking a new camera or lens can be a fun and exciting (though often expensive) experience. But it's also hard because there are so many photo gear choices out there, all of which are likely put a big dent in your bank account.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 02, 2019  |  0 comments

The Technical Imaging Press Association (TIPA), which includes over two dozen imaging member magazines from around the world, has announced its choices for the best photo products of 2019 in 40 different categories. Editors from TIPA's member magazines recently met in Bangkok, Thailand to pick the just announced winners. We've included 23 of the 2019 photo gear award winners below, with write-ups and product images provided by TIPA.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 01, 2019  |  0 comments

If you want to brush up on a key basic about photography, the below video on aperture by Mark Holtze is a great place to start. (Or a great place to return to if you simply need a quick refresher about aperture and, let's be honest, who doesn't?)

Dan Havlik  |  Mar 29, 2019  |  0 comments

We have been, by and large, big fans of Canon's latest mirrorless cameras, including the recent full frame Canon EOS R and EOS RP. One area, however, has bugged us to no end. For left eye dominant shooters, using these cameras can be a bit of a nightmare.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 28, 2019  |  0 comments

Working with hair selections for cut-outs in Photoshop is no easy task but hopefully the below video from Nathaniel Dodson at Tutvid will help turn you into a virtual barber on your portraits in no time.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 27, 2019  |  0 comments

Feeling in a funk about your landscape photography? Maybe you just need a jumpstart and photographer Mark Denney has some quick tips he says helped him "instantly" improve his own landscape photos.

Dan Havlik  |  Mar 26, 2019  |  0 comments

Two of the most talked about full frame mirrorless cameras of the past few years come from the same company: the Sony A7 III and the Sony A7R III. The main thing that separates these two models is not just the "R" in the name; it's the price.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 25, 2019  |  0 comments

If you want a quality compact camera for street photography but don't want to spend an arm and a leg, the Pentax MX-1 from six years ago is still a great buy, according to Mattias Burling, who reviews older cameras on his popular YouTube channel. Selling for only a few hundred dollars online (and even less if you hunt around the used market), the Pentax MX-1 is a legend of a camera, Burling contends.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 25, 2019  |  0 comments

The Sony A9 was one of our favorite cameras of the past few years and now it just got better thanks to a free new firmware update from Sony.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 22, 2019  |  0 comments

Do you love shooting fine art photos and wondered whether you could make a living doing it? Serge Ramelli, who is a professional fine art and landscape photographer, is here to show you how to potentially turn your dreams into a reality in the below video.

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.

Dan Havlik  |  Mar 20, 2019  |  0 comments

If you've seen any of his tutorials either online or at trade shows, you know that Peter Hurley is the King of the Headshot. So, what's his secret for getting perfect portraits for his clients?

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 20, 2019  |  0 comments

Looking for ideas on how to shoot some cool photos? Photographer Hayden Pedersen has 10 of them, which he shows you how to do in 100 seconds in the below video.

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