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Ron Leach  |  Jan 02, 2018  |  0 comments

Good composition skills are important for all types of photography, and when it comes to shooting landscapes they can be difficult to master because of the often-complicated nature of outdoor scenes. In the tutorial below, you’ll learn six valuable tips that will help you compose landscape photos with more power and impact.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 02, 2018  |  0 comments

Creativity is an elusive gift: Sometimes it’s there, other times it’s not. And sooner or later, even the best photographers find themselves adrift in the doldrums and can’t think of anything interesting to shoot. To prepare for the next time the winds of creativity stop blowing, watch the video below from one of the world’s most prolific and notable photographers.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 29, 2017  |  0 comments

This may be the first time we’ve invoked the laws of physics in a phography tutorial. But fear not, because the "Inverse Square Law" is a simple concept, at least as it pertains to photography, and it can have a big impact on your images.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 29, 2017  |  0 comments

Have you ever noticed an ugly white edge around an object in a photograph? This so-called “fringing” can ruin the appearance of an otherwise nice shot, and in the video below you’ll learn two simple methods for eliminating these distractions in Photoshop.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 29, 2017  |  0 comments

While there is no single “perfect lens” for all forms of photography, a few lenses offer more versatility, image quality, portability, and bang for the buck than others. One such lens is the 50mm “Nifty Fifty” we featured in a recent Shutterbug video, and as you’ll see in the video below, another is the 135mm f/2 short telephoto.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 28, 2017  |  0 comments

Sunsets and many afternoon landscape scenes are usually resplendent in soft warm colors, and a typical approach to editing such images is to enhance those red and orange tones. This Lightroom tutorial takes a different approach, by emphasizing cool tones within a photograph to create a unique look that still appears natural.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 28, 2017  |  0 comments

When we post time-lapse videos, they typically involve thousands of landscape or nature images, like the spectacular project we shared last spring that used 8TB of photos to capture the beauty of blooming flowers over a period of three years. 

Ron Leach  |  Dec 28, 2017  |  0 comments

We’re all familiar with the notion that lenses in the 85-105mm range are the best choices for portrait photography, supposedly because of the “natural” way they render a subject’s facial features. But in the video below, you’ll see why one pro prefers to use a longer telephoto zoom for portraiture. 

The Editors  |  Dec 28, 2017  |  0 comments

Ok, we’re probably beginning to sound like a broken record but Shutterbug.com once again saw record traffic growth in 2017, smashing the previous year’s total web traffic by nearly 50%. For that, we thank all of you for visiting Shutterbug.com and reading our stories, watching our videos, and sharing your photos in our Galleries.

Dan Havlik  |  Dec 27, 2017  |  0 comments

There are a variety of new things under the Sony A7R III’s hood, including the ability to shoot 10 frames per second (fps) continuous bursts of images at full resolution, 4K video recording across the width of its full-frame sensor, longer battery life, and a host of other features.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 27, 2017  |  0 comments

A couple months ago we reported that DXO Labs had acquired the very popular Nik Collection of imaging-editing software from Google. That news was greeting enthusiastically by users of the popular Nik plugins for Photoshop and Lightroom, because Google had earlier said they no longer planned to support or update the seven-plugin package.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 27, 2017  |  0 comments

One of the many joys of photography is travelling to unfamiliar locations and capturing images of unique scenes you can’t find at home. But what if you arrive at a location amidst poor weather conditions, or at the wrong time of day with nothing but “bad light”? 

Ron Leach  |  Dec 27, 2017  |  0 comments

Manny Ortiz is a Chicago-based pro whose outdoor portrait tutorials we feature regularly. In the quick video below, he provides a behind-the-scenes look as he photographs two models at once on the streets of the windy city.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 22, 2017  |  0 comments

Here's a tutorial for photographers who’d like to try their hand at portraiture, but lack the specialized skills and expensive lighting equipment they think are necessary. As you’ll see in this video, all you really need for great results are the quick tips below and a large window.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 22, 2017  |  0 comments

Want to learn how to take better photos? Shutterbug has teamed up with Canon to create a comprehensive new educational site featuring photography tips, how-tos, product reviews, inspirational stories and helpful videos to take your photo skills to the next level.

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