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Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 02, 2018  |  0 comments

It’s that time of year when everyone is searching for tips on how to shoot amazing fireworks photos on the Fourth of July. For some great advice on this topic, we turn to one of our favorite photographers on YouTube, Pierre T. Lambert who shares the video below, which is titled How to Shoot Fireworks: 7 Secrets to Photograph Fireworks Like a Boss.”

Dan Havlik  |  Jun 29, 2018  |  0 comments

Making it as a landscape photographer is no easy feat. First of all, there’s lots of competition from some very talented photographers. Second of all, everyone’s competing for a smaller piece of the photographic pie, monetarily speaking that is.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 29, 2018  |  0 comments

We have some photographer friends, who shall remain nameless, who suffer from WAA syndrome. Never heard of it? Well, WAA stands for Wide Angle Abuse.

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Jun 28, 2018  |  0 comments

Not always, but often enough, Jason Peterson’s photography is a waiting game. Until it isn’t.

Scott Kelby  |  Jun 27, 2018  |  0 comments

Q. Can you explain why all cameras are designed to be “right-handed”? What I mean by that is when you are looking on the back, they all have the shutter button on the right side of the camera for shooting a picture. Are there any cameras with the shutter button on the left side that I am not aware of? I would really appreciate your comments on the subject very much. Thank you.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jun 27, 2018  |  0 comments

Photographers young and old love photo backpacks. Small wonder: they’re easy to carry, as durable as a mountain goat, and they hold a ton of gear. Photo backpacks are available in hundreds of styles and colors, and at every price point. Which to choose? Here are our picks of seven new camera packs that run the gamut from economical to luxurious.

George Schaub  |  Jun 26, 2018  |  0 comments

While the main body of my work has been with lenses such as the 24mm fixed, wide angles, and mainly my trusty 16-35mm zoom, I have often found myself wanting a long zoom for the scenes that present themselves along the way. It’s not that I am unwilling or just plain lazy to get closer—a long zoom, like the recently released Tamron 100-400mm, simply changes the way I see and helps me explore other visual options.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 25, 2018  |  0 comments

This one is just for fun but it’s also educational. Follow the instructions in the above image and see how much light, shadows and contrast can affect color in an image.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 25, 2018  |  0 comments

Travel photographer and model Sorelle Amore is the go-to YouTube personality for photography videos these days. Last week she collaborated with photographer Chris Hau for a video on his channel with six professional posing tips, and now she’s joined forces with Mango Street on a new video about how to “Up Your Self Portrait Game.”

Dan Havlik  |  Jun 25, 2018  |  0 comments

The amazing video below by photographer Mark Smith is almost like a National Geographic tour of an entire ecosystem. In this case, it’s the Hood Canal, which is sandwiched between Seattle and the Olympic National Forest in Washington state and “attracts a wide variety of impressive animals,” as Smith puts it. And he will photograph many of them, including, most impressively, soaring and fighting eagles who will battle each other for fresh fish.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 22, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’ve ever tried to take to take a photo at night without a tripod you know the results can be very blurry or very noisy or, in most cases, both. But sometimes it’s difficult to use a tripod when, for instance, you’re photographing a street scene in a well-known location where there might be lots of people, aka tourists.

Gavin Hoey  |  Jun 21, 2018  |  0 comments

Shooting portraits on location with a wide aperture can result in some great images, but if, like me, you want to underexpose the ambient light for a more dramatic effect, you’ll quickly realize there’s a problem with shutter speed and off camera flash.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 21, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s a great resource for beginner photographers. The below video from Apalapse gives brief explanations of 25 important technical photography terms that every beginner photographer should know.

George Schaub  |  Jun 21, 2018  |  0 comments

When teamed together properly, your image files, monitor, image-processing software, and printer can produce prints that you will be justly proud to show. My aim here is to provide tips that will give your prints that extra touch so you can produce wall-worthy work that displays the characteristics of color, tone, and contrast that fully expresses your vision.

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