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Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 13, 2023  |  0 comments

The only thing worse than not using the photo gear you have is not having the photo gear you want to use. But there’s an easy way to turn the tables: sell or trade in the equipment to MPB, the largest global online platform to buy, sell or trade used photo and video gear. Get the ball rolling with a free, instant online quote—without commitment. Every step of the process is easy, safe and fast, and you get your money sent directly to your bank. MPB even picks up the tab when you ship a product to them.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Feb 10, 2023  |  0 comments

By now you’ve read about ChatGPT’s powerful AI engine and probably have already formulated some tentative opinions about it. Whether you’re pro or con, OpenAI’s ChatGPT and other chatbots like it are here to stay, so the best strategy, perhaps, is to understand it—and learn how to use it for good instead of evil. Most important is for all of us to monitor it and see where it may lead.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 10, 2023  |  0 comments

One of the first things many of us learned when first getting started is to always use the lowest ISO setting possible. While this rule may be true in certain situations, other times it can be detrimental to the images you make.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 09, 2023  |  0 comments

Photographers experienced with Photoshop know that using the best tools for a task is only part of the equation when editing their images. Another very important consideration for achieving optimum results is making adjustments in the correct order.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 09, 2023  |  0 comments

Just to be clear, we’re not recommending that anyone become a one-trick pony when editing their image. In the interesting tutorial below, however, you’ll learn how to use one simple Lightroom slider to dramatically enhance landscape photos and other images shot outdoors.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 09, 2023  |  0 comments

We’ve all been there: You’re out and about running errands without a camera and come upon a striking scene that deserves to be photographed, so naturally you pull out your phone. But if you always shoot in Auto mode the images you capture won’t be as awesome as possible.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 08, 2023  |  0 comments

The latest versions of Photoshop include a wide array of tools that do tedious tasks for you automatically, one of which is an Auto Select function. This timesaver creates pretty accurate selections of objects within an image, with barely more effort than a click of your mouse.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 08, 2023  |  0 comments

If you ask most landscape photographers what’s the first lens they pull out of their bag, the answer is likely to be, “my favorite wide-angle.” That’s because the perspective these lenses provide is ideal for capturing expansive vistas.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 08, 2023  |  0 comments

We’re always looking for shooting and editing tips that provide a unique look and give Shutterbug readers ideas for creating a style of their own. If landscape photography is your thing and you want to try something different, the tutorial below is for you.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 07, 2023  |  First Published: Feb 08, 2023  |  0 comments

Olympus just announced the M.Zuiko Digital ED 90mm f/3.5 Macro IS Pro for Micro Four Thirds systems. Shutterbug has obtained an early sample and is currently preparing a full review. In the meantime, here’s a rundown on this exciting new lens.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 07, 2023  |  0 comments

Whether you own a dog, cat, bird, or some other animal, we bet you shoot a lot of photos of your beloved pet. It’s rather odd that many pet photos taken by good photographers look more like snapshots than the real thing, and we’re going to put an end to that today.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 07, 2023  |  0 comments

Go large: display your favorite images in your home or apartment as high quality Wall Décor you can see and enjoy every day. Do this, and you’ll learn that the most beautiful words you’ll ever hear from someone who visits your home are, “Wow! Did YOU take that photo?”

Ron Leach  |  Feb 07, 2023  |  0 comments

Whether you consider yourself an inexperienced landscape photographer, or you just want to give this popular genre a try, the quick tutorial below is just what you need to up your game. In barely nine minutes an accomplished pro reveals his five favorite tips for those new to the game.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 07, 2023  |  0 comments

Lightroom’s tone and exposure controls have the power to dramatically transform a photograph, and they’re easy to use if you know how they work. And that’s exactly what you’ll learn in the quick tutorial below.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 06, 2023  |  0 comments

Attaining fast and precise focus is a prime goal for all types of photography, and there’s more to it than you may think. If your images aren’t consistently sharp, you’ve come to the right place today.