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Seth Shostak  |  May 03, 2018  |  0 comments

It’s a commandment brought down from the mountain: spend less on the camera if necessary, but don’t skimp on the lenses.

Dan Havlik  |  May 03, 2018  |  0 comments

One the most fun things I’ve ever done was to photograph the 24 Hours of Le Mans car race in France. Of course, I was shooting it as an amateur with very limited access to the track, the cars, and the pits. And I did go back to the hotel to catch a little sleep at one point. (But it was still fun nonetheless and I got some great shots.)

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 03, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’ve been following the world of nature photography at all, you’re probably aware that a contestant in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition was recently disqualified when it was discovered he used a stuffed anteater in his winning image.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 02, 2018  |  0 comments

Some videos we feature on Shutterbug are serious and some are fun, but the one below might just amaze you. We all know that photographers can use a variety of tricks and tweaks to manipulate images (oftentimes through the use of software) but the 15 images featured in this clip from Facts Verse take editing to the extreme.

Dan Havlik  |  May 02, 2018  |  0 comments

Do you hate how you look in photos? Or, as a photographer, are you often unsatisfied with how your subjects appear in your images after you snap the photo? The problem might not be you; it could simply be the wrong pose.

Maria Piscopo  |  May 02, 2018  |  0 comments

For our annual discussion on the business of wedding photography, I spoke to three wedding photographers who are finding success in doing what they love. One of the keys to their success is that their marketing ideas and tips illustrate top-of-mind awareness, which helps keep them foremost in their clients’ minds.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 02, 2018  |  0 comments

So, you want to shoot street photography but you’re somewhat of a shy person: how do you overcome your fear so you can photograph total strangers in public places? That’s exactly what Pierre T. Lambert addresses in Part 2 of his video series on street photography.

Dan Havlik  |  May 01, 2018  |  0 comments

Julia Trotti is a photographer we feature a lot on Shutterbug.com because she always has a great way of explaining how she captures her professional quality portraits. Trotti’s the first to admit though that much of her time is spent in Lightroom and Photoshop post-processing her images to get them exactly the way she wants.

Dan Havlik  |  May 01, 2018  |  0 comments

Ok, we cannot officially endorse this job opportunity until we find out some more details – specifically, whether the photographer retains image rights – but it does sound intriguing. 

Joe Farace  |  May 01, 2018  |  0 comments

The following is something people tell me when I suggest using a plug-in or specialized software for enhancing or retouching portraits: “But you can do that in Photoshop!” That’s because when it comes to software for wedding, portrait, and boudoir photographs, everyone has an opinion—sometimes a strong one—even if they’re wrong.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 30, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’re going to be a serious landscape photographer, you need a serious tripod but what’s mystifying is how little thought people put into picking one out. That’s exactly why professional photographer Tom Mackie of Landscape Photography iQ made the below video gear guide.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 30, 2018  |  0 comments

One of the most common questions we get from Shutterbug readers is how do you take your photography skills to the next level to become a professional photographer. It’s not an easy question to answer because going pro doesn’t involve improving your photography skills alone.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 27, 2018  |  0 comments

Yes, there’s a ton of great new photography gear out there that can do just about every trick under the sun. But do you really need to spend all your hard-earned cash on a fresh new camera rig when something older might be good enough?

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 27, 2018  |  0 comments

So, let’s say you’ve shot a cool wildlife image that captures a poignant moment in the animal kingdom but, somehow, the photo looks sort of flat. Don’t worry, there’s a way to change your good image of a bird, lion, tiger or bear into a great one with the help of some proper editing.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 27, 2018  |  0 comments

Sony full-frame mirrorless camera shooters are getting another lens option. Tamron just announced the 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A036), a high-speed standard zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras, such as the recently launched Sony A7 III, and last year’s well-reviewed A7R III.

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