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Ron Leach  |  Mar 07, 2018  |  0 comments

Regular visitors to Shutterbug’s website and Facebook page have no doubt noticed that we’ve been featuring a series of tutorials designed to help photographers refine their composition skills. This latest installment provides five powerful tips for composing landscape photos with maximum impact.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 07, 2018  |  0 comments

Michigan-based photographer Robert Hall came up with this interesting project while attending last week’s WPPI Expo in Las Vegas: He challenged two fellow photographers to an off-camera flash shootout, in which the three of them would devote no more than a minute to taking portraits of total strangers on the street.

Scott Kelby  |  Mar 07, 2018  |  0 comments

Q. I recently purchased a Sony A7R II and have enjoyed the switch to Sony ever since. That said, I have discovered an “issue” with certain aspects of a mirrorless setup. There are times I would like to take shots of a subject at night using a flash. The problem arises when using the EVF to compose with settings that work for the exposure with flash. It is nearly impossible to see anything, as the EVF is just black! I am sure this is not just a problem with Sony EVFs, but other mirrorless cameras as well. Is there a button that you can map, similar to the Nikon “Preview” function? Something that will “light” the EVF so you can see what you have within your frame while composing would be perfect, but I do not recognize the function name within the menus if there is one. Is this just an inherent “problem” with mirrorless cameras with EVFs for now?

Ron Leach  |  Mar 06, 2018  |  0 comments

There’s a lot of interest in boudoir photography these days, and a recent tutorial on the subject was our most popular story over the past several months. Therefore, we decided to feature the video below, with a very basic technique for shooting boudoir photos, using simple gear and available light.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 06, 2018  |  0 comments

Tom Archer is a globetrotting British landscape photographer with a portfolio full of spectacular photos. He occasionally uses Photoshop to add a bit of magic to his images, like in this tutorial with a simple technique for enhancing photos shot at night.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 06, 2018  |  0 comments

Low-light photography is all about compromises, especially when shooting with natural light. You can use high ISO settings to arrive at a proper exposure, but image quality tends to suffer and noise rears its ugly head. The other option is to select slow shutter speeds, but that approach has pitfalls of its own.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 06, 2018  |  0 comments

You don’t always need to wait for the perfect hour or the perfect light to capture an image. Sometimes you should just go for it.

Seth Shostak  |  Mar 06, 2018  |  0 comments

Of all the components of a camera, few are as iconic as the shutter. The name of this magazine is testimony to that.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 05, 2018  |  0 comments

It’s been awhile since we’ve brought you any photo hacks, but the 10 tricks in this video are really good. And like others we’ve posted in the past, those you see here will enable you create some really cool effects using stuff you have at home.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 05, 2018  |  0 comments

Last Friday we featured a tutorial on using a composition aid known as the “Golden Spiral,” and it turned out to be one of our most popular stories of the year. So today we thought we’d bring you another powerful video, with seven simple tips for framing compelling landscape photos.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 05, 2018  |  0 comments

When most photographers anticipate perfect weather for shooting outdoors, they’re hoping for a balmy windless day, soft golden light, and a few billowing clouds in the sky. But not intrepid landscape pro Thomas Heaton, who has a totally different take on what constitutes fun and optimum photo opportunities in the great outdoors.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 02, 2018  |  0 comments

How about this for a fun weekend photo assignment: Get up early, grab your gear, and head into town for a bit of black-and-white street photography. The quick video below provides five helpful tips, and all the inspiration you need, to give this a go.

Dan Havlik  |  Mar 02, 2018  |  0 comments

Shutterbug columnist and Photshop/Lightroom master Scott Kelby is back with another helpful software tips video.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 02, 2018  |  0 comments

Anyone can go out and buy a sophisticated DSLR, as long as they have the cash. But knowing how to take advantage of the capabilities a camera provides is a whole other matter. In the video below, nature photographer Steve Perry reveals seven tips and tricks for making the most of a new Nikon DSLR, or the one you already own.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 02, 2018  |  0 comments

If you wonder why we spend so much time discussing techniques for better composition, the answer is simple: No matter what type of images you shoot, a simple shift in framing can make all the difference between a good photograph and a great one.

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