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Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 13, 2020  |  0 comments

If you want to draw people into your landscape photos, there's an easy way to do that. Make your images look like something you'd see in the movies.

Jimmy Arcade  |  Feb 07, 2020  |  0 comments

I am a landscape photographer who has had no formal training in photography. Some photographers know—early on in their lives—that they were born to be photographers. I, on the other hand, was a late bloomer and didn’t know what I wanted to do until well after my college years.

Dan Havlik  |  Feb 05, 2020  |  0 comments

There's nothing better than a dramatic black-and-white street photography image. Getting a classic B&W street shot can be a challenge though.

Henry Anderson  |  Feb 04, 2020  |  0 comments

Have you ever wondered how to take awesome photographs of waterfalls? In the below video, landscape photographer Mads Peter Iversen shares nine tips on how to capture stunning images of waterfalls.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 30, 2020  |  0 comments

Most photographers know that “Golden Hour”—the time right after sunrise or just before sunset—can be the best time to shoot. And that often holds true when photographing landscapes, portraits, and just about anything else. Despite the beautiful soft reddish light at prime time, a quick edit in Lightroom can often turn a good image into a great one.

Dan Havlik  |  Jan 29, 2020  |  0 comments

Using manual mode on your camera can be intimidating to beginners. But it doesn't have to be. Even more importantly, you can easily use manual (i.e. M mode) on your camera to capture perfect exposed photos every time.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 23, 2020  |  0 comments

It doesn’t take an experienced photographer to realize that uninspiring city scenes by day are often transformed into spectacular cityscapes once the sun drops below the horizon. What does require expertise, however, is an understanding of how to properly capture everything you see through the viewfinder at night.

Henry Anderson  |  Jan 22, 2020  |  0 comments

As the great Ansel Adams once said: "You don't take a photograph, you make it." But what makes a dramatic landscape photo? There are, of course, lots of things but photographer Mark Denney zeros in on one specific effect that can make or break a shot.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 21, 2020  |  0 comments

One of the challenges of landscape photography is creating images that stand out from the rest. But in this eye-opening tutorial you’ll learn how to do just that—with three simple tips for capturing abstract landscape and nature images.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 20, 2020  |  0 comments

If you’re a photographer who has joined the never-ending megapixel race, and have enough cash to back up your obsession, the video below is for you. But even if you don’t have an extra $52K in your pocket, it’s interesting to see what a 150MP camera can do.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 16, 2020  |  0 comments

Many photographers suffer from an affliction known as Gear Acquisition Syndrome (GAS), and pull out their wallets whenever a new camera is introduced. But how important is the latest gear, as compared to a technical mastery of our craft?

Henry Anderson  |  Jan 15, 2020  |  0 comments

Everybody loves buying new camera gear, us included, but have you ever thought it might be holding you back as a photographer? Maybe you should stop investing in new cameras, lenses, photo accessories and all those other fun things, and instead invest in yourself?

Ron Leach  |  Jan 09, 2020  |  0 comments

Shooting portraits that make you and your model proud requires a fair amount of skill and preparation. And as you’ll see in this quick tutorial, doing things a bit differently can make your images stand out from the rest.

Henry Anderson  |  Jan 09, 2020  |  0 comments

Do you ruin your landscape photos after you shoot them? Yes, Photoshop and Lightroom are both a blessing and a curse and overediting, under editing, or simply poorly editing photos on your computer can destroy a perfectly good image.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 07, 2020  |  0 comments

Whether you live in a big city or in a small town, shooting on the street is an accessible way to capture some striking scenes—both during the day and at night. In this helpful tutorial, a successful pro reveals his favorite camera settings to give street photos the WOW factor.

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