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Dan Havlik  |  Nov 20, 2019  |  0 comments

At Shutterbug, we try to share the best photography tips, how-tos, and advice on the Internet. But not everything you hear on the web will be good advice. (Big surprise, right?)

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 18, 2019  |  0 comments

Street photography is one of the most challenging types of photography. The reason is simple: you are trying to capture interesting images of people on the street who don't, necessarily, want their pictures taken.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Nov 14, 2019  |  0 comments

In this two-part story we first looked at the conversion of a digital camera to shoot color IR photos. Link to that story is here. Here in Part 2 we go out into the field with my converted Fujifilm X-Pro1 and explore everything you need to know to get great results when shooting and processing infrared images.

Henry Anderson  |  Nov 12, 2019  |  0 comments

Sometimes there's just no time to shoot a photo. Sometimes you're lucky to have 10 minutes to do a photo shoot and other times you're grateful to get even 10 seconds. (Those annoying celebrities sure are busy!)

Henry Anderson  |  Nov 11, 2019  |  0 comments

Let's face it: not every location is going to be ideal for a photo shoot. In fact, probably 99% of outdoor locations look dreadful for shooting portraits. (At least at first glance.)

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 08, 2019  |  0 comments

Have you ever wondered how to clean your camera's sensor? Is pesky dust on the sensor ruining your photos? Watch the below tutorial on how to clean your sensor from photographer Craig Beckta and your images will start looking crisp and dust-free.

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 04, 2019  |  0 comments

Moody photos that conjure feelings of sadness, intensity and beauty are all the rage these days, but have you ever wondered how to shoot one that doesn't look fake and corny? If so, check out the below tutorial from Mango Street showing you how to capture just the right amount of darkness and emotion for an effective moody photo.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 04, 2019  |  0 comments

Hayden Pedersen is the king of sharing easy, fun and frequently crazy photography tricks that will help get your images noticed. In his latest video below, Pedersen shares five easy photography tricks in just fifty seconds.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 01, 2019  |  0 comments

One bit (pardon the pun) of tech info you may have come across in discussions about image quality and/or a camera's imaging power is bit depth. But what is bit depth and is it really that critical to judging the quality of a digital photo?

Henry Anderson  |  Nov 01, 2019  |  0 comments

If you've shot or wanted to shoot video and/or still photos using a stabilizing camera rig, you've probably been put off by the price. Camera rigs and stabilizing devices can be expensive and they're also a bit awkward to use. Not to mention, they're not all that effective in certain situations.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Oct 31, 2019  |  0 comments

Shooting incredible color infrared (IR) photos is fascinating and surprisingly easy if you use the right tools and techniques. In this two-part story we first look at the conversion of a DSLR to shoot IR photos, and then later in Part 2 we explore everything you need to know to get great infrared imaging results (setting White Balance, Channel Swapping and post-processing techniques). Ready for some mind-blowing colors? Read on…

Henry Anderson  |  Oct 31, 2019  |  0 comments

What are the best camera settings for street photography? As usual, there are lots of opinions out there on how to set your gear to capture candid street photos.

Henry Anderson  |  Oct 30, 2019  |  0 comments

There are few better ways to draw attention to your photography than to have one of your images "go viral." Yes, when one of your once-in-a-lifetime shots "blows up" on social media sites like Facebook and Instagram, people are going to be clamoring for more viral photo fun from you.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 30, 2019  |  0 comments

Mistakes are bound to happen, especially for beginners trying a new discipline. So it's quite common if you're a photography newbie to do a few things wrong.

Henry Anderson  |  Oct 29, 2019  |  0 comments

This image by photographer Adrian Borda will probably make you do a double take. At first, it may make you think of an ancient Egyptian tomb where, perhaps, King Tut was buried, with shards of light filtering in through precisely filigreed cracks in the ceiling.

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