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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 29, 2020  |  0 comments

Every so often we post something a bit different, intended to illustrate the power of photography, give us pause, and cause us to reflect upon how provocative images have the ability change the way we view our world. This is one such post, with photo collages of people who live completely different lives.

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.

Henry Anderson  |  Jan 24, 2020  |  0 comments

It's Friday, which is when we like to share some amazing camera tricks we've learned in the past week. Today, here's a video from 5-Minute Crafts with "27 Crazy Smart Photography Tricks" that will make you laugh, shake your head or, possibly, blow your mind.

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 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 15, 2020  |  0 comments

Regardless of one’s technical prowess, most photographers experience an ebb and flow to their creative vision. If you’ve hit the doldrums, this tutorial is sure to provide a jolt of inspiration.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 02, 2020  |  0 comments

The new year is finally here and there's no better time than now to push your photography to the next level. The fun video below is a great place to start.

Henry Anderson  |  Dec 30, 2019  |  0 comments

Are you afraid of the dark? Don't be, especially if you're a photographer and might have a fear of shooting at night.

Joshua Snow  |  Dec 23, 2019  |  0 comments

Growing up in the Northeastern United States, surrounded by the Great lakes and the Finger lakes, winters were always brutally cold and wet. That is, until I experienced real winter; gale-force winds, dangerously low temperatures, and snow. Lots of snow…

Henry Anderson  |  Dec 20, 2019  |  0 comments

Few things go better together than photographers and coffee. Most of our photography friends always have a trusty "cup of joe" by their sides to help them get revved up with inspiration for their next photo shoot.

Steve Meltzer  |  Dec 18, 2019  |  0 comments

Sharpness in photographs has long been a topic of debate among photographers. Once it was about the sharpness of film and formats, but today it’s about things like sensor size and shooting Raw vs. JPEG files. I find these discussions pretty quickly become esoteric and pixel picky. I prefer a hands-on approach to improving sharpness in photos and that’s what these tips are all about. 

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