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Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 23, 2019  |  0 comments

Reflection photos can be really striking. And reflections can be even more effective when shooting portraits because it creates a unique, eye-catching take on your subject.

Steve Meltzer  |  Oct 15, 2019  |  0 comments

I shoot most of my photos using the LCD screen on the back of my cameras rather than looking through the eyepiece viewfinder. I prefer the LCD screen for several reasons and I think other photographers should seriously consider how the rear monitor can actually make photography easier and your images better.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 14, 2019  |  0 comments

Photographer Manny Ortiz is back with another portrait photography how-to video and this time he shows you three classic tips that will improve your photos. In the below tutorial, Ortiz once again calls on his lovely model wife Diana to pose so he can demonstrate how to use the following composition techniques to up your portrait game.

Henry Anderson  |  Oct 11, 2019  |  0 comments

Light the way to better photos with the below video from Run N Gun that shows you 9 awesome lighting hacks for photography in just 90 seconds. The lighting tricks can be applied to portrait photos or any sort of scene or setting where you want to add drama or creative luminance.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 10, 2019  |  0 comments

Looking for a way to spice up your images? Crafty Panda is back with 11 "creative photo tricks and Instagram photo hacks" you can try today with your camera or smart phone.

Dan Havlik  |  Oct 08, 2019  |  0 comments

It's one of the most aggravating but basic problems in photography: your images turn out either too bright or too dark. But how do you fix this fundamental problem? Photography is, after all, the process of recording light.

Dan Havlik  |  Oct 02, 2019  |  0 comments

Here's how to get better as a boudoir photographer fast. Check that: here's how to get better as ANY type of photographer fast. Los Angeles-based pro Michael Sasser has eight tips on how you can improve quickly as a photographer whether you're shooting boudoir, portraits, or landscapes.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 17, 2019  |  0 comments

Admit it: we've all, at one time, taken a selfie. There's no shame in it! The history of self-portraiture in both photography and painting goes back to the very beginning of these artforms.  

Steve Meltzer  |  Sep 17, 2019  |  0 comments

On September 9, 2019, legendary photographer Robert Frank died at the age of 94. At the heart of Frank's photographic legacy was his groundbreaking book "The Americans." As one critic wrote about that seminal book: "(it) changed the nature of photography, what it could say and how it could say it. It remains perhaps the most influential photography book of the 20th century."

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 11, 2019  |  0 comments

You don't, necessarily, need a big clunky camera with a big clunky interchangeable lens to shoot great photos. In fact, you really can get fabulous photos from a simple "point-and-shoot" camera with a small imaging sensor about the size of your fingernail. You just need a few helpful tips.

Henry Anderson  |  Sep 11, 2019  |  0 comments

What are the best settings for landscape photography? As always with these types of questions, there is no real right or wrong answer. The best camera settings are, obviously, the ones that work best for you.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 30, 2019  |  0 comments

Landscape photographer Mark Denney recently stumbled across an old file on an old computer that contained his "favorite" images from his early days as a landscape photographer. It was an eye-opening experience for him, to say the least.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 15, 2019  |  1 comments

We've been featuring several basic tutorials for beginning photographers recently and here's another good one, this time from Dean Tucker, a photographer and filmmaker from Cape Town, South Africa who's now living in New York City. In the below video, Tucker shares five simple photography tips for beginners.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 14, 2019  |  0 comments

In the below photography basics tutorial, YouTuber JoshinCincinnati explains the three most important things you need to know about shooting in your camera's manual mode.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 12, 2019  |  0 comments

If you really care about your photography, you should be always looking for ways to improve it. Objectively speaking though, sometimes it takes an outside voice to offer some honest advice.

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