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Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 09, 2019  |  0 comments

Not every portrait photographer has access to a professional model who knows how to "strike a pose," which makes your job a bit easier. In fact, many photographers who are just starting out use friends and family and their amateur posing techniques can be a bit awkward, to say the least.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 08, 2019  |  0 comments

Last month we shared photographer Hayden Pedersen's latest video with 10 awesome photography ideas in 100 seconds. Now here's another, older video he put out with a similar clever theme: 10 Camera Hacks in Less than 100 Seconds.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 08, 2019  |  0 comments

If you're just starting your career as a photographer, you're bound to make a few mistakes. And many of those mistakes, just might cost you money. Sometimes, a lot of money.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 05, 2019  |  0 comments

If you are considering using lens filters for photography or video, there are a few things you should know before you get started. In the below video, travel photographer Pierre T. Lambert shares his experiences with some of the "biggest problems" with using UV, polarizing or ND filters with your camera and lens set-up.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 04, 2019  |  0 comments

Static photos of stationary objects do not need to look boring. In fact, there are many ways to give your static photos an eye-catching "dynamic edge" that will get viewers to stop and look twice.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 03, 2019  |  0 comments

Choosing photography gear is one of the easiest and hardest things you'll do as a photographer. It's easy because picking a new camera or lens can be a fun and exciting (though often expensive) experience. But it's also hard because there are so many photo gear choices out there, all of which are likely put a big dent in your bank account.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 01, 2019  |  0 comments

If you want to brush up on a key basic about photography, the below video on aperture by Mark Holtze is a great place to start. (Or a great place to return to if you simply need a quick refresher about aperture and, let's be honest, who doesn't?)

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 01, 2019  |  0 comments

Travel photographer Pierre T. Lambert teams up with Ivana Cook in the below video offering five tips on how to shoot mesmerizing minimalistic photos. Don't know what minimalistic photos are? Cook, a photographer who specializes in the fine art, minimalist style, explains.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 29, 2019  |  0 comments

Interested in astrophotography but still need to learn the basics? In the below night photography video from B&H, photographer Gabe Biderman of National Parks at Night shares some great tips on how to capture star trails.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 27, 2019  |  0 comments

Yesterday we shared a tutorial on the perils of overediting your photos. But that doesn't mean we're against photo editing, in general. In fact, we're all for it when it's done right.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 25, 2019  |  0 comments

It's an eternal debate amongst photographers: do you prefer shooting with prime lenses or zoom lenses? Of course, it's completely subjective to say which one is better but it's always fun to discuss.

Dan Havlik  |  Mar 22, 2019  |  0 comments

The below video from Los Angeles-based boudoir photographer Michael Sasser is like two tutorials in one. In the first part of the video, Sasser offers three helpful tips on how to find great locations for outdoor photo shoots when you're traveling to a new area.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 20, 2019  |  0 comments

Looking for ideas on how to shoot some cool photos? Photographer Hayden Pedersen has 10 of them, which he shows you how to do in 100 seconds in the below video.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 20, 2019  |  0 comments

Photographer Peter McKinnon has been on a roll this week. Yesterday, we shared his insanely popular "DSLR Photos vs Smartphone Shots" video, and today's he's already got another fun and helpful photography tutorial up on his YouTube channel.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 14, 2019  |  0 comments

Sometimes a simple prop is all it takes to change a typical photo into something truly unique. In the below video from COOPH, they show you how adding just a mirror to a scene can transform a dull portrait into a mind-blowing photo.

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