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Dan Havlik  |  Feb 14, 2019  |  0 comments

One of the easiest but most expensive ways to get your portrait subject to stand out from a background is to use a fast lens, with a maximum aperture of F/1.4, F/1.2 or even wider. Those types of lenses though are pricey and sometimes don’t do the trick, especially if you’re shooting portraits with a crowded scene of people behind them.

Dan Havlik  |  Feb 13, 2019  |  0 comments

With Valentine’s Day coming up tomorrow, the folks at COOPH have one question for you: how much do you love your camera? If your answer is “a lot,” then they’ve got some great tips below on “how to care for your beloved camera."

Dan Havlik  |  Feb 13, 2019  |  0 comments

Here’s a quick lens tip, which, if you don’t know it already, might just blow your mind. In the below video, photographer Peter McKinnon shows you how to turn any lens into a macro lens.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 12, 2019  |  0 comments

Night sky photography is fun, but it can be tricky. For instance, how many times have you set up your tripod, shot the night skies, only to find out afterwards that you didn’t capture the stars the way you wanted them.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 11, 2019  |  0 comments

Buying used gear of any kind can be a nerve-wracking experience. But when you’re talking about delicate cameras and lenses, purchasing something secondhand can be particularly challenging.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 07, 2019  |  0 comments

Hand-held light meters seems to have fallen out of favor as most photographers have made the switch from film to digital. But these powerful tools can be just as important today, as they were with our 35mm cameras.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 07, 2019  |  0 comments

When all else fails, hitting the streets is a fun and accessible way to make interesting images—both during the day at night. And in the interesting video below, you’ll watch two pros shooting the streets of London, while revealing their secrets for capturing compelling images with mystery and mood.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 06, 2019  |  0 comments

The first thing most of us do when we get a new camera is dive into the menus and select the various settings that work best for our style of shooting. This is an important task, because when chosen carefully these settings can make photography easier, but improper settings can really hold you back.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 05, 2019  |  0 comments

Sure, you love photography, but have you ever wondered whether you could make money doing the thing you love? That’s the question Atlanta-based photographer Evan Ranft discusses in the below video, titled “How I Make Money with Photography.”

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 04, 2019  |  0 comments

In his latest how-to video, travel photographer Pierre T. Lambert discusses what he calls “the photographer’s superpower.” What is that you say? Well, to paraphrase Guns N’ Roses: “All you need is a little more patience.”

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 28, 2019  |  0 comments

Travel photographer Pierre T. Lambert shares a lot of photography videos on his YouTube channel but it’s the tutorials he does on how to capture sharp images that get the most feedback. Since there seems to be an insatiable appetite from photographers on how to make their images sharper, Lambert has created another video with sharpness tips.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 25, 2019  |  0 comments

Here’s a great photo challenge to test your creativity this weekend: try to take as many unique images as you can of just one object. Tough assignment, right?

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 21, 2019  |  0 comments

If you want to make money shooting real estate photos or if you just want to take photos of real estate to sell your own house or apartment, the below tutorial from Benjamin Jaworskyj is a good way to learn the basics.

Jack Neubart  |  Jan 17, 2019  |  0 comments

I spoke with Pepper Yandell only days before he left for Dubai on an automotive assignment. In fact, while he does shoot domestically, many of his jobs take him overseas, to the United Arab Emirates, Europe, Asia, and South America. And sometimes the work even extends to aviation. But the project doesn’t end in camera.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 11, 2019  |  0 comments

Got a few minutes this weekend? Then you’ve got to try out this clever long exposure photography trick from Evan Ranft.

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