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Steve Meltzer  |  Nov 06, 2019  |  1 comments

A smartphone is, in a way, the gateway drug that can lead to a lifelong addiction to photography. For millions of aspiring photographers, these multi-purpose devices are their first introduction to image-making and many smartphone users eventually get hooked on the craft.

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.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 26, 2019  |  0 comments

Sony offered to loan me an Xperia 1 mobile phone for 30 days. I thought it was a mistake at first. My (first) name is pretty common; I’m not a phone guy. My last cell phone had a rotary dial and a whip antenna. But I heard that the Sony Xperia 1 had some of the most sophisticated camera features around, so I cautiously accepted and approached the product the same way I approach cameras. Here is what I found.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 09, 2019  |  0 comments

It's Friday, which means it's time to share some of our favorite fun photo tips you can try over the weekend. In the below photography how-to video from Crafty Panda, they show you 10 creative photo ideas and camera hacks for every occasion.

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Jul 15, 2019  |  0 comments

Sharon Stiteler was seven years old when she saw a pileated woodpecker—not in the wild, mind you, but in the pages of a Peterson Field Guide. It was enough. “I was intrigued by the idea that there was a crow-sized woodpecker out there,” she says.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 12, 2019  |  0 comments

Photographers share millions of their images every day on social media. There are so many photos floating around on Instagram, Facebook and other sites, it may seem impossible to get your photos to stand out, so they get the "likes" they deserve.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 21, 2019  |  0 comments

It's Easy Photo Tips Friday when we like to share fun photography how-to videos that you can try out over the weekend. In the below tutorial from 5-Minute Crafts, you'll learn "13 easy photo hacks to make every picture look professional.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 31, 2019  |  0 comments

Every Friday we share an easy photography tips and tricks video and here's one with 33 DIY photo hacks you can try this weekend. While the video is geared toward the smartphone camera set, you can easily use these same tips and tricks with your regular camera as well.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 13, 2019  |  0 comments

Astrophotography apps are almost as indispensable for shooting the night skies as your camera, lens and tripod. But which astrophotography apps are essential?

Dan Havlik  |  Mar 19, 2019  |  0 comments

Do you think you could tell the difference between an image that was shot with a pro DSLR vs one that was captured with a smartphone? Do you think a pro photographer could tell the difference?

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jan 17, 2019  |  0 comments

These days anyone can shoot videos with their smartphone. But can anyone stand to watch them? Too many spontaneously spawned vids shake like a belly dancer on uppers. Here are three surefire ways to hit the brakes on the shakes and improve the quality of your personal small-format movies.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 21, 2018  |  0 comments

The new Night Sight mode for the Google Pixel 3 smartphone’s camera has been getting a lot of good press lately so photographer Pierre T. Lambert thought he would put it to the ultimate challenge. Instead of comparing it against other smartphone cameras, he pitted the Pixel 3’s Night Sight mode against the low light shooting skills of his Sony A7R III mirrorless camera.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 17, 2018  |  0 comments

We never get tired of learning fun and easy tips and tricks for shooting cool images with our smartphone and if you missed the below video from COOPH, now’s the time to learn some of their classic mobile photography secrets.

Dan Havlik  |  Oct 15, 2018  |  0 comments

It took them long enough. That’s what some Photoshop/iPad users might be saying after hearing today at the Adobe MAX conference in Los Angeles that Adobe will finally be releasing a real version of Photoshop for the iPad in 2019.

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Oct 10, 2018  |  0 comments

The exclamatory headline was in an e-mail sent to me by Dr. Alan Sloyer when I asked him to forward the high-res file for this image, which he took in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on a family vacation in 2017.

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