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Ron Leach  |  Oct 07, 2020  |  0 comments

Regardless of the type of photography you do, once you get the light right it’s all about composition. And there’s no better way to refine your eye than by gleaning some wisdom from highly acclaimed pros.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 11, 2020  |  0 comments

Starting with our favorite interactive map for predicting fall color changes, we’ve compiled a list of five maps that will help lead to you just exactly the right spot to photograph autumn leaves. And if you’re a Fall Leaf Grinch, we have some new ideas that might give you back a little spark.

Henry Anderson  |  Feb 27, 2020  |  0 comments

We've said it before, we'll say it again: composition is perhaps the single most important thing in creating a great photograph. Yes, lighting, technique, timing, and execution are all important too, but if you have lousy photo composition, your image is still going to stink.

Bruce Dorn  |  Feb 18, 2020  |  0 comments

Exploring Light is a new monthly Shutterbug column featuring tips, tricks, and photo advice from professional photographers in Canon's Explorers of Light education program. This month's column is by Bruce Dorn on how to shoot better travel photos.

Deborah Sandidge  |  Dec 31, 2019  |  0 comments

Color control of our photographs is at our fingertips. It's there, in the camera, all those choices about how we're going to make the most of color, to modify, intensify, or otherwise change it. We have picture controls, scene modes, special effects, exposure compensation, and white balance just waiting to help us make the most colorful photographs ever, right?

Deborah Sandidge  |  Nov 22, 2019  |  0 comments

It's not what most photographers would consider essential glass, but in mid-2017, when I heard it was available, I knew the 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5 fisheye Nikkor was a lens I'd like a lot. What I didn't realize was how much "a lot" was going to be. It turned out that I liked to have it with me whenever I was photographing.

Dan Havlik  |  Oct 31, 2019  |  0 comments

To say that Chris Rainier's main subject as a documentary photographer is vast would be an understatement. Much of Rainier's work these days focuses on documenting the lives and cultures of indigenous people around the world.  

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 15, 2019  |  0 comments

We're always looking for quick tricks to make us better photographers. What we like about photographer and educator Mark Hemmings' photo tutorials is that he offers simple tips on how to shoot better photos and then expands on them so you're learning several techniques at once.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 20, 2019  |  0 comments

Michael Sasser is who we typically turn to for great tips on boudoir photography, but because he spends a lot of his working life on the road, he's also got ample advice for travel photographers. In the below video, he shares 14 travel accessories he thinks every photographer should own.

Daryl Hawk  |  May 16, 2019  |  0 comments

For the past 30 years, my great passion has been to travel to the world’s most remote and beautiful places on earth telling stories with my camera. I spend weeks at a time immersing myself into the landscapes and with the people who inhabit these lands.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 17, 2019  |  0 comments

Portrait and wedding photographer Julia Trotti loves prime lenses. In fact, she known for stocking her camera bag exclusively with primes whenever she heads out on shoot.

Deborah Sandidge  |  Apr 10, 2019  |  1 comments

The story here is not that you should carry a wide-angle lens—or even better, several of them. I carry two or three wide-angle lenses routinely, and like me, I'm sure you realize their value and their importance. This lens how-to story is about ideas for how you can use them to maximize their creative potential and their stunning effect.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 08, 2019  |  0 comments

Sony has unveiled two new tough external SSD drives that photographers will want to take a look at: the high-performance SL-M series and the standard compact SL-C series. For photographers who need to store their images on the go in challenging environments – such as travel photographers, outdoor photographers, sports photographers, wedding photographers, heck just about any photographer! – these new external Sony SSD could prove to be a handy mobile backup solution.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 02, 2019  |  0 comments

If you've never tried the exposure bracketing function on your camera, you need to bust it out right away because it can be a "lifesaver," according to photographer Pierre T. Lambert. This is particularly true, he says, when you're shooting scenes of high contrast, such as sunsets or in direct sunlight.

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.

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