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Dan Havlik  |  Jul 29, 2019  |  0 comments

Here's something to get you through a sultry summer Monday. One of our favorite storm-chasing, time-lapse photographers Mike Olbinski is back with a new video that captures the power and beauty of nature.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 29, 2019  |  0 comments

Do you ever get the feeling that lots of landscape photos, even good ones, tend to look the same? Perhaps that's because everyone is using the same photography techniques to get the same looks in their images?

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 25, 2019  |  0 comments

Sometimes the best photography hacks come to you by accident. This is often the case with Photoshop, which has so many layers (ahem, so to speak), that using it can sometimes feel like stumbling in the dark.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 24, 2019  |  0 comments

We've long sung the praises of super telephoto lenses. Last year, Shutterbug photographer Jordan Matter offered three reasons why he loves shooting portraits with a 100-400mm lens. And today, landscape photographer Mark Denney weighs in with his video below on why he thinks every landscape photographer needs a super telephoto.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 23, 2019  |  0 comments

Out of the box, your new camera comes with all kinds of factory-assigned settings. Some of these default camera settings are useful, while others you'll quickly learn are counter-productive and even incredibly annoying: "How do I turn that infernal beeping off???"

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 22, 2019  |  0 comments

There are no real "rules" in photography, no matter what anyone says. But there are methods that can help you shoot better pictures. And who doesn't want to do that?

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 17, 2019  |  0 comments

What's the difference between full frame and crop frame sensor cameras? It's a common question for anyone thinking of purchasing a camera these days, and it's one that photographer Julia Trotti addresses in the below video.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 17, 2019  |  0 comments

Proper exposure can make or break a landscape photo. While you can't, always, be assured of nailing the exposure straight out of the camera, there are techniques to increase your odds significantly.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 16, 2019  |  0 comments

Every photographer has their essential photo accessories that they can't live without. Fortunately for those on a budget, many of these camera accessories can be had for a pittance.

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  |  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  |  Jul 11, 2019  |  0 comments

Should you get an F/1.4 lens or save a little money and settle for the F/1.8 model? That's the question that photographer Pierre T. Lambert tries to settle in the below video where he tests to see if you can actually tell the difference between an image shot at F/1.4 vs F/1.8.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 10, 2019  |  0 comments

What do I do with my hands? That's a common question asked by novice models but, as a photographer, do you know how to answer it? In the below, portrait expert Miquel Quiles offers some sage advice on hand poses that he learned through experience.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 09, 2019  |  0 comments

Don't be afraid of the dark and you can leave your tripod at home! That's photographer/educator Serge Ramelli's advice in the below video on how to capture sharp photos at night without using a tripod.

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