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Dan Havlik  |  Oct 03, 2018  |  1 comments

Travel photographer Pierre T. Lambert recently broke his Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM lens and rather than take it to an authorized repair shop, he decided to open it up and see what was broken inside the $2,300 lens. Smart move? Probably not but, luckily for us, he shot a video of the lens teardown, which we have embedded below.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 02, 2018  |  0 comments

Watch this helpful simple lighting tip from photographer Michael Sasser in two steps. It deals with how to shoot portraits in natural light, which makes it perfect for just about any photographer, whether you’re shooting photos of friends and family on vacation, or capturing models in a professional fashion shoot outdoors in sunlight.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 02, 2018  |  0 comments

There’s something about a 50mm lens that will never get old. Indeed, this classic focal length, which is sometimes referred to as a “Nifty Fifty” lens, has found a place in photographers' bags for a long time.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 01, 2018  |  0 comments

Do you ever get frustrated trying to find attractive locations to shoot portraits? Worry that your neighborhood isn’t particularly photogenic? Think again! Interesting portrait locations are everywhere, you just have to know where and how to look.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 01, 2018  |  0 comments

Back in April of this year, popular photo vlogger Peter McKinnon released his first Camera Basics video explaining some of the essentials of photography including aperture, shutter speed and ISO. It’s taken him a while (five months to be exact) but he’s finally released Part 2 of Camera Basics, which we have embedded in this post.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 28, 2018  |  0 comments

After getting to shoot with the 64MP Leica S3, we paid a visit to the Phase One booth at the photokina show in Germany this week where we got a chance to try out the 150MP XF IQ4 medium format camera system. Notice a pattern here?

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 28, 2018  |  0 comments

Photokina in Cologne, Germany this week has been (largely) about high-end cameras and there’s not much higher-end than what Leica unveiled at the show: the S3 camera. We got some hands-one time with this 64MP medium format monster at photokina and have to say that if there’s one camera we dream about owning someday, this would be it!

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 27, 2018  |  0 comments

We’re right in the middle of Photokina frenzy, and you’re probably looking for news about groundbreaking new products, not cases or other more mundane accessories. Understood! So file this for later when the clamor from Cologne subsides. This is a lens case shopping guide with dos and don’ts and some personal brand recommendations.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 27, 2018  |  0 comments

Every so often we stumble upon a “hidden” Photoshop tool that’s both easy to use and extremely powerful. Such is the case with the unfamiliar Background Eraser Tool, and this in-depth tutorial illustrates how it works.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 27, 2018  |  0 comments

Now that summer is behind us, and autumn is officially here, it’s time to bone up on your fall photography skills. In the video below, you'll pick up 30 great tips for getting the job done.

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