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Joshua Snow  |  Dec 23, 2019  |  0 comments

Growing up in the Northeastern United States, surrounded by the Great lakes and the Finger lakes, winters were always brutally cold and wet. That is, until I experienced real winter; gale-force winds, dangerously low temperatures, and snow. Lots of snow…

Dan Havlik  |  Dec 23, 2019  |  0 comments

Amateurs vs pro photographers are always fun challenges because it shows how much experienced shooters bring to the table in photography, and how much just "having a good eye," is important too. In the below video, pro photographer Anita Sadowska goes up against an amateur she knows quite well: her boyfriend.

Henry Anderson  |  Dec 20, 2019  |  0 comments

Few things go better together than photographers and coffee. Most of our photography friends always have a trusty "cup of joe" by their sides to help them get revved up with inspiration for their next photo shoot.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 20, 2019  |  0 comments

What were the most popular cameras and lenses of the past year? A good barometer of photographers' tastes in photo products is LensRentals' annual Hot Gear list, where the company shares its most rented equipment.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Dec 19, 2019  |  0 comments

We’ve all covered the front of a lens with sandwich wrap or a nylon stocking and created a DIY special effects filter at one time or another. Maybe you’ve even smeared an old UV or Skylight with Vaseline or crayon wax to produce creative distortion. Cool, no? Well, those are NOTHING compared to the incredible optical tricks you can do with the new Omni Creative Filter System from Lensbaby.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 19, 2019  |  0 comments

Photographer Julia Trotti's fans have been asking her to do a video on how to pose males who are not models for portrait photos for some time, and this year she finally delivered. And, no surprise since there's been a big demand, the tutorial was her most popular of the year, garnering over a million views on YouTube, and counting.

Henry Anderson  |  Dec 19, 2019  |  0 comments

Sometimes it's just not worth it to try to "get the shot." In the below video, a cameraman shooting an off-road bike race gets leveled after getting a little close to the course.

Dan Havlik  |  Dec 18, 2019  |  0 comments

What's a softbox and how do you use it in photography? What are the best ways to use a softbox to light your subject for portraits?

Steve Meltzer  |  Dec 18, 2019  |  0 comments

Sharpness in photographs has long been a topic of debate among photographers. Once it was about the sharpness of film and formats, but today it’s about things like sensor size and shooting Raw vs. JPEG files. I find these discussions pretty quickly become esoteric and pixel picky. I prefer a hands-on approach to improving sharpness in photos and that’s what these tips are all about. 

Henry Anderson  |  Dec 17, 2019  |  0 comments

With more and more photographers considering switching from DSLRs to mirrorless cameras, one of the biggest factors in the decision-making process is lens choice. Are the new lenses designed for mirrorless cameras better than their DSLR-centric counterparts?

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