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Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 18, 2018  |  0 comments

With everyone taking selfies these days, why are so many of these self-portraits so terrible? And when couples shoot selfies together while traveling (such as on vacation), why do they only seem to capture their faces and none of the scenic surroundings?

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 17, 2018  |  0 comments

Photographer Sean Tucker has a message for photographers who might have a phobia about using their camera’s manual mode. Get over your fear! Understanding manual mode is critical to nailing exposure, which he fully explains in the below video.

Adam Goldberg  |  Sep 17, 2018  |  0 comments

Neutral density filters are one of the most important tools in a photographer’s toolkit. They allow a photographer to control the amount of light that reaches the camera sensor. Whether it is a bright sunny day and you want to manage the bright light, or you are photographing water and are looking for that silky smooth look, the neutral density filter can help you achieve the image you are looking for.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 14, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’ve ever gone shopping for camera gear in a foreign country, you know it can be an unusual experience, especially if you don’t speak the language. Travel photographer Pierre T. Lambert had an even more unusual time while shopping for a new lens at a crazy camera market in India.

Hernan Rodriguez  |  Sep 14, 2018  |  0 comments

My approach to taking portraits is simple: I want to capture natural, relatable images, where I'm able to catch every individual's true essence and true identity. For me, prime lenses are the ideal type of lens for this type of photography.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 14, 2018  |  0 comments

It’s probably happened to you before. You load up the car with your best camera gear and drive to the country to photograph the autumn leaves in peak bloom. But when you get there expecting to capture fiery red and burnt sienna orange on the trees, you discover that most of the best leaves have already fallen to the ground.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 13, 2018  |  0 comments

Here are some tips for making the most of the fall color change, including five fun filters (the physical, screw-in kind). Scientifically, the leaves of deciduous trees lose their chlorophyll and reveal the reds, oranges and yellows that were hiding beneath the green. For me it’s like a kindergarten kid getting their first box of 64-color Crayolas—so many new colors and so little time.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 13, 2018  |  0 comments

Polaroids. Remember Polaroids? They're those wonderful instant film thingies that were a big deal before, ya know, digital photography took over the world, making “instant” photography not so instant anymore.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 13, 2018  |  0 comments

Yesterday, we posted our new video featuring Shutterbug photographer Jordan Matter who explained three reasons why he thinks you need to get a telephoto zoom lens now. And then, lo and behold, popular photography vlogger Peter McKinnon just posted his own video on why he thinks every photographer needs a telephoto lens.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 12, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s another simple yet effective photography tips video from Light Club. In the short 2.5-minute clip, the work of some of the world’s top photographers is used to show that the key to create a powerful portrait is how you capture the eyes.

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