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Ron Leach  |  Mar 27, 2017  |  0 comments

Last year we featured a mind-blowing 53,000-megapixel image that Bentley Motors created for an ad campaign. At first glance the shot looked like just another distant scenic photo of San Franscisco's Golden Gate Bridge—until you used the interactive controls to zoom in so tight you could literally see the stitching on the car’s headrest as it drove across the bridge.

George Schaub  |  May 28, 2014  |  0 comments

The image color of even a conventional black and white silver print is rarely black, white and grayscale shades. It may be warm (golden) or cold (blue) neutral or toned (sepia, magenta). Over many years print makers and chemists developed paper and developer combinations, as well as after-printing toners, to add additional color to monochrome silver prints. For example, using a warm-tone paper such as Agfa Portriga and a warm-tone enhancing developer, such as Selectol Soft, could alter image color. This yielded brownish blacks and creamy whites. A cold-tone paper could be developed in Dektol and after fixing toned in a mild dilution of rapid selenium toner for added “snap”, resulting in a “harder” bright white/deep black effect.

Dan Havlik  |  Feb 08, 2018  |  0 comments

Shutterbug columnist Scott Kelby is a Photoshop and Lightroom master. But in the below software tips video, Kelby shows how you don’t need to be an expert to fix a common problem in your images.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 05, 2018  |  0 comments

It’s been awhile since we’ve brought you any photo hacks, but the 10 tricks in this video are really good. And like others we’ve posted in the past, those you see here will enable you create some really cool effects using stuff you have at home.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 12, 2018  |  0 comments

Beginner photographers, take notice. There are probably many things you’re doing wrong, and you don’t even know it. The good news is help is on the way, in the form of the below video from photographer, filmmaker and travel vlogger Sawyer Hartman.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 01, 2018  |  0 comments

There’s no faster way to pet-owners’ hearts than a beautiful photograph of their furry, loyal companions. In the quick video below, you’ll find 10 DIY camera hacks for shooting creative photos of man’s best friend.

The Editors  |  Jan 01, 2002  |  0 comments

Here are 10 ways to get your creative juices flowing . . . and some great photos

1. Discover Your Own Backyard

If you put your mind to it, you can find lots of neat photo subjects right in your own backyard. (If you live in an apartment and don't have a formal backyard, don't worry—this assignment is about...

Henry Anderson  |  Oct 30, 2019  |  0 comments

There are few better ways to draw attention to your photography than to have one of your images "go viral." Yes, when one of your once-in-a-lifetime shots "blows up" on social media sites like Facebook and Instagram, people are going to be clamoring for more viral photo fun from you.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 09, 2019  |  0 comments

It's Friday, which means it's time to share some of our favorite fun photo tips you can try over the weekend. In the below photography how-to video from Crafty Panda, they show you 10 creative photo ideas and camera hacks for every occasion.

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?

Dan Havlik  |  Feb 20, 2017  |  0 comments

Do you ever wonder how to take your photography to the next level? The helpful folks at Mango Street Labs are back with another great video that will help you improve your amateur-looking images so they look as good as those from professional photographers.

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 18, 2019  |  0 comments

Street photography is one of the most challenging types of photography. The reason is simple: you are trying to capture interesting images of people on the street who don't, necessarily, want their pictures taken.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jul 26, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s nearly everything that’s important to know about photo filters (the tangible kind) told in easy to understand language. Plus, at the end, a bonus tip tells you how to remove a screw-in filter that’s stuck to a lens.

Jason Schneider  |  Oct 02, 2015  |  0 comments

I’ve been an eBayer since 1998 and I’ll admit that buying cameras on eBay can be seriously addictive. Even better (and even more addicting): you can occasionally snag great deals!

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 18, 2017  |  0 comments

Have you ever wanted to see your photos exhibited in a real gallery or put on display as part of a photography show? Shutterbug photographer Jordan Matter has ten great tips in the video in this story on how to make that happen.

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