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Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 04, 2019  |  0 comments

In his latest how-to video, travel photographer Pierre T. Lambert discusses what he calls “the photographer’s superpower.” What is that you say? Well, to paraphrase Guns N’ Roses: “All you need is a little more patience.”

Dan Havlik  |  Jun 14, 2018  |  0 comments

Why go wide when you can go long? That’s the message of Shutterbug’s latest how-to video tutorial offering five reasons why you should be using a telephoto lens to shoot landscape photos.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 19, 2022  |  0 comments

All photographers, pros and amateurs alike, capture disappointing images on occasion, because that’s how the creative process works. But if your images consistently miss the mark, it’s time to do things differently.

Henry Anderson  |  Mar 03, 2021  |  0 comments

Stories and videos with secret camera hacks aren't just fun, they can be super useful if you want to save time and money while getting awesome, fresh looks for your latest photo or video. In the quick, easy and eye-opening video below, Joris Hermans shares five camera hacks that he employs on a regular basis.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 04, 2019  |  0 comments

Your photos might be sharp but are they crisp? Because if they’re not crisp, they might lose some of their impact and look a bit blah.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 29, 2019  |  0 comments

There are no shortcuts to improving as a landscape photographer but knowing a few simple things certainly helps. And in the below video from landscape photographer Mads Peter Iversen, he shares five "secrets" he says you must know if you want to get better at shooting landscapes.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 19, 2019  |  0 comments

There are no shortcuts in life but what about in photography? Yes, it's important to spend time learning the fundamentals of photography but there are also many tips, tricks, and techniques that will improve your imaging results quickly.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 05, 2017  |  0 comments

Last month we showed you how to create better portraits by using a white balloon to soften the light from your camera’s pop-up flash. Now there are these five camera hacks to improve your photos with a simple plastic bag.

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.

Ron Leach  |  May 04, 2022  |  0 comments

You may not consider yourself a portrait photographer, but trust us: Sooner or later you’ll be asked to work some magic with family members or friends. And it’s likely your “model” will be just as inexperienced as you are.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 18, 2021  |  0 comments

If you’re running out of fresh ideas, and need a quick jolt of inspiration, this fun video will provide a quick jump-start and get your creative juices flowing once again. You’ll pick up five eye-popping ideas in less than three minutes, enabling you to shoot images with the WOW! factor.

Steve Meltzer  |  Jan 26, 2017  |  0 comments

Great photographs are not the result of great cameras. Superb cameras help, but the real secret to making great images is the ability to see photographs in your mind’s eye before you take them. Once this ability to “pre-visualize” an image is learned, it quickly becomes second nature. Here are five simple tips to jump-start your thinking outside the camera.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 19, 2022  |  0 comments

Winter landscape photography can be a serious challenge, with dreadful, uninviting weather and bleak, barren scenes devoid of color. But rather than stow you gear until conditions improve, take a look at the tutorial below and pick up a few tips for making truly epic images this time of year.

Dan Havlik  |  Feb 18, 2019  |  0 comments

Because mirrorless cameras, by their very nature, have no mirrors like their DSLR counterparts, their sensors can get exposed to the elements when you take off the lens. That means things like dust, debris, moisture and general nastiness can stick to the sensor and defile your photos.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 06, 2021  |  0 comments

Careful preparation is essential for all forms of outdoor photography, whether you shoot travel scenes, landscapes, or adventure images—especially when you’ll be in the backcountry far from home. To that end, one of our favorite instructors put together the checklist below, to help you avoid the unexpected.

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