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Henry Anderson  |  Sep 15, 2020  |  0 comments

There are lots of so-called rules in photography established over centuries of shooting. But, as the saying goes, rules are made to be broken! And in photography, when you break the rules it can often lead to some very interesting images.

Steve Meltzer  |  Sep 17, 2019  |  0 comments

On September 9, 2019, legendary photographer Robert Frank died at the age of 94. At the heart of Frank's photographic legacy was his groundbreaking book "The Americans." As one critic wrote about that seminal book: "(it) changed the nature of photography, what it could say and how it could say it. It remains perhaps the most influential photography book of the 20th century."

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 11, 2019  |  0 comments

You don't, necessarily, need a big clunky camera with a big clunky interchangeable lens to shoot great photos. In fact, you really can get fabulous photos from a simple "point-and-shoot" camera with a small imaging sensor about the size of your fingernail. You just need a few helpful tips.

Chris Crosby  |  Mar 25, 2020  |  0 comments

One of the things that most budding photographers forget to focus on is light. When we are beginning our photography journey there are many things to be learned. We have to learn how to use our camera, understand the exposure triangle, master camera settings and composition to name but a few.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 05, 2019  |  0 comments

Sure, you love photography, but have you ever wondered whether you could make money doing the thing you love? That’s the question Atlanta-based photographer Evan Ranft discusses in the below video, titled “How I Make Money with Photography.”

Ron Leach  |  Nov 04, 2021  |  0 comments

Whether you’re shooting portraits or other outdoor scenes with a prominent foregoing object, you can draw attention to the main subject by minimizing depth-of-field. This technique can also add an artistic flair to your images.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 26, 2022  |  0 comments

French photographer Mathieu Stern is an interesting guy, and someone you might say is “a bit different.” We refer to him as our Weird Lens Guru because he specializes in peculiar vintage lenses, oddball accessories, and strange photo experiments.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 14, 2022  |  0 comments

The first thing most photographers do when out in the field shooting landscapes is to mount a wide-angle lens on their camera. But a lot more goes into making great photographs than choosing the right focal length.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 20, 2021  |  0 comments

There are a ton of rules and conventional wisdom about photography, and some are very helpful to understand. But according to one respected expert, several of these notions are really toxic and can ruin our craft.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 22, 2018  |  0 comments

First off, photographer and model Sorelle Amore apologizes for the title of this video, which is: “Why You Look Fat in Photos – And Six Ways to Fix It.” She admits she picked it mostly to attract attention on YouTube, and it definitely worked. The below video which, despite or, perhaps, because of its incendiary, Clickbait title, has already racked up 57,000 views (and counting) on YouTube.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 06, 2019  |  0 comments

The first thing most of us do when we get a new camera is dive into the menus and select the various settings that work best for our style of shooting. This is an important task, because when chosen carefully these settings can make photography easier, but improper settings can really hold you back.

Henry Anderson  |  Dec 22, 2021  |  0 comments

If you're down to the wire on your Christmas shopping and a photographer, maybe you should consider making your own photo-based gifts this year? If so, check out the below video where photographers from COOPH share six easy DIY (do it yourself) photography gift ideas for the holidays.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 05, 2021  |  0 comments

We all tend to get a bit stale on occasion, shooting the same types of images over and over again, instead of stepping outside our comfort zone to try something new. And that tends to limit our vision and stunt our growth as photographers.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 10, 2019  |  0 comments

Photo tips, tricks and camera hacks are a great way to produce eye-catching images without spending much money. In the below video, visual artist and YouTuber Calop shares his "Top DIY Photo Hacks."

Ron Leach  |  Jun 12, 2017  |  0 comments

Camera hack videos are among the most popular stories we post, and for good reason: These quick DIY projects not only save you money, but they’re a lot of fun to do.

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