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Josh Miller  |  Feb 12, 2016  |  0 comments

While everyone’s definition of “extreme” is a little different, the one thing that can be said of extreme outdoor photography is it involves leaving the car far behind and dealing with whatever difficulties present themselves without running for cover. To help get you ready for your next extreme shoot, here are my seven most important tools for working in the wild under tough conditions.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Aug 10, 2017  |  0 comments

Here are seven film shooting skills that make you a better digital photographer. And I’ll bet my last roll of Tri-X that they work.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  May 25, 2017  |  0 comments

Read this and you’ll never again say, “Seen one parade, you’ve seen them all.”

Lou Manna  |  Feb 12, 2015  |  0 comments

Editor’s Note: Food photographer Lou Manna has spent over 30 years creating images of all things edible. We recently asked Manna to share some of his wisdom with Shutterbug’s readers he provided us with the following helpful tips for how to shoot the best food photos. You can see more of Manna’s work on his website, or read his thoughts on food photography and see more images at his blog.

The Editors  |  Jun 01, 2003  |  0 comments

Here are seven more ideas for some great shots this summer

1. Magic Moments
It's not just a summer thing, because a photographer should always be on the lookout for those intriguing sights of life being lived, but summer seems to produce more of them. Put your camera in full-auto mode, stay alert, and fire away when you come across something neat, be it people at work or...

Ron Leach  |  Jan 14, 2022  |  1 comments

If you’ve never bothered to change the default settings on your camera, it’s time to pay attention and make a few modifications so your it performs best for you. As you’ll see in the quick explainer below, there are several key camera settings you should seriously consider changing, whether or not your camera is brand new.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Dec 23, 2016  |  0 comments

No time to conjure up a resolution for 2017? No problem! Here’s a seven-pack of readymade resolutions you can relate to, even if you’re already perfect in every way.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  May 16, 2018  |  0 comments

Even people who are passionate about photography often make common mistakes that prevent them from reaching their maximum potential. No one is immune. To advance to the next level of proficiency, overcome the tendency to fall victim to these common goofs.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Mar 22, 2018  |  0 comments

In an age when fast food coffee cups are marked “Caution: Hot” it’s unfortunate that some of the hidden hazards photographers encounter don’t have warning signs. Forewarned is forearmed, as wise men say. Or as I like to say, sometimes the difference between a disaster and a minor annoyance is knowledge, experience and preparation—or accidentally stumbling upon some obscure piece of advice on the internet.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Aug 19, 2016  |  0 comments

I’ve been taking pictures for so long that when I began, practically all cameras were made in Japan or Germany, ISO was spelled ASA and image files were paper folders where sleeves of negatives were stored.

Despite my ample experience, there are mistakes that I make over and over again—not every time I go out, thankfully, and not even every week—but often enough. Do you do these too?

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 10, 2020  |  0 comments

As the saying goes "If you don't make mistakes, you don't make anything." Or, in other words, when you're doing creative work, it will always result in a few mistakes. On the other hand, sitting around doing nothing, is the only way to avoid mistakes.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 31, 2021  |  0 comments

There are numerous “rules” regarding the art and craft of photography that have been espoused by so-called “experts” for years. Some of this conventional wisdom is truly essential, but several things you’ve heard are subject to debate. And still others are simply myths or misconceptions.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 08, 2021  |  0 comments

We regularly feature tutorials on outdoor photography from Romanian pro Toma Bonciu because we love his images and his calm easy-to follow style of instruction. Bonciu is a successful self-taught shooter, specializing in travel and landscape photography.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Dec 28, 2017  |  0 comments

Forget resolutions—those are just fanciful promises that may or may not be remembered when spring reappears. Instead, make a list of things to do now, within a finite timeframe, and start doing them. 

Cynthia Boylan  |  Nov 06, 2015  |  1 comments

I’m what (the immortal) Stan Lee calls a “true believer” and I’ve been a fan of comic books since childhood. As a result, I can’t resist a convention because it’s an opportunity to dive into the world of fandom and mingle with like-minded people from around the country.

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