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Jan-Ole Schmidt  |  Mar 07, 2017  |  0 comments

Everyone has at least one folder of images labeled “my best shots,” or something to that effect, on their computers. The images run the gamut from stunning landscapes and sunsets to great family portraits, travel images from your last vacation, amazing street scenes, work from client assignments, and so much more. 

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 16, 2018  |  0 comments

We’ve shared quite a few videos recently on how to effectively pose people in photos and they’ve proved to be quite popular. So, here’s another one with a slightly different spin on posing we think will help you out on your next portrait shoot.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 02, 2018  |  0 comments

It’s that time of year when everyone is searching for tips on how to shoot amazing fireworks photos on the Fourth of July. For some great advice on this topic, we turn to one of our favorite photographers on YouTube, Pierre T. Lambert who shares the video below, which is titled How to Shoot Fireworks: 7 Secrets to Photograph Fireworks Like a Boss.”

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Feb 12, 2016  |  0 comments

I get ’em. You probably get ’em too. Those feelings of photographic futility when the sky and the ground and your car and your imagination are all the same dim shade of dirty, dingy gray, and there’s really no point to stepping outside to take photographs. How do you beat the bad weather doldrums? Here are a few ideas. 

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 30, 2018  |  0 comments

“Today I share my 7 secrets for taking better photos by exposing your images correctly in camera, whether in street photography, portrait photography or landscape photography those tips help,” photographer Pierre Lambert says.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 11, 2018  |  0 comments

Simple DIY camera hacks are among the most popular stories we post, because they enable photographers to spice up their work with simple homemade “photo accessories” that cost little or nothing to make.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 28, 2020  |  0 comments

Yesterday we featured an interesting tutorial explaining how to make breathtaking portraits without fancy gear. Today we’re taking simplicity to the next level, with eight DIY lighting hacks using common household to create very special effects.

Henry Anderson  |  Feb 27, 2020  |  0 comments

We've said it before, we'll say it again: composition is perhaps the single most important thing in creating a great photograph. Yes, lighting, technique, timing, and execution are all important too, but if you have lousy photo composition, your image is still going to stink.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 18, 2017  |  0 comments

Fun, cheap and creative: That’s what camera hacks are all about. And in the video below, you’ll learn eight awesome ways to create unique images without spending a dime.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 16, 2018  |  0 comments

Nature photographer Steve Perry of Backcountry Gallery gets lots of questions from fellow photographers but one comes up more often than any other. So often, in fact, that he decided to make a whole video about it.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 11, 2018  |  0 comments

If you want to shoot street photography but don’t know quite where to begin, here’s a great tutorial from our friends at COOPH on how to capture your local urban landscape. In the video below, Olympus Visionary Niklas Nischke teams up with COOPH to share his “8 tips for framing and composing in the city.”

Cynthia Boylan  |  Jul 14, 2015  |  0 comments

Want to take better and more interesting photos with your smartphone? COOPH (The Cooperative of Photography) recently partnered with photographer Richard Schabetsberger to create a great new how-to video for fantastic smartphone photography.

Henry Anderson  |  Mar 18, 2021  |  0 comments

We all want to impress our friends with our elite photography skills but, let's face it, some advanced imaging techniques take years to learn. But what if there was a way to turn heads on social media with incredible eye-popping images and you'd need less than a minute to learn all the camera tricks to do it.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 26, 2018  |  0 comments

Photographer and YouTuber Chris Hau teams up with two full-time professional landscape photographers to offer up eight “non-typical” landscape photography tips.

Dan Havlik  |  Oct 12, 2020  |  0 comments

Sometimes our photos are good, sometimes they're bad, and sometimes they just downright suck! There's no shame in having your photos suck from time to time, it happens to everybody.

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