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Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jun 30, 2016  |  0 comments

As a Shutterbug reader, you know how to shoot fireworks. But what do you say to your friends and kinfolk when they ask you for advice? Simple—just send them the link to this article. It’s a nice, relatively short list of 10 tips for photographing aerial pyrotechnics. Because after all, there’s more to fireworks than what meets the sky. 

Ron Leach  |  May 19, 2017  |  1 comments

Food always looks great in TV and magazine ads, right? That’s usually the case whether we’re talking about a cheap burger at a fast food joint or an expensive steak at a nice restaurant. Well, we hate to break it to you but some of that appetizing food you drool over in ads isn’t really edible at all.

Steve Meltzer  |  Dec 18, 2019  |  0 comments

Sharpness in photographs has long been a topic of debate among photographers. Once it was about the sharpness of film and formats, but today it’s about things like sensor size and shooting Raw vs. JPEG files. I find these discussions pretty quickly become esoteric and pixel picky. I prefer a hands-on approach to improving sharpness in photos and that’s what these tips are all about. 

Ron Leach  |  Jan 15, 2020  |  0 comments

Regardless of one’s technical prowess, most photographers experience an ebb and flow to their creative vision. If you’ve hit the doldrums, this tutorial is sure to provide a jolt of inspiration.

Henry Anderson  |  Aug 10, 2021  |  0 comments

If you're looking for some fast and fun ways to get your photos extra attention, look no further than the below video. In the simple tutorial, the folks from 123 GO Like! share 12 hacks to make your photos and videos go viral.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 12, 2019  |  0 comments

Spring is here, and summer is right around the corner, so it's time to brush up on your beach photography. Not only are beach photos fun and, potentially, flattering to your subject, they're a great way to share your work on social media. After all, who doesn't get jealous of someone in a swimsuit at the beach?

Ron Leach  |  Jul 05, 2017  |  1 comments

All of us have stumbled upon a great photo opportunity when our “serious” camera was at home, and that’s when we reach for our smartphone with fingers crossed. But when it comes to shooting cars, all is not lost if you watch the COOPH video below with professional car photographer Bernhard Spottel.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 02, 2020  |  0 comments

The new year is finally here and there's no better time than now to push your photography to the next level. The fun video below is a great place to start.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 27, 2018  |  0 comments

Every year at about this time many of us start making New Year’s resolutions, and one common theme is to eat less, exercise more, and get in shape. In the video below, photographer David Flores illustrates a different type of exercise, namely simple techniques that will make you a better photographer in 2019.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 21, 2019  |  0 comments

It's Easy Photo Tips Friday when we like to share fun photography how-to videos that you can try out over the weekend. In the below tutorial from 5-Minute Crafts, you'll learn "13 easy photo hacks to make every picture look professional.

Henry Anderson  |  Jul 17, 2020  |  0 comments

Jordi Koalitic is one of our favorite YouTube channels for sharing clever tricks to make photos stand out on social media. In the latest video from the channel, which is a collaboration between brothers Jordi and Arnau Puig, the team really outdoes itself by working with some special talent to take their images to the next level.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Jun 17, 2015  |  0 comments

COOPH (The Cooperative of Photography) recently partnered with photographer Ray Demski to create a video that highlights 14 smart and practical travel photo tips and tricks. The video, which is embedded below, was shot in beautiful Venice, Italy and features tips to make your photo adventure much easier, safer and more fun.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 20, 2019  |  0 comments

Michael Sasser is who we typically turn to for great tips on boudoir photography, but because he spends a lot of his working life on the road, he's also got ample advice for travel photographers. In the below video, he shares 14 travel accessories he thinks every photographer should own.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 18, 2018  |  0 comments

First of all, photographer Peter McKinnon explains, this is NOT a what’s in my camera bag video. If you want one of those from him, you’ll have to wait until January. Right now, with his latest photography how-to video (embedded below), he wants to tell you about his “Photographer’s Emergency Pouch” and the 14 things you need to put in it and bring with you on every shoot.

Henry Anderson  |  Nov 09, 2021  |  0 comments

The clever folks at Snap Shoot are up to their tricks again and this time these latest photo hacks will help you take your photography to the next level.

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