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Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 09, 2021  |  0 comments

Winter can be a difficult season for photographers, especially at high latitudes. But if you persist through the challenges thrown at you by this cold and dark time of year, you can capture some fantastic images.

George Schaub  |  Jan 28, 2014  |  0 comments

This photo was made in Raw file format, then enhanced using a Raw processor. Doing so allowed me to get exactly the color, contrast, and richness I wanted. Shooting in Raw is what allowed me to get the most quality out of the image file later.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 30, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s a quick photo primer from an accomplished pro, with three simple tips that will help you shoot better photographs. So stop what you’re doing, invest three minutes in watching this tutorial, and up your photo game now!

Ron Leach  |  Jul 07, 2021  |  0 comments

There’s so much to learn about landscape photography that the path toward success can be a long and arduous one. In fact, even accomplished pros say the quest for improvement is never ending.

Lindsay Adler  |  Apr 21, 2014  |  First Published: Mar 01, 2014  |  0 comments

A powerful portfolio involves so much more than just a strong grasp of the technical aspects of photography—it’s a complex mix of style, techniques, and intriguing ideas. Many photographers struggle to achieve a high-impact portfolio, feeling that they lack the creative spark to invigorate them and move their work forward.

Dan Havlik  |  Oct 10, 2018  |  0 comments

It happens to all of us as photographers. We suddenly stop feeling inspired and even are, dare we say, a bit bored with shooting photos.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 20, 2019  |  0 comments

Photographer Peter McKinnon has been on a roll this week. Yesterday, we shared his insanely popular "DSLR Photos vs Smartphone Shots" video, and today's he's already got another fun and helpful photography tutorial up on his YouTube channel.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 30, 2021  |  0 comments

One phrase we repeat often is, “Rules are meant to be broken.” That doesn’t mean being sloppy, but rather knowing when an unconventional approach will deliver unique and eye-catching photos.

Ron Leach  |  May 24, 2022  |  0 comments

One of the challenges we all face as photographers is conveying the excitement of action scenes in a still image. In the eye-opening tutorial below you’ll learn an easy method for bringing life to outdoor images with a little help from Photoshop.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 07, 2017  |  0 comments

Photographer Burk Uzzle has enjoyed a long and quite remarkable career. At age 23 he was the youngest photographer ever hired by LIFE magazine, and his unique vision has remained relevant ever since. 

Maria Piscopo  |  Jul 07, 2015  |  0 comments

Since technologies of database management (direct mail) and Internet marketing (websites) have cut into the advertising agencies’ “lock” on buying media space as the only way to sell products and services, the industry has scrambled to reinvent itself. As a result, photographers have felt an impact on their advertising photography businesses.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Feb 17, 2012  |  First Published: Jan 01, 2012  |  0 comments

When Olympus and Panasonic launched the Micro Four Thirds system they offered adapters that enabled the use of regular Four Thirds lenses. Smart move, because it immediately expanded the library of available glass. The goal of Micro Four Thirds is smaller and lighter SLR cameras. The unanticipated benefit is compatibility with tons of lenses we all thought we’d never use again.

Dan Havlik  |  Feb 21, 2020  |  0 comments

It's taken him a while, but photographer Peter McKinnon has finally completed Part Three of his Camera Basics video series. To learn some essential camera knowledge, watch the free 15-minute tutorial below immediately.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 21, 2017  |  0 comments

Many photographers rely on their camera’s sophisticated metering system to provide the “correct” exposure for the scene at hand. While this approach works well under a wide variety of lighting conditions, there are times when even the smartest camera can be fooled.

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