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Jeff Howe  |  Jul 12, 2017  |  0 comments

The practice of incorporating water reflections into your photography can create amazing effects and beautiful images. Water reflections can completely alter an ordinary image and create something deeper, more abstract, and artistic. 

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 30, 2019  |  0 comments

Landscape photographer Mark Denney recently stumbled across an old file on an old computer that contained his "favorite" images from his early days as a landscape photographer. It was an eye-opening experience for him, to say the least.

Dan Havlik  |  Jan 23, 2017  |  0 comments

We like the photo how-to videos from the folks at Mango Street Lab because they're short, sweet, and eminently helpful. The below video tutorial titled "3 Mistakes All Beginner Photographers Make" is no exception.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 30, 2021  |  0 comments

Every so often we come upon a simple tutorial that demonstrates a few “essential” skills that can actually change one’s approach to photography. And that’s what you’ll find here, as an experienced pro reveals the secrets to his success.

Henry Anderson  |  Sep 09, 2021  |  0 comments

In photography, as we like to say, everybody makes mistakes. But how you adapt and overcome those mistakes is how you become a better photographer.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 13, 2017  |  0 comments

Serious landscape photographers are known for chasing great light. But what happens when you travel to a beautiful location and there’s simply no magic in the sky? All is not lost if you use the techniques described in the video below.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 29, 2021  |  0 comments

One reason mirrorless digital cameras are so popular is that with an appropriate adapter you can use just about all of the great vintage glass that’s lurking in the back of your photo cabinet. And, if like me, you own a Pentax DSLR, you can mount just about any lens Pentax ever made, with no adapter required.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 20, 2018  |  0 comments

Maybe you don’t know it already, but camera filters can help you take better photos right away. No, we’re not talking about those software “filters” you might use in Lightroom as a plug-in. We mean actual physical filters you put on the front of your lens.

Deborah Sandidge  |  Aug 31, 2020  |  0 comments

I have never doubted the power of black-and-white photography, and this conviction was confirmed on a November day in Boulder, Colorado.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 24, 2018  |  0 comments

Danish photographer Mads Peter Iversen thinks composition is so important to landscape photography, he’s made several photography tips videos about the subject. In his latest video, Iversen discusses three composition tips he thinks are key to making a successful image.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 10, 2021  |  0 comments

Some photographers turn up their noses at the notion of using on-camera flash for portrait photography. But the technique is super easy to accomplish, and done right it can yield surprisingly beautiful results.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 29, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’re just starting out in photography, there’s a lot of information to absorb. And while much of that info is important to know, it can get a bit overwhelming. Pierre T. Lambert is a photographer who seen and learned a lot, and his YouTube channel has great tips and tricks to help you cut through the clutter of f/stops and ISOs, to get to what’s most critical.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 07, 2017  |  0 comments

How many times have you tried to photograph a gorgeous cityscape from inside a hotel room, only to be stymied by unsightly reflections on the windows? That common and frustrating problem will be a thing of the past after watching the two-minute video below.

Dan Havlik  |  Mar 22, 2019  |  0 comments

The below video from Los Angeles-based boudoir photographer Michael Sasser is like two tutorials in one. In the first part of the video, Sasser offers three helpful tips on how to find great locations for outdoor photo shoots when you're traveling to a new area.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 30, 2018  |  0 comments

One of the most common questions we get from Shutterbug readers is how do you take your photography skills to the next level to become a professional photographer. It’s not an easy question to answer because going pro doesn’t involve improving your photography skills alone.

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