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Ron Leach  |  Dec 16, 2016  |  0 comments

Peter McKinnon is an award-winning Canadian photographer, and like many pros he’s often had to rig something up in the field to solve a problem. In the quick video below, McKinnon shares eight simple hacks that can get you out of a bind in a hurry.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 18, 2022  |  1 comments

This is the time of year when many photographers are planning vacations, so it’s time to bone up on your skills. The quick tutorial below focuses on one of the key aspects of travel photography, with seven tips you can also use at home.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 17, 2022  |  0 comments

You’ve no doubt marveled at colorful nighttime light trail photos, and assumed they required advanced skills and special gear. As you’ll see in the tutorial below, nothing could be further from the truth.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 14, 2022  |  0 comments

Nighttime photography is really fun, and offers an opportunity to capture eye-popping photos. You don’t really need any special gear, as long as you know a few tricks.

Ron Leach  |  May 11, 2022  |  0 comments

Shooting outdoor portraits can be a mixed bag. On the one hand, natural light photography means carrying less gear, but here’s the problem: On bright, sunny days with high contrast, it can be difficult to properly meter a scene and capture flattering images.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 13, 2021  |  0 comments

Capturing sharp photos is a key goal for all types of photography, but achieving precise focus is particularly challenging when shooting wildlife and other fast-moving subjects outdoors.

Bray Falls  |  Feb 22, 2019  |  0 comments

It is sometimes said that astrophotography is one of the most challenging types of photography out there. There are numerous technical problems to overcome, substantial initial investments, and a considerable chance of getting burnt out if you get too frustrated.

Ron Leach  |  May 23, 2017  |  0 comments

Despite the rapid advancements in digital imaging technology there’s been a growing resurgence in the use of 35mm cameras for shooting everything from portraits and street scenes to landscape photography. To address this renewed interest in film, Ilford Photo has created an “Introduction to Film Photography” video series designed to get budding film users up to speed.

Lynne Eodice  |  Jun 01, 2004  |  0 comments

If you're intrigued by architecture and its interesting details, chances are that you enjoy photographing stairways. You can capture interesting design elements, both in structure and in detail. Stairways can be depicted in their entirety with curved, sweeping lines, or can become an abstract subject if you zoom in on a close-up of...

Lynne Eodice  |  Oct 01, 2002  |  0 comments

 

 

 

When photographing interesting cities, you'll find it very convenient to travel light—a point-and-shoot camera will free you to concentrate on compositions and allow you to respond more quickly to great photo opportunities. If your camera has a built-in zoom lens, use it at its widest setting for...

Ron Leach  |  Oct 14, 2021  |  0 comments

We all fall into a creative rut on occasion, and that’s often because we take the same approach to whatever we shoot. For portraits we typically reach for a short telephoto, and a wide-angle lens is usually our choice for landscape photography.

Staff  |  May 17, 2021  |  0 comments

What’s in a season? Showcase your best spring photography in the second round of Shutterbug’s Time of the Season photo contest for your chance to win $500 cash, a Tamron 17-70mm F/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD lens; Sony Alpha a6400 mirrorless camera, Slik Carbon Fiber CF-834 Tripod with the PBH-45LP Ball Head, Skylum Luminar AI Guru Bundle photo editing software, and a Standard 53 camera strap with Quick Release from Lucky Camera Straps.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 14, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s a simple but enlightening photo tip we had not fully thought of before.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 24, 2022  |  0 comments

Most of you know that processing b&w images requires a much different approach than dealing with color, and in both cases there are a number of ways to achieve optimum results.

The Editors  |  Feb 01, 2005  |  0 comments

Good photographs needn't be complicated.

You can often make better pictures by thinking "simple."

Instead of trying to get as much as possible into the shot, try to include as little as possible. Ideally, you should include everything that adds to the picture, and nothing else. But that's a tall order for those new to photography...

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