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Ron Leach  |  Jul 27, 2021  |  0 comments

Most of us don’t make our living as professional photographers, but there’s no reason to advertise your amateur status with images that somehow miss the mark. Fortunately, you can easily up your game by watching the quick video below.

Ron Leach  |  May 03, 2021  |  0 comments

Do you want to begin capturing spectacular landscape photos today? If, as we suspect, your answer is a resounding “yes,” all you have to do is watch the quick tutorial below.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 29, 2019  |  0 comments

Do your photos of your beloved cat or dog all look the same? Do you want to make your friends jealous on social media by sharing a purr-fect image of your pet? Well, then you should watch the below video from photographer Matt Granger: "Pet Photography at Home – 5 Tips."

Dreamstime  |  Oct 17, 2018  |  0 comments

The following outdoor photography how-to story offering five great tips for shooting fall foliage comes courtesy of Dreamstime.

Joel Grimes  |  May 22, 2020  |  0 comments

(Editor’s Note: Exploring Light is a monthly Shutterbug column featuring tips, tricks, and photo advice from professional photographers in Canon's Explorers of Light education program. This month's column is by Joel Grimes on how to shoot portraits with a tilt-shift lens.)

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 04, 2019  |  0 comments

In his latest how-to video, travel photographer Pierre T. Lambert discusses what he calls “the photographer’s superpower.” What is that you say? Well, to paraphrase Guns N’ Roses: “All you need is a little more patience.”

Dan Havlik  |  Jun 14, 2018  |  0 comments

Why go wide when you can go long? That’s the message of Shutterbug’s latest how-to video tutorial offering five reasons why you should be using a telephoto lens to shoot landscape photos.

Henry Anderson  |  Mar 03, 2021  |  0 comments

Stories and videos with secret camera hacks aren't just fun, they can be super useful if you want to save time and money while getting awesome, fresh looks for your latest photo or video. In the quick, easy and eye-opening video below, Joris Hermans shares five camera hacks that he employs on a regular basis.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 04, 2019  |  0 comments

Your photos might be sharp but are they crisp? Because if they’re not crisp, they might lose some of their impact and look a bit blah.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 29, 2019  |  0 comments

There are no shortcuts to improving as a landscape photographer but knowing a few simple things certainly helps. And in the below video from landscape photographer Mads Peter Iversen, he shares five "secrets" he says you must know if you want to get better at shooting landscapes.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 19, 2019  |  0 comments

There are no shortcuts in life but what about in photography? Yes, it's important to spend time learning the fundamentals of photography but there are also many tips, tricks, and techniques that will improve your imaging results quickly.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 05, 2017  |  0 comments

Last month we showed you how to create better portraits by using a white balloon to soften the light from your camera’s pop-up flash. Now there are these five camera hacks to improve your photos with a simple plastic bag.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 15, 2019  |  0 comments

We're always looking for quick tricks to make us better photographers. What we like about photographer and educator Mark Hemmings' photo tutorials is that he offers simple tips on how to shoot better photos and then expands on them so you're learning several techniques at once.

Steve Meltzer  |  Jan 26, 2017  |  0 comments

Great photographs are not the result of great cameras. Superb cameras help, but the real secret to making great images is the ability to see photographs in your mind’s eye before you take them. Once this ability to “pre-visualize” an image is learned, it quickly becomes second nature. Here are five simple tips to jump-start your thinking outside the camera.

Dan Havlik  |  Feb 18, 2019  |  0 comments

Because mirrorless cameras, by their very nature, have no mirrors like their DSLR counterparts, their sensors can get exposed to the elements when you take off the lens. That means things like dust, debris, moisture and general nastiness can stick to the sensor and defile your photos.

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