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Ron Leach  |  Nov 02, 2021  |  0 comments

For those on a budget it’s tempting to purchase an inexpensive 2X teleconverter to double the focal length of a lens you already own, instead of spending big bucks on a powerful super-telephoto zoom. But does this really make sense in terms of image quality, or are you better off just cropping your photos?

Ron Leach  |  Nov 17, 2021  |  0 comments

Understanding how to control depth of field (DOF) is an important skill for all types of photography, whether you shoot portraits, landscapes, sports, or just about anything else. In the video below, you’ll learn how to employ DOF wisely for professional looking images.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 08, 2022  |  0 comments

We’ll begin this Lightroom tutorial with a question: Do you use “virtual copies” in your workflow, or even know what they are? If not, you’re missing out on a simple method for facilitating the editing process and saving plenty of time.

Suzanne Driscoll  |  Jun 20, 2014  |  First Published: May 01, 2014  |  0 comments

Known as a master of combining art in the traditional sense with photography, Chiarenza has been making pictures for five decades. He started out with tightly framed, documentary-style photographs that sparked a lifelong interest in abstract images and landscapes. But since 1979 he has been making collages out of scraps of paper, foil, can lids, and whatever else he finds or people send him. He then photographed the collages with Polaroid positive/negative film, always in black and white. Using light, shapes, forms, and surfaces, the results are very unique images that encourage the viewer to let his or her imagination do all the interpretation.

Maria Piscopo  |  Mar 21, 2014  |  First Published: Feb 01, 2014  |  0 comments

As technology changes so do methods of presentation. In this article I set out to discover what type of portfolio photographers have found work best and, from the buyer’s perspective, what type or types they prefer. As I conducted the interviews among art directors, photo reps, and photographers it all began to boil down to this: how do you get your work seen by potential clients and how do you craft an effective portfolio that makes sense to them and represents your craft and passion?

Ron Leach  |  Apr 07, 2021  |  0 comments

Here at Shutterbug we’re constantly on the lookout for tutorials that will help you master camera settings, composition, exposure, and other shooting skills. But there’s one important consideration that has nothing do with technicalities, and it’s particularly important for nature, travel and landscape photographers.

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Nov 04, 2016  |  0 comments

About five years ago, travel photographer Jack Hollingsworth was on a resort shoot in the Caribbean. There’d be stills and video, lots of locations, and the client keeping an eye on everything. Nine cases of gear loaded on the plane.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 29, 2017  |  0 comments

This may be the first time we’ve invoked the laws of physics in a phography tutorial. But fear not, because the "Inverse Square Law" is a simple concept, at least as it pertains to photography, and it can have a big impact on your images.

Ron Leach  |  May 02, 2022  |  0 comments

A lot more goes into making compelling travel and nature photos than finding a stunning location and nailing focus and exposure. In the video below you’ll see what one expert calls “the most important element” for grabbing a viewer’s attention.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 07, 2017  |  0 comments

The late Bruce Mozert was an American photographer who gained acclaim in the late 1930s for photographing pretty pin-ups posing underwater. As you can see, what made his portraits particularly unusual (apart from the fact they were shot underwater) was that his models were often posed as though they were going about their daily lives on land.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 14, 2019  |  0 comments

Photographer Manny Ortiz is back with another portrait photography how-to video and this time he shows you three classic tips that will improve your photos. In the below tutorial, Ortiz once again calls on his lovely model wife Diana to pose so he can demonstrate how to use the following composition techniques to up your portrait game.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 26, 2019  |  0 comments

If you're still learning photography but want to break out of your comfort zone – aka AUTO mode on your camera – here are six easy photography tips to help you take the "training wheels" off. 

Dan Havlik  |  Jun 24, 2019  |  0 comments

There are lots of things that people tell you about photography that are just plain wrong. In fact, sometimes these popular photography "myths," if you follow them, actually make your images look worse.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 02, 2017  |  0 comments

There is close-up photography and then there’s CLOSE-UP photography, as you can see in the remarkable video below featuring several short clips from the 2017 Nikon Small World in Motion Competition.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 07, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’re just getting started in photography, you’re bound to make a few mistakes. That’s perfectly understandable and fine. Here's how to get better quickly.

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