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Henry Anderson  |  Feb 10, 2020  |  0 comments

So let's say you don't have the budget of, for example, some of the amazing movies that were honored at the Oscars last night, but you still want to make something really cool. Check out the low budget camera tricks in the video below to find out how to get some mind-blowing shots with everyday items.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 04, 2021  |  0 comments

A lot goes into making great landscape photographs, including dealing with ever-changing light, determining the proper point of focus for optimum depth of field, and simplifying complicated scenes with effective composition.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 11, 2017  |  0 comments

One way to make sure you nail a perfectly exposed image under difficult lighting conditions is to bracket shots by making what you think is a “correct” exposure, followed by a few more that are incrementally lighter and darker. As you’ll see in the four-minute video below, there’s a bit more to precise bracketing than you may think.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 28, 2021  |  0 comments

There are worse things than being a beginning photographer. After all, you can make big improvements in your skills in a relatively short time. But if you consider yourself a more advanced shooter, and you still make beginner mistakes, that’s a cause for concern.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 16, 2017  |  0 comments

The autofocus systems in today’s advanced digital cameras are truly wonders of modern engineering, with greater speed and precision than ever before. In fact, some photographers aren’t completely aware of everything the AF system in their DSLR can do.

Ron Leach  |  May 11, 2017  |  0 comments

If you’re unfamiliar with the term “bullet time,” it’s a frozen-moment visual effect in which some parts of a scene proceed at normal speed while others (like flying bullets) are slowed dramatically as you see in the short clip below and a longer version at the bottom of this page.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 24, 2017  |  0 comments

Were he alive today, 19th-century pointillism pioneer Georges Seurat might resent the comparison, but here’s a weird “multipoint pinhole camera” made from thousands of drinking straws that creates images that really do resemble the pointillist paintings of yesteryear.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 24, 2018  |  0 comments

What calamity is even worse than having your camera crushed by a tank? According to photographer Pierre Lambert, the ultimate disaster is losing all the images you worked so hard to create because you failed to take proper backup precautions.

Zach Sutton - Lensrentals  |  Nov 04, 2021  |  0 comments

With both Nikon and Canon switching out their DSLR markets for mirrorless platforms and offering up new lens mounts as a result, and with Sony and Fuji both developing great lenses for their platforms, a common question we get asked is about lens adapters. 

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 17, 2018  |  0 comments

Photographer Sean Tucker has a message for photographers who might have a phobia about using their camera’s manual mode. Get over your fear! Understanding manual mode is critical to nailing exposure, which he fully explains in the below video.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 05, 2019  |  0 comments

Capturing unique street photos can be tricky business partially because your first instinct as a photographer might be to "get the shot" and then move on so as not to attract too much attention. But what if your initial street photography angle isn't actually the best one?

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 24, 2020  |  0 comments

Looking for something fun to do with your photography at home? Check out this new "two-minute Tuesday" tutorial from photographer Peter McKinnon where he shows you "the best (at home) camera hack ever!!"

Ron Leach  |  Jan 25, 2021  |  0 comments

We all make mistakes in our daily lives, and that includes shooting photographs. The best response is to not beat yourself up, but to learn from your errors so you don’t make the same mistake twice.

Dan Havlik  |  Feb 25, 2019  |  0 comments

Pierre T. Lambert has a secret that every beginning photographer needs to know. That 18-55mm kit lens that came with your camera? It’s really pretty slow and mediocre and if you want to start taking better photos, you should get a fast, prime lens immediately.

Henry Anderson  |  Jan 22, 2020  |  0 comments

As the great Ansel Adams once said: "You don't take a photograph, you make it." But what makes a dramatic landscape photo? There are, of course, lots of things but photographer Mark Denney zeros in on one specific effect that can make or break a shot.

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