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Ron Leach  |  Jul 26, 2022  |  0 comments

Do you avoid using Lightroom’s powerful Tone Curves because you find them confusing or difficult to use? Well those days are over thanks to the simple tutorial below from Danish travel photographer Alex Bjorstorp.

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Apr 27, 2017  |  0 comments

Woody Allen is often credited with saying that 80 percent of success in life is showing up. For many photographers, that means showing up effectively in social media.

Jim Zuckerman  |  Jun 20, 2014  |  0 comments

One of the first techniques I learned in photography was to use long exposures at night to blur traffic lights. I liked it decades ago, and I still enjoy seeing artful streaks of light superimposed over an urban environment. You never know exactly what the resulting images will look like, and that’s part of the fun. When the background happens to striking, like the Walt Disney Theater in Los Angeles, California (#1), the combination of abstract lights and architecture makes a winning photograph.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 22, 2022  |  0 comments

Given a choice, most outdoor photographers prefer to shoot at the beginning or end of the day. At Blue Hour, just before sunrise, the landscape is bathed in soft, cool tones, while at Golden Hour, just after sunset, beautiful warm tones prevail.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 09, 2017  |  0 comments

Genaro Bardy is a versatile Paris-based freelancer specializing in travel, portrait, wildlife, concert, and street photography. While all his work is commendable, Bardy’s late-night cityscapes of secluded streets are particularly noteworthy.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 17, 2019  |  0 comments

It's Friday, which is when we like to share easy and fun photography tricks you can try this weekend. And for simple photo tips, we often turn to popular YouTube how-to  channel Bright Side, which posted the below video with 14 easy camera tricks that will help you take photos as good as professional photographers.

Dan Havlik  |  May 07, 2019  |  0 comments

No need to be shy anymore when photographing people on the street. In the below video from Pierre T. Lambert, he offers three easy street photography tips for taking pictures of strangers on the streets.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 06, 2019  |  0 comments

Photography “hacks” videos are great fun because they help you shoot unique, attention-getting photos using ordinary household items. In the below video from Jessica Kobeissi, her five hacks involve using something you see all the time: glass.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 21, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’re stuck in a rut and need a few fresh ideas, this quick tutorial is for you. In just four minutes you’ll see how to make a big splash with your images by shooting creative photographs of water.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 24, 2022  |  0 comments

We always turn to photographer Jordi Koalitic when we need a fresh jolt of creativity, because he never seems to run out of ideas for capturing unique images close to home. In today’s quick episode he demonstrate five fresh hacks that you’ll definitely want to try.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 09, 2017  |  0 comments

If you’re old enough to remember the New York Yankees legendary catcher and coach Yogi Berra you probably recall his famous quote, "It's déjà vu all over again.” With that in mind we thought we’d share this somewhat old 2015 tutorial because it’s just so darn cool.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 16, 2017  |  0 comments

Most photographers love camera hacks because they involve fun DIY projects that not only result in better photographs, but they do so for free. The seven hacks below require nothing more than a few simple household items you already have.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 08, 2017  |  0 comments

Every once in a while we all need an interesting project to get the creative juices flowing, and the DIY photo tips in the video below provide a great way to have some fun and blast your way out of the doldrums.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 20, 2018  |  0 comments

It’s an antique photo technique that reveals the secrets of motion in images: chronophotography. Never heard of it? Well, you can learn more about this amazing technique in the below video from Light Club that explores “sequence photography,” which was invented in 1882 by Étienne-Jules Marey using a gun-like chronophotographic camera.

Dan Havlik  |  Feb 14, 2019  |  0 comments

One of the easiest but most expensive ways to get your portrait subject to stand out from a background is to use a fast lens, with a maximum aperture of F/1.4, F/1.2 or even wider. Those types of lenses though are pricey and sometimes don’t do the trick, especially if you’re shooting portraits with a crowded scene of people behind them.

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