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Ron Leach  |  Aug 21, 2018  |  0 comments

When it comes to landscape and seascape photos, British pro Nigel Danson really knows his stuff. And in the helpful tutorial below, he reveals five favorite secrets that are responsible for his spectacular imagery.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 02, 2018  |  0 comments

How about this for a fun weekend photo assignment: Get up early, grab your gear, and head into town for a bit of black-and-white street photography. The quick video below provides five helpful tips, and all the inspiration you need, to give this a go.

Andrew Darlow  |  Aug 02, 2017  |  1 comments

(Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from Andrew Darlow’s new book, Focus and Filter: Professional Techniques for Mastering Digital Photography and Capturing the Perfect Shot , from Ulysses Press. Darlow has been a professional photographer and educator for over 25 years, and this is his fourth book. You can also read his story with tips for taking safari-quality photos at a zoo here.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 08, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’ve spent any time editing images in Lightroom you know there’s a lot going on under the hood of this robust application, beyond the most commonly used tools. In the video below you’ll learn five “hidden” tricks that one pro says, “I wish I knew from day one.”

Ron Leach  |  Mar 04, 2022  |  0 comments

Unforced errors are part of the photographic process, and the goal is to not make the same mistake twice. The quick video below will help prevent you from doing that by identifying a handful of common faux pas and explaining how to avoid or fix them.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 26, 2021  |  1 comments

For those new to wildlife photography, birds provide a great opportunity for capturing impressive images. If you’re lucky enough to have a wildlife refuge nearby, that’s a great place to start. But you can also make some great photographs in your own backyard.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 22, 2022  |  0 comments

Long telephoto lenses can be exciting to use, offering the unique ability to get in tight on distant subjects. But big glass doesn’t necessarily guarantee great photographs, unless you have the proper skills.

Ron Leach  |  May 27, 2021  |  0 comments

Many photographers prefer to shoot portraits outdoors, either because they don’t have a studio or they like the look achieved with available light. There’s a bit more to this method than you may think, but it’s all explained clearly in the behind-the-scenes video below.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 05, 2018  |  0 comments

There have been a lot of videos lately with seasoned pro photographers sharing some of the early mistakes they made when they were beginners, and how they figured out how to do things the right way. Photographer Jessica Kobeissi, who has a popular YouTube channel, recently added her thoughts to the subject with the below video titled “photography mistakes you don’t even know you’re making.”

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 08, 2019  |  0 comments

If you're just starting your career as a photographer, you're bound to make a few mistakes. And many of those mistakes, just might cost you money. Sometimes, a lot of money.

Henry Anderson  |  May 11, 2021  |  0 comments

Working with models can be a challenge for beginner photographers. So, it's completely normal to make a few mistakes when photographing a model.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 26, 2018  |  1 comments

Last week we shared photographer Pierre T. Lambert’s “7 Secrets to Get Sharper Images Every Time You Shoot” and now he’s back with five more secrets for capturing sharp photos for street photography and portrait photography.

Dan Havlik  |  Dec 05, 2019  |  0 comments

Pierre T. Lambert shoots a lot of street photography videos and he often gets asked by viewers what are his favorite camera settings. So in the below video, Lambert shares his tips on what settings he uses, why he thinks camera settings are actually not that important, and how to get the most out of your street photos no matter what gear you're using.

Ron Leach  |  May 10, 2021  |  0 comments

You may have noticed a common refrain in the tutorials we post from experienced photographers; namely, to make really special images you have to be adept at visual storytelling. And one powerful method for engaging a viewer is by employing a few creative compositional tricks.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jan 07, 2022  |  0 comments

Want to kick the New Year off right? Do the five things on this list and vanquish some nasty surprises that may be lurking in the calendar ahead.

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