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Ron Leach  |  May 15, 2023  |  0 comments

Today’s quick tutorial is a throwback to the days before electronic cameras, without autofocus, built-in meters, and other modern conveniences. The Sunny 16 method for determining proper exposure was one of the easiest “rules” back then, and it can bail you out of a jam today when using a full-featured camera.

Ron Leach  |  May 12, 2023  |  0 comments

One camera feature that landscape photographers have relied upon for years to achieve sharp photos is image stabilization. But does it always work the way you expect? Read on.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 18, 2023  |  0 comments

The tutorial below is for all of you who’ve grown tire of hearing “purists” proclaim that, “Unless you turn your mode dial to M you’re not a real photographer.” As we’ve said before, that’s a lot of bunk, as numerous pros regularly shoot in Aperture or Shutter Priority depending upon the assignment.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 06, 2017  |  2 comments

OK, quick: Which camera do you think just qualified as the best camera ever tested by DXOMark, with the first-ever score of 100? As a result, the highly capable Sony A7R II, with its impressive score of 98, dropped down into second place.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 21, 2017  |  0 comments

It’s that time of year again, when our friends at TheCameraStoreTV knock back a few drinks and reveal what they consider the “Best & Worst Photo/Video Gear of the Year.” If you saw our post from 2016, you know that these annual “awards” are informative and hilarious.

Dan Havlik  |  Jan 26, 2018  |  0 comments

We got some hands-on time with DJI’s new Ronin-S at the recent CES show in Las Vegas and shot some video of this impressive new stabilizer for DSLRs and mirrorless cameras with DJI’s Patrick Santucci.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 25, 2019  |  0 comments

Tamron just announced the launch of a new zoom lens, the 35-150mm F/2.8-4 Di VC OSD (Model A043), for full-frame DSLR cameras. The new Tamron 35-150mm lens goes on sale May 23, 2019 in a Nikon mount version, and June 20, 2019 in a Canon mount version for $799.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 21, 2016  |  0 comments

Sony announced the long-awaited A99 II DSLR-style camera at photokina 2016 this week and Shutterbug was one of a handful of media outlets to get to shoot with a pre-production version of the camera. What was it like? Well, in a nutshell, it was fast!

Ron Leach  |  Sep 14, 2017  |  1 comments

Shutterbug is currently in scenic but smoky Oregon for three days of shooting with the powerful new Nikon D850 full-frame DSLR.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 04, 2023  |  0 comments

The trend these days is definitely in the direction of full-frame cameras, and many photographers have one at the top of their wish list if they haven't already made the switch. But if you're still capturing great images with a capable crop-sensor model you may want to hang on to it—at least until you watch the controversial video below.

Jason Schneider  |  Sep 18, 2019  |  0 comments

Newsflash! So-called entry-level DSLRs are no longer stripped-down models built to fit a bargain-basement price point. In fact, many budget DSLRs these days let you enter at a higher level photographically while not putting a dent in your wallet. The following are our choices for the five best DSLR kits (including lenses) for $750 or less.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 06, 2023  |  0 comments

If you've been shooting in Auto of Program mode and your images lack that special something, the tutorial below from the Photo Genius YouTube channel will solve the problem. In barely 14 minutes you'll learn the many benefits of Aperture Priority mode and pick some useful tips for capturing images with a creative flair.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 21, 2021  |  0 comments

We talk a lot about techniques for making sharp photographs because precise focus acquisition contributes greatly to the impact of an image. That means doing things right in the camera, as well as editing your work carefully.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 01, 2022  |  0 comments

Lisbon-based travel and nature photographer Andy Mumford is known for awesome imagery, and his popular international workshops in all corners of the globe. Today he shares the advice he gives students regarding the best camera settings to use for compelling outdoor photos.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 24, 2023  |  0 comments

When all else fails and there's "nothing to shoot" it's time to do out and photograph the sunset. These warm, romantic scenes are favorites among photographers of all genres, and this tutorial from the B&C Camera YouTube channel reveals the best camera setting to use for achieving beautiful results.

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