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Ron Leach  |  Aug 08, 2017  |  0 comments

One challenge when making portraits of friends and family is dealing with subjects who are inexperienced at posing. Things tend to get even more difficult when photographing men who aren’t really models because they tend to be more reticent about striking a pose than women.

Dan Havlik  |  Mar 22, 2019  |  0 comments

The below video from Los Angeles-based boudoir photographer Michael Sasser is like two tutorials in one. In the first part of the video, Sasser offers three helpful tips on how to find great locations for outdoor photo shoots when you're traveling to a new area.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 30, 2018  |  0 comments

One of the most common questions we get from Shutterbug readers is how do you take your photography skills to the next level to become a professional photographer. It’s not an easy question to answer because going pro doesn’t involve improving your photography skills alone.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 14, 2019  |  0 comments

Pro photographer David Bergman is here again to make the point that you CAN shoot great portraits with a wide-angle lens (contrary to popular belief.) 

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 01, 2019  |  0 comments

Believe it or not, but you don’t need a ton of gear or a ton of time to shoot a professional-quality photo portrait. Indeed, if you want to take your amateur-looking portraits to the next level, all you need is a few basic tips.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 23, 2019  |  0 comments

Reflection photos can be really striking. And reflections can be even more effective when shooting portraits because it creates a unique, eye-catching take on your subject.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 06, 2019  |  0 comments

Shooting long exposures images can produce some very striking results. But there's not just one way to capture a long exposure shot that will get noticed.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 14, 2018  |  0 comments

Photographer Sorelle Amore is here to give you a pep talk. If you thought you can’t make money as a photographer, you are wrong. In fact, as she points out in the below video, there are (at least) 31 ways you can make money as a photographer.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 14, 2017  |  0 comments

If there’s one bit of advice we’ve all heard a million times, it’s “Be sure and use a tripod.” Yet, despite the fact that sharp images are the goal of just about everyone, it’s sort of amazing how many times photographers “forget” to bring along a tripod.

Dan Havlik  |  Dec 17, 2019  |  0 comments

Let's face it: traditional winter holiday portraits can be dull as dust. If you want to give your Christmas photos a fun, modern look this holiday season, follow the four easy portrait ideas from Tajreen&Co in the below video.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 24, 2019  |  0 comments

Photography is all about light. But, as with all things, there is good light and bad light. But what if you could always find the perfect light for your images?

Ron Leach  |  Mar 21, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s a fun tutorial that’s guaranteed to give you a creativity boost in under four minutes, with four DIY macro photography tips on shooting eye-popping images of water. Austrian pro Leo Rosas teamed up with our friends at the Cooperative of Photography (COOPH) to come up with these cool ideas.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 02, 2017  |  0 comments

This is the time of year when many photographers pull out their macro lenses to capture close-up images of spring flowers and tiny critters. But as you’ll see in the video below from Nikon Europe, there’s a whole realm of other subjects that make for great macro shots.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 24, 2018  |  0 comments

Serge Ramelli is a master of landscape photography and a master of editing images in Lightroom. Put both those two skills together and you have the below video where Ramelli shows you four ways to edit photos in Lightroom.

Dan Havlik  |  Oct 14, 2019  |  0 comments

At one point, Adobe's Lightroom software was new to all of us and, to be honest, we made a few mistakes. That's fine. The idea though is to not keep on repeating those Lightroom mistakes, which brings us to Photoshop guru Lucy Martin's super helpful video below.

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