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Ron Leach Posted: May 05, 2017 0 comments

Lomography’s new Neptune Convertible Art Lens System offers photographers a lightweight, modular approach to shooting, with a universal base unit that mounts to both film and digital cameras and three interchangeable front lens elements.

Ron Leach Posted: May 05, 2017 0 comments

We often turn to Chelsea and Tony Northrup for great tips on things you can do to improve your photography. The video below takes the opposite approach by illustrating 15 photo faux pas to avoid when shooting wildlife.

Ron Leach Posted: May 05, 2017 0 comments

Some of you may remember Tom Anderson (AKA MySpace Tom), the Founder of MySpace who sold his social network to Rupert Murdock back in 2005 for a cool $580 million. Ever since, Anderson’s motto is “stop working and start playing” and he’s done that by pursuing a passion for photography.

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Staff Posted: May 05, 2017 0 comments

Long a favorite photo subject of Shutterbug readers, this month’s assignment was your chance to share all your crazy, beautiful images of the world’s weather. We were looking for anything from lightning strikes to dust storms to deep powder to swirling tornadoes (but not too close!). 

Ron Leach Posted: May 04, 2017 0 comments

Everyone loves to shoot outdoor portraits with natural light, but sometimes the sun and clouds simply don’t cooperate. For those of you who can’t afford expensive lighting gear to save the day, there’s a cheap and effective solution that works wonders in a variety of situations.

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Seth Shostak Posted: May 04, 2017 0 comments

Soon enough, your camera will join the ranks of the well connected. That’s not to say it will be invited to A-list parties, but only that it will become a participant in the highly touted Internet of Things, now coming ’round the mountain.

Ron Leach Posted: May 04, 2017 0 comments

Serge Ramelli is an accomplished Paris based-photographer known for dramatic black-and-white imagery, and in the video below he reveals how he uses Lightroom to give photographs a powerful and distinctive look.

Ron Leach Posted: May 04, 2017 0 comments

Anyone who has looked through the viewfinder at a spectacular landscape knows it’s pretty difficult to not get a decent shot. But when “good” simply isn’t enough, it’s time to employ some skillful editing to make your images as great as the scene you remember.

Dan Havlik Posted: May 04, 2017 0 comments

Time-lapse videos are all the rage these days but there’s much that separates a decent time-lapse from a great one. One thing that can help set your time-lapse apart is to feature some type of movement in the video to give it a more dynamic look. And one way to add movement is by using some type of camera slider.

Ron Leach Posted: May 03, 2017 0 comments

Nikon is celebrating it’s 100th Anniversary on July 25, and SmugMug Films created the beautiful time-lapse video below to help celebrate the milestone of the iconic Nikon brand and its special relationship with space exploration.

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Ron Leach Posted: May 03, 2017 0 comments

Gear Acquisition Syndrome (GAS) is a serious affliction common to many photographers, resulting in severe back and shoulder pain, budget cramping, and other maladies affecting quality of life. Fortunately there’s an effective cure for this illness as you can see in the video below.

Ron Leach Posted: May 02, 2017 0 comments

Craig Roberts is a British travel and landscape photographer who often posts tutorials for those looking to up their game. In the video below, he explains what you should do (and not do) to make yourself a better photographer.

Staff Posted: May 02, 2017 0 comments

Color Flow

Last October Shutterbug reader Neil Williams planned a two-day trip to Asheville, North Carolina, “to get some fall color on the Blue Ridge Parkway but the weather didn’t cooperate (heavy rain and complete lack of visibility).” So, he decided to change course slightly and make a quick trip to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee instead. 

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Dan Havlik Posted: May 02, 2017 0 comments

Now this is pretty awesome. The folks at The Lighting Channel have a great new video (below) that demonstrates 10 “super simple lighting setups to create radically different moods.”

Ron Leach Posted: May 02, 2017 1 comments

Let’s say you’re photographing a brunette and you’d like to see what she (or he) looks like with blonde, black or red hair. After watching this detailed Photoshop tutorial you’ll be able to change brown hair to any color you want.

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