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Steve Meltzer  |  Sep 17, 2019  |  0 comments

On September 9, 2019, legendary photographer Robert Frank died at the age of 94. At the heart of Frank's photographic legacy was his groundbreaking book "The Americans." As one critic wrote about that seminal book: "(it) changed the nature of photography, what it could say and how it could say it. It remains perhaps the most influential photography book of the 20th century."

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 17, 2019  |  0 comments

Admit it: we've all, at one time, taken a selfie. There's no shame in it! The history of self-portraiture in both photography and painting goes back to the very beginning of these artforms.  

Henry Anderson  |  Sep 11, 2019  |  0 comments

What are the best settings for landscape photography? As always with these types of questions, there is no real right or wrong answer. The best camera settings are, obviously, the ones that work best for you.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 11, 2019  |  0 comments

You don't, necessarily, need a big clunky camera with a big clunky interchangeable lens to shoot great photos. In fact, you really can get fabulous photos from a simple "point-and-shoot" camera with a small imaging sensor about the size of your fingernail. You just need a few helpful tips.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 30, 2019  |  0 comments

Landscape photographer Mark Denney recently stumbled across an old file on an old computer that contained his "favorite" images from his early days as a landscape photographer. It was an eye-opening experience for him, to say the least.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 15, 2019  |  1 comments

We've been featuring several basic tutorials for beginning photographers recently and here's another good one, this time from Dean Tucker, a photographer and filmmaker from Cape Town, South Africa who's now living in New York City. In the below video, Tucker shares five simple photography tips for beginners.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 14, 2019  |  0 comments

In the below photography basics tutorial, YouTuber JoshinCincinnati explains the three most important things you need to know about shooting in your camera's manual mode.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 12, 2019  |  0 comments

If you really care about your photography, you should be always looking for ways to improve it. Objectively speaking though, sometimes it takes an outside voice to offer some honest advice.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 09, 2019  |  0 comments

It's Friday, which means it's time to share some of our favorite fun photo tips you can try over the weekend. In the below photography how-to video from Crafty Panda, they show you 10 creative photo ideas and camera hacks for every occasion.

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.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 05, 2019  |  0 comments

Capturing unique street photos can be tricky business partially because your first instinct as a photographer might be to "get the shot" and then move on so as not to attract too much attention. But what if your initial street photography angle isn't actually the best one?

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 02, 2019  |  0 comments

Here's a fun photography project to try this weekend: five creative ways to use shadows in your photography. In the below video from COOPH, they explain how shadows can be used in a variety of ways to produce head-turning photos.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 01, 2019  |  1 comments

Hayden Pedersen loves making videos that explore the reaches of photography creativity in just a few minutes. In the below video, he gives us "10 WTF Photography Ideas in 100 Seconds."

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 23, 2019  |  0 comments

Out of the box, your new camera comes with all kinds of factory-assigned settings. Some of these default camera settings are useful, while others you'll quickly learn are counter-productive and even incredibly annoying: "How do I turn that infernal beeping off???"

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 22, 2019  |  0 comments

There are no real "rules" in photography, no matter what anyone says. But there are methods that can help you shoot better pictures. And who doesn't want to do that?

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