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Ron Leach  |  Jan 15, 2021  |  0 comments

If you want to shoot better portraits without expensive lighting equipment, this quick tutorial is for you. In just five minutes you’ll see how to create a simple and effective natural light studio in your garage that delivers professional results. And you can use this setup for more than just portrait photography.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jan 08, 2021  |  0 comments

These projects are affordable or FREE and will keep you occupied for days – weeks, even. They require no special skills and comply with social distancing safety and common sense. Think of them as sort of blind dates. You may want to spend an afternoon with them, or maybe a few months, or perhaps even the rest of your life.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 05, 2021  |  0 comments

Why would anyone want to hang a manual focus vintage lens on a modern digital camera? Well, for starters, you can find used legacy lenses on eBay and elsewhere, and if you know what you’re looking for you’ll save big bucks in the process.

The Editors  |  Jan 05, 2021  |  0 comments

Welp, that was an interesting year! But let's move on, shall we, because as the old expression goes, "may you live in interesting times" is both a blessing and a curse. 2020, aka annus horribilis, was also an unusual year in the photography world, which is reflected in our annual rundown of Shutterbug's most popular stories of the year.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 30, 2020  |  0 comments

If you’re looking for a bit of inspiration for shooting unique photos over the upcoming holiday weekend, you’ve come to the right place. That’s because a popular pro reveals what he considers the 10 best photography ideas of 2020.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Dec 25, 2020  |  1 comments

Did you just get a new camera? Or maybe you’re getting reacquainted with a camera that’s been on the shelf for awhile? Getting good pictures consistently – the ultimate goal of all photographers – is easier than you think. Here are 10 tips that I share with all photographers regardless of skill level.

Dean Zulich  |  Dec 23, 2020  |  1 comments

Regardless if you are dealing with limited time, adverse circumstances, or a lack of props, there is always a way to create compelling portraits on the run. In this tutorial, pro photographer Dean Zulich shares portrait photography tips from his shoots from different locations all over the world.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 22, 2020  |  0 comments

Remember HDR, the often-overused Photoshop technique that supposedly met an early demise? Well the death of HDR was greatly exaggerated, if you take a subtle approach and use this technique properly.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 17, 2020  |  0 comments

One of the first decisions every photographer makes before purchasing a new camera is whether they want a full frame model or one with an APS-C or micro four thirds sensor. It’s an important consideration because the choice you make determines what the focal length of your lenses really means.

Dan Havlik  |  Dec 17, 2020  |  0 comments

We've featured the incredible photos of our favorite camera trickster Jordi Koalitic all year long so it's fitting we end 2020 with his ten best photography tricks of the past twelve months. In the below video, Koalitic pulls out all the stops with ten mind-blowing images that were produced using simple household items in extremely creative ways.

Dan Havlik  |  Dec 04, 2020  |  0 comments

Do you want to know how to take better photos? (Hey, don't we all?) Well, there's no better place to start than the below photography how-to video from Jay P. Morgan of The Slanted Lens titled, simply, "How to Take Better Photos with Your Camera."

Ron Leach  |  Dec 03, 2020  |  0 comments

The holidays are upon us and they offer a great opportunity to capture festive memories for family and friends to enjoy. The quick video below will help you get into the Christmas spirit, with some fun and easy tips for making Christmas photos as home.

Deborah Sandidge  |  Nov 30, 2020  |  0 comments

By definition a prism is a geometrical glass figure with...wait, stop; forget that. Just take a look at the cover of your Dark Side of the Moon album. That's a prism, and that's basically what it does.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 30, 2020  |  1 comments

There are lots of ways to shoot photos from a high angle to help you capture eye-popping images from an elevated perspective. Of course, you can try shooting aerial images from a drone but flying one can be tricky and drones are expensive (and tend to crash).

Larry Chen  |  Nov 23, 2020  |  0 comments

While car races and commercials are fun and exhilarating, one of the things I most love to shoot are actually car shows and meets such as the popular Cars and Coffee events. It’s automotive photography at its most basic form. Not everyone can teleport themselves across the world to shoot exclusive events and races, but anyone can roll up to a car show and snap photos.

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