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Henry Anderson  |  Sep 26, 2019  |  0 comments

If you like adventure and sports photography, the Red Bull Illume Image Quest is the contest to see some mind-blowing action shots. With only eight weeks to go before the winners of the Red Bull Illume Image Quest are announced, contest organizers just released a selection of some of the semi-finalist images and we’ve included 10 of our favorites in this story.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 07, 2019  |  0 comments

With the U.S. Open tennis championship reaching its exciting conclusion this weekend, we caught up with a pro photographer who is currently covering the Open to get her tips on how to photograph tennis.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 11, 2019  |  0 comments

Don’t even think about shooting a baseball game with a smartphone—unless maybe you’re Kris Bryant and you’re guarding the third base line. A superzoom camera enables you to get all of the action—if you use it in the right way. Here are our favorite tips for shooting Sporting Events with a superzoom camera.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 28, 2019  |  0 comments

Travel photographer Pierre T. Lambert shares a lot of photography videos on his YouTube channel but it’s the tutorials he does on how to capture sharp images that get the most feedback. Since there seems to be an insatiable appetite from photographers on how to make their images sharper, Lambert has created another video with sharpness tips.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 02, 2019  |  0 comments

Long lenses are exciting to use because they enable us to view and capture images with far greater magnification than what we can see with our eyes. They also deliver dramatic, compressed perspectives and enable photographers to isolate subjects from busy backgrounds.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 20, 2018  |  0 comments

It’s an antique photo technique that reveals the secrets of motion in images: chronophotography. Never heard of it? Well, you can learn more about this amazing technique in the below video from Light Club that explores “sequence photography,” which was invented in 1882 by Étienne-Jules Marey using a gun-like chronophotographic camera.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 13, 2018  |  0 comments

It’s the dream of many who have picked up a camera and have a passion for photography. How do I get make a living as a professional photographer?

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 12, 2018  |  0 comments

Shutterbug photographer Jordan Matter is back with a new how-to video, this time giving you three reasons you should seriously consider adding a telephoto zoom lens to your gear bag now. 

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 12, 2018  |  0 comments

Croatian national team players were understandably excited after forward Mario Mandžukić scored the deciding goal in extra time at the World Cup yesterday, and some photographers got more caught up in the celebration than they expected.

Dan Havlik  |  May 03, 2018  |  0 comments

One the most fun things I’ve ever done was to photograph the 24 Hours of Le Mans car race in France. Of course, I was shooting it as an amateur with very limited access to the track, the cars, and the pits. And I did go back to the hotel to catch a little sleep at one point. (But it was still fun nonetheless and I got some great shots.)

Ron Leach  |  Jan 09, 2018  |  4 comments

If there’s one universal rule of sports photography, it’s that you have to actually use your camera if you want to get the shot. Evidently these sideline photographers at last night’s College Football National Championship game between Alabama and Georgia missed the memo, because none of them has a camera eye up to their eye as the ball is in the air.

The Editors  |  Dec 21, 2017  |  0 comments

Today’s camera gear is faster than ever and much of it is tailor-made for capturing any sort of motion or movement. So then why do so many photographers struggle to shoot compelling images of action, adventure, and energy? Part of it has to do with timing and part of it has to do with composition. Your camera and lens can only do so much and there’s more to a great action shot than simply capturing the moment and making sure it’s in focus. 

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 20, 2017  |  1 comments

There’s big wave riding and there’s BIG wave riding and for that, brave surfers go to Mavericks near Half Moon Bay, California. 

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 19, 2017  |  0 comments

While Shutterbug reader Justin Cale mainly focuses on wildlife photography, he’s recently started adding people in the mix in an effort to expand his photographic horizons. “

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Dec 19, 2017  |  0 comments

That’s Carlos Correa, Houston Astros shortstop, in February, 2016, on a secluded beach on the south coast of Puerto Rico, training for the upcoming season. He’d been named American League Rookie of the Year for 2015, but no achievement was going to make this driven professional let up in his efforts to stay ahead of the game.

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