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Steve Meltzer  |  Oct 15, 2019  |  0 comments

I shoot most of my photos using the LCD screen on the back of my cameras rather than looking through the eyepiece viewfinder. I prefer the LCD screen for several reasons and I think other photographers should seriously consider how the rear monitor can actually make photography easier and your images better.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 26, 2019  |  0 comments

It's another one of those age-old questions for photographers: what's better for photographing wildlife, zoom lenses or prime lenses? In the below video, photographers Tony and Chelsea Northrup put both zooms and primes to the test while weighing the pros and cons of each.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 23, 2019  |  0 comments

Lightroom is a fantastic piece of software for editing and organizing your images. The only problem with it is that there's so much that this Adobe photography app can do, most photographers only end up using a small collection of its tools.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 19, 2019  |  0 comments

Do you like long exposure photography? Have you ever wondered what the best lens is for capturing long exposure shots? Well, long expo shooter Attilio Ruffo has answer based on his vast experience capturing long exposure images.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 05, 2019  |  0 comments

In terms of the arsenal of lenses typically used by a landscape photographer, a 24-105mm would not seem to rate highly. Photographer Mads Peter Iversen, however, disagrees, arguing in the below video that a 24-105mm zoom lens is a "must own" piece of gear for landscape shooters.

DL Byron  |  Aug 20, 2019  |  0 comments

Quick question: where did you buy your last piece of photo gear? If you're like more and more photographers these days, you probably bought your new telephoto lens, photo bag, or mirrorless camera body from one of the many online retailers out there such as Amazon, B&H, or Adorama.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 15, 2019  |  0 comments

Lots of photographers are obsessed with gear, as in, the best gear, the most expensive gear, the newest gear. But does it really matter? Would you be able to take a great photo with a cheap camera from over a decade ago?

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Aug 08, 2019  |  0 comments

The U.S. tariffs that recently have been threatened or imposed against China by President Donald Trump will doubtlessly affect the photo industry in one way or another. Many of us are concerned that we may be paying more for our camera gear in the future. Just how likely are price increases, and are rising costs the only things that should make us nervous?

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 31, 2019  |  0 comments

It's an age-old question and, some would say, a myth. Do Canon cameras really capture better skin tones in portraits than Sony cameras?

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 29, 2019  |  0 comments

Do you ever get the feeling that lots of landscape photos, even good ones, tend to look the same? Perhaps that's because everyone is using the same photography techniques to get the same looks in their images?

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???"

Dan Havlik  |  Jun 24, 2019  |  0 comments

There are lots of things that people tell you about photography that are just plain wrong. In fact, sometimes these popular photography "myths," if you follow them, actually make your images look worse.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 27, 2019  |  0 comments

A week ago, we shared a somewhat controversial video where photographer Mattias Burling shared what he considers the “Top 5 Overrated Camera Features.” Now he’s followed that opinionated piece up with another video that goes in the opposite direction: “The Top 5 Underrated Camera Features.”

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 27, 2019  |  0 comments

Here’s a quick camera tip from travel photographer Pierre T. Lambert that’s worth trying out. It often seems like we’re all addicted to reviewing our images on the back screen right after we take them. And, in fact, there’s a camera setting that lets you immediately review the shots for a few seconds on the LCD display on back. (Most of you probably have it on.)

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