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Ron Leach  |  Jun 21, 2024  |  0 comments

There's no denying that photography can be an expensive pursuit, whether you're an avoid amateur or a working pro with a boatload of high-end equipment. In either case it's important to protect gear properly so that everything remains it top condition and performs as it should. In this video you'll learn several pro tips for doing just that.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 21, 2024  |  0 comments

The thoughtful use of depth-of-field (DOF) techniques is a key component of every image you capture. And this holds true for landscapes with maximum sharpness throughout the frame, portraits with soft backgrounds, and clean street scenes with a minimum of clutter. Do it right and you have a successful image but make a mistake and the photo will suffer.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 20, 2024  |  0 comments

Here's an interesting discussion  to help you differentiate between what you want and what you really need when it comes to purchasing a new camera—specifically with regard to camera sensor size. Full-frame models are all the rage, but some photographers regret their decision to "step up" from a full-frame camera.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jun 07, 2024  |  0 comments

Tamron just announced a 50-300mm f/4.5-6.3 zoom for Sony E mount full-frame cameras, and Shutterbug had a chance to evaluate a sample for a few weeks before the new lens was unveiled. That's not a typo—she's a 50-300, not a 70-300—and that, as it turns out, makes a huge difference. Here is our hands-on review.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 07, 2024  |  0 comments

If you're searching for an affordable short telephoto prime with impressive autofocus performance, excellent image quality, a fast maximum aperture, and other key attributes, this quick video review is for you. In fact, respected photographer Mark Weimels insists that "the Yongnuo 85mm f/1.8 is the sharpest budget lens ever made."

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 22, 2024  |  0 comments

Fujifilm announced new products in both the FX and GFX series, doubling down on their commitment to Film Simulation expansion and large-sensor digital photography.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  May 17, 2024  |  0 comments

A 100mm f/2.8 full-frame lens that produces bokeh that looks like soap bubbles? Sign us up! But does the bokeh really look like suds?

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  May 10, 2024  |  0 comments

Cameras come and go, but Lensbaby lenses are timeless. They add dynamic energy to ordinary photos and empower creatives to express unique visualizations. I can think of more than 101 reasons to use a Lensbaby, but I'll share just five big ones.

Ron Leach  |  May 10, 2024  |  0 comments

Sooner or later we all fall into a rut and run out of fresh ideas. This tutorial will definitely get your creative juices flowing again the next time this happens to you, with what one pro calls "a totally underrated landscape photography editing trick."

Ron Leach  |  May 08, 2024  |  0 comments

Let's face it: There are so many types of lens filters available in different configurations that the task of purchasing these accessories can be extremely confusing. And the choices you make often depend upon the specific types of photographs you shoot and even the manner in which your edit your work.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 25, 2024  |  0 comments

"Lens diffraction" is a term you've likely heard before, but do you really understand the concept and how it can impact your photos? If not, it's time to get up to speed, and this lesson from the Visual Education YouTube channel will do exactly that in less than nine minutes.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 24, 2024  |  0 comments

Landscape photography and telephotos lenses aren't two concepts that typically go together, because most photographer reach for wider focal lengths. But if you're familiar with the tutorials we feature from Utah-based pro Austin James Jackson, you know how much he loves shooting the great outdoors with telephoto glass.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 18, 2024  |  0 comments

Most experienced landscape photographers think of wide-angle lenses as their weapons of choice when shooting in the field, but it's important to understand the benefits and pitfalls of going wide if you want to capture the most compelling images possible.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Apr 12, 2024  |  0 comments

High-quality 10mm ultra-wideangle f/2.0 lens for way less than 200 bucks? Are you serious? We took a hard look at TTArtisan's $159 all-metal 10mm f/2 ASPH manual-manual lens for APS-C format cameras. Here's what we think.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 11, 2024  |  0 comments

Unless you're shooting with a full-frame camera, crop factor is an important issue in a variety of ways. And to complicate matters, there are a variety of crop factors to consider, whether you're using an APS-C model, a high-end compact, a superzoom camera, or a pocket camera of various types.