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How to Shoot Defocused Firework Photos

I’m photographer David Johnson, and in this tutorial I’ll be sharing how I shoot long-exposure photos of defocused fireworks.<p>Gear List<p>Canon EOS 5D …

Landscape Photography

10 Things I Learned from Irving Penn

Irving Penn is either the best or second best portrait photographer of all time. Depending on the day, he’s either ahead of or behind Richard Avedon. …

Street Photography

Backyard Bird Photography With A Super-Telephoto Zoom

<i>This is a syndicated blog post from Digital Photo Magazine. It is being republished here with permission.</i><p>I don’t know much about birds, but I know …

Cameras

The Ultimate Focus Stacking Guide for Landscape Photographers

It’s becoming harder to get the entire image sharp with the constantly wider lenses and more extreme foregrounds that are used in today’s …

Landscape Photography

Become the creative you’ve always wanted to be by embracing these seven habits

The most commonly held belief about creativity is that it’s elusive, esoteric and unique only to the anointed few.<p>The ancient Greeks believed that creativity was a divine attendant spirit that came to human beings from some distant and unknowable source, for distant and unknowable reasons. They …

Creativity

How to Control Contrast So You Always Get Amazing Landscape Photographs

Contrast, sometimes there’s too much, sometimes there’s too little. Contrast in a landscape can make or break the image. But getting the perfect …

Landscape Photography

The New Canon 70-200mm Lens Updates are Very Perplexing

<i>The Canon 70-200mm f2.8 L III IS USM and Canon 70-200mm f4 L IS II USM are being updated today in sort of odd ways</i><p>Oh Canon, what are you doing? …

8 Historical Fiction Books You Don’t Want to Miss

From ancient Egypt to the grunge era, historical fiction novels are a fun immersive way to experience the past! Even if you’re not into togas or …

Books

6 Reasons Why Your Landscape Images Aren’t Razor Sharp

Picture this: you come home after a great day out photographing and you’re excited to look through all the beautiful images you’ve captured. However, …

How to Use a Phone Screen for Magical Portraits

Wedding photographers are always looking to take creative, novel portraits and a quick, simple trick is often sitting right in their pocket. By using …

Photography

5 Tips for Enhancing Portraits in Photoshop (VIDEO)

If you’re one of those photographers who thinks portrait editing is a complicated and mysterious task, this quick tutorial is for you. In less than …

12 Research-Backed Practices for Enjoying Life Regardless of How Much You're Stressed at Work

Trust the science. You can stay unruffled despite all the hassles.<p>9 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Research shows most of us are feeling more overwhelmed and stressed out than ever before. Stress affects us not only psychologically but also physically. Feeling …

Wellness

Photo Stacking for Night Photography

Hey guys and gals! If you’re reading this, it’s because you want to learn how to take that noisy night photo and make it a cleaner, brighter, and …

Lighting Tips | Learn How To Recognize Good Light For Landscape Photography

When you’re looking for a good source of reflected light, you’re also looking for an environment whose elements have characteristics that cause the …

"Special" Roasted Potatoes Recipe

"The secret to these deliciously crusty potatoes is the pre-oven boiling in a salted and seasoned liquid. The potatoes not only absorb flavor and …

20 new books to read in June

June's 20 Must-Reads

Surreal Imagery by Yuni Yoshida

Discover the colorful world of art director Yuni Yoshida.Yuni Yoshida is a Japanese graphic designer and art director who’s best known for a colorful …

5 Camera Settings That All Macro Photographers Should Know

This article will detail five camera settings that are essential and which all macro photographers should know. It was inspired by Will Nichols’ …

Cameras

How To Get Tack Sharp Images With Lightroom's Sharpening Panel

Sharpening photos is one of the most important steps in any photographers post-processing workflow. No matter how good you are at getting a shot …

Tutorials

How to Shoot Your Best Milky Way Image

In this video, photographer Saurav Sinha shares how to capture stunning Milky Way images. Astrophotography can be a lot of fun, but it comes with its …

9 Really Long Classic Novels You Should Finally Get Through This Summer

With nothing on the agenda but sun and fun, vacations offer the perfect time to read lengthy books you'd never get to tackle otherwise. On the list …

How to Make Boring Photos Look Awesome in Lightroom (VIDEO)

Let’s face it, most of the time, photos can look pretty bland when you see them straight out of the camera. And it’s no secret that even the best …

Tutorials

11 delicious avocado recipes that don't involve avocado toast

Move over avocado toast, these nutritionist-approved recipes are delicious, healthy and deserving of an Instagram post.<p>Avocados quickly went from occasional treat at your local Mexican joint to a prized grocery store staple in a matter of a decade. Today, a quick look on Instagram and Pinterest …

Healthy Eating

To Be More Likable and Make a Great First Impression, Science Says First Do 1 Thing

And then you can almost guarantee the people you meet will like you.<p>If you want to make a great first impression -- and why wouldn't you? -- you know there are basic steps you can take: Smile, make eye contact, listen more than you talk, ask questions about the other person. Anyone can do those …

Self-improvement

How Photographers Use Clever Tricks to Create Photos You Won't Believe (VIDEO)

Some videos we feature on Shutterbug are serious and some are fun, but the one below might just amaze you. We all know that photographers can use a …

What Is the Best Lens for Travel Photography? One Pro Picks His Favorite Glass (VIDEO)

Professional travel photographer Mitchell Kanashkevich gets asked one photography question more than any other: what is the best lens for travel and …

20 Free Dark Backgrounds for Web, UI and Graphic Design Projects

Everything seems to be about cleanliness, minimalism and excessive use of white space nowadays, but what about dark designs?! Dark websites and …

Graphic Design

How to Stop Yourself From Interrupting People All The Time

Serial interrupting pisses people off and makes you seem selfish and impatient. Here's how to kick the habit.<p>Life is full of interruptions. Some are …

Bless This Designer for Remaking Famous Logos to Teach Us Which Fonts They Use

You know the logos, but do you know the fonts?<p>That was the question that clearly obsessed Emanuele Abrate, an Italian graphic designer and educator. …

Graphic Design

Quick Tip: How to ‘Auto’ a Single Slider in Lightroom

Lightroom Classic has long had an “Auto” feature in the Develop module that will automatically set basic sliders for you based on the image at hand. …

Tutorials