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How to Shoot Group Portraits at a Wedding: 7 Tips from Denis Reggie (VIDEO)

We teamed up with veteran wedding photographer Denis Reggie for our new Experience the Power of Canon site to learn his tips on an often tricky …

Photography

Why Should You Use Photoshop’s New “Auto” Button? Because It Works! (VIDEO)

Adobe recently updated Lightroom CC and the Adobe Camera Raw plug-in for Photoshop, and one of the upgrades is a new algorithm for the “Auto” button …

Adobe

Lens Shootout: High-Performance 24-70mm F/2.8 Zooms from Canon & Sigma, Which Is Best? (VIDEO)

High-performance zoom lenses with fast maximum apertures are powerful tools for everyday shooting, and in this battle of the mid-range zooms, you’ll …

Cameras

Here’s How to Make Outdoor Natural Light Portraits That Look Like Studio Photos (VIDEO)

Photographers inexperienced at portraiture often shy away from the task, with the mistaken notion that it requires specialized skill and sophisticate …

Portrait Photography

Five Photo Backpacks Priced $35 to $199 Reviewed by The Bag Man

Perfect for holiday giving or for the camera gear you receive as a gift, here are five photo backpacks priced at $35, $79, $99, $149 and $199.<p>There’s …

Cool Stuff

Don’t Be Shy: Here’s How to Shoot Charming Portrait Photos of Total Strangers on the Street (VIDEO)

One of the hurdles of becoming a good street photographer is gaining enough confidence to photograph people you don’t know. In this interesting …

Portrait Photography

These 5 Composition Tips Are Guaranteed to Improve Your Landscape Photography (VIDEO)

Refined composition skills are important to all forms of photography, but when it comes to shooting landscapes, they are absolutely essential. In …

Landscape Photography

4 DIY Tripod Hacks That Don’t Cost a Dime! (VIDEO)

If there’s one bit of advice we’ve all heard a million times, it’s “Be sure and use a tripod.” Yet, despite the fact that sharp images are the goal …

Hacking

Photography Basics: What Are F-Stops?

Remember f-stops? Not everyone does. Millennials shoot their selfies with automated smartphones that have sent f-stops to steampunk heaven. …

Digital Photography

A Photo Walk After Dark Will Reveal Dramatic Opportunities You’d Miss by Day (VIDEO)

We’ve said this before, but it bears repeating: Nighttime is the right time for capturing unique images. In the four-minute video below, you’ll take …

Photography

Nat Geo Picks Their Best Photographs of 2017

When we think about great adventure/travel photographers and spectacular imagery, <i>National Geographic</i> magazine immediately comes to mind. And the …

Apes

Here’s How to Use Your Camera’s Histogram and Never Miss an Exposure Again (VIDEO)

Achieving a correct exposure is the first step toward capturing a great image, and on Monday we explained how to do that by bracketing your shots. In …

Tutorials

In-Camera Tricks: Here’s How to Capture Intense Blue Skies Without Post Processing (VIDEO)

Outdoor photographers often spend time in Photoshop, pumping up the intensity of pale blue skies in their images. But in the video below you’ll how …

Tutorials

Photo Basics: Understanding a DSLR’s AF System and How Different Autofocus Point Options Work (VIDEO)

The autofocus system in a modern DSLR camera is truly a wonder of technology. And there’s a lot going on under the hood that you may not totally …

Cameras

PortraitPro Body 2 Software Lets You Improve Your Physique Without Going on a Diet!

Just about a year ago we reviewed a fun new software package called PortraitPro Body, designed to add curves to a slender model or make a scrawny …

Software

Sharpen Images Like a Pro with Photoshop’s “Secret” Non-Destructive High Pass Mask (VIDEO)

The task of sharpening images is sort of a hit-or-miss proposition: Done properly, this enhancement can help rehabilitate slightly soft photographs. …

Photoshop Tutorials

This Auto Bracketing Technique Delivers Perfectly Exposed Photos Every Time (VIDEO)

One way to make sure you nail a perfectly exposed image under difficult lighting conditions is to bracket shots by making what you think is a …

Tutorials

These Comical Images Are Finalists in the 2017 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

Of all the contests we’ve featured over the years, the annual Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards (CWPA) is among the most popular with <i>Shutterbug</i> …

Wildlife

Here’s Everything You Need to Know About How Lens Diffraction Affects Your Photography (VIDEO)

You’ve probably heard the term “lens diffraction” to describe how image sharpness suffers as you use smaller and smaller aperture settings. While …

Photography

Here Are the Best Options for Your Next Camera Purchase from $200 to $10,000 (VIDEO)

This time of year many photographers are thinking about upgrading their gear. When choosing a new camera, it usually comes down to your budget and …

Photography

Best Deal Ever? Customers Receive TWO Sony A7R III Cameras in This $3,200 2-for-1 Mistake from B&H

Here’s a moral dilemma for you: Let’s say you finally scraped together $3,200 to pre-order your dream camera, the Sony A7R III. And when you eagerly …

Cameras

Shimoda Adventure Photo Backpacks Review by the Bag Man

For years I’ve evaluated camera bags, photo backpacks and other camera carry solutions using a multi-point matrix that considers characteristics like …

Cool Stuff

Use Photoshop More Efficiently with These 10 Tricks for Working with Layer Masks (VIDEO)

Many of the image-editing tutorials we post involve working with layer masks in Photoshop. This quick video reveals 10 helpful shortcuts that enable …

Photoshop Tutorials

Here’s How to Shoot Festive Candlelit Portraits and Add a Snow Effect in Photoshop

The holidays are upon us, and in this tutorial you’ll learn how to shoot festive candlelit portraits and add an “instant snow effect” in Photoshop. …

Tutorials

What Is “Bokeh” and How Do Depth of Field, Focal Length, and Aperture Interact? (VIDEO)

The term “bokeh” is a common buzzword among photographers these days, used to describe the subjective quality of defocused areas in an scene—either …

Digital Photography

The Goods: Our 4 Favorite Photo Products of the Month

<b>Pro Tool</b><br>Nikon’s new full-frame DSLR not only boosts the resolution into the stratosphere, it ramps up the speed and the multimedia features. The …

Nikon

Vanguard’s Alta Pro 2+ 263CT Tripod & BH-100 Ball Head Review

While image stabilization in camera bodies and lenses has stretched the bounds of slow shutter speed usage, there’s nothing that can take the place …

Tutorials

‘Tis the Season to Grab Some Photos and Make These 10 Fun and Easy DIY Photography Gifts (VIDEO)

Most of us have a long list of holiday gifts to purchase for the holidays, but you’re a photographer, right? So why not grab a few of your favorite …

Crafting

Portrait Editing: Give Your Subjects Flawless Skin with This In-Depth Photoshop Tutorial (VIDEO)

Editing portrait photos can be a difficult task, even for the best of us. But in the in-depth video below, you’ll learn how to give subjects perfect …

Photoshop Tutorials

Sports Photography as Art: Eric Bakke’s Tips on Capturing Striking Images of Athletes

Of course sports photographer Eric Bakke can capture the peak action moments. He’s team photographer for the Denver Broncos, shoots X Games for ESPN, …

Photography