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Camera Basics: EV Compensation Is an Important Tool You Need to Understand (VIDEO)

Many photographers rely on their camera’s sophisticated metering system to provide the “correct” exposure for the scene at hand. While this approach …

Tutorials

Sony A9 Mirrorless Camera Lab Review

(<b>Editor’s Note:</b> Lab Review lab tests and comments are supplied by BetterNet, <i>Shutterbug</i>’s TIPA-affiliated testing lab and edited by George Schaub. …

Cameras

Lightroom Tips: Here’s How to Colorize B&W Photos and Create Interesting Effects (VIDEO)

A couple days ago we featured a Photoshop tutorial on how to make dramatic b&w conversions from color photographs. Today’s lesson takes the reverse …

Photography

Only From the Mind of Minolta – Looking Back 40 Years at the Minolta 110 Zoom SLR Camera

The announcer booms, <i>“A new camera bursts onto the scene…”</i> while the audience watches a Minolta SR-T 101 appear to explode and then—like …

Cameras

Can Carrying a Camera Bag Endanger Your Life? This Elderly Photographer Was Killed for His Gear

Early last Sunday the unspeakable happened in San Francisco when 71-year-old photographer and location scout Edward French was fatally shot as two …

Twin Peaks

Here’s How to Use Lightroom to Create Soft-Focus Effects & Get Some Cool FREE Presets (VIDEO)

Back in the “old days” of film photography, soft-focus portraits were either achieved using lenses that were not nearly as sharp as those we have …

Tutorials

How to Shoot the Best Blue-Hour Photos: Tips & Techniques for Pre-Sunrise & Post-Sunset Images

This may be strange to hear from a travel photographer, but I can make a case that location isn’t everything—light is. And I’d build my argument on …

Landscape Photography

Watch How Hummingbirds Fly, Feed and Hover in This Amazing Slow-Motion Video from Nat Geo

The tiny hummingbird is an amazing creature with the ability to move so fast that the human eye can only perceive the blur of wings and a splash of …

Birds

Create Better Landscape Photos with These Pro Tips for Camera Settings, Framing, & Editing (VIDEO)

Serge Ramelli is a professional Paris-based landscape photographer who’s always willing to share his “secret sauce” for creating better images. In …

Tutorials

Are PC Computers Better for Photo Editing Than Macs? 5 Reasons Why This Pro Says “Yes” (VIDEO)

The big “controversy” of yesteryear was whether film or digital cameras made the most sense for serious photographers. These days there’s a similar …

Laptops

Nikon’s D750 DSLR Woes Continue: Is Your Camera Included in the Latest Shutter Recall?

In the latest of an almost unbelievable series of service advisories for their D750 DSLR, Nikon has announced an expanded shutter recall for this …

Nikon

Try This Simple Portrait Technique Using Two Affordable Off-Camera Speedlights (VIDEO)

Portrait lighting can be an art form in and of itself. But in the quick tutorial below you’ll learn how to create dramatic portraits using nothing …

Tutorials

3 Pro Tips for Shooting Great Landscape Photographs Under Drab Gray Skies (VIDEO)

Serious landscape photographers are known for chasing great light. But what happens when you travel to a beautiful location and there’s simply no …

Landscape Photography

Our 7 Favorite Reader Photos from the “Sunrises & Sunsets” Assignment

Photography

Astrophotography Tutorial: 4 Tips for Taking Stellar Shots of Nighttime Skies (VIDEO)

You may be surprised to learn that long-exposure photography at night can be accomplished without any specialized equipment, and if you watch this …

Tutorials

Watch This Helpful Animated Video Explaining Everything You Need to Know About Shutter Speed

While the meaning of the term “shutter speed” may seem obvious, there’s actually more to this concept than meets the eye. In the quick video below, …

Shutter Speed

What’s the Difference in Quality Between 8-Bit and 16-Bit Images When Making Prints? (VIDEO)

Many photographers are confused by the concept of “bit depth” and how it translates into image quality—particularly when making prints. The …

Tutorials

3 Easy Ways to Use Water as a Gorgeous Artistic Effect in Your Photos

The practice of incorporating water reflections into your photography can create amazing effects and beautiful images. Water reflections can …

Tutorials

Sony A9 Review: A Unique Fusion of Speed, Image Quality & Compact Mirrorless Camera Design

(<b>Editor’s Note</b>: With this Field Review, the Sony A9 has received <i>Shutterbug</i>’s Top Clicks award for exhibiting exceptional quality. Read about our Top …

Cameras

Photoshop Trick: Learn How to Expand Dynamic Range and Make Your Photographs POP! (VIDEO)

Here’s a simple but powerful Photoshop tutorial demonstrating how to rehabilitate flat and boring images with a few tips and tricks for expanding …

Photoshop Tutorials

Camera Basics: Here’s How to Use the Depth of Field Preview Button on Your DSLR (VIDEO)

What the heck is a depth of field (DOF) preview button? It’s that little button adjacent to your camera’s lens mount that you’ve never used because …

Cameras

Reader Photo of the Month: Great Story Behind a Cool Image

<b>In a Splash</b> <i><br>Shutterbug</i> reader JP Gregg captured this striking image of a sunset reflection in a puddle while walking west down an avenue in Venice, …

Photography

Colin Smith’s 10 Drone Photography Tips to Take Your Imagery to New Heights

Colin Smith may be known to many readers for his instructional videos and workshops, with a focus not only on Photoshop but also Lightroom. Aside …

Drones

Introduction to Shooting Video: How to Set Up Your DSLR for the First Time (VIDEO)

Today’s modern DSLRs offer powerful video capabilities and even if your passion is still photography, shooting an occasional video can be a lot of …

Photography

Nikon Launches AF-P Nikkor 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6E ED VR Lens

Nikon just announced the new AF-P Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR lens. The new Nikkor 70-300mm lens features enhanced Vibration Reduction (VR) …

Nikon

Camera Basics: Everything You Need to Know About How Shutter Speeds Affect Your Photos (VIDEO)

If you’re reading this page we assume it’s no mystery that the term “shutter speed” describes the length of time your camera’s shutter remains open …

Digital Photography

This Simple Composition Trick Will Clean up Your Landscape & Cityscape Photos (VIDEO)

A common challenge when shooting landscapes and cityscapes is to create order out of chaos in complex scenes that simply have too much going on. …

Photography

Get Better at Composing Your Images with These 5 Quick Tips

It’s a good idea for everyone to occasionally review some basic concepts of photography that are easy to take for granted. To that end, consider this …

Landscape Photography

Leica’s 2nd-Generation TL2 Mirrorless Camera Offers Greater Speed and Enhanced Image Quality

This morning Leica unveiled the sleek and powerful TL2 mirrorless camera with significant speed, focusing and processing improvements over its …

Cameras

Scott Kelby Answers Your Tough Photography Questions in “Ask a Pro”

<b>Q. I have a Lightroom catalog that contains pictures I have accidentally erased. The items are not in the “Recycle Bin” nor do I have any other</b> …

Tutorials