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How to Shoot Pretty Portraits with a Compact Camera; Manny Ortiz Strips It Down With the Sony RX100 V

Most photographers think of “golden hour” as prime time for capturing stunning sunrises and sunsets, and know it’s important to get there early to …

Cameras

Look at These Spectacular Images of the “Underwater Northern Lights” by Amateur Brett Chatwin

Brett Chatwin is an amateur nature photographer based in Tasmania, and he captured these stunning images of a rare phenomenon known as the …

Photography

Here Are 10 Great Tips & Tricks for Making Precise Selections & Masks in Photoshop

Cutting out objects in Photoshop can be a difficult and time-consuming process, especially if you want to do it right. But the detailed video below …

Photoshop

This Functioning Twin Lens Instant LEGO Camera Was Made from an Old Yashica & a Fuji Instax Mini

Everyone loves a fun DIY project, and this one spans a couple generations of camera technology. Ingenious Hong Kong photographer Albertino Tam of …

Photography

BBC Camera Crew Makes a Harrowing Descent When Mt. Etna Blows Its Lid

Mt. Etna, located on the Italian coast, is Europe’s tallest active volcano and is in an almost constant state of activity. In the dramatic video …

BBC

Are You New to Photoshop? Learn How to Make “Layers” Your Friend in Just 15 Minutes

According to image-editing instructor Anthony Morganti, “Layers” represents the “bedrock of Photoshop.” If you’re unsure about how to use this …

Photoshop

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens: Field Testing Sigma’s Fast “Gateway” Portrait Lens

In the trifecta of portrait lenses—85mm, 105mm, and 135mm—the 85mm focal length is the gateway. It’s short enough for tight shooting spaces, while …

Cameras

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V

Lab Review lab tests and comments supplied by BetterNet, Shutterbug’s TIPA-affiliated testing lab.<br>Shutterbug is the sole U.S. representative within …

Cameras

Three Photographers Are Forced out of Their Comfort Zone to Shoot the Same Model

A while back we shared a viral video in which six photographers shot the same model with widely varying results, partly because they were given false …

Viral Videos

Turn off the Selfie Mode Before Someone Shoots You & Your Wife with Her Phone or This Happens

We’ve all been there: You’re in a scenic spot about to take a selfie of you and a companion, when a passerby offers to take the shot for you. So you …

Photography

Beginners Tutorial: How to Use Photoshop’s Refine Edge Tool to Make Precise Masks & Selections

Just about everyone using Photoshop is familiar with making selections and masks while editing their images. In this basic tutorial from Ed Gregory …

Photoshop

Lens vs. Lens Helps You Be a Smart Shopper by Comparing Photos Taken with Different Lenses

Earlier this month we wrote about the website What The Lens that’s designed to help you choose a perfect lens for your type of photography. The catch …

Cameras

Watch a Sony A7R II Mirrorless Camera Get Built from Scratch at a Factory in Thailand

<i>Shutterbug</i> just returned from a trip to Thailand where we got to visit the Sony Technology factory in Chunburi, which manufactures Sony cameras, …

Get Started in Panorama Photography and Learn How to Shoot, Edit and Share Your Images

Panoramic images have a unique impact all their own, and the video below will help you get started shooting dramatic panoramas with your DSLR. And …

Photography

How to Prevent Fungus and Keep Your Lenses from Fogging up

Lens condensation is an inconvenient and potentially damaging problem for those of us living in hot, humid climates and photographers traveling to …

Condensation

Technically Speaking: Putting Bokeh in Focus: How Background Blur Can Be Both Good and Bad For Your Images

The first time I came across a reference to bokeh in a lens review I found it a bit pretentious. Bokeh may sound like a Japanese dessert, but it’s …

Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 Lens: A Super Telephoto Zoom That Won’t Break the Bank (Or Your Back)

Editor’s Note: With this Field Review, the Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 has received Shutterbug’s new Top Clicks award for exhibiting …

Cameras

Five Photo Accessories Worthy of Consuming Your Tax Refund Check

There’s something here for everyone this week. We look at a retro tripod from a famous filter maker, a messenger bag from a famous tripod maker, a …

Cameras

Idiot Alert: Vandal Damages Death Valley’s Badwater Basin Salt Flats Before Abandoning His Van

In yet another act of disregard for our national treasures, someone recently drove a van ¾ of a mile across Badwater Basin salt flats in Death Valley …

National Parks

Watch This Amtrak Train Plow Through a Snow Covered Station in Slow Mo

Sometimes the best camera is the one that’s with you. Or in the case of Nick Colvin, it was his iPhone.<p>Colvin shot the mind-blowing, slow motion …

Learn to Make Eyes “Pop” in Photoshop in Less Time Than It Takes to Boot up Your Computer

We usually turn to Mathieu Stern for insight on adapting bargain vintage lenses for use with modern digital cameras. But in the short video below, …

Photoshop

Richard Cooke Made These Amazing Aerial Images on Film Shooting “Blind” from the Air

Richard Cooke is a British action photographer who has making amazing images of everything from fighter jets to Arctic warfare for the past 40 years. …

Photography

Nat Geo Photographer Joel Sartore’s Quest to Make Portraits of Every Animal Species in Captivity

Joel Sartore is an acclaimed <i>National Geographic</i> photographer with an ambitious, life-long quest like no other: His life-long goal is to document the …

Photography

Mark Mawson Makes Unusual Images of Colored Dye “Exploding” in Water and You Can Too

Mark Mawson is a London-based photographer with over 25 years of experience creating unusual images. He’s received international acclaim for his …

Photography

3 Lightroom Quick Tips for Copying Your Processing Settings from One Image to Others

How often have you captured a series of images from the same vantage point with similar composition and identical exposure settings, only to spend …

Photoshop

Learn the “Laws of Light” with This Fascinating Tutorial from Studio Pro J.P. Morgan

Commercial photographer J.P. Morgan has over two decades of studio experience, as well as a knack for helping others shoot like a pro. In the video …

J.P. Morgan

Behold the Serene Minimalist B&W Landscapes of Greek Nature Photographer George Digalakis

George Digalakis is a fine art photographer born and raised in Athens, Greece where he still lives today. He says he subscribes to Minimalism, both …

Photography

Here’s How to Use Photoshop to Composite and Blend Photographs Like a Boss

Nathaniel Dodson is one of our favorite sources of in-depth Photoshop tutorials that can dramatically enhance your images while retaining a natural …

Photoshop

Geared Up: Lens Love: My Favorite Lenses for Wedding, Portrait, and Boudoir Photography

“My job as a portrait photographer is to seduce, amuse and entertain.”—Helmut Newton<p>The late Mr. Newton was certainly onto something. I believe the …

Cameras

Ask A Pro

Got Questions About Photography? Professional Photographer and Photoshop Expert Scott Kelby Has Got Answers.<p>Q. I am new to DSLR photography and have …

Cameras