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How to Block Robocalls and Spam Calls

Are you getting too many phone calls from spammers and telemarketers? You can take several steps to battle against those annoying, unknown …

Apps

How to mask anything in Lightroom in a few seconds

Lightroom’s Auto Mask option is a useful tool that can save you a lot of time. But this video from Signature Edits shows you how you can make the …

You Can Watch 99 Hours of Free Online Photography Classes from the School of Visual Arts (SVA)

Here’s something photo-related you can do over the long Memorial Day weekend coming up. The School of Visual Arts in New York City has 99 hours of …

Photography

Want to Print Your Own Photos? Here Are Some Helpful Tips

The digital age has pushed some of us away from printing our photos, but at the same time, better technology and cheaper prices has made it more …

How to Edit Photos in Lightroom & Photoshop Like a Pro. One Photographer Reveals Her Workflow Secrets

Julia Trotti is a photographer we feature a lot on Shutterbug.com because she always has a great way of explaining how she captures her …

31 Five-Second Reminders that Will Make Calmness Your Superpower

<i>Your goal is to grow so strong on the inside that nothing on the outside can affect your inner peace of mind without your conscious permission.</i>The …

Meditation

Photos and Links That Will Make Your Day Better in 5 Minutes Flat

Join us as we explore a new weekly list of links to tutorials, special features and great photography all sourced and hand-curated by Toad Hollow …

A Look Behind The Scenes at Sigma’s Japanese Lens Factory

<i>Sigma’s lenses, particularly the Art Series, have achieved widespread popularity – this is how they are made</i><p>I bet if we showed you how a lens was …

Japan

Adobe Releases Major Lightroom Update: It’s a Whole New, More Modern Editing Workflow

<b>NOTE:</b> <i>This update spreads across the whole Lightroom universe: It’s for Lightroom Classic, Lightroom CC, Lightroom Mobile and even Camera Raw over in</i> …

Tutorials

18 Documentaries That Have Shocking Endings

"I'm thinking the allegations are clearly false, and then...bam!"<p><i>Warning: Some spoilers ahead. Continue at your own risk.</i>

Google Knows Literally Everything About You - Here's How To Delete That Data

Take back control of your information with these easy steps.<p>Google, just like Facebook, collects a lot of personal data about its users. While many …

How to Recognize Good Light in Street Photography

Here’s an 11-minute video from photographer Sean Tucker that looks at how you can identify “good light” in street photography.<p>As part of a series of …

Street Photography

Fortnite Battle Royale beginner’s guide

Learn the art of survival through wall building<p><i>Fortnite</i> <i>Battle Royale</i> takes the battle royale concept — unleash 100 people on an island until one person or team is left standing — and expands it with building mechanics. In this guide, we’ll teach you what you need to know to win, including choosing …

Fortnite

Everyone Should Try Splash Photography at Least Once: Here's How to Get Started

With a basic clear tank or transparent plastic sheet, there are several creative ways to photograph water just waiting to be explored. These …

Photography

Inexpensive Apple Backup Solution for Photographers

If you want to preserve your photos, it is a great idea to make certain you have a backup system in place. As obvious as that sounds, there are still …

Technology

Five Things Painters Do That Photographers Should Be Doing Too

The best creatives take inspiration from areas other than the discipline they are working in, and photographers should be no different. Have you ever …

Creativity

Remove Distracting Elements from Photos with These 3 Simple Photoshop Tricks (VIDEO)

A telephone pole emanating from a subject’s head is the classic example of a distracting element ruining an otherwise fine photo. But there are …

How to schedule sex without killing the romance

How to schedule sex without killing the romance<p>Once you become settled in a relationship, the words “calendar” and “schedule” tend to start taking …

The settings you should change immediately after buying a new TV

It's finally a good time to make the jump to a 4K TV. Prices have come down, HDR is up to snuff, and there are a bevy of great models to choose from. But once you bring your new TV home, you may want to take a trip through its settings and tweak a few in order to get the best possible picture.<p>If …

The best photos taken of planet Earth last year will transform the way you see the world

The natural world is a stunning place.<p>Every year, the best landscape photography shows off Earth's beauty. The following photos are some of the winners from the 2017 International Landscape Photographer of the Year contest.<p>They highlight powerful mountains, scenes of isolation, worlds of color and …

So You Want to Read Literary Horror: Here’s Where to Start

The Remastered, Full-Color Edition<p>If you haven’t read <i>House of Leaves</i>, go grab a copy now. We’re happy to wait, it’s just that good. I’m pretty …

Horror

This 52 Week Challenge will Improve Your Photography Skills in 2018

If you’re looking to improve your photography skills in 2018, doing a year-long photo challenge is a great way to stay motivated with ideas and …

30 free macOS apps every Mac user should have

Powerful Mac apps that won't break the bankThere’s something of a misconception when it comes to the Mac. While powerful tools like Photoshop or …

33 Inspirational Photography New Year’s Resolutions and Assignment Ideas

Dear friend,As the new year is coming up, here are some new years resolutions we can apply to our photography:London, NYC, Kyoto, Tokyo:See upcoming …

13 sci-fi series starters to break in your new ebook reader

Visit other worlds<p>So you just got a new ebook reader for the holidays this year. Nice! Now, it’s time to find books to load it up with, which should give you plenty to read on your trip home, or if you need an excuse to avoid relatives for a couple of hours.<p>Here’s 13 science-fiction books that kick …

The Portrait Photographer’s Ultimate Gear and Education Guide For 2017

<b>So you want to be a portrait photographer?</b><p>As we recently did with most of the camera systems we cover regularly, we are going to continue putting …

Photography

This is How One Photographer Dodges and Burns His Photos

Photographer and visual artist Antti Karppinen dodges and burns his photos using a single 50% natural gray layer in Overlay blending mode. By sharing …

Don't upgrade your iOS without downloading this software first

Managing all of the data on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod can be a real iPain sometimes, especially when upgrading or switching devices forces you to …

Gear & Gadgets

Trump’s Official Portrait and the Language of Lighting

Nine months after taking office, the White House has finally released official portraits of both President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike …

How Photographer Joe McNally approaches night portraits

How Photographer Joe McNally Bridges the Gap<p>October 9, 2017<p>One reason why photography can be so addicting is because there is always something new to …

Photography