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Tips for Dodging and Burning with Lightroom

In this video from Johny Spencer, learn how to use the local adjustment tools inside Lightroom to do dodging and burning. The idea behind this …

Lightroom

When the Singer Sewing Machine Company Built the Best .45 Pistol Ever Made

The gun was so good, the military asked the company to build something else.<p>The .45 caliber pistol, also known as the M1911A1, is one of the most iconic handguns ever made. Perhaps the rarest of this common breed are those made by the Singer Corporation.<p>Best known for manufacturing sewing machines, …

Guns

5 Tricks to Make Your Landscape Photos Stand Out

Are you passionate about portrait photography? Do you love sharing images of your trips and landscape photos? Or maybe you spend your free time …

Landscape Photography

Think Tank’s Emergency Rain Covers Keep Your Camera Dry in a Crunch

Think Tank Camera has announced its new Emergency Rain Covers, simple and ultra-portable covers that can help protect your gear when the weather …

Dust Storms

These Are Serge Ramelli’s Top 10 Best Photography Tips Ever (VIDEO)

Serge Ramelli is a photographer we follow and feature quite often on Shutterbug.com. We love Ramelli’s photography how-to videos and Photoshop and …

Top 10

Six Portrait Photography Tips for Beginners

Portrait photography is by far one of the most popular genres of photography, and it comes with its own sets of challenges and things you should keep …

Photography Tips

This Is How to Consistently Get the Right Exposure Using Manual Mode on Your Camera (VIDEO)

Photographer Sean Tucker has a message for photographers who might have a phobia about using their camera’s manual mode. Get over your fear! …

Shutter Speed

4 Portrait Photography Tips Every Beginner Should Know

There are dozens, perhaps even hundreds of portrait photography tips.<p>With so many things to learn and keep in mind when you’re starting out in …

Photography

Watch: Bad Adobe Lightroom Habits That Could Slow You Down

[Click here to view the video in this article] <br>Video screenshot via B&H Photo Video<br>Previously, you learned about time-wasting habits that could …

Tutorials

How to remove a background in Photoshop

If you’re new Photoshop, knowing where to start when it comes to removing a background can be daunting. Photoshop has many different ways you can …

A Quick Guide to Effective Skin Retouching in Photoshop

Skin retouching is a fine skill that takes a good sense of nuance and a careful eye for detail. This helpful video will show you a fairly standard …

Tutorials

A Polarizing Filter Can Make a HUGE Difference in Your Photos: See How in Just 2 Minutes (VIDEO)

Most photographers prefer to get a great shot in the camera, rather than spend a lot of time making post-processing adjustments. In this two-minute …

Photography

How To Get Started In Astrophotography Landscapes

If you’ve never done it before, night photography can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be! In this article I’ll discuss the gear I use and …

Landscape Photography

A Quick Guide to When You Need a Polarizer for Your Photos

When you're first starting out in photography, you may wonder what circular polarizers are and how they can improve your photographs. This quick and …

Landscape Photography

How I Improved All of My Photographs With One Lightroom Preset

Recently, I realized that the best way to get more Instagram followers (and therefore really be a professional photographer) was to start making all …

Tutorials

How to Use Exposure Blending to Bring out More Detail in Your Photos

Depending on the environment you're photographing or the camera you're using, you might not be able to get all of the dynamic range of the scene into …

Tutorials

How to Master Using Neutral Density Filters

<i>Image Credit: borchee via iStock</i><p>Creating long exposure photos is one of the best ways to turn an otherwise "okay" photo into one that totally wows.<p>By …

Landscape Photography

The Essential Of Portrait Photography: Camera Settings for Portrait Photography

Taking pictures of people can be challenging for an amateur photographer. Everyone enjoys seeing good portrait photos, whether of family, friends, or …

Photography

Create Spectacular Skies in Seconds with This Simple 1-Minute Photoshop Tutorial (VIDEO)

We all know how a bland, pale sky can spoil an otherwise beautiful nature scene. But if you have a minute to spare, the powerful video below explains …

Tutorials

8 Quotes From Master Photographer Ansel Adams and How You to Apply Them to Your Photography

The technology of photography has been evolving at a very rapid rate. Most of our cameras are almost obsolete by the time we purchase them! But one …

A Beginner’s Step-by-Step Guide to Shooting Long Exposure Photos

Here’s a concise beginner’s step-by-step guide on how to capture long exposure photographs.<p><b>1.</b> Frame the composition. Pay extra attention to the edges …

Landscape Photography

9 Reasons Why a $300 Nikon D700 from 2008 Is Still a Great Full Frame DSLR for Serious Photographers

Finding an inexpensive full frame camera is difficult these days. And with Nikon set to release a new mirrorless full frame camera this month, things …

Nikon D700

The Best Advice About Camera Settings That I've Ever Heard

Look at any photography forum and by far, the most common question beneath any photo will be: "what were your settings?" By and large, that's the …

The Year’s Best Meteor Shower Is Tonight. Here Are 6 Easy Tips for Photographing It.

Travel<p>By Dustin Nelson Published On 08/11/2018<p>@dlukenelson<p>By Dustin Nelson @dlukenelson Published On 08/11/2018<p>A spectacular meteor shower is about …

How to Use the HSL Sliders on Your Photos in Lightroom

One of the quickest and most powerful ways to achieve a signature look in Lightroom is by taking advantage of the HSL sliders. This excellent …

8 Lessons Ansel Adams Can Teach You About Photography

Ansel Adams is one of the titans of photographic history. When I started as a photographer, I was primarily interested in landscape photography. I …

Heads-up: These are the networks you can access with TV Everywhere and your YouTube TV account

Last October, YouTube TV started working as a cable login, allowing subscribers to the service to access other participating networks' streaming …

13 Ways to Make Your Photos Look Professional

There is no silver bullet to making a professional picture. It often takes years of practice; however, as a newer photographer you’ll find that there …

Learn Three-Point Lighting Right Now

Ready to finally learn how to easily set up three-point lighting for your portraits? Watch this.<p>In this video from The Slanted Lens, photography …

Here Are 3 Fun, Easy and Fabulous Photo Shoots You Can Do in 10 Minutes (VIDEO)

Looking for a little photography inspiration? Chelsea & Tony Northrup have a new video explaining three fun and easy photo shoots you can do in 10 …