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When Poses Go Wrong: The Do's and Don'ts of Model Posing (VIDEO)

Any photographer who’s worked with a model knows that one of the hardest things about the process is creating photogenic poses. It might seem simple, …

Photography

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Dan Havlik | Apr 16, 2018 | 0 comments<p>Photographers can’t seem to get enough of natural lighting tips and we can’t get enough of photographer Julia …

Photography

Figure Out Where Your Photos Are Illegally Being Used Online

A few years ago I was scrolling through the home page of a large magazine and saw a photo I had taken featured in the middle of its homepage. The pic …

Mark Zuckerberg

Mindshift Gear’s New Exposure Bags Are Just For Outdoor Photographers

<i>Mindshift Gear has announced two bags; the Exposure 13 and Exposure 15</i><p>Wildlife Photographers, Landscape Photographers; Outdoor Photographers in …

Landscape Photography

One Click to Better Black and Whites

Black and white conversion can be a complicated ordeal, and you can find yourself down a deep rabbit hole of theory if you're not careful. There are …

Tutorials

Use A Smarter High Pass Filter to Sharpen Your Photos

Sharpening an image with a high-pass filter in Photoshop is a simple way to make the image pop. But what happens if you've sharpened your image and …

Tutorials

How To Write A Novel: Step By Step

Thinking about writing a novel? Don’t know where to start? It’s not that hard, if you really want to do it. I guess that really is the first step. …

Creative Writing

Add Depth and Drama to Landscape Photos Using Lightroom

Here’s a 24-minute video from Andrew Marr that looks at how he adds depth and drama to landscape photos during post-processing in Adobe Lightroom.<p>The …

Tutorials

Capture Stunning Photos using Selective Focus

For many, spring is finally beginning to emerge and the earth is coming back to life. The flowers and plant life of spring are perfect for practicing …

Landscape Photography

A Beginner's Guide to Photoshop Blending Modes

Want to get better at Photoshop quickly? Master Photoshop blending modes to improve your photo editing skills immediately.<p>This great video from Serge …

Tutorials

9 tips for writing your own murder mystery, from a published author

Read, read, read<p>So, you’ve got a great idea for a murder mystery novel – what do you do next? Writing a book can feel daunting, but if you're dead set (wahey) on writing a thriller, AJ Waines, number one bestselling author on Amazon, shares the inside know-how on getting that brilliant story out of …

Writing

Ten Helpful Tips for Composition in Landscape Photography

Composition in landscape photography is tricky business, as you don't have something like a person as an obvious subject, and you need to find …

Landscape Photography

Enhance the Eyes of Your Subject in Seconds Using This Photoshop Technique

The character of your portraits is conveyed by many different elements, but a crucial one is the eyes of your subject. In this short tutorial, I’ll …

Tutorials

5 Tips That Will Help You Nail Your Next Timelapse Video

In most cases, surprises are nice—just not when you're shooting timelapses.Timelapses are a lot of fun to shoot and are relatively simple to pull off …

Time-lapse Photography

Want Tack-Sharp Photographs? Watch This Tutorial with Focus Stacking Made Easy (VIDEO)

One of the challenges with landscape photography is maximizing depth of field. That’s because well-composed images often incorporate important …

Landscape Photography

How to Enlarge Photos Without Losing Detail in Photoshop CC 2018

With the new Adobe Photoshop CC 2018, a new image enlargement algorithm, “Preserve Details 2.0,” came as an improvement over the previous upsampling …

Tutorials

7 Simple Tips for Using On-Camera Flash to Shoot Pleasing People Pictures (VIDEO)

There are two common reasons that some photographers only shoot with natural light: They’re under the impression that off-camera flash is too …

Five Fundamental Portrait Lighting Positions You Should Know

When you're first getting started with artificial lighting, knowing where to place the lights can be a bit daunting. This helpful video will show you …

Tips on how to shoot close-up flowers

<b>Jacky Parker shares her top tips on how to get stunning images of close-up flowers</b><p>Despite being married to a photographer for over 30 years, I only …

Landscape Photography

How to capture epic wide-angle photos of trees

Trees invoke a sense of timelessness and grandeur. Most species grow for many centuries more than humans ever will—so let’s make trees look the part, …

Landscape Photography

Here’s How to Shoot Stunning Landscape Photos as Light Changes Throughout the Day (VIDEO)

The video below provides a rare opportunity to pick up several valuable tips from one of the world’s preeminent nature and wildlife photographers. In …

Simple Lighting Setups Using Little or No Equipment

I’m a big believer that you don’t need expensive equipment and a complicated lighting set up to create beautiful images. Some of my favorite images …

Everything You Need To Know About Self-Publishing A Novel

This class pack will teach you how to get your book out in the world, one step at a time.<p>If you’ve ever dreamed of publishing a novel but haven’t …

Here‘s How to Shoot Travel Photographs That Don’t Look Like Snapshots (VIDEO)

Something odd often happens when accomplished photographers take a vacation: They return from their trip with photos that look more like snapshots …

Three Quick Steps to Making a Photo Pop Using Photoshop

A lot of people are fans of the portrait look in which the subject really seems to "pop" off the image, as it's a striking and attention-grabbing …

Photoshop Tips: Blend Modes Made Simple (VIDEO)

Many of the image-editing tutorials we post require a basic understanding of Photoshop’s powerful blend modes. In the video below, French landscape …

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 …

Tutorials

How to Replace a Sky With a Better One Using Photoshop

One of the most useful Photoshop skills you can have is the ability to convincingly replace the sky in an image. This great tutorial will show how to …

5 Tips for Composing Landscape Photos with Depth, Scale & Unity for More Powerful Images (VIDEO)

Regular visitors to <i>Shutterbug’s</i> website and Facebook page have no doubt noticed that we’ve been featuring a series of tutorials designed to help …

Why You Need to Know the Difference Between Phase and Contrast Autofocus

If you often find that your camera's autofocus doesn't quite hit the spot, it might have something to do with the focus system you are using. Make …