Red Eye

Red Eye Explained (And How To Prevent It)

July 05, 2012 / by

Red eye can quickly ruin an otherwise interesting candid or portrait. But what is it? And how can it be avoided? The answers to both within.

"Urban Tunnel" by D. Travis North

Know Your Gear: Digital Sensor Limitations

June 02, 2011 / by

As a follow-up to last week’s article, “Lens Limitations”, we wanted to discuss another aspect of the camera: The digital sensor. Once again, our goal is to share with you the limitations that your sensor might have. In doing so, we hope that you will be able to use your camera more efficiently and more effectively.

Lance Armstrong's Return

Tips For Your Next Photo Competition: Selecting Your Entry

April 14, 2011 / by

Photo competitions are beneficial and motivating. But they are serious business and you need your best photo. Get inside the mind of the judges and heed our tips for selecting your entry.

"Waiting" by D. Travis North

2010 In Review – Shutter Photo’s Top Articles

January 06, 2011 / by

Shutter Photo is about inspiration, wisdom and learning. We’ve had a lot of articles this year that seem to really appeal to a lot of people. So for the benefit of our many newcomers, or as a refresher to our regular readers, I’d like to present them here to pique your interests, inspire and hopefully get you shooting more.


Portfolios for Hobbyists and Semi-Pro Photographers

December 09, 2010 / by

A Professional Photographer without a portfolio is like a scientist without a calculator – not much will get accomplished. But what about a hobbyist or semi-pro photographer? What benefit is a portfolio to us? And how would our portfolio differ from the pros? The answers to all these questions and more inside.


Bryan Peterson’s Understanding Photography Field Guide

March 28, 2010 / by

Bryan Peterson, a very popular photography writer, is back with a new book – Understanding Photography Field Guide. We read through a copy and traveled with it for the past few months to evaluate it. Read on to see what we learned and what we thought.


Camera RAW 101 (A Book By Jon Canfield)

September 01, 2009 / by

In his book, “Camera Raw 101: Better Photos with Photoshop, Elements and Lightroom”, Jon CAnfield teaches us everything we need to know about Adobe Camera RAW – the widely coveted conversion tool for RAW photographers. To see what you can expect from the book and to read what Shutter Photo thinks of the book, read on.


Editing & Workflow Series (Wrap Up)

July 29, 2009 / by

As the three-part Editing & Workflow article series has come to a close, now is a good time to think about your own workflow. Today I’ll discuss a few closing thoughts and of course invite you to write your own such article. Read on for the full list of links and closing thoughts.


Strobist – A Photogrpahy Lighting Journal

July 24, 2009 / by

Looking to learn more about artificial flash and strobe photography? Perhaps you need an online resource like the widely acclaimed Strobist Blog. Read on to learn about what the site has to offer.

"Frolic" by D. Travis North

Titling Your Photos

July 14, 2009 / by

The final finishing touch to any one of your photographs is a well thought-out title. Dedicate the time your photo deserves and develop a great title. Read on to see some titling methods to get you started.