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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Nov 23, 2015 80 comments

Register to win a Nikon AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR Lens (MSRP $529.95) we are giving away.

According to the company:

"Looking to expand your creativity beyond your current kit lens? Uncover the wonders within the macro world with the AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR. From the texture of a flower to the soft toes of a newborn child – the 85mm Micro lens will let you capture even the tiniest details with stunning image quality."

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post. Click on the picture above for details on how to enter.

Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Nov 26, 2015 1 comments

As a lover of all things unsharp, I was eager to get my mitts on a Petzval 85mm portrait lens. When I saw it at Photo Plus Expo here in New York, it was under glass, gleaming like a gilded idol. The fine folks at Lomography were kind enough to loan me a sample. What follows is my report. 

The Editors Posted: Nov 25, 2015 0 comments

Our Shutterbug Photo of the Day by Linn Smith is a colorful portrait of a bee hard at work gathering pollen for the hive. 

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Nov 25, 2015 0 comments

Luminosity Compact DSLR Holster: Protect your mirrorless camera or compact DSLR (with a standard lens) in this easily accessible, top-loading holster. The interior pockets store small accessories and the detachable non-slip strap allow you to securely carry the holster across your body or by the top grab handle. 

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Dan Havlik Posted: Nov 25, 2015 9 comments

Yes, I’m sure that headline got your attention but it’s not merely “click bait.” We really are giving away heaps of photo gear to readers in our brand new sweepstakes campaign!

The Editors Posted: Nov 24, 2015 0 comments

Our Shutterbug Photo of the Day by Dvir Barkay features a time worn natural rock formation framed by the muted tones of the setting sun. 

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Nov 24, 2015 0 comments

In this clever seven-minute video, New York-based portrait photographer Peter Hurley offers a simple trick to help you create more flattering portraits.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Nov 24, 2015 1 comments

Remember that recent video that everyone went crazy for where six photographers shot portraits of the same person but with wildly different results because of a twist? The folks behind that viral sensation are back with a fascinating new photography experiment with its own challenge.

Staff Posted: Nov 24, 2015 0 comments

The Goods is a new feature in Shutterbug that spotlights the hottest premium photo gear out there.

Scott Kelby Posted: Nov 24, 2015 0 comments

Hi everybody! I’m very excited to be launching a new Q&A column here in Shutterbug—a magazine I’ve been reading, and been a fan of, for so many years—so it’s truly an honor to be here with you. I invite you to send in your questions to, and I’ll do my best to answer them in Ask a Pro. OK, let’s jump right to it.


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