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Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Dec 30, 2016 0 comments

As we look ahead to 2017 and focus on the future of photography, it seemed appropriate to ask photographers who’ve created innovative, forward-thinking images what motivated them to make these inventive shots.

Staff Posted: Dec 30, 2016 0 comments

Photographer Jaanus Ree visualized this image in his head before he shot it but the idea to use a cat was a last-minute decision borne out of necessity. “After seeing a portrait in a bookstore where I was able to see the photographer’s silhouette against the reflection of an eye, I got the idea to make something similar,” Ree notes.

Dan Havlik Posted: Dec 29, 2016 0 comments

Time-lapse photography and time-lapse videos are still immensely popular and interest in them shows no signs of slowing down (so to speak). In fact, a spectacular time-lapse video of Chicago was the fifth most popular story on Shutterbug.com in 2016 and it’s easy to see why.

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The Editors Posted: Dec 29, 2016 0 comments

Another year is about to come to an end and while there are quite a few folks who probably want to say “Good riddance!” to 2016, we here at Shutterbug have a slightly different take. From our perspective, we had a lot to be thankful for this past year. Our website saw record traffic growth in 2016 with more and more photographers coming to read our photography coverage. And for that, we thank you!

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Steve Meltzer Posted: Dec 29, 2016 0 comments

The Hôtel Déclic is a photographer’s theme park wrapped in the luxury of an elegant 4-star hotel in Paris, France. I discovered it as I was planning a trip to the City of Lights for the publication of a new book of my photographs.

Ron Leach Posted: Dec 28, 2016 0 comments

Fong Qi Wei is a photographer with a unique vision: He wanted to depict the passage of time with still images rather than with video as is customarily the case. His stunning “Time is a Dimension” series does just that by capturing cityscapes that illustrate how light changes throughout the day.

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Ron Leach Posted: Dec 28, 2016 0 comments

There’s a reason why this hyper-lapse video is so breathtaking: It took almost 48,000 hand-held still images, 35 days of shooting, and 220 days of post processing to create.

Ron Leach Posted: Dec 28, 2016 0 comments

Fujifilm created quite a buzz in Cologne, Germany at the recent Photokina exposition with the introduction of the distinctive GFX 50S medium format camera, boasting a compact mirrorless design, 51.4MP resolution and attractive retro styling. In the videos below, four top pros discuss what all the fanfare is about.

Ron Leach Posted: Dec 27, 2016 0 comments

Photoshop is such a comprehensive tool that it offers a wide array of capabilities that are unfamiliar to many photographers. Thanks to this fast-paced video tutorial from Tutvid, you can learn 10 hidden Photoshop tricks that are sure to improve your images.

Ron Leach Posted: Dec 27, 2016 0 comments

Here’s an opportunity you can’t refuse; a copy of Athentech’s popular Perfect Eyes software, as well as their Perfect Portraits eBook. And both are perfectly free until January 5.

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Ron Leach Posted: Dec 27, 2016 0 comments

Want to elevate the quality of your photography with the gear you already own? It may sound too good to be true, but all you have to do is watch the following video tutorial from Canadian pro Peter McKinnon and that’s exactly what will happen.

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Seth Shostak Posted: Dec 27, 2016 0 comments

Imagine a camera you could plunk down in front of the Taj Mahal or anywhere else and snap photos that were indistinguishable from reality. A camera producing images that, when properly displayed, would be pictorially the same as being there.

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Staff Posted: Dec 27, 2016 0 comments

Shutterbug reader Roberto Ojeda loves to shoot “interesting people, especially artists.” For this otherworldly shot he enlisted the help of “Monica, an amazing ballet dancer who is dancing and exploding in front of the lens.” Using one light behind Monica, Ojeda had her hold two fists full of flour and then open them in midair to “exaggerate the expressiveness of the action.”

Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Dec 23, 2016 0 comments

No time to conjure up a resolution for 2017? No problem! Here’s a seven-pack of readymade resolutions you can relate to, even if you’re already perfect in every way.

Edited by George Schaub Posted: Dec 23, 2016 0 comments

The X-T2 is Fujifilm’s second mirrorless camera with the new “X-Trans CMOS III” sensor, first seen in the company’s top-of-the-line X-Pro2 model. The X-T2 offers 24 megapixels of resolution and is Fujifilm’s first X-series camera that is able to record video in 4K resolution.

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