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Dan Havlik Posted: Jan 20, 2017 0 comments

We’ve run dozens of stories of photographers shooting amazing photos and videos of the Northern Lights, aka the Aurora Borealis. But many, if not most, of those images and clips have required some serious traveling and trekking by the photographers to capture their stunning Northern Lights moments. Sometimes though, you just stumble upon them by sheer luck.

Ron Leach Posted: Jan 20, 2017 0 comments

Frenchman Eric Pillot is a photographer with a unique perspective on wildlife photography. He has traveled throughout Europe making portraits of animals posing within artificial settings reflecting their natural habitats.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jan 20, 2017 0 comments

It’s likely that many of you are unfamiliar with the UK-based Societies of Photographers or their international Photographer of the Year (POTY) Awards. But one look at the gorgeous images of the Societies’ 2016 winners show why you can learn a bit about photography and gain inspiration from obscure photo contests.

Deborah Sandidge Posted: Jan 20, 2017 0 comments

The September 25, 2016, issue of The New York Times Magazine was titled "The Voyages" Issue, and it featured an impressive collection of images. In the introduction to the issue, the writer Gideon Lewis-Kraus talks about the idea of the image as document or experience: this is what a place looks like as opposed to this is what it feels like to be there. He notes the cliché of “the traveler so busy with documentation that he misses out on some phantom called the ‘experience itself.’”

Staff Posted: Jan 20, 2017 0 comments

Outdoor photography is a favorite with Shutterbug readers so this was a very competitive assignment. But we were looking for more than just your summer vacation photos at Yosemite: we were seeking something both beautiful and different. We also asked you to keep your mind open for what’s considered “The Great Outdoors.” We were looking for everything from images of the majestic wonder in Denali National Park in Alaska, to the delicate pink-hued skies of Key West, to a stunning vista as seen right from your backyard. Most importantly, we asked you to remember to keep the “great” in the Great Outdoors with your photography submissions for this assignment.

Dan Havlik Posted: Jan 18, 2017 Published: Jan 19, 2017 0 comments

When Fujifilm said at the photokina show in Cologne, Germany last year that its forthcoming 51.4-megapixel GFX mirrorless medium format camera would sell for “way under $10,000,” they weren’t lying.

Ron Leach Posted: Jan 18, 2017 0 comments

It’s late at night, but Fujifilm just unveiled two new X-Series cameras and a sweet, compact 50mm f/2.0 lens and we didn’t want to wait until morning to share the news. Included in the late-night introductions are the cutting edge X100F rangefinder-style mirrorless camera, an X-T20 interchangeable-lens camera targeted at enthusiasts, and the compact Fujinon XF 50mm f/2.0 R WR lens.

Ron Leach Posted: Jan 18, 2017 0 comments

Russian photographer Kristina Makeeva decided to spend three days exploring frozen Lake Baikal, the deepest, oldest, and cleanest lake on Earth. While walking the frozen surface of the lake, she made these captivating Images.

Dan Havlik Posted: Jan 18, 2017 0 comments

Leica is going back to the future (again) with its newest digital rangefinder, the full frame, 24-megapixel M10. With this new model, which is the follow-up to the Leica M (Typ 240), Leica has trimmed the size of the M10, making it 4mm (1/8-inch) thinner than its predecessor. Part of that size reduction is due to the fact that Leica has gotten rid of the 1080p HD movie capture mode that was available on the previous model.

Ron Leach Posted: Jan 18, 2017 0 comments

James Zwadlo is a London-based photographer/graphic designer/director who combines his unique vision to create an unexpected point of view with his infrared photography

Ron Leach Posted: Jan 18, 2017 0 comments

We often turn to Joe Edelman for simple lighting tutorials, and in the video below he’s a bit perturbed because photographers often mess up outdoor portraits by not using their reflectors properly. Follow Edelman’s simple advice and you won’t make this mistake.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jan 17, 2017 0 comments

These stunning images are among the winners of the 2016 Monochrome Awards, an international competition that celebrates the best black-and-white photography from across the globe. The photo above, from Polish photographer Piotr Musial took top honors in the Fashion/Beauty category.

Ron Leach Posted: Jan 17, 2017 0 comments

Chris Burkard is an adventure photographer who travels the world looking for epic images of our untamed planet. He recently garnered a lot of attention for the once-in-a-lifetime shot above of a surfer in Iceland lit by the Northern Lights, and the video below gives you the backstory.

Dan Havlik Posted: Jan 17, 2017 0 comments

I shared this on my personal Facebook page yesterday and it’s made the rounds of social media, but it’s definitely worth a watch if you haven’t seen it already. (And probably worth a re-watch even if you have seen it already.)

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Ron Leach Posted: Jan 17, 2017 0 comments

Last fall Stanford University created quite a buzz when they enabled anyone to take their comprehensive digital imaging course online for free. Now thanks to web-based learning resource Alison, there’s a similar opportunity in which you can become a Harvard photography student at no cost!

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