Cynthia Boylan Posted: Nov 17, 2015 0 comments

The term bokeh refers to a photographic technique that creates soft out of focus areas in an image. The brief video embedded below shows how to use a Russian-made Jupiter 9 85mm F/2 lens and a tilt ring adapter on a mirrorless camera to create stunning videos with a beautiful bokeh background look.

Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Nov 17, 2015 0 comments

Stephen Shore fondly recalls his Polaroid SX-70. Shore, known for color images of everyday America, in books like Uncommon Places and American Surfaces, loved the immediacy of the SX-70. “Whatever you observed and chose to picture was right there,” he says of that ingenious little device.

Suzanne Driscoll Posted: Nov 17, 2015 0 comments

This interview with Mary Ellen Mark took place before her death on May 25, 2015, at the age of 75. Considered to be the ultimate “humanist” photographer, she will always be remembered for the honesty, compassion, and empathy she gave to everyone.

The Editors Posted: Nov 16, 2015 0 comments

Our Shutterbug Photo of the Day by Douglas Croft features the stunning view of a distant shore captured from between snow-covered trees. 

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Nov 16, 2015 0 comments

Early this year, photographer Benjamin Von Wong and Chris Macaskill of SmugMug were inspired to create a series of superhero theme portraits with everyday people and including a very dynamic (and potentially dangerous) twist. 

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Dan Havlik Posted: Nov 16, 2015 0 comments

NASA posts some pretty cool photos from space on its Flickr feed for the International Space Station but gear junkies should go ga-ga over the above shot shot.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Nov 15, 2015 13 comments

Register to win a $350 Gift Certificate redeemable on all WhiteWall products at (MSRP $350.00) we are giving away.

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Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Nov 13, 2015 0 comments

In a world where gadget bags are made of black ballistic nylon and closed-cell foam, Tenba has always boogied to slightly different beat. Their latest addition, the Cooper Collection, stands apart from anything you’ve ever seen. If you’re looking for a holiday gift for the photographer in your life—a gift that they’ll pass on to their grandchildren—get in line to buy a Tenba Cooper. 

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Staff Posted: Nov 13, 2015 0 comments

The Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) is an organization comprised of editors and representatives of photographic magazines from North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa. Spanning the consumer, professional, and trade sectors, each member magazine is dedicated to bringing the message of the joy of photography as well as providing technical, business, and industry news and information to their readers.

Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Nov 13, 2015 0 comments

The tour bus bringing B.B. King to Indianola, Mississippi, for his Homecoming Festival concert was very late, which meant that Ron Modra would have the opportunity for performance photos, but not the portrait session he wanted.


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