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Staff Posted: Feb 13, 2015 0 comments

Backlit subjects can be tricky to deal with which is why we were so impressed with the terrific entries for this month’s “Backlight” Picture This! assignment. We were looking for images where backlight or strong directional light danced with the subject and boy did we get them. From unique uses of sunrises and sunsets to spotlight a silhouetted subject, to plays of light through fog, morning rays through a window, and many beautiful backlit scenes of nature, readers posted some fantastic images on Shutterbug.com for this assignment.

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Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Feb 12, 2015 0 comments

The weather forecast for New York calls for temperatures to dip into the single digits this weekend, and if you’re like me, you find it challenging to keep your digits warm while out-of-doors with your digital camera. Here’s a little trick I learned back in my salad days when Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan were in my territory and I was a sales rep with Minolta Corporation.

The Editors Posted: Feb 12, 2015 0 comments

Today’s Shutterbug Photo of the Day is this gorgeous long exposure of Japan by Chris Zewatski. Zewatski shot the image in October 2014 in Misawa, Japan at Komaki Onsen Resort.

Lou Manna Posted: Feb 12, 2015 0 comments

Editor’s Note: Food photographer Lou Manna has spent over 30 years creating images of all things edible. We recently asked Manna to share some of his wisdom with Shutterbug’s readers he provided us with the following helpful tips for how to shoot the best food photos. You can see more of Manna’s work on his website, or read his thoughts on food photography and see more images at his blog.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Feb 12, 2015 0 comments

The jury of the 58th annual World Press Photo Contest selected an image by Danish photographer Mads Nissen as the World Press Photo of the Year 2014. Nissen is a staff photographer for the Danish daily newspaper Politiken and is represented by Scanpix and Panos Pictures.

The Editors Posted: Feb 11, 2015 1 comments

Today’s Shutterbug Photo of the Day is this dramatic mountain range photo by Laura Zirino. She captured the shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III, 24-105mm lens, tripod, and a polarizer. The settings were ISO 100, 1/4 sec, f/14, at 24mm.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Feb 11, 2015 0 comments

Tiffen has announced the award-winning Steadicam SOLO camera stabilizer has officially gone on sale. Made for use with both DSLRs and camcorders, the SOLO can be used handheld, as a monopod, or with a Steadicam arm and vest.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Feb 11, 2015 0 comments

A few days after Sigma announced a new 24mm F/1.4 DG HSM Art lens, the company has revealed its pricing and availability. And the lens will cost a lot less than people were probably expecting.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Feb 11, 2015 0 comments

Renowned Magnum photographer Elliott Erwitt will be honored at the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards. Erwitt (age 86) will receive the Outstanding Contribution to Photography prize in person at the annual gala dinner in London on April 23, 2015.

To coincide, a show celebrating Erwitt’s work from his 60 year career will be presented at Somerset House, London from April 24 to May 10, 2015 as part of the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition. A rare public talk between Erwitt and his long-time book designer Stuart Smith will also take place on April 24th.

The Editors Posted: Feb 10, 2015 0 comments

Today’s Shutterbug Photo of the Day gives us the chills. This icy image was captured by Mike Martin with a Canon EOS Rebel T2i during a snowstorm in the Chicago suburbs.

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