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Ron Leach Posted: Apr 20, 2016 0 comments

Miggo has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the Pictar camera grip—an ergonomic device that enables iPhone users to take mobile photography to a whole new level thanks to an array of SLR–like external controls. The unit includes five user-programmable wheels, and an ergonomic grip for one-handed operation. 

Dan Havlik Posted: Apr 19, 2016 0 comments

Instagram is, unquestionably, the hottest social network right now for sharing photos. While the service is simple to use, getting your work noticed is not easy considering you’re competing with over 400 million other Instagram users. So what’s the “trick,” if any? We interviewed three photographers who have found success on Instagram to learn more about this social media phenomenon. Along with checking out (and liking) their Instagram pages, don’t forget to visit (and like) Shutterbug’s own page (@shutterbugpix), where we’re sharing our favorite work from readers.

Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Apr 19, 2016 0 comments

“A mobile device can display still images and video, and it can broadcast audio,” Sciorio says. “The creation point for all three of those is my camera: it shoots stills, video and records audio. So why was I using only one-third of the tools I had? Why was I trying to sell only one kind of product?”

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Dan Havlik Posted: Apr 18, 2016 0 comments

Interested in learning more about how to be a better portrait or wedding photographer but not interested in paying a lot for it? Well, The Wedding School is offering three days of live online classes this week from some of the leading names in portrait and wedding photography. And the price is certainly right. It’s free!

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Ron Leach Posted: Apr 18, 2016 0 comments

Fotodiox has unveiled the Pro Flapjack LED Ring Light kit offering photographers soft, beautiful lighting with minimal setup, a variety of mounting options, and a custom-fitted carrying case with shoulder strap. The versatile unit runs on either AC power or rechargeable batteries, both of which are included in the kit.

Ron Leach Posted: Apr 18, 2016 0 comments

Reuben Wu is an artist with the fascinating vision of creating otherworldly landscape photographs that evoke both science fiction and 19th century Romantic paintings. He does this by selectively light-painting his scenes with a powerful done-mounted light.

Ron Leach Posted: Apr 18, 2016 0 comments

Street photographer Omar Z Robles has spent the past two years photographing ballet dancers among what he refers to as the urban landscapes of New York. Thanks to a grant from the Bessie Foundation, he recently traveled to Cuba—a country with a long tradition of dance—and the images he captured are amazing.

Howard Millard Posted: Apr 15, 2016 0 comments

HDR, as most photographers know, stands for High Dynamic Range, allowing you to capture a wider range of highlight and shadow detail than you could in a single frame. You create an HDR image by shooting several identically framed shots of the same scene at different exposures, often with three brackets such as -2, 0, and +2 EV. The newest kid on the HDR block is Aurora HDR Pro from Macphun, currently for Mac only, but with a Windows version in the works.

Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Apr 14, 2016 0 comments

Do your friends often tell you that your photographs are so good you should become a professional? Do you sometimes stare blankly at the pages of National Geographic and hear a voice inside your head that says, “I can do better than that!”? Do you post on Instagram more than 70 times a week? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, read on—and unleash the master picture-taker that’s lurking in your soul.

The Editors Posted: Apr 14, 2016 0 comments

The title of our Shutterbug Photo of the Day by Joe Myeress really says it all.

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