Jason Schneider Posted: Oct 30, 2015 0 comments

When applied to humans, the word “character” has two distinct meanings, an oddball or eccentric as in “Fred is a real character” or a morally upstanding person, as in “Charlie is a man of unimpeachable character.” When it comes to machines created by humans, the word “character” conveys a slightly different constellation of meanings, hovering somewhere between “having lovable defects” like an old Model T Ford, and expressing a distinctive personality, like a classic Ferrari.

Maria Piscopo Posted: Oct 30, 2015 0 comments

Michael Grecco is an award-winning, internationally renowned director and photographer of celebrity portraits, advertising and editorial commissions, private collections, and fine art. As one of the most respected visual storytellers in the world, his conceptual vision and signature dramatic lighting create distinctive images that are evocative, sophisticated, and comedic.

Scott Kelby Posted: Oct 30, 2015 0 comments

Hi everybody! I’m very excited to be launching a new Q&A column here in Shutterbug—a magazine I’ve been reading, and been a fan of, for so many years—so it’s truly an honor to be here with you. I invite you to send in your questions to (with "For Scott Kelby" as the subject line), and I’ll do my best to answer them in Ask a Pro. OK, let’s jump right to it.

Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Oct 29, 2015 0 comments

Adobe has released version 14 of Photoshop Elements and Premier Elements. Both are exciting and easy-to-use, and offer enough editing horsepower for most photo and video enthusiasts. Although Premier 14 is chock full of improvements, including some cool new things you can do with 4K video, I found the enhancements in Photoshop Elements to be more groundbreaking and fun. So that’s what we’ll focus on today. 

The Editors Posted: Oct 29, 2015 0 comments

Our Shutterbug Photo of the Day by Roger Becker is a stunning close up view of a majestic lion.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Oct 29, 2015 0 comments

Manfrotto’s PIXIE EVO: Manfrotto recently introduced the new PIXI EVO, a mini tripod created for enthusiast and hobbyist photographers who need a lightweight/portable tripod. PIXI EVO provides flexibility of use, robustness and a variety of framing. PIXI EVO features two different leg angles with a sliding selector, enabling users to shoot ground level images. 

Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Oct 29, 2015 1 comments

I can’t understand the current love affair between photographers and drones. Like all kids I made paper airplanes which I anonymously launched toward unsuspecting substitute homeroom teachers, sure. Sometimes with uncanny accuracy. Is the current drone rage the ultimate technological evolution of the balsawood P-51 Mustang? Or are we channeling our inner Wright brothers? 

The Editors Posted: Oct 28, 2015 0 comments

Our Shutterbug Photo of the Day by Gerry Groeber features a rugged landscape dominated by a stone tower. 

Dan Havlik Posted: Oct 28, 2015 0 comments

Forgive me if I catch my breath for a second but I just returned from the PhotoPlus Expo show in New York City and it was an exhausting show in many respects. But I say that in a most positive way.

Blaine Harrington Posted: Oct 27, 2015 0 comments

When I realized that this column would be in the magazine’s lighting focus issue, I looked at the data for the photos I’d taken earlier this year during a nearly month-long combination of safari workshop, assignment, and stock shoot in Africa. What I found surprised me: I’d used flash on about one-third of the 13,000 photos I’d made on that trip. I had no idea I’d used my Speedlights as often as I had.


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