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Ron Leach Posted: Jan 23, 2017 0 comments

Manny Ortiz is a Chicago-based photographer who also offers helpful tutorials on portraiture and wedding photography techniques. In the quick and straightforward video below, you’ll learn three easy ways to use backlighting for more pleasing portraits.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jan 23, 2017 0 comments

NASA did some incredible work to create a video that literally makes you feel as though you’re about to land on the surface of Pluto. The footage you see below was created from over 100 images captured by the New Horizons spacecraft during a six-week approach and close flyby—after a 9.5-year flight covering more than a billion miles,

Ron Leach Posted: Jan 20, 2017 0 comments

It’s been a long week, so we though we’d share some impressive eye candy from conceptual fine art photographer Johnny Tang, who says, “I love making art that’s easy on the eyes.” His humorous and minding-bending self-portraits are both creative and fun to observe.

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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.

Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Jan 20, 2017 0 comments

Welcome back! Last week we covered lenses that are well suited for five of the most popular camera activities, including kids’ sports, travel and online auctions. If you missed that piece, you’ll find it here. This week—as promised—five more lenses for five more activities. These are sometimes thought of as being in the realm of more advanced hobbyists, but that ain’t necessarily so. Read on…

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.

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