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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 01, 2004 0 comments

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Color In Black And White
There's something about a monochrome scene made on color film...

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Staff Posted: Dec 01, 2009 0 comments

Our Picture This! assignment this month was “Water Flow,” and we probably received as many, if not more, entries than any number we’ve had for any topic thus far. This makes it clear that all of us are entranced by the magic of water as it moves and changes, and that we know that the magic of photography is a perfect way to capture our fascination with it. The general technique...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 01, 2008 0 comments

Our Picture This! assignment for this month was Water's Edge. Interesting photographs often result from considering the edge, whether that be the edge of an idea, a territory, light and dark, or, our assignment, where land meets water. The potential for reflection, contrast, mirroring, and interplay of weather systems all come into play. Readers sent in pictures from...

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George Schaub Posted: Apr 01, 2004 0 comments

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Visual Perspective
Our next Picture This! assignment is Visual Perspective. All photographs are by nature...

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Staff Posted: Oct 01, 2009 0 comments

Our Picture This! assignment for this month was “Hey, Look at the Sky!” Readers sent in brilliant images from all around the world of sunset and dawn, of threatening storm clouds, and of fascinating configurations of clouds. In most cases the images included the ground as the anchor on which the sky was tied, and the interaction of reflections and color cast added to the amazing...

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Staff Posted: Mar 01, 2010 0 comments

Our Picture This! assignment this month asked readers to submit images made of objects that most likely would not be around next time they passed by. Readers sent in images of falling-down barns, commercial signs, and trucks quietly rusting away in fields. To paraphrase Walker Evans, photographers should shoot with history in mind, and with many of these objects the only evidence of their...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Oct 01, 2003 1 comments

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Group Portraits

Ever since photography began people have been lining up, or have been posed, in the...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 01, 2003 0 comments

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America The Beautiful

W e thought we'd celebrate our nation's...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Dec 01, 2003 1 comments

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Winterscapes:

The Beauty Of The Season

Harsh though it may be, winter affords...

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Signs Of The Times

Signs, placards, and posters are like captions on the real world. They are the unavoidable text that leap out and put a literal...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 01, 2003 0 comments

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Colorful Cars

Our next Picture This! assignment is "Colorful...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Nov 01, 2003 2 comments

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Fill Flash

Flash isn't just for lighting up a dark room--it's a great tool to use...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 01, 2003 0 comments

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Found Still Life

Some photographers spend hours (and days) in their studio arranging objects for...

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 01, 2003 0 comments

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Seascapes

The convergence of sky, water, and land always makes for great photo...

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Staff Posted: Nov 16, 2011 Published: Oct 01, 2011 17 comments
Composition dictates that we place a frame around the world before us. The lens we use, the depth-of-field effect we choose, and most importantly the elements of the scene we choose to include and exclude make up the final image. There are numerous compositional gambits, including sense of scale, where we include familiar elements in a scene to help establish size, distance, and, metaphorically, our sense of importance, or lack of same, of the object or subject used to establish that sense of scale.

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