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The Editors Posted: Feb 01, 2002 0 comments

Magic disks for the photographer

Photo filters can improve your photos, whether you shoot them with a pro camera or a point-and-shoot model, on film or digitally, still or camcorder. That's why filters exist. They're not essentials, but lots of serious photographers use them. Read on...

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The Editors Posted: Jan 01, 2005 1 comments

Photography is one of those things you learn best by doing it. Here are some photo projects that will help you get more out of your photography.

1. Decorate Your Home with Your Photos
Considering all the time, effort and money you put into making your photographs, you should display the best ones for all to see. A good place to start is in your own...

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The Editors Posted: Apr 01, 2003 0 comments

Photos by Jack and Sue Drafahl

One of the most common bits of advice drummed into new photographers is "get closer to your subject!" In that context, it means that novice shooters generally shoot from too far away, so their subject is lost among all the other stuff in the...

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The Editors Posted: Mar 01, 2005 7 comments

Beware the dark side, that famous sci-fi-movie "master" more than once cautioned his young protege re "The Force." But the dark side--a.k.a. shadows--is well worth the photographer's attention. While the eye is drawn to bright areas in a photograph, the interplay between bright and dark--between highlight and shadow--can make for a...

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The Editors Posted: Aug 01, 2002 0 comments

Held in even years, photokina is organized by KolnMesse GMBH in cooperation with the Photographic Industry Association. This "World of Imaging" is being held from Wednesday, September 25th to Monday, September 30, 2002, in Cologne, Germany. This year more than 1600 exhibitors from 45 countries will...

The Editors Posted: Feb 01, 2003 0 comments

Playing With Perspective

We judge near and far, big and small by our innate sense of perspective. A sort of visual grammar, it orders the world around and ensures that we can get where we're going and that when we reach out to touch...

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The Editors Posted: Feb 01, 2004 23 comments

People are among the most popular photo subjects. This month's lesson presents some easy ways to produce better people shots.

1. Don't Just Sit There...
Static portraits—with the subject just slouched there, or stiffly posed, are not terribly appealing. It generally pays to play director as well as photographer when you're photographing people.
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The Editors Posted: Dec 01, 2004 1 comments

It's winter, and with the season come wonderful opportunities to produce some great snow and ice photos. On the following pages are a few tips to help you do just that.

The basic idea is to have the brightest areas of snow or ice appear white, but with a trace of detail. Very small areas can be blank white, but large areas should have some texture and detail.

The Editors Posted: Jan 08, 2015 0 comments

Today’s Shutterbug Photo of the Day is this eerie, ghostly image by Andrei Duman. The photo is a shot of a door in Kolmanskop, a German ghost town in the Namib Desert in southern Namibia, Africa.

The Editors Posted: Jan 07, 2015 0 comments

Today marks the launch of a brand new feature on Shutterbug.com: Shutterbug Photo of the Day!

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