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Shutterbug Staff Sep 01, 2010 1 comments

Panasonic has a very clear and distinct mission and priority for its LUMIX digital cameras: superior image quality. Without image quality, what use is the digital camera? With its newest introductions of LUMIX point-and-shoot digital camera models, Panasonic continues to strive for premium image quality—both in capturing still and moving images, and with the addition of some big and...

Picture This
Shutterbug Staff Sep 01, 2010 0 comments

We continue our compositional assignments this month with “Leading Lines: S-curves and the Diagonals” (the July issue was “Into Infinity”) and readers responded with fascinating images that show why these compositional devices are so visually enticing. The S-curve runs the eye from front to back, playing with movement through both vertical and horizontal space, while the...

Features
Shutterbug Staff Sep 01, 2010 2 comments

In the 1930s, a small group of California photographers challenged the painterly, soft-focus Pictorialist style of the day. They argued that photography could only advance as an art if its practitioners exploited characteristics inherent to the camera’s mechanical nature. This small association of innovators created Group f/64, named after the camera aperture which produces great depth of...

Talking Pictures
Shutterbug Staff Sep 01, 2010 0 comments

Driving along busy US 50, I decided to stop in a small town in the Amish country of the Midwest. Spotting the mural on the side of the old building, I parked and grabbed my camera. My wife urged me to hurry as the real horse and buggy might leave. Hopping out of the van, I set the camera up as I hustled to get in position to frame the shot before something could change. Nothing says peaceful...

Picture This
Shutterbug Staff Aug 01, 2010 0 comments

Our Picture This! assignment for this month was “Shadows and Form,” images where the shadow plays an important role in the composition and point of view of the photographer. Shadows can redefine form, create volume and space, and can both echo and abstract form. Readers responded with images of landscapes, architecture, and even portraiture. In all cases the play of light and dark, of...

Talking Pictures
Shutterbug Staff Aug 01, 2010 0 comments

It is a popular belief that the predator cats of Africa do not swim and avoid water. Several extremely rainy years in the mountains that feed Botswana’s Okavango Delta region have shown that to be a great misconception. Water has overflowed the usual waterways of the world’s largest inland delta to cover grasslands and roadways. Yet, the wildlife of Botswana continues to thrive.
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Picture This
Shutterbug Staff Jul 01, 2010 0 comments

Our Picture This! assignment this month was “Leading Lines: Into Infinity.” We called for images that brought the viewer’s eye into the frame with various compositional techniques, including leading lines, S-curves, and parallel lines that seem to meet at infinity, or vanishing points. Readers responded with a host of architectural, urban, natural, and highway images, all of...

Talking Pictures
Shutterbug Staff Jul 01, 2010 0 comments

The Beach. Aquamarine sea. Azure sky. Beige sand. A seashell. A seagull. No people. No boats. The Beach. This photo was taken at Miami Beach, Florida, in the heart of the tourist season. Even in the midst of crowded civilization, one can find nature if you look for it. The Beach.
—Leonard Malkin
Troy, MI

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Features
Shutterbug Staff Jun 01, 2010 1 comments

The imaging industry mourns the untimely passing of Lawrence R. White on February 5, 2010 at the age of 54, after bravely battling esophageal cancer. A Photo Science graduate of RIT, Larry was a QA and R&D engineer for Visual Graphic Systems before joining the staff of Modern Photography in 1978, where he served as lab director for over a decade. During his long tenure, he was instrumental in...

Features
Shutterbug Staff Jun 01, 2010 2 comments

Exposure: Photos from the Vault opens April 30, 2010, in the newly remodeled Anthony and Delisa Mayer Photography Gallery on the 7th floor of the North Building at the Denver Art Museum (DAM). The renovated space will host the first exhibition of the Department of Photography at the DAM, featuring a diverse selection from the 7000-object collection, including works by Ansel Adams, Diane Arbus...