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Staff Posted: Jan 13, 2017 0 comments

After years of dreaming about visiting the “wondrous” Boardman Tree Farm in Oregon, Shutterbug reader Vincent James finally made the trip last fall while visiting the Columbia River Gorge.

Staff Posted: Jan 03, 2017 0 comments

The Goods spotlights the hottest premium photo gear out there. If you have a product you’d like considered for The Goods, e-mail images and info to editorial@shutterbug.com.

Staff Posted: Dec 30, 2016 0 comments

Photographer Jaanus Ree visualized this image in his head before he shot it but the idea to use a cat was a last-minute decision borne out of necessity. “After seeing a portrait in a bookstore where I was able to see the photographer’s silhouette against the reflection of an eye, I got the idea to make something similar,” Ree notes.

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Staff Posted: Dec 27, 2016 0 comments

Shutterbug reader Roberto Ojeda loves to shoot “interesting people, especially artists.” For this otherworldly shot he enlisted the help of “Monica, an amazing ballet dancer who is dancing and exploding in front of the lens.” Using one light behind Monica, Ojeda had her hold two fists full of flour and then open them in midair to “exaggerate the expressiveness of the action.”

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Staff Posted: Dec 16, 2016 1 comments

For this assignment, we wanted you to go all dark and moody and share images that recalled classic “film noir” movies. For those readers who skipped Cinema Appreciation class, film noir is a French term used to describe stylish Hollywood crime dramas from the 1940s and ’50s. But we weren’t looking for crime scenes (necessarily). Here’s what we asked you to shoot for: gritty, high-contrast images, preferably in black and white, captured in low-light conditions. Of course, color photos were eligible, too, but we wanted them shadowy and mysterious: more Edward Hopper than Walt Disney.

Staff Posted: Nov 29, 2016 0 comments

Today’s camera gear is faster than ever and much of it is tailor-made for capturing any sort of motion or movement. So then why do so many photographers struggle to shoot compelling images of action? Part of it has to do with timing and part of it has to do with composition. Your camera and lens can only do so much and there’s more to a great action shot than simply capturing the moment and making sure it’s in focus. For this assignment, we were looking for images of anything from basketball to dance to wildlife, just as long as there was some kind of action in the scene. For the winning images, we were looking for great composition, effective use of backgrounds and scenery, and powerful emotion: human, animal, or otherwise. Here are our six favorites.

Staff Posted: Nov 22, 2016 0 comments

Shutterbug was co-sponsor of the Mountain Click Photo Comp at the GoPro Mountain Games in Vail, Colorado, this past summer and we’re excited to spotlight the work of two of the winners in Full Frame this month. Steve Gandy won the Mountain Click (Anything Goes) competition, which required photographers to enter three images shot during the Mountain Games using any camera.

Staff Posted: Nov 15, 2016 0 comments

Shutterbug reader Joshua Moore is a volunteer photographer for the National Park Service and travels to many parks. On his way to the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park in Kentucky, Moore often visits Rogersville, Tennessee.

Staff Posted: Nov 08, 2016 0 comments

The Goods spotlights the hottest premium photo gear out there. If you have a product you’d like considered for The Goods, e-mail images and info to editorial@shutterbug.com.

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Staff Posted: Oct 25, 2016 0 comments

Despite all the advancements in imaging—including the advent of color and the now dominance of digital—there’s something about classic black-and-white photography that will never go out of style. That’s not to say that just because a photo has been shot in or converted to monochrome, it’s guaranteed to be a great photo. The choice to go black and white must have some meaningful relationship to the subject matter or scene to be effective. For this assignment, we were looking for your best black-and-white photos that use the dramatic impact of monochrome in a powerful way. Here are our six favorites.

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