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Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 01, 2006  |  0 comments

Our Picture This! Assignment this month was "The Big Landscape: Mountain Views." Readers responded with photos made from East to West with some of the most beautiful peaks in our land, and with some from overseas as well. Of course, folks from out West consider Eastern mountains not much more than foothills, but any feature that rises above the horizon counts in our...

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 01, 2008  |  0 comments

During the day cities can be mundane places, with commuters going about their business and trucks jamming streets making their deliveries. But at night cities can come alive with light and activities that speak to a different side of life, one where details fall in the shadows and edges are electrified. Night exposures create new challenges for photographers, ones where camera...

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 01, 2007  |  0 comments

The Golden Hour
Our Picture This! assignment this month was the "Golden Hour," the magical time of day when the slanting rays of the sun illuminate the world in a most special way. The light is filled with red and amber colors, all due to the way the light is changed as it skims the surface of the earth right before sunset. Those colors always...

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 01, 2005  |  0 comments

Telephoto lenses are great for bringing distant objects closer and giving you "tunnel vision" that isolates parts of your personal field of view. They also have an added benefit, a visual trick most commonly called the "stacking effect," where a series of subjects each distant from one another are brought in much closer visual contact. This compression of...

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 01, 2006  |  0 comments

If there was ever any question that photos keep memories alive it was answered by the wonderful pictures we received for this month's Picture This! assignment. Readers sent us a treasure trove of their family pictures, many accompanied by stories of those family and friends depicted. As we looked at each one and read the accompanying text we couldn't but help think...

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 01, 2011  |  0 comments

Our Picture This! assignment for this month was on Trick Lenses and how they help us to see in ways that our normal perception does not allow. Readers responded with images that used accessory lenses, as well as glass that distorts light in fascinating ways. Some used scanners to create imagery, while others “squeezed” light through pinhole apertures. While photography is mostly used...

Shutterbug Staff  |  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...

Shutterbug Staff  |  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...

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 01, 2003  |  0 comments

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Group Portraits

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

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 01, 2003  |  0 comments

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America The Beautiful

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