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Barry Tanenbaum  |  Apr 07, 2017  |  3 comments

Longer story short: With a high-flying imagination and no shortage of necessary technical skills, Ali Jardine turned a creative hobby into a creative business by networking the new-fashioned way—with Instagram, Snapchat, Flickr, Facebook, and probably some other social sites she didn’t have time to list or mention.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 06, 2017  |  0 comments

One of our most popular humor stories of 2016 was a feature on last year’s Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, designed to bring attention to the importance of threatened species. And now, in a similar vein, we decided to share this year's early entries in the 2017 Comedy Pet Photography Awards (CPPA).

Ron Leach  |  Apr 05, 2017  |  0 comments

Swiss photographer and digital artist John Wilhelm has a unique, whimsical style all his own, and in the visual Q&A below he uses his photographs to explain the essence of his stunning work.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 03, 2017  |  0 comments

Shutterbug has teamed up with New York Times-best selling author/photographer Jordan Matter for a new series of How To videos called Tips that Matter. In this his first Shutterbug How To video, Matter shares five great tips on how to shoot stunning portraits at night with very little gear.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 31, 2017  |  1 comments

Kaylee Greer is an award-winning professional pet photographer known for her whimsical portraits of dogs being dogs. Her pet portraits delight dog fanciers everywhere, and also display a great mastery of her craft.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 27, 2017  |  0 comments

Last year we featured a mind-blowing 53,000-megapixel image that Bentley Motors created for an ad campaign. At first glance the shot looked like just another distant scenic photo of San Franscisco's Golden Gate Bridge—until you used the interactive controls to zoom in so tight you could literally see the stitching on the car’s headrest as it drove across the bridge.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 23, 2017  |  0 comments

Most photographers understand the interaction between aperture settings (f/stops) and shutter speeds for arriving at proper exposures. But in the basic tutorial below you’ll learn why aperture settings also play an important role in composition, setting up your shot, and much more.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 20, 2017  |  0 comments

A while back we shared a viral video in which six photographers shot the same model with widely varying results, partly because they were given false information about the person being photographed. The video below was inspired by that challenge and resulted in quite a creative experience.

Seth Shostak  |  Mar 17, 2017  |  0 comments

The first time I came across a reference to bokeh in a lens review I found it a bit pretentious. Bokeh may sound like a Japanese dessert, but it’s actually the out-of-focus behavior of your lens. The term is said to come from the Japanese word “boke,” which translates as “blur” or, in some cases, “senility.” Confused? It’s understandable.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 16, 2017  |  0 comments

Richard Cooke is a British action photographer who has been making amazing images of everything from fighter jets to Arctic warfare for the past 40 years. In the video below, you’ll see some incredible shots he captured on film in 1977 of the Red Arrows—an acrobatic team of flyers within Britain’s Royal Air force.

 |  Mar 15, 2017  |  0 comments

Mark Mawson is a London-based photographer with over 25 years of experience creating unusual images. He’s received international acclaim for his unique photos of colored dye “exploding” in water, and this interesting project is something you should try yourself.

Scott Kelby  |  Mar 14, 2017  |  0 comments

Got Questions About Photography? Professional Photographer and Photoshop Expert Scott Kelby Has Got Answers.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 09, 2017  |  0 comments

If you’re looking for some free instruction on how to up your lighting game, a great place to start is the treasure trove of tutorials on Broncolor’s “How-To” website. The beautifully designed resource features almost 100 gorgeous images, with concise information and lighting diagrams on how each shot was made.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 09, 2017  |  0 comments

Genaro Bardy is a versatile Paris-based freelancer specializing in travel, portrait, wildlife, concert, and street photography. While all his work is commendable, Bardy’s late-night cityscapes of secluded streets are particularly noteworthy.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 08, 2017  |  0 comments

The remarkable story of American street photographer Vivian Maier began in 2009 shortly after her death when Chicago native John Maloof purchased what turned out to be a treasure trove of undeveloped film and negatives made by the previously unknown photographer.

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