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Cynthia Boylan  |  Jun 25, 2015  |  0 comments

Capturing the fleeting moments of a wave's journey to dissipation, award-winning photographer Ray Collins feels much more at home in saltwater with his camera than on land. Photographing the relationship between water and light is what inspires him.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 13, 2017  |  0 comments

We’ve said this before, but it bears repeating: Nighttime is the right time for capturing unique images. In the four-minute video below, you’ll take a photo walk after dark with Polish-born photographer Marcin Lewandowski, and pick up some inspiration along the way.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 20, 2018  |  0 comments

Perched on a cliff in Pescadero, California, about 50 miles south of San Francisco, sits the Pigeon Point Lighthouse, one of the tallest lighthouses in the US. For Shutterbug reader Erick Castellón, who has been looking to improve his astrophotography skills this year, the lighthouse also represented a tall challenge.

Lynne Eodice  |  Mar 01, 2004  |  0 comments

All Photos by Abe Ordover

 

Abe Ordover is a nature photographer who combines his camera work with Adobe Photoshop to create images that are uniquely his own; photographs that reveal to the viewer what Ordover felt when he shot the scene.
He's traveled worldwide to...

Ron Leach  |  Dec 12, 2016  |  0 comments

Marcus McAdam is a professional landscape photographer from one of the world’s most picturesque locations—Scotland’s Isle of Skye, which offers everything from mountainous terrain and intimate fishing villages to medieval castles. The helpful 6-minute video below is the third in a series by McAdam that will definitely make you a better landscape photographer.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 06, 2016  |  0 comments

Paul Zizka is an award-winning landscape/adventure photographer with a passion for places few dare to tread. He recently camped on the frigid icecap in Greenland to make spectacular images of the Northern Lights.

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Feb 02, 2016  |  0 comments

We were going over the photos for this story when photographer Lucas Gilman said something I didn’t entirely agree with. He was talking about making an image in which a bird came into the frame just as a surfer was making his move on a wave. “Cameras are so good now, anybody can take the exact same pictures I can,” he said, “so what I do is look for and take advantage of subtleties that others overlook. That way I separate myself from everyone else who can buy a new camera and make great pictures.”

Text and photography by Mike Stensvold  |  Apr 01, 2005  |  0 comments

The world looks different from the air, and aerial photography thus offers some unique photo opportunities.

If you're not a pilot, probably the best way to get aerial photos through a flight school at your local general-aviation airport. Training planes can fly fairly slowly, and the instructors will be familiar with the area's airspace, and experienced at...

Blaine Harrington  |  Oct 04, 2016  |  0 comments

My flights in helicopters, small planes, and hot-air balloons are often provided by clients as part of my assignments; if I’m shooting for stock, I’ll pick up the hire fee. Aerial tours are widely available to tourists and photo enthusiasts alike, and there’s certainly no limit to spectacular locations you can photograph from above.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 18, 2017  |  0 comments

The location that photographer Joshua T. Moore shot this gorgeous image from is easy to miss. In fact, people drive right by it every day. 

Ron Leach  |  Dec 09, 2016  |  0 comments

Jeroen Peters is an Amsterdam-based freelance architectural photographer with a refined eye for dramatic shapes, patterns, and great lighting. His striking work provides an inspiration for all of us to grab our gear and photograph the buildings around us.

Scott Kelby  |  Jul 22, 2016  |  0 comments

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

Lorin R. Robinson  |  Jun 27, 2014  |  First Published: May 01, 2014  |  0 comments

The skies have been a source of fascination for humankind since our earliest days. But only in the past 100 years or so has photography provided tools to enable people to capture, view, and enjoy the astonishing images astronomers were privileged to see in their elaborate telescopes.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 27, 2017  |  0 comments

We’ll let you in on a little secret about all those spectacular photos of starlit skies that you wish you could take yourself: Astrophotography is easier than you think—especially if you learn the eight tips in the one-minute video below.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 12, 2017  |  0 comments

You may be surprised to learn that long-exposure photography at night can be accomplished without any specialized equipment, and if you watch this two-minute tutorial from Mango Street you’ll be able to easily capture stellar images of starlit skies.

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