Helen Melville  |  Posted: Dec 15, 2017

When I was a kid I found photography to be incredibly enjoyable, but I never really considered it to be a career option.  It seemed too fun and too easy to be considered a ‘proper’ career.  I thought of a job as something that should be serious and difficult, something that you do to earn a decent income to pay for the life that you live when you’re not working.  

Adam Jones  |  Posted: Dec 12, 2017

Make no mistake, I love the current digital age of photography, and the exciting advances it brings with it.   During numerous digital photography workshops and lectures, I’ve noticed fairly advanced photo enthusiasts don’t really understand exposure and how their camera’s metering system works.  Those who have traveled with me know I’m a big fan of Evaluative Metering (Canon) Matrix Metering (Nikon) for nearly all of my landscape, and macro photography.  I’ll confess that I’ve not used TV Mode  (shutter priority) in over 25 years.  My go to metering methods are Evaluative for most static subjects, and Manual metering for wildlife/action situations.  I simply have not found a situation where TV is necessary.  Manual metering and Evaluative work very well for everything I shoot.

Bruce Dorn  |  Posted: Dec 08, 2017

My name is Bruce Dorn and I’ve been a Canon Explorer of Light since 2005. 

Denis Reggie  |  Posted: Dec 08, 2017

As a teenager, I was always interested in playing football but a recurring thumb injury dashed my sporting dreams. Still wanting to be near the game led me to becoming the team photographer for our high school’s Friday night games. This also meant that I spent many a night and weekend in the darkroom push-developing my black-and-white film to somehow get usable photographs under poorly lit stadium lighting. But it was that first time seeing (under that red-orange safelight) an image slowly appear on an 8x10 sheet of white paper in the developer tray that amazed me, instantly hooked me on the magic of photography and lead me to my life’s work. 

Adam Jones  |  Posted: Dec 08, 2017

My introduction to photography began on my honeymoon 40 years ago in Hawaii.  My brother loaned me his 35mm film camera to capture landscapes in Hawaii, and I was hooked.  Jacques Cousteau’s underwater films were a great influence on my early career that began with underwater photography. Over the years my interest in the outdoors has grown much broader and I’m thrilled with all the great outdoors has to film and explore.  It’s a tremendous blessing to make a good living as a full time nature/wildlife photographer for the last 25 years. 

Shutterbug Staff  |  Posted: Dec 07, 2017

Don’t be fooled by the small size of Canon’s new PowerShot G1 X Mark III camera. This little powerhouse not only looks like a miniature DSLR, it offers many of the sophisticated features found in much larger, mid-level DSLRs. And while Canon calls the new G1 X Mark III a “point-and-shoot” camera, it delivers far more than you’d expect from this nomenclature.