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Chuck Graham Posted: Aug 26, 2016 0 comments

Namibia, located in Southwest Africa along the Atlantic Ocean, is one of the least populated countries in the world, second only to Mongolia. Its diversified, arid, and stark landscapes of desert, sand dunes, rugged coastline, mountains, and salt pans provide a home for some of the last nomadic tribes in Africa, and offer a unique blend of desert flora and fauna. For photographers, Namibia is the ideal destination in Africa to travel overland on a self-drive excursion to find the many photographic possibilities this desert country has to offer.

Jason Schneider Posted: Aug 25, 2016 0 comments

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras have become increasingly popular among enthusiasts and pros because they provide a DSLR-like shooting experience in a lighter, more compact form factor, along with robust feature sets and significant technical advantages. The top models deliver pro-caliber performance and hi-res/high-magnification EVFs with incredibly rapid refresh rates that display the image captured by the sensor in real time.

Ron Leach Posted: Aug 25, 2016 0 comments

Fujifilm unveiled two new products for mirrorless shooters this morning: the compact, retro-styled X-A3 camera, and the weather and dust-resistant XF 23mm f/2 R WR wide-angle lens.

Dan Havlik Posted: Aug 24, 2016 0 comments

Yes, it’s official. Canon just announced the long rumored 5D Mark IV DSLR and Shutterbug was one of a handful of media outlets to get our hands on this new 30.4MP Full Frame camera and take it for a test-drive.

Ron Leach Posted: Aug 24, 2016 0 comments

Yaw Addae is an enterprising and creative New York taxi driver from Ghana who photographs his passengers while he saves money to start a production company. He says the flexible schedule of a cabbie gives him plenty of time to pursue a variety of creative pursuits.

George Schaub Posted: Aug 23, 2016 0 comments

The Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) member magazines recently convened for their General Assembly to vote for the best photo and imaging products launched by the industry in the last 12 months. The voting took place during the General Assembly that was held in spring 2016 in San Francisco, California.

Staff Posted: Aug 23, 2016 0 comments

While Shutterbug reader Robert Dunham dreams of shooting the vast landscapes in Montana, he has found “great wonder and satisfaction in shooting macro” at his North Carolina home. He combines his two favorite pastimes, gardening and photography, by “taking a bunch of gear to the garden and splitting time between the spade and the camera.”

Ron Leach Posted: Aug 22, 2016 0 comments

While most athletes have already returned home from the Rio Olympics, a small army of photographers and technicians are still busy packing up photo gear, miles of cable, and the latest digital technology. The video below gives you a look at all the equipment used by Associated Press photographers at the 2016 games.

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Ron Leach Posted: Aug 22, 2016 0 comments

We’ve posted some really beautiful timelapse videos lately—all of which were captured in the great outdoors. Now, thanks to clever photographer/woodworker Frank Howarth, you can learn how to make your own orbiting timelapse rig for creating interesting imagery in your home studio.

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Ron Leach Posted: Aug 22, 2016 0 comments

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have been sending back some incredible images—many of which can be viewed at NASA’s online image gallery.  The incredible photograph you see here is one of our all-time favorites.

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Edited by George Schaub Posted: Aug 19, 2016 0 comments

The Nikon D500 is the “little sister” of the company’s flagship D5 professional DSLR system. The prosumer/enthusiast-focused Nikon D500 is the long-awaited successor to both the D300, which was shipped in 2007, and the upgraded D300S from 2009. The new camera offers an APS-C-sized sensor with a little more than 20MP in resolution. (The D300/D300S had a 12.3MP chip.)

Ron Leach Posted: Aug 18, 2016 0 comments

Datacolor has just unveiled Spyder5 Capture Pro, a comprehensive color-management bundle for photographers who are serious about precise color calibration from capture to post production. The package incudes four sophisticated tools for streamlining your workflow while obtaining perfect results.

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Ron Leach Posted: Aug 18, 2016 0 comments

Ever since NASA launched the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) back in 2005, the spacecraft has been photographing the red planet and sending breathtaking images back to Earth. The latest images of the surface of Mars display some unexpectedly vivid colors and have to be seen to be believed.

Ron Leach Posted: Aug 18, 2016 0 comments

One of the many tragedies in the aftermath of a major flood is returning home to find your irreplaceable photographs completely submerged. Whether you’re a working pro or an enthusiast, having years of memories seemingly destroyed can be truly heartbreaking.

Ron Leach Posted: Aug 17, 2016 0 comments

Shooting in the rain is a great way to capture some very impactful images, but without the right equipment it’s also a great way to ruin your expensive gear. In this instructional video from Matt Granger, however, you’ll learn how to get dynamic “rain” portraits on the cheap—without getting yourself or your equipment wet.