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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Dec 10, 2014 0 comments

Made in the USA from durable, lightweight Silnylon fabric, FotoSharp’s Camera Rain Cover is a great gift for photographers who love to shoot in the great outdoors in any kind of weather. Available in three versions (Original, Camo and Pro) and four color choices (white, black, universal and olive camo), these covers protect your precious camera from damaging rain, dust and snow.

Steve Meltzer Posted: Dec 10, 2014 0 comments

Good photographers are said to have a good “eye” that distinguishes them from other photographers. There’s no better way to understand this than to see how several very good photographers photograph the same subject. A case in point is a new exhibition of photographs of Marilyn Monroe titled “Inoubliable Marilyn” (“Unforgettable Marilyn”) at Paris’s La Galerie de l’Instant (December 12, 2014-February 25, 2015).

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Dec 10, 2014 0 comments

There is just over a month remaining for photographers to enter the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards. The World Photography Organisation (WPO) announced the Honorary Judging Committee for the Professional competition yesterday and revealed a selection of some of the more head-turning submissions to the 2015 Open competition.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Dec 10, 2014 0 comments

The Internet was a-buzz yesterday with the reported sale of the most expensive photograph in history. According to LIK USA (photographer Peter Lik’s parent company), Lik’s photo “Phantom” sold to a private collector for “an unprecedented $6.5 million.”

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Dec 09, 2014 0 comments

DigitalGlobe has announced its 4th annual Top Satellite Images of the year contest and some of the contenders are pretty darn amazing. This year's top satellite photos were shot with the company's recently launched WorldView-3 satellite and include sky-high perspectives on a range of locations from around the world.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Dec 05, 2014 0 comments

TThe V.360° camera from VSN Mobil captures 360 degrees of video (or still images) with a 4K/16-megapixel imager in full 1080p HD. Designed to follow you where ever you go—from the ski slope to snorkeling, meetings and events or even a safari—the V.360° captures the experience from all angles at once.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Dec 05, 2014 0 comments

Created in response of the popularity of the original version, the Camera Caddy II is a tripod mounted gear bag that provides quick access to your lenses, filters, flash units and more. It can be used to stabilize your tripod by adding some extra weight (such as your gear, full water bottles and more).

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Dec 05, 2014 0 comments

TIPA (Technical Image Press Asssociation) continues to celebrate the significant role photography plays in our daily lives. In spite of the rapid advance of new technology in the manufacture of cameras, the essence of photography never really changes. With this in mind, TIPA invites Shutterbug readers to submit their photographs to the TIPA Photo Tropby 2015 photo contest, which has the theme of: "Discover the world: open your eyes to the beauty of planet Earth.”

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Joe Farace Posted: Dec 03, 2014 0 comments

Tamron is a pioneer in all-in-one, do-everything lenses. Their new 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di PZD lens is designed for Canon, Nikon and Sony shooters and I tested the Canon EF version using an EOS 5D Mark I and an EOS 50D, which changes the lens’ angle-of-view to that of a 45-480mm lens.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Dec 03, 2014 0 comments

Here's a fun gift idea and a good stocking stuffer: PhotoPhreezePhun is a clever silicone ice cube tray that creates a range of highly detailed camera-themed ice cubes that you can plop in your holiday cocktail.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Dec 03, 2014 0 comments

Giving a more modern twist to tradition, a team of digital imaging specialists from the Smithsonian Institute created a 3D portrait of President Barack Obama using eight high-resolution sports cameras, six wide-angle cameras, and 50 custom-designed LED lights.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Dec 02, 2014 0 comments

WaterWeight is a nifty solution for when you need to stabilize your lightstand or tripod while on location (or even in the studio). This lightweight, compact, sack-based system doesn’t add much weight or take up too much space in your camera gear bag.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Dec 02, 2014 0 comments

First introduced in 1939, the View-Master soon became a popular toy and a pop culture icon. Image3D is a fan's dream come true, a company that lets you transform your own images into the familiar View-Master reel format.

Dan Havlik Posted: Nov 26, 2014 0 comments

The 24.3-megapixel Sony Alpha A7 II mirrorless, full-frame camera, which was announced in Japan nearly a week ago, made its official debut in the U.S. this morning. The Sony A7 II uses the same, 35mm-sized, 24.3-megapixel CMOS sensor as the previous model but the new camera adds 5-axis image stabilization, making it the first full frame camera with this feature.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Nov 25, 2014 0 comments

Online photo portfolio services are a dime a dozen these days, but the lads at the London, England-based Pixelrights think they can offer something their competitors don’t: copyright protection for your images. Yes, you read that right. Not only are Pixelrights’ portfolios designed to showcase your online images in a clean, attractive way, they also have several built-in security tools to prevent your photos from being stolen and re-used without attribution, permission, or payment.

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