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Staff Posted: May 24, 2016 0 comments

Shutterbug reader Michel Hersen has taken several trips through the backcountry of Monument Valley in Arizona with Fred Cly, a renowned Navajo guide who knows the area like the back of his hand. In this photo taken in January 2015, Cly graciously agreed to pose for this silhouette on the lip of the Teardrop Arch.

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Ron Leach Posted: May 23, 2016 0 comments

Documentaries about great photographers are rare but Don’t Blink—Robert Frank islated to open in select theaters on July 13, 2016 and you won’t want to miss it. Hollywood Reporter calls the film, “A provocative portrait of its equally provocative subject,” and says it, “vividly conveys his artistic spirit, defiant iconoclasm and lifelong aversion to compromise.”

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Ron Leach Posted: May 23, 2016 0 comments

Athentech has an offer you can’t refuse: A free download of their popular Perfect Exposure plug-in for Photoshop and Lightroom. With this easy-to-use, fully functional plug-in you’ll be able to correct exposure mistakes and add depth, contrast and soft light to your images.

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Ron Leach Posted: May 23, 2016 0 comments

Here’s a little something for the photographer (or yourself) who has everything: A stylish flask that looks like a vintage camera. Available from Graham & Green, the Snapshot Camera Hip Flask is easily filled by unscrewing the “shutter release button” and holds 11 oz. of your favorite libation.

Josh Miller Posted: May 20, 2016 1 comments

There is no place on the bucket lists of more landscape photographers than California’s Yosemite National Park. Nowhere else in the world can a photographer find such a concentration of waterfalls, dramatic rock formations, enormous trees, great light, and easy access shooting. Who hasn’t seen amazing shots of El Capitan and Half Dome and thought, “I need to shoot there someday.”

Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: May 19, 2016 0 comments

If you like the Peak Design Everyday Messenger Bag but think it’s a bit too large for daily use, here’s good news: a new Peak Design messenger bag that’s one size smaller.  

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Ron Leach Posted: May 19, 2016 0 comments

The Google Cultural Institute has developed a super hi-res camera to help museums throughout the world digitize priceless artworks in greater detail than ever before. The custom built Google Art Camera is a robotic unit that captures hundreds of hi-res, close-up images of a painting, which are then stitched together using special software.

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Ron Leach Posted: May 19, 2016 0 comments

Anthropics Technology has unveiled LandscapePro, an easy-to-use, full-featured software package designed to take your photo retouching to the next level. Created specifically for enhancing scenic photography, LandscapePro is available in standalone and Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and Elements plug-in editions.

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Ron Leach Posted: May 18, 2016 0 comments

Here’s another video from our favorite weird lens guru Mathieu Stern who gives a preview of some cheap Jupiter Soviet lenses. Stern regularly discusses inexpensive, oddball glass that can be used on mirrorless cameras.

Ron Leach Posted: May 18, 2016 0 comments

Shutterbug featured the unique work of expert light painter Jason Page back in 2014, and he has a fascinating new tutorial that will help you learn this popular technique. In this video, Page uses the Light Painting Brushes system to create some imaginative effects.

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Ron Leach Posted: May 18, 2016 2 comments

Last week we ran a story about a careless photographer who destroyed a national monument while light painting the site with burning steel wool. And now there’s this: A careless crew of Canadians have shared images and videos of themselves trammeling on natural wonders in Yellowstone National Park and Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats where their images show them waterskiing off the back of an RV.

Blaine Harrington Posted: May 17, 2016 0 comments

Not too long ago I entered a PhotoShelter contest that called for entrants to submit a single photo they deemed their best travel image. I didn’t know if the one I sent was in fact my best, but I was certain it would get the judges’ attention. If you’re a regular reader, you might have seen it featured in my column in the November, 2014, issue: the image of trucks, sheep, and goats held up by a landslide in the Zojila Pass in Kashmir, India.

Barry Tanenbaum Posted: May 17, 2016 0 comments

Bill Hatcher was near the park entrance when a wildfire forced the closing of Tioga Pass road into Yosemite National Park last summer. “The fire was threatening to cross the road into Yosemite,” he says, “and helicopters and tankers were being sent out on kind of a bombing run to cut the fire off.”

Ron Leach Posted: May 16, 2016 0 comments

New Yorker Chris Gampat calls himself a “Headshot Photographer,” although his 10 years in the business also includes photojournalism, fashion and wedding photography in addition to portraiture. He’s also a creative, funny guy as you can see in these images from his series ‘The Secret Order of the Slice.”

Edited by George Schaub Posted: May 13, 2016 0 comments

The Phase One XF 100MP is a medium format camera with extremely high sensor resolution. It is a modular concept comprised of the Phase One XF camera body, which was introduced in the summer of 2015, and the brand-new IQ3 100MP digital back. The body has a 90-degree prism viewfinder and includes a Schneider-Kreuznach 80mm LS f/2.8 lens. As expected, this does not come cheap: the total price for this kit is $48,990 USD, as of this writing, and is the most expensive camera system we’ve ever tested.

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