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Staff Posted: Oct 18, 2016 0 comments

In October 2014, Shutterbug reader Gerry Groeber visited the Oak Creek Canyon in Sedona, Arizona, to take photographs. Months earlier, a “devastating” fire tore through Oak Creek, but luckily much of the canyon was spared from the fire. While exploring the area he came upon this scene of a solitary tree and felt compelled to take a photo.

Ron Leach Posted: Oct 17, 2016 0 comments

When a team of gimbal engineers and aerial vehicle designers get together to create an intelligent smartphone stabilizer, you know it’s going to be special. And the inexpensive new SMOVE for iOS and Android devices looks like a winner.

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Ron Leach Posted: Oct 17, 2016 0 comments

Nikon’s annual Small World Competition is the premier showcase for the amazing beauty of images seen through the microscope, and you have an opportunity to cast your vote for the Popular Vote Winner in this prestigious photomicrography contest.

Ron Leach Posted: Oct 17, 2016 0 comments

There are a variety of methods for dodging and burning in Photoshop, with the traditional tools requiring you to employ a “destructive” workflow. After watching this this easy-to-follow tutorial from Jimmy McIntyre, you’ll consider yourself an expert on achieving beautiful results with non-destructive techniques.

Ron Leach Posted: Oct 14, 2016 0 comments

Not one to shy away from special-edition models, Leica recently introduced the M-P “Grip,” a $15,000 “irresistible work of art” designed in collaboration with Rolf Sachs that’s essentially a Leica-MP mirrorless digital camera (with a very nice Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH lens). But if you can’t afford this masterpiece because you’re bidding on the Ansel Adams Arca Swiss 4x5 that’s up for auction, there’s always this silver metallic Leica M3 candy-tin replica (above right) for $40.

Ron Leach Posted: Oct 14, 2016 0 comments

California-based photographer/diver Alex Suh is someone you could conservatively describe as “fearless.” He has a passion for the ocean, and as you might suspect from his amazing images, he says he has always been fascinated with sharks—particularly the Great White. 

Ron Leach Posted: Oct 14, 2016 0 comments

Mike Olbinski is an Arizona-based portrait/wedding photographer with a unique resume. In addition to his more sublime work, he’s also a serious storm chaser and captured the thrilling time lapse video below.

Suzanne Driscoll Posted: Oct 14, 2016 0 comments

There is no better time to look back at the work of Ansel Adams than this year’s 100th anniversary of the U.S. National Park Service. Adams was deeply committed to preserving the wilderness, and his black-and-white photographs of the West became one of the most important records of what many of the national parks were like before tourism greatly expanded.

Scott Kelby Posted: Oct 14, 2016 0 comments

Ask a Pro is a Q&A column from professional photographer, writer, and educator Scott Kelby. Scott is here to answer all your photography-related questions, so if you have something you’d like to know, e-mail him at editorial@shutterbug.com (with “For Scott Kelby” as the subject line) and your query could be featured in the next edition of Ask a Pro.

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Ron Leach Posted: Oct 13, 2016 0 comments

Here’s a great opportunity to own a piece of photographic history: The end of this month Heritage Auctions puts one of Ansel Adams' famous 4x5 cameras on the auction block. The sale in question is for an Arca-Swiss 4x5 view camera outfit used by the master from 1964–1968.

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Ron Leach Posted: Oct 13, 2016 0 comments

Josh Beavers is a photographer/cinematographer who captured this amazing time lapse while living in Chicago. It took him 16 months to shoot the material, and he just finished editing the footage today.

Ron Leach Posted: Oct 13, 2016 0 comments

Vadim Trunov is a self-taught, 30-year-old Russian wildlife photographer who makes some amazing images. In this fanciful series he captures red squirrels as they seemingly take pictures while frolicking in the snow.

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Ron Leach Posted: Oct 12, 2016 0 comments

The just-introduced Ricoh Theta SC is a fourth generation model in the company’s pioneering line of compact, high-resolution digital cameras capturing fully spherical images and videos. The new pocket-sized model delivers 14-megapixel images and Full HD videos at 30fps.

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Ron Leach Posted: Oct 12, 2016 1 comments

We’re not sure if this video is funny or sad, but it conveys an important warning: Don’t drive off with your father’s expensive camera on the roof of your car. That’s what happened to this poor soul (and the ill-fated camera) during a recent road trip.

Ron Leach Posted: Oct 12, 2016 0 comments

If you’ve spent any time in New York City, or attended the city’s annual PhotoPlus Expo (coming up next week), there’s a good chance you’ve come across a dapper gentleman shooting instant photos with a 1940’s Speed Graphic camera. In the charming video below, you’ll get an inspirational look at Louis Mendes, one of our favorite photography icons.

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