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Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Oct 26, 2015 0 comments

Sometimes an old fashioned recipe and the latest modern technology don’t mix: zap-blasting your grandmother’s vegetable soup ingredients in a 10,000-watt microwave instead of slowly simmering them for six hours, for example. But other times strange bedfellows bring out the best in each other. Such is the case with Lensbaby optics on modern digital cameras.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Oct 26, 2015 0 comments

At the PhotoPlus Expo show in New York City this past week, Epson introduced its most advanced line of photographic papers—Epson Legacy Papers.

The Editors Posted: Oct 25, 2015 0 comments

Epson’s Eddie Murphy walked us through the important features of the new 13-inch Epson SureColor P400 printer at PhotoPlus Expo this week in this short take video.

The Editors Posted: Oct 24, 2015 0 comments

At the PhotoPlus Expo 2015 show in New York City this week, we met up with Billy Luong from Fujifilm who showed us all the key features of the brand new Fujinon XF 35mm F/2 WR lens in this short take video.

Joe Farace Posted: Oct 23, 2015 0 comments

The trend of using continuous light sources for portraiture that I saw at last year’s WPPI show continues unabated with Westcott’s Two-Light Daylight D5 Softbox Kit being the latest offering. The kit uses fluorescent bulbs as a light source, although that word barely appears in Westcott’s early press material for the kit. Part of the reason may be that when it comes to photographs of people, fluorescent has a negative connotation but nothing could be further from the truth.

Jay McCabe Posted: Oct 23, 2015 0 comments

Last year, as a freshman, Amanda Haycook found herself taking pictures of buildings. “It wasn’t a conscious decision at first,” she says, “it was just like my eye kept going there.” Not so with others on the streets: “Living in New York I noticed that people don’t look up, and I just started noticing things that people weren’t paying attention to.”

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Oct 22, 2015 0 comments

Two of the photography industry’s most tenured women—Lily Fisher, a senior camera bag designer and Deanne Fitzmaurice, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer—recently collaborated to create the ideal camera bags for female photographers. After a decade of research and a year-and-a-half of development, the result is the Lily Deanne shoulder bag line from Think Tank Photo.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Oct 22, 2015 0 comments

Gary Fong’s Dramatic Lighting Kit: Designed to provide the control of complex studio lighting systems in a compact format at a fraction of the cost. The new Dramatic Lighting Kit includes two Speed Snoots, two PowerGrids, a Colored Gel kit, and a custom Gary Fong Gear bag. The Speed Snoots has a newly designed mounting system for quick, easy attaching/detaching along with a collapsible design for easy storage. 

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Oct 21, 2015 0 comments

Fujifilm just announced the Fujinon XF 35mm F/2 WR lens and XF 1.4x TC WR teleconverter. Both new optics will be on display at PhotoPlus Expo in New York City this week where visitors will be able to “kick the tires” on the new glass with a free loan program during the show

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George Schaub Posted: Oct 21, 2015 0 comments

Canon just officially unveiled the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 Professional Inkjet Printer, a long-awaited 17-inch professional photo printer that borrows some design elements from the company's high-end lens line.

Shutterbug Staff Posted: Oct 21, 2015 0 comments

Phase One just rolled out a major update to its XF Medium Format Camera System, which was only introduced last June. The Copenhagen, Demnark-based company also announced three new Schneider Kreuznach leaf shutter lenses to add to the arsenal.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Oct 20, 2015 0 comments

Nikon brings the world eye-to-eye with a honey bee, awarding first place of its annual Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition to Australian Ralph Grimm for his close-up image of a bee eye covered in dandelion pollen. Grimm’s winning image is visually striking and brings to light just how little is understood about how these insects see the world.

Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Oct 20, 2015 0 comments

Leica just introduced the heavily rumored new Leica SL (Typ 601) mirrorless camera system, which includes a brand new “Leica L” lens and more dedicated full-frame glass to come in the near future. Leica has designed the SL to take on not just rival mirrorless cameras but to, potentially, lure pro DSLR users to switch to this high-end system, which combines what the company claims to be the fastest autofocus on the market with a speedy 11fps burst rate and 4K video capture.

The Editors Posted: Oct 20, 2015 0 comments

The Goods is a new feature in Shutterbug that spotlights the hottest premium photo gear out there.

Steve Bedell Posted: Oct 20, 2015 0 comments

You enter a room bustling with activity. You see models posing in front of photographers on two different sets, other models patiently sitting getting their makeup and hair done, lights and modifiers everywhere, while one petite woman seems to be in charge of this organized chaos. Welcome to a workshop with one of the premier glamour and fashion shooters of our day, Lou Freeman.


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