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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Oct 06, 2015 0 comments

Epson launched the latest model in its SureColor photo printer line this morning: the 13-inch SC-P400. The Epson P400, which is designed for photo enthusiasts and advanced amateur photographers, offers more flexible media options for printing on a variety of photo papers. The Epson SC-P400 also adds Epson’s new UltraChrome HG2 pigment inks and uses Epson's MicroPiezo AMC print head.

Joe Farace Posted: Oct 06, 2015 1 comments

Studio lighting hardware is going through the biggest change—a paradigm shift, really—since the flashbulb was invented in 1929. There are many trends and fads with LED’s popularity seemingly having equal parts of both. LED lighting also appeals to DSLR and mirrorless camera shooters who want to capture stills and video.

Jack Neubart Posted: Oct 06, 2015 0 comments

Dividing his time between his New York City and Paris studios, photographer Adam Savitch specializes in still life and motion studies for advertising and editorial clients, often with an avant-garde mindset. When it comes to lighting, Savitch believes in the old adage “less is more.” He doesn’t throw a light at every nook and cranny of his tabletop sets. Instead he mostly employs only one light and finesses its effect on the subject.

James C. Williams Posted: Oct 05, 2015 0 comments

I first discovered the work of Simon Marsden in the pages of Clive Barker's A-Z of Horror. Marsdens’s strange and beautiful images mesmerized me and I wanted to know more.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Oct 05, 2015 0 comments

At Adobe MAX 2015 Adobe will reveal its vision for Creative Cloud—a “connected creative canvas” where people can create/share their work from anywhere. With millions of members around the world, Creative Cloud brings together essential desktop and mobile apps—a growing marketplace for content, assets and talent—and a community where creatives can showcase their work and find inspiration. 

Jason Schneider Posted: Oct 02, 2015 0 comments

I’ve been an eBayer since 1998 and I’ll admit that buying cameras on eBay can be seriously addictive. Even better (and even more addicting): you can occasionally snag great deals!

Joe Farace Posted: Oct 02, 2015 0 comments

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officially refers to quadcopters as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) but they obviously have more in common with the kind of hobbyist’s radio-controlled aircraft that have been around since I was a member of the Poly Aeroneers in high school. Yet tech blogs and social media endlessly refer to quadcopters as “drones” when the only thing a General Atomics MQ-1 Predator and a DJI Phantom 1 have in common is that they’re capable of flight. But they’re not without some controversy.

The Editors Posted: Oct 02, 2015 0 comments

The Goods is a new feature in Shutterbug that spotlights the hottest premium photo gear out there. If you have a product you’d like considered for The Goods, e-mail images and info to

Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Oct 01, 2015 2 comments

What can you say about a camera bag that raised $4,869,472 on Kickstarter and won the hearts of 17,029 backers? Quite a bit, actually, starting with “Wow!”

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Oct 01, 2015 0 comments

Ricoh recently announced a 24-70mm high-performance K-mount lens for PENTAX DSLR cameras. The HD PENTAX-D FA 24-70mm f/2.8 ED SDM WR lens offers a versatile focal length range and weather-resistant design that makes it ideal for a wide variety of applications—from wedding, portraiture and sports, to nature, landscape and travel. 

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Oct 01, 2015 0 comments

MindShift Gear BackLight 26L Photo Daypack: Created for outdoor photographers, the rugged BackLight’s back panel opening allows quick access and the zippered rear opening reduces the amount of dust, mud and ice (or other elements) coming in contact with your gear. 

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Stan Trzoniec Posted: Oct 01, 2015 0 comments

It took a while, but I finally saw some light at the end of the tunnel. For years, I’ve wanted to upgrade from my AF-S DX Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR that I’ve been sharing with my wife. I use the lightweight and portable Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G on my trusty Nikon D2X DSLR and she uses it with her Nikon D90 during longer photo trips when bringing minimal gear is essential. For shorter forays, the super sharp Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 is my go-to lens, especially when shooting landscapes.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Sep 30, 2015 0 comments

Cokin's new Nuances neutral density filters are designed for long exposure outdoor photography or depth-of-field reduction—especially in filmmaking.

Steve Meltzer Posted: Sep 30, 2015 0 comments

Scottish photographer and living legend Albert Watson is no stranger to accolades. Earlier this year, Watson was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth II for his contributions to photography.

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Edited by George Schaub Posted: Sep 29, 2015 0 comments

The Pentax K-S2 offers a more classical handling and design concept than its predecessor with a standard mode dial on the top and two setup dials for exposure parameters (one near the shutter release button, the second on the back of the camera). For menu navigation, it offers a standard control field, which uses four buttons to navigate or to select functions such as white balance, ISO speed, and shooting mode.


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