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Ron Leach Posted: Nov 04, 2016 0 comments

What happens when you mount a full-frame DSLR on a custom-made drone and fly it over a picturesque valley in the Polish countryside? Photographer Miron Bogacki built a heavy-duty drone to find out, and came up with this beautiful video.

Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Nov 04, 2016 0 comments

About five years ago, travel photographer Jack Hollingsworth was on a resort shoot in the Caribbean. There’d be stills and video, lots of locations, and the client keeping an eye on everything. Nine cases of gear loaded on the plane.

Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Nov 03, 2016 0 comments

Photographers are an inventive lot. Most have of us have improvised one thing or another in pursuit of our obsession, be it a soft-focus diffuser made from a discarded nylon stocking, studio lamp handcrafted from a Home Depot shop light, or a gadget bag recycled from an army surplus gas mask pack. But here’s a bonafide useful tool that Greg Montano, owner of Dexter’s Camera in Ventura, California, created more-or-less out of necessity, and has been using professionally since.

Ron Leach Posted: Nov 03, 2016 0 comments

David Yarrow is an internationally acclaimed fine art/wildlife photographer known for his intimate work in remote regions of the world. We thought we’d share some of his breathtaking b/w imagery that appears in his new book, “Wild Encounters.”

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Ron Leach Posted: Nov 03, 2016 0 comments

Florida-based photographer Bryan Troll decided to get serious about Halloween this year and forego the typical zombie or political candidate costume. Instead, he celebrated the festivities by becoming a fully functional Nikon DSLR.

Ron Leach Posted: Nov 03, 2016 0 comments

Anyone who had the good fortune of traveling to New Zealand knows that it’s a spectacular place to photograph, with dramatic mountains, a stunning coastline, and beautiful landscapes in between. Locals Jo Scott and Jake Scott-Gardner spent last winter capturing some astonishing images of the night sky, as you can see below.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Nov 01, 2016 0 comments

We’ve featured the stunning work of Joe Capra before but the incredible panoramic timelapse of Los Angles that he shot over a two-year period could be his most spectacular video yet. Titled Pano L.A., the six-minute timelapse was captured entirely in true panoramic form using two synced Canon 5D Mark III DSLRs side by side.

Daryl Hawk Posted: Nov 01, 2016 2 comments

Maybe Cuba attracted me most because it was forbidden. If I’m not allowed to go, I want to go. There was also the lure of a place stuck in time, where people were cut off from technology, a place very different from the world I knew. Which is exactly the kind of place I love to explore and photograph.

Seth Shostak Posted: Nov 01, 2016 0 comments

Mark was a fellow radio astronomer, full of insights. One day in a conversation about photography he said something that caused my eyebrows to lift: “Well, as we all know, color film is never sharp.” But what Mark was getting at was this: As the consequence of a few million years of Darwinian evolution, our eyes have three types of color receptors, casually described as red, green, and blue.

The Editors Posted: Oct 31, 2016 0 comments

In the last in our series of videos from the recent PhotoPlus Expo show in New York City, Scott Nidermaier, who does Tech Support/EDU Outreach for Phase One, helped us get a handle on the new V-Grip for the XF medium format camera system.

Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Oct 28, 2016 0 comments

The holidays are approaching and that’s a good excuse to buy a new photo bag for yourself or a loved one. Here’s a collection of my seven favorite photo bags, gleaned from full reviews that appeared in this column over the past couple of years. 

The Editors Posted: Oct 28, 2016 0 comments

In the third in our series of video show reports from PhotoPlus Expo, Shutterbug sat down with Sigma USA’s Jack Howard who showed us the new 85m f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens, which has been getting tons of buzz from wedding, portrait, documentary and other photographers.

Edited by George Schaub Posted: Oct 28, 2016 0 comments

The new Panasonic G85 is based on a Micro Four Thirds 16MP. The camera offers a brilliant electronic viewfinder based on OLED technology. This viewfinder is very large (0.74x; equivalent to a 35mm film camera with a 50mm lens) and offers a high resolution of 2.36 million RGB dots. The EVF has an eye sensor, which means the view switches automatically to the EVF when the photographer looks into the viewfinder: alternately, the user can toggle view manually by pressing the “Fn5” button on the back. This function button is one of five user-definable “Fn” buttons on the top and on the back: the G85 also has five “virtual Fn” buttons on the LCD screen. The screen is touch sensitive and fully integrated into camera operation.

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Scott Kelby Posted: Oct 28, 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, just ask.

Ron Leach Posted: Oct 27, 2016 0 comments

Everyone who loves photography is aware of the legendary Hasselblad cameras, but few of us know much about Victor Hasselblad himself—the man responsible for the iconic brand. The rare film below provides a unique opportunity to watch Hasselblad discuss his vision of photography in an interview broadcast by Swedish National Television in 1967.

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