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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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Ron Leach Posted: Oct 27, 2016 0 comments

The international Sony World Photography Awards is celebrating its 10th Anniversary in 2017, and there’s still time to enter for a chance at some great prizes. To get you inspired, here are a few of our favorite early entries.

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Ron Leach Posted: Oct 27, 2016 0 comments

Now that most of us are shooting with high-resolution cameras, the need to upscale our image files isn’t as pervasive as it was a few years ago. But occasionally we still need to res-up an image that’s been cropped significantly, and there’s a freeware program that’s designed to do that and more.

The Editors Posted: Oct 26, 2016 0 comments

Nikon’s Lindsay Silverman gave us the scoop on two new Nikkor lenses that were making their debuts at the PhotoPlus Expo show in New York City last week: the AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR zoom and PC Nikkor 19mm f/4E ED tilt-shift lens.

Ron Leach Posted: Oct 26, 2016 0 comments

Like many of us who have lived in the beautiful city by the bay, photographer Dan MacRostie is enchanted with San Francisco and the gorgeous foggy sunrises and sunsets that occur in “The City” and above nearby Mt. Tamalpais just across the Golden Gate Bridge.

Ron Leach Posted: Oct 26, 2016 0 comments

Rita Kluge is a German-born freelance photographer with a passion for the sea. In this amazing series she swims with whales to capture some captivating shots of adult leviathans and their babies.

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Ron Leach Posted: Oct 26, 2016 0 comments

The folks at MacPhun are really excited about the launch of their new all-in-one desktop image-editing program for Mac users, calling Luminar, “The most fantastic piece of software we’ve ever created.” This robust program was designed to deliver both simplicity and creativity for photographers who desire a less-expensive alternative to Photoshop.

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Ron Leach Posted: Oct 25, 2016 0 comments

Cosina has announced a new high-speed Nokton 58mm f/1.4 SL II S lens with a classic design and optical formula. Designed for users of Nikon F-Mount cameras, the lens features a built-in CPU and Ai-S compatibility.

Ron Leach Posted: Oct 25, 2016 0 comments

Let’s just say that commercial photographer and “Best Dad Ever” Josh Rossi decided to make this Halloween a memorable one for his three-year-old daughter by giving her a hand-made Wonder Woman costume and making her the subject of an incredible photo shoot.

Ron Leach Posted: Oct 25, 2016 0 comments

Sharpening your photographs can be a dicey proposition: We all want crisp images, but if you’re not careful when using Photoshop’s Unsharp Mask tool you can ruin an otherwise nice shot. In this helpful tutorial, you’ll learn a better, non-destructive technique.

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Staff Posted: Oct 25, 2016 0 comments

Despite all the advancements in imaging—including the advent of color and the now dominance of digital—there’s something about classic black-and-white photography that will never go out of style. That’s not to say that just because a photo has been shot in or converted to monochrome, it’s guaranteed to be a great photo. The choice to go black and white must have some meaningful relationship to the subject matter or scene to be effective. For this assignment, we were looking for your best black-and-white photos that use the dramatic impact of monochrome in a powerful way. Here are our six favorites.

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