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Ron Leach Posted: Sep 19, 2016 0 comments

This morning at Photokina Sony introduced a new flagship A-mount camera with a high-resolution 42.4-megapixel back-illuminated sensor, a redesigned interface, and 12 fps continuous shooting. The A99 II is the first model in Sony’s full-frame line to feature the company’s ultra-fast 4D focus system with 79 cross-type AF points.

Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 19, 2016 0 comments

Panasonic announced today that it’s developing the new Lumix GH5 mirrorless camera, which will be capable of recording smooth, high-precision 4K 60p/50p and faithful 4:2:2 10-bit 4K video “for the first time in the world.” The Panasonic Lumix GH5 will also features “6K PHOTO,” which extracts approximately 18-megapixel still images from ultra-high-quality video with approximately nine times the pixel count of Full-HD. 

Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 19, 2016 0 comments

Panasonic just annoucned the 16-megapixel DMC-G85 (G85), a new rugged, mirrorless camera, which is the latest model in the Lumix G series. The Panasonic G85 is splash and dust-proof and includes 5-axis Dual I.S. (Image Stabilizer) 2 for getting sharp shots in difficult shooting conditions.

Dan Havlik Posted: Sep 19, 2016 0 comments

Hasselblad kicked off the photokina 2016 show with a bang today, announcing two new snazzy-looking medium format cameras. The new Hasseblad V1D 4116 is just a “concept” camera, at this point, but it sure looks enticing. It’s an updated version of Hasselblad’s classic Hasselblad V camera, with a modular design and a 75-megapixel, square-format image sensor.

Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Sep 16, 2016 3 comments

Photokina, the photography “show of shows,” opens in Cologne, Germany on September 20. The size of this biennial event is monstrous—you have to experience it to believe it. In 2014, a total of 1,074 exhibitors from 51 countries hosted 183,297 attendees. We’re taking serious show here. In honor of Photokina, here’s a pop quiz to test your knowledge of photography. 

Maria Piscopo Posted: Sep 16, 2016 0 comments

As a photo rep, I have always had great admiration for the portrait photographer. You are catching people at their worst (“I hate having my picture taken!”) and at their best (“Yes, this is really who I am!”). Whether it is a toddler, high school senior, or CEO, you are responsible to keep people calm, work fast, overcome technical and travel obstacles, and manage all the details of composition and lighting. In this column, we talk about all these issues as well as marketing your portrait photography business, the skills required for business success.

Ron Leach Posted: Sep 15, 2016 0 comments

Leica turned some heads today with the unveiling of their new Sofort instant camera—a compact, stylish model with an array of both automatic and manual features and a choice of color and black-and-white instant film.

George Schaub Posted: Sep 15, 2016 0 comments

Today Epson introduced the FastFoto FF-640, dubbed by the company as the “world’s fastest photo scanner.” An alternative to flatbed scanners, the FastFoto scanner has a throughput rate of one photo per second with integral photo tools to restore and archive treasured images for print or social media sharing. Ideal for hobbyists and archivists alike, the unit can handle prints up to 8x10 as well as speedy document scanning for those who want to make electronic files of important papers. Shutterbug Editor-at-Large George Schaub got his hands on a pre-release unit and filed this report.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 14, 2016 0 comments

Canon just unveiled the new EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 IS II USM lens featuring NANO USM technology for fast and quiet focusing in both still and video modes. The lens also features a new LCD information display and four-stop image stabilization. 

Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 14, 2016 0 comments

After appearing at times like it might bow out of the mirrorless camera market, Canon reaffirmed its commitment to the category tonight with the introduction of the new, top-of-the-line EOS M5. While the Canon M5 might resemble a DSLR, this compact interchangeable lens mirrorless camera is smaller and lighter than even Canon’s tiny SL1 DSLR, the company said.

Ron Leach Posted: Sep 14, 2016 0 comments

On Monday we shared the finalists in this year’s international Wildlife Photography of the Year Competition, and now we can show you the stunning winners of another contest: The 2016 British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA).

Ron Leach Posted: Sep 14, 2016 0 comments

It sure helps to have a sexy model when shooting swimwear, but there’s also a lot technique involved if you want to get great results. In this helpful tutorial, commercial photographer Dixie Dixon demonstrates what you need to know.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Sep 13, 2016 0 comments

We’ve seen photos printed or reproduced on all sorts of papers, metals, acrylics, woods and a variety of unusual substrates before but we don’t think we’ve seen anything like what artists Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey do with their images.

Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 13, 2016 0 comments

Photokina, the world’s largest imaging show, will open its doors in Cologne, Germany in a week and an array of new cameras, lenses, and assorted photo accessories are set to make their debuts at this massive event.

George Schaub Posted: Sep 13, 2016 0 comments

Creating a web page for your images these days is fairly easy, and there are numerous web apps available that offer a wide variety of colors and backgrounds. But organizing your images before you even consider the template (or “skin” as it is called in the trade) is perhaps the biggest challenge, given the proliferation of images we all have made with various cameras and mobile devices stored on flash drives, hard drives, and even memory cards.