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Staff Posted: Jan 13, 2017 0 comments

After years of dreaming about visiting the “wondrous” Boardman Tree Farm in Oregon, Shutterbug reader Vincent James finally made the trip last fall while visiting the Columbia River Gorge.

Ron Leach Posted: Jan 12, 2017 0 comments

The NASA space program includes a remarkable repository of otherworldly images from the cosmos, and those you see here represent our 10 favorite NASA photographs from 2016. It was a tough choice, because in addition to their popular Image of the Day website, NASA publishes thousands of amazing images (and numerous videos) from space throughout the year.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jan 12, 2017 0 comments

What if you had an “intelligent voice-activated digital assistant” to help you edit your photographs via simple vocal commands? It sounds sort of crazy, but that’s exactly what a team at Adobe is exploring as you can see in the video below from the company’s YouTube channel.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jan 12, 2017 0 comments

Optical technology has advanced dramatically since the early days of zoom lenses when the consensus among serious photographers was that prime lenses offered far greater sharpness, resolution, color rendition and contrast than zoom lenses. In the video below, Matt Granger discusses that “misconception” as it pertains today, as well as the notion that prime lenses encourage more compositional creativity by forcing you to “zoom with your feet.”

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Dan Havlik Posted: Jan 12, 2017 0 comments

It was one of the most hyped camera drones in recent years and one of the best product demos we’ve ever seen but the flight is over for Lily.

Ron Leach Posted: Jan 11, 2017 0 comments

Trevor Pottelberg’s “Lighthouse Project” proves that you needn’t travel far from home to create a spectacular photo essay. The Canadian landscape photographer spent an entire year photographing the same lighthouse near his home in Brownsville, Ontario with absolutely beautiful, and different, results.

Ron Leach Posted: Jan 11, 2017 0 comments

Steadicam has been helping filmmakers tell their stories for over 50 years, and parent company Tiffen is now in production on the new Steadicam Volt—a compact and affordable gyro stabilizer that enables smartphone users to capture smooth, professional-looking videos with ease.

Ron Leach Posted: Jan 11, 2017 0 comments

David Bergman is an acclaimed celebrity/sports shooter known for his striking images of famous personalities as well as the 15 Sports Illustrated covers he has to his credit. In the quick video below, Bergman shows you how to take perfect portraits by first photographing your hand to check camera settings.

Ron Leach Posted: Jan 10, 2017 0 comments

In case you haven’t noticed, there’s been a resurgence of interest in film photography lately, not only among old-timers with 35mm cameras in their closets, but with photography students and young camera hipsters as well. And after last week’s news that Ekachrome will be back on the market later this year, Kodak Alaris CMO Steven Overman has hinted that everyone’s beloved Kodachrome may follow.

Ron Leach Posted: Jan 10, 2017 0 comments

Last fall we ran a piece suggesting that instant film photography was making a comeback. And based upon recent data from Amazon, it seems as though that is definitely the case. According to a report released this week, the top selling item in Amazon’s camera category over the holidays was Fujifilm’s Instax Mini Instant Film Twin Pack, which sells for $15 for 20 sheets of film.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jan 10, 2017 0 comments

While the humorous video below is from 2011, it’s getting a lot of love on Reddit right now so we thought we’d give it a share. You’ll not only learn the four-minute method for shooting a photograph, but you might even feel a little less guilty for not owning a camera with the latest high-speed processing and focusing capabilities.

Maria Piscopo Posted: Jan 10, 2017 0 comments

Who are the clients buying outdoor and nature photography? How do you find these clients and make money? What are some of the special challenges you may encounter? In Business Trends this month we will address these questions and more with working pros Andy Biggs, Nick Simonite, Christopher Wilson, and Steven Wohlwender.

Josh Miller Posted: Jan 10, 2017 0 comments

While most photographers are packing their gear away for winter, an increasing number are finding winter to be their favorite season for photography. Photographers willing to brave the cold often find popular locations deserted, dramatic light, and fresh snow that makes scenes come alive. Whether it’s a once-in-a-lifetime trip to a destination like Yellowstone, Alaska, or Yosemite, or something closer to home, winter is a great time to get to know these locations in a much more intimate way and at slower pace. Here are nine reasons why winter is the best season to go out and shoot.

Jason Schneider Posted: Jan 09, 2017 0 comments

Why would anyone in their right mind want to use old lenses on their shiny new high-performance DSLR or mirrorless camera? The simple answer is that some older lenses can capture images that have that elusive quality known as character. 

Ron Leach Posted: Jan 09, 2017 0 comments

The winners of the 3rd annual 2016 International Landscape Photographer of the Year (ILPOY) competition have been announced and all of them capture nature at its very best. The contest is a celebration of the most imaginative, artistic and inspirational landscape images of the past year, and will result in a commemorative book that will be available shortly, featuring the top 101 images of the competition.

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