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Jason Schneider Posted: Oct 07, 2016 0 comments

I’ve shot thousands of pictures with hundreds of great lenses over the past 40+ years, but these seven have a special place in my heart. That’s because they capture beautiful images that have “the look”—an elusive quality that may be a combination of excellent detail and sharpness plus a natural roundness in their rendition. It’s not bokeh exactly—that refers to smooth transitions and shape retention in the out-of-focus areas of the image—although these lenses all have gorgeous bokeh as well. 

Ron Leach Posted: Oct 06, 2016 0 comments

Yousef Al Habshi is an award-winning photographer based in Abu Dabi. He specializes in macro photography, and the spectacular images of insects you see here are part of his Little Monsters project.

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Ron Leach Posted: Oct 06, 2016 0 comments

Sony just dropped the curtain on the RX100 V, a new flagship model in their powerful Cyber-shot RX line of 1-inch sensor compact digital cameras. Sony says their latest model has the fastest AF speed, most AF points, and fastest continuous shooting speed of any compact camera.

Ron Leach Posted: Oct 06, 2016 0 comments

This morning Sony introduced a new flagship mirrorless camera, the a6500, which claims to have the world’s fastest AF speed and the highest number of AF points with in-camera 5-axis image stabilization. The camera features Sony’s acclaimed 4D Focus system, which can acquire focus in a mere 0.05 seconds.

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Ron Leach Posted: Oct 05, 2016 0 comments

Italian photographer Matteo Mescalchin is a location photographer who specializes in aerial and underwater photography. In this dramatic video, you’ll see him stop some high-speed action by freezing flying bullet shells.

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Ron Leach Posted: Oct 05, 2016 0 comments

Google has unveiled their next-generation smartphone, the Google “Pixel,” and early test results indicate the camera on this sophisticated new wonder may be the best smartphone camera ever. According to a comprehensive review by DxOMark Mobile, the Pixel earned a score of 89—three points higher than highly acclaimed Apple iPhone 7 Plus, and the highest DXO rating ever given to a smartphone.

Ron Leach Posted: Oct 05, 2016 0 comments

The annual Red Bull Illume international photo contest showcases some of the most spectacular action and adventure sports images anywhere, and the finalists and winning images for the 2016 competition are amazing as always.

 

Dan Havlik Posted: Oct 04, 2016 0 comments

Here’s another hilarious video from folks at TheCameraStoreTV, which poses the question: If you were lost in the wild, could your photo gear help save your life? 

Blaine Harrington Posted: Oct 04, 2016 0 comments

My flights in helicopters, small planes, and hot-air balloons are often provided by clients as part of my assignments; if I’m shooting for stock, I’ll pick up the hire fee. Aerial tours are widely available to tourists and photo enthusiasts alike, and there’s certainly no limit to spectacular locations you can photograph from above.

Steve Bedell Posted: Oct 04, 2016 0 comments

The first time I met Craig La Mere was at an ice cream shop in Brunswick, Maine, at about 11 p.m. Really. It was the night before the Maine Professional Photographers Association conference was going to kick off. I was there as a print judge, La Mere as a speaker. I recognized him from his Moz (his studio name) logo hat, although he didn’t know who this stranger was who was accosting him.

Ron Leach Posted: Oct 03, 2016 0 comments

Victoria Will is an accomplished New York-based photographer specializing in celebrity portraiture and lifestyle photography, and she utilizes an effective “back–button” focusing technique to achieve faster and more precise results. Watch the quick video below with her tips on this easy and effective method and you're sure to start shooting like a pro.

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Ron Leach Posted: Oct 03, 2016 0 comments

Here’s a simple video that provides three quick methods for achieving the popular “crushed blacks” film-emulation look with your digital images in Photoshop. Whether you begin with a curves layer, a solid color layer, or a selective color layer, all three techniques are easy to master in less than two minutes.

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Ron Leach Posted: Oct 03, 2016 0 comments

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope was launched into low Earth orbit in 1990 and has been sending back stunning hi-res images and critical data ever since. In the award-winning video below, you can travel across the universe and back in time and see some breathtaking imagery.

The Editors Posted: Sep 30, 2016 1 comments

We gave Canon’s flagship EOS-1D X Mark II DSLR our very first Shutterbug Top Clicks award for a very good reason. It’s an incredible photographic tool. Photographer David Dupuy decided to put it to the test himself for Shutterbug during a recent assignment in exotic Bali, Indonesia.

Staff Posted: Sep 30, 2016 0 comments

Photographing the ice caves underneath the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska, can be a challenge. First of all, the caves, while beautiful, are a treacherous place to shoot. “There is danger involved in going inside, particularly at the entrance, as ice falls regularly and the caves are sometimes closed and some become impassible,” photographer Blaine Harrington explains.

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