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Staff Posted: Jul 19, 2016 0 comments

Shutterbug reader Bill Tiepelman captured this profile of a beautiful red-bellied woodpecker in his backyard in Wentzville, Missouri. An avid bird watcher, Tiepelman has on old swing set in his backyard that he repurposed into a bird sanctuary in an effort to “attract as many species as possible.”

Ron Leach Posted: Jul 18, 2016 0 comments

Photographers tend to be a resourceful, gadget-loving lot, and this do-it-yourself video is one of the more interesting we’ve seen lately. The folks at ProductTank, a showcase for DIY product design, provide this easy-to-follow video tutorial showing you how to make an inexpensive, functioning camera stabilizer using Legos.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jul 18, 2016 0 comments

Montreal-based architectural photographer Chris M. Forsyth has spent the past year and a half creating stunning images of underground metro stations, and he was kind enough to share his work with us. He began The Metro Project during his daily commute in Montreal’s subway system, and has since moved on to Munich, Berlin and Stockholm.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jul 18, 2016 0 comments

Last week’s video tour inside Ansel Adams’ studio proved so popular that we decided to give you another treat: The inside scoop on how the master made “Moon and Half Dome”—one of his most iconic images. In this video you’ll take a drive with Ansel on his way make the photo and hear his son Michael describe the details and the darkroom magic used to create the final result.

Blaine Harrington Posted: Jul 15, 2016 0 comments

On Monday evening, February 8th, I got an e-mail okaying my request for press credentials to cover the Denver Broncos’ Super Bowl victory parade. It was triple good news: I’m a Broncos fan, I’d get images for stock, and I wouldn’t have to travel far (I live about 10 miles from Denver).

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Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Jul 14, 2016 0 comments

Apple offers two models of the iPad Pro. On the surface (no reference to Microsoft intended) the difference appears to be primarily the size: 12.9 vs. 9.7 inches, but there’s much more to it. The price difference is $200, which is not small change, but less important in the overall scheme of things. I am buying one or the other—and I am asking you folks who own an iPad Pro to weigh in and tell us which model you bought and why.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jul 14, 2016 0 comments

In these dramatic images by Korean-born underwater photographer Lia Barrett, expert freediver Liz Parkinson poses on a shipwreck as blacktip sharks circle overhead. The shoot occurred at Stuart Cove in the Bahamas, and both Barrett and Parkinson emerged unscathed with these compelling images courtesy of Barrett and Caters News.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jul 14, 2016 0 comments

Here’s something different from Weird Lens Guru Mattieu Stern, who we usually turn to for insights on inexpensive, oddball lenses. In this video, however, Stern reveals a weird $1 solution for making dramatic long exposures. No ND filters, holders or other expensive gear—just a $1 welder’s glass and a couple rubber bands!

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Ron Leach Posted: Jul 14, 2016 0 comments

The new Trimagon 95mm f/2.6 portrait lens from Meyer-Optik Goerlitz is aimed at discriminating photographers who value optimum image quality, distinctive bokeh and superb build quality. It’s available now on the company’s website in mounts for Canon, Nikon, Fuji X, Sony E, Leica M & MFT.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jul 13, 2016 0 comments

These days photographers have to be somewhat conversant with the law, and most shooters who publish their work make it a point to know their obligations with regard to the rights of their models, copyright regulations and the like. But what about YOUR rights as a photographer?

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