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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Oct 16, 2015 0 comments

Yes, the rumors were true. The Sigma Corporation of America introduced what it’s calling the “world’s first” 20mm f/1.4 lens for full frame digital SLRs. The Sigma 20mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens, which will be on display at next week’s PhotoPlus Expo show in New York City, will go on sale in late november for $899.

George Schaub Posted: Oct 16, 2015 0 comments

The idea of flying above the earth in a craft composed of a wicker basket and a large balloon lifted by heated air and at the mercy of air current and vectors has always been a subject of wonder and fascination. Indeed, it was the first method by which humans went aloft, a sensation witnessed by amazed crowds in Paris way back in 1783. Fast forward 232 years later, and add hundreds of balloons more, and you get a sense of the thrill you can experience at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, held this year from October 3-11 in New Mexico.

Staff Posted: Oct 16, 2015 0 comments

Beautiful lighting, in many ways, is what photography is all about. And as our readers proved with this month’s submissions, if you want great lighting, all you need to do is look outside your window. While it’s not entirely surprising, our 10 favorite photos from this month’s assignment are all bathed in natural light. The results are simply radiant.

Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Oct 15, 2015 0 comments

Last year Lowepro launched the ProTactic Series of gadget bags. They immediately earned high marks in my book because they are durable, highly functional and provide superb protection for the gear inside. Initially just two bags, the lineup has grown to six in total, three backpacks and three shoulder bags. Here’s a quick rundown on what they’re all about. 

The Editors Posted: Oct 15, 2015 0 comments

This Image of Autumn by Jason Keefe features the deep and moody colors of fall foliage contrasted by the bright golden hues of the sky. 

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Oct 15, 2015 0 comments

PocketWizard’s G Wiz Vault: The Vault is a small gear bag that features three movable (or removable) hook-n-loop padded dividers that allow photographers to customize the bag to fit their needs for each photo shooot. It is available in three colors: black, blue and orange. 

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Oct 15, 2015 0 comments

Once in danger of fading away, Halloween has grown to become a favorite holiday for more adults than children. Adults are now devoting a great deal of time, energy and money into dressing us as various characters from movies, television shows and video games. 

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Dan Havlik Posted: Oct 15, 2015 0 comments

The ridiculous selfie and selfie stick craze proved to be excellent fodder for a hilarious Saturday Night Live commercial spoof this past weekend, which we’ve embedded below.

The Editors Posted: Oct 14, 2015 0 comments

Our Shutterbug Photo of the Day by Joshua Alan Zermeno features a beautiful painterly landscape in shades of tranquil blue and rich gold. 

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Oct 14, 2015 0 comments

Analog photography mavens Lomography have just introduced a new wide-angle camera for instant photography. The new Lomo'Instant Wide combines high quality craftsmanship with versatile features. This instant camera is designed to capture every beautiful, bizarre and bewildering moment in a creative, super wide, crisply sharp and perfectly exposed way.


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