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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Apr 02, 2015 0 comments

Humanity has always been fascinated with (and attracted to) the creatures of the night. Every culture has legions of deadly monsters that lurk in the dark corners waiting for an unfortunate victim to wander too close. Much of our popular fiction and films are based upon these fears, to the ghoulish delight of the fans.

In 1995 Joshua Hoffine graduated from Kansas State University with a B. A. in English Literature but he soon decided to embark upon a totally different (and far more strange) road. He began his career in photography by studying with commercial photographer Nick Vedros and working as a photo assistant at Hallmark Cards. In 2003 Hoffine started creating horror themed images and his work soon exploded across the Internet. 

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Apr 02, 2015 0 comments

Rokinon & Samyang just introduced two new high-end lenses: a 100mm F/2.8 Macro and the new Cine DS 135mm T3.1 Macro. (The Korea-based Samyang company owns the Rokinon brand.)

Dan Havlik Posted: Apr 01, 2015 0 comments

Nikon just announced the  20.8-megapixel Nikon 1 J5, the newest mirrorless model in Nikon’s portable Nikon 1 compact system camera line. The biggest headline feature about the Nikon 1 J5 is its extremely fast 20 frames per second (fps) continuous burst shooting with full autofocus AF.

The Editors Posted: Apr 01, 2015 0 comments

Today’s Shutterbug Photo of the Day is this classically gorgeous shot of a lighthouse at sunset by Douglas Croft. Croft is now in the running to win a $1,000 Canon Pixma Pro-1 photo printer or a $500 Gift Certificate from LensRentals.com in our April Photo of the Month contest. Details on how to enter here.

Jack Neubart Posted: Apr 01, 2015 0 comments

If you’re going to test a new camera, I can think of few places better suited than the Big Island of Hawaii. And that’s precisely what I, and a number of my colleagues in the photo press, had a chance to do recently with the new 28-megapixel Samsung NX500 camera. We put Samsung’s newest mirrorless compact system camera (CSC) through its paces in diverse settings on the island, each designed to challenge the NX500 and ourselves.

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Steve Meltzer Posted: Mar 31, 2015 0 comments

A few weekends ago, the French Culture Minister Fleur Pellerin visited Paris’s spectacular Musée d’Orsay to see an exhibition of art by the Post-Impressionist painter Pierre Bonnard. The d’Orsay houses France’s largest collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art and for years it has had a strict ban on photography. However when Madame Pellerin arrived at the show she liked what she saw so much she photographed several of her favorites and posted them to her Instagram feed.

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The Editors Posted: Mar 31, 2015 0 comments

Have you shot some great photos? Well, now’s the time to enter them in our brand new photo contest where you’ll have the chance to win two amazing prizes!

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Mar 31, 2015 0 comments

Handcrafted in the United Kingdom from durable Italian double laminated cotton canvas and featuring an inner waterproof membrane—for added protection against moisture, the Kennet camera bag from Brady is a classy affair.

Dan Havlik Posted: Mar 31, 2015 1 comments

If you followed the controversy over the World Press Photo (WPP) awards in March and care anything about the state of photojournalism these days, you might be a little sick to your stomach by now. In the latest debacle involving the WPP contest – and there have been a few in recent years – the organization revoked the first-place prize it had given to Italian photographer Giovanni Trolio for a photo story he had submitted called “The Dark Heart of Europe.”

Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Mar 31, 2015 0 comments

Unlike landscape, portrait, wildlife, or even sports photographers, the first shots taken these days by advertising photographers on the job are almost always instantly seen and judged—by the client, the client’s representative, an agency rep, or an art director. Pressure, anyone?

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