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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Aug 11, 2015 0 comments

Sophie Gamand is an award-winning photographer and animal advocate. Since 2010, her powerful and whimsical photography has focused on dogs and our relationship with them. She works closely with animal shelters and rescue groups to help promote adoption and animal welfare. We recently interviewed Gamand about how she became a professional animal photographer and, in particular, what draws her to photographing hairless dogs, which has become a recent focus.

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The Nikon D7200 will seem quite familiar to those who have worked with the forerunner D7100: indeed, the image sensor of the new D7200 is basically the same. It offers 24MP resolution, but now has a higher “standard” ISO range up to ISO 25,600 (which was the High or “push” mode” offered by the D7100) that can now be expanded to an ISO 102,400 equivalent, albeit in monochrome mode only. These higher speed settings are possible because the D7200 uses a new image processor dubbed “Expeed 4.”

The Editors Posted: Aug 10, 2015 0 comments

Our Shutterbug Photo of the Day features a dramatic shot by Mike Maney of a stern looking stone gargoyle diligently keeping watch over the city of Paris.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Aug 10, 2015 0 comments

Corel introduced the new brush-based ParticleShop plugin for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom today. ParticleShop's digital brushes are designed to spring, flow, gravitate and glow while adding eye-catching effects to your images.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Aug 10, 2015 0 comments

Rokinon's new Xeen is a pro level cine lens system with a surprisingly affordable price tag, for this type of video quality and performance. The Xeen system includes three lenses: 24mm, 50mm, and 85mm.

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Corel recently introduced the new Painter 2016, the latest version of their pro digital paint program. While Corel's Painter software is often used by fine artists and commercial designers, more and more photographers have been using the software to add artistic effects to their images.

The Editors Posted: Aug 07, 2015 0 comments

Our Shutterbug Photo of the Day is a beautiful cityscape captured by Andreea Aldea from a unique vantage point.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Aug 07, 2015 0 comments

Tamron has introduced a new telephoto lens capable of zooming from 18 to 200mm and made for use with APS-C DSLR cameras. The Tamron 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC lens (B018) is the successor to the 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di II LD Aspherical (IF) macro lens (A14). Incorporating image stabilization, the 18-200mm VC is designed to deliver great image quality and is the lightest zoom in its class.

Maria Piscopo Posted: Aug 07, 2015 0 comments

Wildlife and nature photography is certainly a niche market but it turns out to be bigger than many think. According to our contributing photographers in this month’s column, photos of nature and wildlife can be sold for a broad range of uses, including stock, editorial, book publishing, interior design, fine art, and even assignment. Other important questions we ask our wildlife and nature photographers this month include what does it take to make your passion for these subjects a business? How do you market and promote your images?

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Aug 06, 2015 0 comments

The Cokin 58mm PURE Harmonie Variable Density Neutral Gray Filter: A variable ND filter that provides a reduction of about 1 to 8 stops. The 0.3 to 2.4+ (ND2-ND300) density creates a darkening of the entire image, allowing you to photograph with a wider aperture (or slower shutter speed) than normally required. Control the degree of density by rotating the front filter ring. For easier, repeatable control over density settings, the front ring is also visually demarcated with dots that represent one stop of neutral density.

The EVERCLEAR 5 Coating Technology is a multi-layered anti-reflective coating applied to the filter substrate in order to maintain effective light transmission and suppress surface reflections and flar—the coating provides protection against water, oil, dust, soil, and scratches. This optical glass filter is set in a thin aluminum ring, which measures just 9.5mm-thick. This slender profile is ideally suited for use with wide-angle lenses in order to lessen vignetting. The suggested retail price is $108.99.


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