Rogue Photographic Design has updated their XL Pro Lighting Kit, adding new attachments and various improvements that include: a new Strip Grid, lighter weight materials, quicker attachment and a travel bag. This lighting system includes the XL Pro Reflector with two quick change attachments that allow users to create a softbox or a strip grid.
Today’s Shutterbug Photo of the Day is this spectacular travel shot by Matt Stirn. Stirn captured the image in the Meteora region of Greece, which is filled with towering conglomerate spires on which centuries old Orthodox Monasteries are perched.
The Olympus OM-D E-M10 is the newest and smallest in the company’s mirrorless, Micro Four Thirds-based OM-D camera system. This Compact System Camera (CSC) has a classic SLR design, comparable to other OM-D cameras like the E-M1 and the E-M5. The E-M10 is quite small, almost like a high-end compact camera. The small body could make operating the camera a bit uncomfortable for photographers with large hands, although the body is very robust and based on a magnesium alloy chassis.
The recent book Transformational Imagemaking: Handmade Photography Since 1960 is a groundbreaking survey of significant work and ideas by imagemakers who have pushed beyond the boundaries of photography as a window on our material world. These artists represent a diverse group of curious experimentalists who have propelled the medium’s evolution by visualizing their subject matter as it originates from their mind’s eye. Many favor the historical techniques commonly known as alternative photographic processes, but all these makers demonstrate that the real alternative is found in their mental approach and not in their use of physical methods.
Some discouraged photographers complain and say they can’t get good shots because they don’t have the time or funds to travel to exotic, photogenic places. Sorry to rain on their pity party, but everyone can get decent images without a travel budget. Here are a couple projects you can start on tonight, as soon as it gets dark.
Have you ever wondered what a digital SLR’s fast-firing shutter looks like slowed down? Well, "The Slow Mo Guys" have done just that while filming the inside of a Canon DSLR with a high-speed video camera.
Today’s Shutterbug Photo of the Day is this lovely sunset photo by Michel Hersen. Hersen shot this image of on Cannon Beach in Orgeon but, ironically, he captured it with a Nikon. He used a Nikon D7100 and 18-200mm Nikkor lens with a Lee .9 soft graduated neutral density filter.
Another extremely rare, very large, and very expensive lens has gone on sale on eBay. This time it’s a one-of-a-kind, all-black Leica R 600mm, F/5 Apo-Telyt Unicum lens, which had an asking price of $229,999.
Today’s Shutterbug Photo of the Day is this gorgeous travel photo by Frederick Allstetter. Allstetter shot this image of the Duomo di Catania (Cathedral of Catania) in Sicily, Italy with a Sony DSC-RX100 at ISO 1600, f/3.5, 1/20 sec at 13.6mm.