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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?

Ron Leach Posted: Jul 13, 2016 0 comments

We’ve shared some pretty incredible time-lapse videos, but this one shot by Joe Capra of Scientifantastic may just be the most detailed yet. In some circles Capra is know as a “time-lapse genius,” and this five-minute video gives you an idea why.

Steve Meltzer Posted: Jul 13, 2016 0 comments

Like the Olympus Pen, the Panasonic GX8 and the Fujifilm X-T10, the Df’s clean lines, sharp edges and large controls are reminiscent of the finest cameras of film’s glory days in the 1980s and 1990s. They are part of the “retro style” trend that, in the words of the inimitable Yogi Berra, is “déjà vu all over again.”

Josh Miller Posted: Jul 12, 2016 0 comments

When it comes to bird photography, no species is more majestic and more sought after than the bald eagle. Its status as America’s national bird wasn’t always a sure bet (Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey). Bald eagles also nearly went extinct during the 20th century from their eggshells thinning due to the proliferation of DDT. But today as a result of aggressive protections under the Endangered Species Act, as well as the banning of DDT, these beautiful birds have made a dramatic recovery.

Staff Posted: Jul 12, 2016 0 comments

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Ok, maybe not tigers this month but the other two made the cut in some of the winning photos for this assignment. Wildlife and nature are favorite subjects for Shutterbug readers and, as expected, we reviewed a ton of amazing images from readers in these categories. The tough part was narrowing it down to just six favorites but we think we’ve picked some fabulous images to spotlight here.

Ron Leach Posted: Jul 11, 2016 1 comments

It was back in the 1880’s when Swiss chemist Hans Jacob Schmid developed Polachrome technology—a unique color printing process enabling black-and-white photographs to be reproduced in full color. These stunning images were provided by the Swiss Camera Museum in Vevey and are on display at their “Tour of the World in Photochrome” exhibition running through August 21.

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DL Byron Posted: Jul 11, 2016 0 comments

“Date your cameras and marry your lenses,” a Sony staffer professed after I arrived in San Diego last week for the unveiling of two new lenses; the 50mm f/1.4 ZA prime and 70-200mm f/2.8 GM zoom. Our select group of journalists were repeatedly told, “Do not leak this launch.” Considering the leaks of cameras introductions from their competitors this summer, the firm request was understandable and we obliged.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jul 11, 2016 0 comments

Have you ever wondered how legends like Ansel Adam’s did their thing, back in the days before Photoshop and all our modern, technological wizardry? In the video below, Ansel’s son Michael takes us on a guided tour inside the master’s darkroom.

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