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Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Mar 19, 2015 0 comments

You may think that the main appeal of Tenba’s new line of Switch camera bags is the assortment of flaps that can be zipped on to replace the standard leather-like top. Choose from denim, urban camo, brick red—check Tenba’s website for all the flavors. But even without the far-out fashion flair, these bags are the real deal. 

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 19, 2015 0 comments

Adobe just announced that Adobe Camera Raw 8.8 is now available as a final release on Adobe Labs. ACR 8.8 adds Raw support for nine new cameras, including the Nikon D5500.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Mar 19, 2015 2 comments

American photographer Courtney Colantonio-Ray was recently named the winner of the US National Award in the prestigious 2015 Sony World Photography Awards. Colantonio-Ray’s winning image “Dancer in Pause” was chosen as the single best photo taken by an American photographer entered into any of the 10 Open categories of the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards (the world’s biggest photography competition).

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Mar 19, 2015 0 comments

Blending fashion and function, the latest additions to the Artisan&Artist line of stylish camera bags are the COV-7000N and COV-7500N. These new models offer the friendly features of a tote bag, including a convenient laptop computer sleeve pocket with extra padding.

The Editors Posted: Mar 18, 2015 0 comments

We love the sparse, minimalistic quality of today’s Shutterbug Photo of the Day by Attila Éliás.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Mar 18, 2015 0 comments

In April, Think Tank Photo will begin selling the new Urban Approach 15, which the company says is the first backpack designed specifically to hold a complete mirrorless camera system, a 15-inch laptop, a 10-inch tablet, and a smart phone—with some extra space for other gear and personal items. The Think Tank Urban Approach 15 backpack is designed to blend into any environment with its low–contrast and matte black appearance.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Mar 18, 2015 0 comments

Olympus recently introduced the retro-style Stylus SH-2 compact camera, which features a 24x wide-angle optical zoom lens, built-in Wi-Fi connectivity (for remote shooting and sharing), Raw capture capability, 5-Axis Image Stabilization (that supports still image and video capture) and new Nightscape modes for night scenes and portraits.

The Editors Posted: Mar 17, 2015 0 comments

Our Shutterbug Photo of the Day is exactly what its title suggests but it’s more art than hardware. The image was captured by David Terao from a collection of his wife’s jewelry pliers.   

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Dan Havlik Posted: Mar 17, 2015 0 comments

Lowepro has launched the “next generation” of its travel-focused camera/laptop backpacks: the Fastpack II series. The Fastpack II backpacks are designed to provide room for your camera gear and your laptop computer while giving you fast access to everything in a safe and secure pack that’s easy to travel with.

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Staff Posted: Mar 17, 2015 0 comments

This month’s assignment was “bokeh,” which is the beautiful background blur you get when you capture an image with a shallow depth of field. Bokeh, which is derived from the Japanese word for “blur,” is typically achieved by using a lens with a wide aperture (f/2.8 or faster is ideal) and a nine-bladed diaphragm, to create an almost painterly background with highlights broken into soft glowing forms. Just as critical to creating a great picture utilizing bokeh is the sharp subject matter in the foreground, which draws the viewer’s eye in like a laser beam. Here are our 10 favorite examples of bokeh from Shutterbug readers.

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