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.

The Editors Posted: Mar 16, 2015 0 comments

Our Shutterbug Photo of the Day is a beautiful, animal close-up by Darrell Cira. Cira captured this image of a Bighorn sheep in Banff National Park, Alberta Canada.

Jack Neubart Posted: Mar 13, 2015 0 comments

I was really excited to get my hands on Canon’s latest G-series camera, the PowerShot G7 X. In fact, I was looking for this camera to replace my current point-and-shoot because I’d wanted something that was still pocket-size, but with Raw capture, a feature lacking in my own camera. And the G7 X was a more economical alternative to a mirrorless model, which would also tempt me with its array of extra lenses and accessories.

Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Mar 12, 2015 1 comments

Looking for a camera strap that was designed with as much insight and creativity as your camera? Here’s a second look at a company that first caught my eye two years ago. 

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Staff Posted: Mar 10, 2015 0 comments

TIPA is an international association of 29 photography and imaging magazines from 16 countries and is well known for its prestigious TIPA Awards. This year TIPA is again conducting an international survey among its readership. We would like to find out more from you – about your photography habits, where you get your information from, how you use our magazine and what you think of it. Please join in! You can also fill out the survey on the web.

The Editors Posted: Mar 06, 2015 0 comments

Our Shutterbug Photo of the Day is splendiferous shot of the Aurora Borealis by Marion Faria. Faria shot the image in Iceland with a Canon 5D Mark II and 15mm fisheye lens.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Mar 06, 2015 0 comments

The Canon Digital Learning Center is now offering free tutorial videos hosted by world-renowned bird photographer Arthur Morris. Arthur demonstrates which techniques, gear and settings he uses to create artistic photos of birds and other wildlife.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Mar 06, 2015 0 comments

Unboxing videos are the closest thing the photo industry has to straight-up product pornography. Or, as the great journalist, author and social observer Tom Wolfe once termed this fetishization of luxurious objects: “plutography.”


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