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Ron Leach Posted: Jul 21, 2016 0 comments

The Olympus M.Zuiko ED 300mm f/4 IS Pro telephoto you see above wouldn’t be considered particularly big for a DSLR lens, but on a micro-four-thirds camera (with its 600mm 35mm equivalent) it’s an entirely different story. But what if you could get a 300-500mm f/2.8-4.0 zoom for your MFT system, with a whopping 600mm-1000mm equivalent in 35mm terms?

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Ron Leach Posted: Jul 20, 2016 0 comments

Despite the nearly universal acceptance of Photoshop as the editing program of choice for serious photographers, we’ve been keeping our eye on Affinity Photo—an award winning, $49 software alternative that Apple named the Best Mac App of 2015. Parent company Serif Labs has just upped the ante with version 1.5 that includes an array of new feature for both Mac and Windows users.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jul 20, 2016 0 comments

This amazing aerial footage shows a lone seal swimming through a huge school of fish off Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia—a popular spot for surfers. The fish create some mesmerizing shapes as the seal passes through their midst, while the surfers observe the action.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jul 20, 2016 0 comments

Last month we wrote about a patent filed by Canon for a “smaller and lighter” 1000mm f/5.6 DO super telephoto lens. Well, now they’re at it again—this time with a crazy EF 40-800mm f/4.5-5.6 wide-range zoom for full-frame cameras. 

Edited by George Schaub Posted: Jul 19, 2016 0 comments

The 24-megapixel Sony A6300 mirrorless camera is the follow-up to the A6000 from 2014 and, in that respect, it has some very big shoes to fill. The A6000 was one of the best-selling mirrorless cameras of all time and Sony is clearly hoping to strike gold with the A6300 as well.

Staff Posted: Jul 19, 2016 0 comments

Shutterbug reader Bill Tiepelman captured this profile of a beautiful red-bellied woodpecker in his backyard in Wentzville, Missouri. An avid bird watcher, Tiepelman has on old swing set in his backyard that he repurposed into a bird sanctuary in an effort to “attract as many species as possible.”

Ron Leach Posted: Jul 18, 2016 0 comments

Photographers tend to be a resourceful, gadget-loving lot, and this do-it-yourself video is one of the more interesting we’ve seen lately. The folks at ProductTank, a showcase for DIY product design, provide this easy-to-follow video tutorial showing you how to make an inexpensive, functioning camera stabilizer using Legos.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jul 18, 2016 0 comments

Montreal-based architectural photographer Chris M. Forsyth has spent the past year and a half creating stunning images of underground metro stations, and he was kind enough to share his work with us. He began The Metro Project during his daily commute in Montreal’s subway system, and has since moved on to Munich, Berlin and Stockholm.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jul 18, 2016 0 comments

Last week’s video tour inside Ansel Adams’ studio proved so popular that we decided to give you another treat: The inside scoop on how the master made “Moon and Half Dome”—one of his most iconic images. In this video you’ll take a drive with Ansel on his way make the photo and hear his son Michael describe the details and the darkroom magic used to create the final result.

Blaine Harrington Posted: Jul 15, 2016 0 comments

On Monday evening, February 8th, I got an e-mail okaying my request for press credentials to cover the Denver Broncos’ Super Bowl victory parade. It was triple good news: I’m a Broncos fan, I’d get images for stock, and I wouldn’t have to travel far (I live about 10 miles from Denver).

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