Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Jan 13, 2017 1 comments

People often ask me, “What sort of lens should I buy as my second lens?” and my answer is always the same: “What sort of pictures would you like to take?”  I’m getting that question a lot right now because a zillion people got new cameras over the holidays. There are so many options I’ve decided to deliver the answer in two installments. But first, let’s take a close look at that kit lens that came with your camera.

Jack Neubart Posted: Jan 13, 2017 0 comments

For Jess Findlay, outdoor photography was a natural. Growing up in British Columbia (BC), Canada, surrounded by lush landscapes, enthralling wilderness, and birds of every feather, nature called to him every time he stepped outside, spurred on by family activities that included hiking, mountain biking, and birdwatching. As a young child, he would buy disposable cameras for family outings, and that only whet his appetite for the photographic arts. Before he knew it, he was thoroughly immersed. Nature and photography were on converging paths, meeting at a crossroads that would mark his future forever.

Staff Posted: Jan 13, 2017 0 comments

After years of dreaming about visiting the “wondrous” Boardman Tree Farm in Oregon, Shutterbug reader Vincent James finally made the trip last fall while visiting the Columbia River Gorge.

Ron Leach Posted: Jan 12, 2017 0 comments

The NASA space program includes a remarkable repository of otherworldly images from the cosmos, and those you see here represent our 10 favorite NASA photographs from 2016. It was a tough choice, because in addition to their popular Image of the Day website, NASA publishes thousands of amazing images (and numerous videos) from space throughout the year.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jan 12, 2017 0 comments

What if you had an “intelligent voice-activated digital assistant” to help you edit your photographs via simple vocal commands? It sounds sort of crazy, but that’s exactly what a team at Adobe is exploring as you can see in the video below from the company’s YouTube channel.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jan 12, 2017 0 comments

Optical technology has advanced dramatically since the early days of zoom lenses when the consensus among serious photographers was that prime lenses offered far greater sharpness, resolution, color rendition and contrast than zoom lenses. In the video below, Matt Granger discusses that “misconception” as it pertains today, as well as the notion that prime lenses encourage more compositional creativity by forcing you to “zoom with your feet.”

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Dan Havlik Posted: Jan 12, 2017 0 comments

It was one of the most hyped camera drones in recent years and one of the best product demos we’ve ever seen but the flight is over for Lily.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 11, 2017 8 comments

Register to win a Lowepro Passport Sling Bat and GorillaPod SLR-Zoom w/Ballhead ($114.90 Retail Value) we are giving away.

According to the company:

"Passport Sling III: Enjoy the discrete protection of the Passport Series with the Passport Sling III. This compact bag provides plenty of room for your camera, tablet and personal gear.

GorillaPod SLR Zoom with Ballhead: Capture adventure at any angle with our ultimate GorillaPod! Adaptable for photos on the go, strong enough for a telephoto lens. Add the optional ballhead for extreme versatility."

[This Sweepstakes is now closed.]

Ron Leach Posted: Jan 11, 2017 0 comments

Trevor Pottelberg’s “Lighthouse Project” proves that you needn’t travel far from home to create a spectacular photo essay. The Canadian landscape photographer spent an entire year photographing the same lighthouse near his home in Brownsville, Ontario with absolutely beautiful, and different, results.

Ron Leach Posted: Jan 11, 2017 0 comments

Steadicam has been helping filmmakers tell their stories for over 50 years, and parent company Tiffen is now in production on the new Steadicam Volt—a compact and affordable gyro stabilizer that enables smartphone users to capture smooth, professional-looking videos with ease.