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Ron Leach Posted: Sep 07, 2016 0 comments

As expected, Apple today unveiled the eagerly anticipated iPhone 7, featuring a water-resistant design, dramatically improved battery life, a 25% brighter display, and what Apple calls “the most powerful chip ever in a phone.” But the real excitement for mobile photographers is an entirely new camera system with a powerful array of imaging features.

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Ron Leach Posted: Sep 07, 2016 0 comments

The Faroe Islands are a bucolic archipelago of about 540 square miles between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. And as you might expect, this scenic locale wasn’t high on the list for obtaining Goggle’s Street View technology. So shepherd/engineer Durita Dahi Andreassen took measures into her own hands and created the “Sheep View” project for documenting the islands.

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Ron Leach Posted: Sep 07, 2016 0 comments

If the name Mark Levoy sounds familiar, it’s because Levoy is the guy behind the Frankencamera, and he helped launch Google Street View. He’s also a former Stanford University Professor and has just put his entire digital photography course online for free.

Staff Posted: Sep 06, 2016 0 comments

The Goods spotlights the hottest premium photo gear out there.

Scott Kelby Posted: Sep 06, 2016 0 comments

Got Questions About Photography? Professional Photographer and Photoshop Expert Scott Kelby Has Got Answers.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 02, 2016 34 comments

Register to win a Manfrotto Advanced Camera and Laptop Bag ($99.99 Retail Value) we are giving away.

According to the company:

"The Manfrotto Advanced Active Camera Backpack I provides superb camera equipment protection, but is versatile to be used as an everyday backpack.  It includes a removable insert with interchangeable dividers for flexibility and multiple zippered compartments for quick access to your gear, accessories and personal items. The backpack has enough space to hold a DSLR system with 2 standard lenses and includes a padded pocket for a 15” laptop or iPad."

[This Sweepstakes is now closed.]

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Edited by George Schaub Posted: Sep 02, 2016 0 comments

The K-70 is Pentax’ newest SLR camera with a 24MP APS-C sized image sensor. It is a heavy camera (body: 1.5 lbs; 2.4 lbs including the kit lens), yet is quite compact. It has a splash-proof body and can be used in inclement weather conditions. The Pentax SMC DA F3.5-5.6 ED AL IF DC WR kit lens (used for the test) is also weatherproof.

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Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Sep 02, 2016 0 comments

A little bit of luck and a few snap decisions went into Robert J. Gowdie capturing in a still photo all the exuberance, energy, and playful nature of Alonzo, the 3-month-old Havanese puppy who had just come home to Gowdie’s family.

Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Sep 01, 2016 0 comments

My friend Kasia (not her real name) bought a Click Bit bracelet last month to track her photography activity and immediately became obsessed with recording every detail of her camera life. Not passively obsessive, either—she’s become a compulsive, fanatical, evangelistic, raving maniac. But let’s go back to when she was still just chubby Kassie…

Ron Leach Posted: Sep 01, 2016 0 comments

The annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta offers one of the more extraordinary photo opportunities anywhere, and if you need a reason to attend this year’s event just watch the incredible time lapse below. The 2016 Festival runs from October 1-9, so you have plenty of time to plan a trip.

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