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Dan Havlik Posted: Mar 04, 2016 0 comments

Photographer Anuar Patjane won National Geographic’s 2015 Traveler Photo Contest for this stunning, black-and-white image titled “Whale Whisperers.” But what’s it like to swim underwater alongside the ocean’s largest mammals with camera in hand?

Edited by George Schaub Posted: Mar 04, 2016 0 comments

The Sony A7S II has a 12MP full-frame sensor. This mirrorless camera could be dubbed an “available light specialist” that offers extremely high sensitivity settings of up to ISO 409,600. According to Sony, the BIONZ X processor in the A7S II features an upgraded image processing algorithm that boosts the sensor’s capabilities overall, particularly at the mid-high end of the ISO scale. This is designed to produce more detailed still images and movies with low noise at high ISOs. Let’s take a closer look at this high sensitivity camera, which has also been called a “low-light monster” and a “master of the dark arts.”

Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Mar 04, 2016 0 comments

Sports shooters live for moments of key action; they also cherish players’ reactions to those moments. Mike Corrado caught the latter at the start of the third game of the World Series, as New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard sent a message to Kansas City Royals leadoff hitter Alcides Escobar, who is known for crowding the plate and swinging at first pitches.

Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Mar 03, 2016 0 comments

An aperture set at f/2 is twice as big as one set at f/2.8 and four times larger than f/4. What’s Pi got to do with f/stops, and why do we use such a seemingly arbitrary numbering system? Continue reading to learn the answers to these and a few more arcane aperture facts. 

The Editors Posted: Mar 03, 2016 0 comments

We’ve posted several amazing shots of Horsetail Falls in Yosemite National Park during its rare “firefall” exposure but today’s Shutterbug Photo of the Day is a masterful image by Douglas Croft of Yosemite Falls in all its regular glory.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Mar 03, 2016 0 comments

It’s been a long time coming and now it’s finally here. Or, at least, very close to it. Pentax unveiled its long awaited K-1 full-frame DSLR last month and now Ricoh, Pentax’s parent company, has posted five sample images shot with the 36.4-megapixel K-1.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 03, 2016 0 comments

Epson is still thinking big. The company just unveiled the 44-inch SureColor P10000 printer, which is designed for “large photographic and fine art fulfillment needs.” The 44-inch P10000 comes on the heels of the Epson SureColor P20000, a 64-inch photo printer, launched in January 2016. 

The Editors Posted: Mar 02, 2016 1 comments

Our Shutterbug Photo of the Day is another amazing photo of Horsetail Falls in Yosemite National Park appearing like it's ablaze. This shot by Vincent James really captures the “firefall” in all its glory.

Dan Havlik Posted: Mar 02, 2016 0 comments

Photographer and videographer Roger Ballen’s work is dark, surreal, and downright creepy. And there are many people out there who would consider it art. But what about your work? Are you a photographer or an artist?

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Dan Havlik Posted: Mar 02, 2016 0 comments

It’s 2016 and some Nikon D750 DSLRs are still experiencing problems. Nikon has issued yet another service advisory for the semi-pro, full frame DSLR this week, noting that a shutter shading problem that cropped up in July 2015 is now affecting more models. 

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