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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.

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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.

Ron Leach Posted: Jan 11, 2017 0 comments

David Bergman is an acclaimed celebrity/sports shooter known for his striking images of famous personalities as well as the 15 Sports Illustrated covers he has to his credit. In the quick video below, Bergman shows you how to take perfect portraits by first photographing your hand to check camera settings.

Ron Leach Posted: Jan 10, 2017 0 comments

In case you haven’t noticed, there’s been a resurgence of interest in film photography lately, not only among old-timers with 35mm cameras in their closets, but with photography students and young camera hipsters as well. And after last week’s news that Ekachrome will be back on the market later this year, Kodak Alaris CMO Steven Overman has hinted that everyone’s beloved Kodachrome may follow.

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