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Ron Leach Posted: Mar 31, 2016 0 comments

We all tend to stow our gear when the weather turns nasty, and that’s a real shame because that’s often when the most dramatic photo opportunities arise. Now you can ignore rain, dust, snow and salt spray and keep shooting, thanks to the versatile and affordable Altura Professional Rain Cover.

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Ron Leach Posted: Mar 31, 2016 0 comments

We all know journalists are getting pushed around on the political beat these days, but during a commercial photo shoot on the streets of Chicago? That’s what happened to Chicago Tribune photographer Anthony Souffle yesterday as he came upon an Adidas advertising shoot in public.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 30, 2016 0 comments

Here’s an interesting video in which Chief White House Photographer Pete Souza explains how he makes such intimate images of President Obama who considers him a friend. In the past Souza was an Official White House Photographer for President Reagan and a freelancer for National Geographic. He also worked for the Chicago Tribune in their Washington bureau.

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Ron Leach Posted: Mar 30, 2016 0 comments

The new Pluto Trigger is a high-speed camera trigger enabling you to control a multitude of functions with a full-featured app on your iOS or Android smartphone via Bluetooth. The affordable device features 24 modes, including time lapse, HDR, video recording, lightning photography and much more. 

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 30, 2016 0 comments

Using filters with ultrawide lenses can often be a difficult proposition but Fotodiox has just launched a nifty solution. Called the Wonderpana FreeArc XL, the innovative filter system enables Canon shooters to use NDs, polarizers and other filters on the ultrawide Canon 11–24mm lens.

Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 29, 2016 0 comments

Sony just introduced two new full-frame lenses for their E-mount mirrorless camera system: the FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G OSS telephoto zoom and 50mm F1.8 prime lens.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Mar 29, 2016 0 comments

Sony extended the reach of its super zoom camera line this morning by unveiling the 20.1-megapixel RX10 III, which boasts a 25x built-in lens that’s equivalent to a 24-600mm zoom in the 35mm format. The Zeiss Vario-Sonnar super zoom lens in the Sony RX10 III also features a surprisingly fast aperture range of f/2.4 to f/4.

Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Mar 29, 2016 0 comments

What we look at when we look at a Sandro portrait is an image that is as much about Sandro as it is about his subject. About that he is frank and fearless.

Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Mar 29, 2016 0 comments

Because her intent is to get the absolute best image in-camera, Lindsey Thorne is “pretty exact when it comes to lighting and posing.” When she describes her studio, the scene of almost all her boudoir sessions, as “modest and simple,” she’s citing an advantage. “I love shooting in a smaller room because I have so much control over the light.”

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Ron Leach Posted: Mar 28, 2016 0 comments

We’ve all experienced the frustration of attempting to make a good photograph through a window or windshield without getting distracting reflections from nearby objects. Sure, polarizing filters help, but researchers at MIT will present a more sophisticated solution at next month’s Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference in Seattle.

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