The Editors Posted: Sep 04, 2015 0 comments

(The Goods is a new feature in Shutterbug that spotlights the hottest premium photo gear out there.)

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Sep 03, 2015 0 comments

30-Inch Moon Unit by Paul C. Buff: The 30-inch Moon Unit is a unique softbox-like device that attaches to the AlienBees (ABR800) ringflash unit with a quick-release rotating speedring. The camera’s lens can see through the center of the Moon Unit to achieve a unique large-source light on the camera axis. Using the ringflash with the Moon Unit produces subtle, controlled, almost indiscernible shadows and large appealing catch lights at modest camera-to-subject distances. Its minuscule depth and weight allow handholding right along with your camera, or you can use it as a conventional off-camera compact softbox. The Moon Unit is lightweight, compact and easy to assemble. It consists of a reversible gold/silver reflector surface in an octagonal shape, a removable front nylon diffuser (with a center hole), a removable black fabric mask to convert the octagonal shape to a circle, a rotating speedring, assembly rods and a special reflector that bounces the flash energy into the Moon Unit (instead of forward). The suggested retail price is $59.95.

The Editors Posted: Sep 02, 2015 0 comments

Our Shutterbug Photo of the Day is a colorful and rugged landscape with rugged cliff walls and a lazy river.

“Lake Powell at the Glen Canyon Damn viewing the Colorado River,” writes Goldwood.

This image was captured with a Sony SLT-A58 DT 55-200mm f/4.5.6 SAM, 55mm, f/22, 1/125, ISO 200.

Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Sep 02, 2015 0 comments

Tamron has annouced two intriguing new prime lenses: the Tamron SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD and a 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD. Both lenses offer close focus (7.9 and 11.4 in. respectively) and both are compatible with full-frame and APS-C sensor DSLR cameras.

Joe Farace Posted: Sep 01, 2015 0 comments

If there’s a more challenging photographic discipline than wildlife photography, I don’t know what it is. It requires heavy and expensive long focal length lenses, a sturdy tripod, and the physical prowess to schlep all this gear through physically demanding environments. If you’re thinking “that’s not you, Joe,” you are correctamundo so I asked a few friends for advice on telephoto lenses and this is what they told me.

The Editors Posted: Aug 31, 2015 0 comments

Our Shutterbug Photo of the Day is a tranquil landscape featuring a colorful bed of wild flowers and a moody, cloudy sky reflected in still waters.

“This is a photo of Luna Lake near Alpine, AZ. at sundown,” writes Short.

Brian Hallett Posted: Aug 28, 2015 2 comments

Like it or not, gear is a part of the picture in the business of photography and video. While it’s not the whole picture, it can help one elevate their work.

The Editors Posted: Aug 28, 2015 0 comments

Our Shutterbug Photo of the Day is high energy, fiery image of a dancer.

“Invertigo Dance Theatre—a powerfully kinetic, whimsical, fresh dance company based in Los Angeles,” writes Bennett.

This image was captured with two strobes at the rear of dancer with orange gels and one large softbox at the front left of dancer. 

Adrian Rohnfelder Posted: Aug 28, 2015 0 comments

Kamchatka, Eastern Russia: I am standing at the crater rim of the active Tolbachik volcano, taking pictures. Suddenly the volcano spits out a red-glowing lava bomb that is heading precisely in my direction. Luckily enough it doesn’t hit me but lands just by my side. Although afraid at first, I delightedly grab my camera: this is a rare opportunity to take close-up shots from still very hot and glowing cinder bombs.

Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Aug 27, 2015 0 comments

My best friend’s daughter just left to study design in Europe and was given the standard litany of safety precautions by her parents. One city she’s visiting is notorious for street thieves—pickpockets and their ilk—so she was advised to be extra vigilant. I won’t name the city for fear of maligning it as a risky place for tourists, but I will divulge that citizens there eat more pasta per capita than anywhere else in the world. Lots more.


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