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Ron Leach Posted: May 11, 2016 0 comments

Canon today unveiled two products offering photographers enhanced creativity and versatility: The new flagship Speedlite 600EX II-RT Flash and the EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM lens. Both products will be available next month through authorized Canon dealers.

Joe Farace Posted: May 10, 2016 1 comments

When a photographer leaves the studio to go on location, they need to start packing. It doesn’t matter whether you’re slinging gear into a Range Rover or a baggage handler is stuffing it inside an Airbus, you need tough, dependable bags and cases that are up to the job. How do you pick the bags and cases that hold your equipment? Like green bags? Prefer anonymous bags? Want a hard case? What about wheels? The answer to these questions and more are found in this month’s installment of “One Case to Schlep.”

Jack Neubart Posted: May 10, 2016 0 comments

Jim Harmer didn’t start out as a travel and nature photographer. He was in law school when the photography bug bit him, and, before he knew it, he was traveling the world, capturing moments in time with his camera.

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Ron Leach Posted: May 09, 2016 0 comments

Felix Hernandez (AKA Hernandez Dreamphotography) is a photographer who loves playing with toys. This fun video, posted by ISO 1200, illustrates his technique for creating this “Sandtroopers” image—part of the fantastical Troopers Series he considers a passion.

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Ron Leach Posted: May 09, 2016 0 comments

When Yongnuo first introduced a 50mm f/1.8 full-frame lens for Canon users it was an immediate hit with bargain hunters. It was a $40 clone of the Canon 50mm f/1.8 II which sold for about $125 and offered very respectable performance—especially for the price.

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Ron Leach Posted: May 09, 2016 0 comments

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station used the Canon EOS C500 4K Digital Cinema Camera and the EOS-1D C 4K camera to shoot “A Beautiful Planet,” the latest 3D space documentary from filmmaker Toni Myers. The project, made in cooperation with NASA, premiered in New York last month and is in theaters across the country now.

The Editors Posted: May 06, 2016 0 comments

Our Shutterbug Photo of the Day by Jackie Tran is a stunning tour de force. It features a little bit of everything in an outdoor photo: a beautiful sky, flowing waterfall, gorgeous landscape, and great light.

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Dan Havlik Posted: May 06, 2016 0 comments

The 20.8-megapixel D5 is Nikon’s latest flagship full-frame DSLR and with its robust, almost muscular build and speedy overall performance, this professional camera is designed for action and sports photographers and photojournalists. One of the Nikon D5’s most eye-popping features though is that it can shoot at up to ISO 3,280,000 (no, not a typo!) to capture images in extreme low-light conditions, which could open this camera up to a whole new group of photographers. (Surveillance imaging, anyone?)

Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: May 06, 2016 Published: May 05, 2016 1 comments

I’m way too polite and well-mannered to come right out and say that photographers lie, so instead I’ll repeat some of the things I’ve heard them say and translate their words into language we can all understand, i.e., the truth. For example, when my friend told me, “Very useful blog this week, Jon!” she really meant, “You couldn’t write your way out of a paper bag, you schlub, but I ran out of Nyquil and I had to get to sleep somehow…”

Staff Posted: May 06, 2016 0 comments

What makes a great travel photo? Many things, of course, but we’ve found the best images always tell some sort of story. For this assignment, we weren’t simply looking for pretty pictures from a vacation. Beautiful photos are all well and good but they’re a dime a dozen these days. Instead, we were seeking unique travel photos that included some interesting elements in the frame to give a sense of place or context. We wanted to imagine we were standing right beside the photographer, whether they were taking a photo on a dusty street in Marrakesh, or turning their camera toward a vast plain in Montana. While neither of those locales are featured in our 10 favorite images from readers, the places that are presented here look pretty awesome.