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The Editors Posted: Mar 18, 2015 0 comments

We love the sparse, minimalistic quality of today’s Shutterbug Photo of the Day by Attila Éliás.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Mar 18, 2015 0 comments

In April, Think Tank Photo will begin selling the new Urban Approach 15, which the company says is the first backpack designed specifically to hold a complete mirrorless camera system, a 15-inch laptop, a 10-inch tablet, and a smart phone—with some extra space for other gear and personal items. The Think Tank Urban Approach 15 backpack is designed to blend into any environment with its low–contrast and matte black appearance.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Mar 18, 2015 0 comments

Olympus recently introduced the retro-style Stylus SH-2 compact camera, which features a 24x wide-angle optical zoom lens, built-in Wi-Fi connectivity (for remote shooting and sharing), Raw capture capability, 5-Axis Image Stabilization (that supports still image and video capture) and new Nightscape modes for night scenes and portraits.

The Editors Posted: Mar 17, 2015 0 comments

Our Shutterbug Photo of the Day is exactly what its title suggests but it’s more art than hardware. The image was captured by David Terao from a collection of his wife’s jewelry pliers.   

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Dan Havlik Posted: Mar 17, 2015 0 comments

Lowepro has launched the “next generation” of its travel-focused camera/laptop backpacks: the Fastpack II series. The Fastpack II backpacks are designed to provide room for your camera gear and your laptop computer while giving you fast access to everything in a safe and secure pack that’s easy to travel with.

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Staff Posted: Mar 17, 2015 0 comments

This month’s assignment was “bokeh,” which is the beautiful background blur you get when you capture an image with a shallow depth of field. Bokeh, which is derived from the Japanese word for “blur,” is typically achieved by using a lens with a wide aperture (f/2.8 or faster is ideal) and a nine-bladed diaphragm, to create an almost painterly background with highlights broken into soft glowing forms. Just as critical to creating a great picture utilizing bokeh is the sharp subject matter in the foreground, which draws the viewer’s eye in like a laser beam. Here are our 10 favorite examples of bokeh from Shutterbug readers.

The Editors Posted: Mar 16, 2015 0 comments

Our Shutterbug Photo of the Day is a beautiful, animal close-up by Darrell Cira. Cira captured this image of a Bighorn sheep in Banff National Park, Alberta Canada.

Jack Neubart Posted: Mar 13, 2015 0 comments

I was really excited to get my hands on Canon’s latest G-series camera, the PowerShot G7 X. In fact, I was looking for this camera to replace my current point-and-shoot because I’d wanted something that was still pocket-size, but with Raw capture, a feature lacking in my own camera. And the G7 X was a more economical alternative to a mirrorless model, which would also tempt me with its array of extra lenses and accessories.

Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Mar 12, 2015 1 comments

Looking for a camera strap that was designed with as much insight and creativity as your camera? Here’s a second look at a company that first caught my eye two years ago. 

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Staff Posted: Mar 10, 2015 0 comments

TIPA is an international association of 29 photography and imaging magazines from 16 countries and is well known for its prestigious TIPA Awards. This year TIPA is again conducting an international survey among its readership. We would like to find out more from you – about your photography habits, where you get your information from, how you use our magazine and what you think of it. Please join in! You can also fill out the survey on the web.

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