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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Nov 05, 2015 0 comments

Cotton Carrier Camera Vest: This camera vest system comes complete with a comfortable, durable  (one-size-fits-all) adjustable vest unit crafted from strong 1680 Denier Polypropylene material and fitted with a Lexan camera receptacle. 

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Dec 09, 2015 0 comments

JACK Compact System Camera Bag: Sleek and fashion forward this weather-resistant camera bag is durable and features top-grain leather trim with a padded interior and adjustable dividers. Double zip top opening allows for easy access to your gear and the interior zipper pocket safeguard your small valuables. The outside pocket hold your keys and smartphone, the convertible strap lets you carry the bag cross-body or on your shoulder there are also convenient loops to carry on a belt. The JACK measures 9.25x3.25x7 inches and weighs just one pound. It can fit a compact system camera body, 1 or 2 small interchangeable lenses and a Smartphone. The suggested retail price is $49.99.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Aug 13, 2015 0 comments

Savage Universal’s Printed Background Papers: Printed Background Papers are available in 24 styles and colors. The patterns are continuous along the complete length of the roll and the backdrops are core wound for easy hanging. Printed Background Paper measures 53"x18' and are ideal for studio sessions, celebrations, photo booths and much more. Crafted from high-quality paper with a non-reflective surface. The paper density is 180 GSM, basis weight: 100 pounds, acid-free material with a core diameter: 2.125 inches (interior).

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Feb 04, 2016 0 comments

ThinkTank’s Suburban Disguise 5 Bag: This stylish bag is compact and can safely hold a small DSLR kit or a mirrorless system. The zippered lid folds away from the body to allow for fast access to your gear and the interior of the bag has removable closed cell foam dividers. The Suburban Disguise 5 bag features durable premium metal clips, hardware, and YKK zippers and multiple pockets to organize all of your accessories.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Oct 22, 2015 0 comments

Gary Fong’s Dramatic Lighting Kit: Designed to provide the control of complex studio lighting systems in a compact format at a fraction of the cost. The new Dramatic Lighting Kit includes two Speed Snoots, two PowerGrids, a Colored Gel kit, and a custom Gary Fong Gear bag. The Speed Snoots has a newly designed mounting system for quick, easy attaching/detaching along with a collapsible design for easy storage. 

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Jul 02, 2015 0 comments

The DSLR Wheel Of Filters: Would you like to change filters without having to fumble with color gels and multiple lenses? The DSLR Wheel of Filters makes it fast, easy and fun to create different effects with the 18 different filters and prisms that you can change with the simple turn of a wheel. Just mount it directly onto your DSLR body, snap on one of the two rotating wheels and enjoy. Wheel number one has colors, dual colors, and color surrounds. Wheel number two has lenses that include kaleidoscope, macro and more. The Holga base-lens is responsible for its distinctive lo-fi toy camera look and you can shoot video through it, too. The DSLR Wheel of Filters is available for Nikon or canon cameras and the retail price is $41.99.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Jul 16, 2015 0 comments

Polaris Karat Flash Meter: This new flash meter is from Polaris and OmegaBrandess. The slim and lightweight Polaris Karat was redesigned and features an easy to read LCD display and a flash duration function on a light meter. Measure the flash duration of your strobes with this unique function. The Karat also has an Auto ISO function. By setting your Aperture and Shutter Speed it will give you the appropriate ISO setting. With Flash Duration mode, Flash Ratio, Auto ISO and Contrast Function, Memory Function as well as Ambient light reading in both incident and reflective the Polaris Karat offers a wide variety of features and performance at a fraction of the cost of other similar models. 

Staff Posted: Feb 05, 2016 0 comments

We love outdoor photography but we like it even better when there’s some element of the “extreme” involved. Yes, extreme is tough to define but for this assignment we were looking for images of dizzying mountaintops shot from harrowing angles, exploding volcanoes, dangling ice climbers, kayakers barreling through rapids, or stunning displays of weather. We didn’t get all of those things but we did get some amazing images from Shutterbug readers. Check out our favorite 10 outdoor images that made us see the awesomeness and danger of nature in the extreme.

The Editors Posted: Sep 22, 2015 0 comments

This assignment was simple but it was also highly competitive. Yes, we received many lovely landscape photos in our Picture This! gallery on Shutterbug.com, but we were looking for something extra special. And we got it, with these 10 images from readers offering incredible and unique vistas.

Staff Posted: Dec 04, 2015 0 comments

Shooting sports and action can really put your gear and your timing to the test. But there’s more to a great action shot than simply capturing the moment and making sure it’s in focus. Shutterbug readers showed their fast action shooting skills this month with winning photos that captured a variety of sports, from bike racing to baseball and surfing to rodeo. For this assignment, we wanted to see sports and action images that had great composition, effective use of backgrounds and scenery, and powerful human emotion. Shutterbug’s sports shooters delivered.

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Staff Posted: Jan 05, 2016 0 comments

Capturing good street photography images can be a lot tougher than it seems. First, you have to be bold enough to shoot candid images of people on the street, most times without their permission. Secondly, in this assignment we were looking for powerful street photography images that captured an emotion or told a story; not just random shots of people walking down the street. Or, to paraphrase the great Henri Cartier-Bresson, we were seeking images that captured “the decisive moment.” With these 10 favorites by Shutterbug readers from the Street Photography assignment, we found them.

Joe Farace Posted: Feb 09, 2016 0 comments

Every month, Shutterbug columnist Joe Farace chooses his favorite photography websites and online photo portfolios from readers. Here are four photo sites he thinks are a cut above.

Joe Farace Posted: Dec 10, 2015 0 comments

Each month in this column I gather a collection of websites, sometimes with a loosely related theme. This month’s sites have little in common except an excellence of vision, proving they are not only most uncommon but the result of hard work.

Jay McCabe Posted: Oct 23, 2015 0 comments

Last year, as a freshman, Amanda Haycook found herself taking pictures of buildings. “It wasn’t a conscious decision at first,” she says, “it was just like my eye kept going there.” Not so with others on the streets: “Living in New York I noticed that people don’t look up, and I just started noticing things that people weren’t paying attention to.”

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Jun 25, 2015 0 comments

SanDisk’s Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive: Small but mighty, this low profile drive stays put for extra storage or quickly moves media between devices. It offers performance speeds up to ten times faster than standard USB 2.0 drives (fast enough to easily transfer a full-length move in less than 40 seconds). The high performance USB 3.0 offers speeds up to 130MB/s read, capacities up to 128GB. It is available in 128GB, 64GB, 32GB, and 16GB.

The SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 flash drive comes with SanDisk SecureAccess, which creates a password-protected private folder on your flash drive. With your private files protected with 128-bit AES encryption, you'll be able to share your USB drive without compromising your privacy. With a year’s free subscription to RescuePRO software, you’ll be able to get back that file you didn’t mean to delete or the one that went missing when your computer crashed. The SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 is safe and secure.

 

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