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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Jan 21, 2016 0 comments

Canon PowerShot N2: The PowerShot N2 camera is a Wi-Fi (and NFC-enabled) high-spec model that can capture high-quality images to post to your social networking websites. The N2 even allows users to shoot remotely from a smartphone or tablet. The Self Portrait mode takes advantage of the camera's selfie-ready, multi-angle touch panel LCD, showing you in a flattering light. 

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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.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Feb 18, 2016 0 comments

Tamrac Jetty 7 Bag: The Jetty 7 sling pack is the ideal companion for your compact DSLR (or mirrorless) camera—with an attached zoom lens up to 7-inches. It is roomy enough to hold a few extra lenses as well as a flash and various small accessories. The pack's sling design makes it easy to carry and access all of your gear. It even has enough room for a tablet, your phone, keys, and other assorted accessories. 

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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. 

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.”

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.

Staff Posted: Jun 07, 2016 0 comments

We’re a little surprised—but maybe we shouldn’t be—that Fine Art Photography was one of our most popular and most competitive assignments yet. Maybe it’s because fine art photography, as a category, can encompass so many different subjects, including landscapes, cityscapes, macros, wide angles, long exposures, abstracts, portraits, nudes, semi-nudes, black and whites, color photos, surreal photos, hyperreal photos, nature photos, and on and on and on.

Staff Posted: Apr 12, 2016 0 comments

If you think about all the people snapping shots of their favorite meals with their smartphones these days, you might say food photography is one of the more popular imaging genres right now. But while many of these phoned-in food photos end up on Instagram and other social networks, most of the images are downright unappetizing.

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.

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Staff Posted: Feb 16, 2016 0 comments

Photojournalism and documentary photography is a tough assignment but Shutterbug readers performed well by capturing gripping moments of real life. There are stories all around us just waiting to be told with our cameras and readers did a fine job telling theirs. For this assignment, we asked you to capture a scene or a situation that relayed a story without manipulation. We were looking for unstaged images that documented real life in a revealing way. Or to bend the old cliché, we were looking for pictures that were worth a thousand words. And we got them. Here are our 10 favorites.

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