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Joe Farace Posted: Mar 25, 2016 0 comments

Every company that makes lenses usually designs a few that are ideal for portraiture. The trend these days for studio and boudoir portraits is toward fast prime lenses, while zooms remain popular for location and wedding photography. Wide-angle lenses may get you closer to the subject but perspective distortion exaggerates a subject’s nose and ears.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Mar 25, 2016 0 comments

Photographers know perhaps better than anyone that it's tough to please a client, particularly if you shoot portraits for a living. Indeed, there’s no end to which a portrait photographer must go to make his or her clients looking and feeling good.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 24, 2016 0 comments

Photographers tend to be gear freaks and many of us regularly scour Craigslist and eBay for rare vintage items and the occasional bargain on current equipment. Where Craigslist really rules is on items that are simply to big or heavy to ship—like this military spec portable darkroom located in Hillsborough, NC outside of Raleigh.

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Ron Leach Posted: Mar 24, 2016 0 comments

Whoever said, “nothing is ever free” was dead wrong: Today you can download the latest Nik Collection of powerful image-editing software. Many of us love this suite for the simplicity it offers is getting the best out of our images. And now you can do so without spending a dime. 

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Ron Leach Posted: Mar 23, 2016 0 comments

March 30th is Joesphine Herrick Day celebrating  the 75th Anniversary of the Josephine Herrick Project (JHP), an amazing organization that uses photographic instruction to enhance the lives of military vets, autistic children, the mentally challenged and others who can benefit from a positive influence upon their lives.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 23, 2016 0 comments

Sony has released new firmware updates for the A7R, A7R II, A7S, A7, A7 II and A6000 cameras.  For the A7R II, A7II, A7R, and A7S cameras, Update 3.10 includes support for new lenses as well as support for phase-detection AF.

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Ron Leach Posted: Mar 23, 2016 0 comments

The responsible use of recreational drones is becoming a heightened concern as these devices are gaining in popularity among photographers and other hobbyists. Last Friday afternoon things nearly got ugly as the pilot of a Lufthansa passenger jumbo jet reported nearly colliding with a drone while on landing approach to Los Angeles International Airport.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Mar 23, 2016 0 comments

We recently got some hands-on time with a pre-production version of the forthcoming 36.4-megapixel Pentax K-1 DSLR at the WPPI show in Las Vegas and put the camera to an early test while shooting a few dozen images. We whittled down the test shots to ten of our favorites and included them below.

Edited by George Schaub Posted: Mar 22, 2016 0 comments

The Sony RX1R II is a high-end compact camera with an integral lens that features a full-frame sensor with a very high resolution of 42MP, comparable in some ways to a classic rangefinder camera or the Leica Q system. The original Sony RX1 was one of the first cameras that offered a full-frame sensor in a compact camera and was sold in two versions: as a “standard” that used a low-pass (anti-aliasing) filter and, as the RX1R, one that was built without a low-pass filter.

Staff Posted: Mar 22, 2016 0 comments

For this assignment, we were looking for your best wedding, portrait, and boudoir images and while Shutterbug readers submitted many good wedding and boudoir shots, it was the portraits that really stood out. Overall, we were looking for interesting angles on these popular photography genres and we got them. We didn’t want those standard “grip and grin” group shots from your Aunt Sally’s wedding reception and we weren’t seeking cheesy boudoir images that look like they should be on the cover of a romance novel from the 1960s.

The Editors Posted: Mar 21, 2016 0 comments

We were getting ready to post our review of Nikon’s new AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR telephoto zoom when we came across an image of an even bigger lens spotted in use in the wild.

Jason Schneider Posted: Mar 21, 2016 1 comments

Advanced mirrorless cameras are posing a serious challenge to traditional DSLRs, but the latest members of the mirror-box-brigade are fighting back—offering new cutting-edge features, awesome performance, and a wider lens selection.

Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Mar 18, 2016 0 comments

Depth of Field has a lot in common with gravity. You don’t have to fully understand the physics behind it to make it work for you. Managing depth of field is a critical component of mastering photography. This article should get you well on your way.

Staff Posted: Mar 18, 2016 0 comments

While in Hawaii for a month-long shoot in 2013, Colin Anderson was fortunate enough to meet a native named Pomai. Upon talking to him, Anderson discovered that his lineage dated back 27 generations, which meant his roots predated that of King Kamehameha the Great.

Jack Neubart Posted: Mar 18, 2016 0 comments

Photographing people for a living can prove intimidating for many photographers. Now add “celebrity” to that and you may find you have to step up your game several notches to stand on equal footing with your subject. You can’t afford to be intimidated and you certainly can’t afford to appear unsure of yourself or to question your decisions. You have to enter the picture with a game plan and be decisive, know which lens you’ll be using, what lights, and where to place those lights. But you also have to be prepared for the unexpected. That’s why they give these jobs to photographers such as Victoria Will.

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