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George Schaub Posted: Mar 15, 2016 0 comments

Claims about inkjet print permanence have been bandied about for years and while there have not been (and certainly cannot be) “real world” tests without the use of a time machine, it’s generally accepted that “accelerated” aging tests are a good indication of when a paper/ink combination will start to lose color fidelity/density, or even when the paper base and coating itself will cause problems. Indeed, this discussion can be as contentious as it is competitive, such as what happened six years ago when Epson properly threw down the gauntlet to Kodak, whose in-house test methodology and claims for their papers were subject to dispute.

Maria Piscopo Posted: Mar 15, 2016 1 comments

R. J. Kern is the owner and photographer of Kern-Photo, a Minneapolis-based wedding photography business. He started the company eight years ago after spending five years with the National Geographic Society. His wedding photography locations range from backyards to destinations around the world. He also teaches photography workshops and has won many awards, including making the “50 Top US Wedding Photographers”.

The Editors Posted: Mar 14, 2016 0 comments

We wrap up our video coverage of the WPPI show in Las Vegas last week with this hands-on look at the new Nikon D500, a relatively compact APS-C sensor-based DSLR aimed at photo enthusiasts and aspiring pros.

Steve Bedell Posted: Mar 11, 2016 0 comments

The first thing I thought when I saw this new update to PortraitPro was “What happened to Versions 13 and 14? I’m still on Version 12 and never saw anything about any other updates.” That’s because there aren’t any. Maybe Anthropics Software is superstitious about the number 13 and just decided to skip 14 as well. Who knows! We’re on to PortraitPro 15 now.

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Scott Kelby Posted: Mar 11, 2016 1 comments

Scott Kelby is a photographer, Photoshop Guy, award-winning author of more than 50 books, and CEO of KelbyOne, an online education community dedicated to helping photographers take the kinds of images they’ve always dreamed of.

Jason Schneider Posted: Mar 10, 2016 0 comments

Judging by its understated model designation it would be easy to conclude that the Sony Alpha A6300 mirrorless camera is simply an upgraded Alpha A6000 with 4K video capture added to its already impressive feature set. After spending the better part of three days shooting with the A6300 during a press trip last week to Miami, FL, I am confident that the new model is a lot more than that. In short, it’s a real game changer that represents a significant technological breakthrough for Sony, and for the entire mirrorless camera category.

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Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Mar 11, 2016 Published: Mar 10, 2016 0 comments

I don’t know much about fast cars except that nine times out of 10, the one in front of me on the NY State Thruway is not fast. However, I would like to share something about ISO and why making a reasoned choice of ISO setting is preferable to leaving the dial on Auto (or on 3200). 

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 10, 2016 0 comments

Canon just announced its latest entry-level DSLR: the 18-megapixel EOS Rebel T6. The Canon EOS Rebel T6 is designed to offer easy wireless sharing of photos and videos to social media sites thanks to its built-in WiFi and NFC.

Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Mar 08, 2016 0 comments

Some years ago Steve Simon took a leave from his job as a newspaper photographer in his native Canada and headed south across the border on a self-assigned project. “I’d loved photography since I was a kid in Montreal, roaming the streets, inspired by Cartier-Bresson,” Simon says, “but I’d been working 10 years at the newspaper, doing the same things again and again. I was looking for a way to get the inspiration back, to explore the power of what photography can be.”

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Jack Neubart Posted: Mar 08, 2016 0 comments

Back in the day when fixed-focal-length optics reigned supreme, the 35mm lens, along with its wider cousin, the 28mm, was known as the lens a portrait or wedding photographer would use for group or full-length portraits or, especially if it had a fast aperture, the photojournalist would use to grab street candids. Today, with our wide zooms we’re often happy enough with an f/4 maximum aperture and we tend to overlook what faster fixed-focal-length lenses could do to help our photography.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 07, 2016 0 comments

Call it “the battle of the printer giants.” A few days after Epson launched its 44-inch Sure Color P10000 photo printer, Canon unveiled two new large format professional printers of its own: the imagePROGRAF Pro-4000 and 24-inch imagePROGRAF Pro-2000.

Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Mar 04, 2016 0 comments

Sports shooters live for moments of key action; they also cherish players’ reactions to those moments. Mike Corrado caught the latter at the start of the third game of the World Series, as New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard sent a message to Kansas City Royals leadoff hitter Alcides Escobar, who is known for crowding the plate and swinging at first pitches.

Edited by George Schaub Posted: Mar 04, 2016 0 comments

The Sony A7S II has a 12MP full-frame sensor. This mirrorless camera could be dubbed an “available light specialist” that offers extremely high sensitivity settings of up to ISO 409,600. According to Sony, the BIONZ X processor in the A7S II features an upgraded image processing algorithm that boosts the sensor’s capabilities overall, particularly at the mid-high end of the ISO scale. This is designed to produce more detailed still images and movies with low noise at high ISOs. Let’s take a closer look at this high sensitivity camera, which has also been called a “low-light monster” and a “master of the dark arts.”

Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Mar 03, 2016 0 comments

An aperture set at f/2 is twice as big as one set at f/2.8 and four times larger than f/4. What’s Pi got to do with f/stops, and why do we use such a seemingly arbitrary numbering system? Continue reading to learn the answers to these and a few more arcane aperture facts. 

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 03, 2016 0 comments

Epson is still thinking big. The company just unveiled the 44-inch SureColor P10000 printer, which is designed for “large photographic and fine art fulfillment needs.” The 44-inch P10000 comes on the heels of the Epson SureColor P20000, a 64-inch photo printer, launched in January 2016. 

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