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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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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.

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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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.

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.”

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.

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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. 

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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Dan Havlik Posted: Mar 02, 2016 0 comments

It’s 2016 and some Nikon D750 DSLRs are still experiencing problems. Nikon has issued yet another service advisory for the semi-pro, full frame DSLR this week, noting that a shutter shading problem that cropped up in July 2015 is now affecting more models. 

Suzanne Driscoll Posted: Mar 01, 2016 0 comments

She’s been shot at, bombed, kidnapped, groped, and severely injured in a car accident. But when the call comes with an assignment to a dangerous part of the world, documentary photographer Lynsey Addario rarely says no.

Staff Posted: Mar 01, 2016 0 comments

THE GOODS is a new feature in Shutterbug that spotlights the hottest premium photo gear out there. If you have a product you’d like considered for The Goods, e-mail images and info to editorial@shutterbug.com.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Feb 29, 2016 0 comments

War photographer Christopher Morris has seen a lot of conflict in his day but he probably hasn’t seen anything quite like the campaign rally for Donald J. Trump he was covering for Time magazine this afternoon

Staff Posted: Feb 26, 2016 0 comments

Jim Graham captured this adorable image of a sleeping sled dog in front of a majestic backdrop during a trip this past summer to Greenland. The image was shot in Ilulissat, which is in western Greenland, approximately 220 miles north of the Arctic Circle.

Joe Farace Posted: Feb 26, 2016 0 comments

Here are some tips I discovered when researching this month’s column. One was from my wife who uses this technique all the time—smile! And you know what, people smile back, making you appear friendly and non-threatening. The other was from Michael Archambault, who suggests you “acknowledge that street photography is not perfect.” Or as my grandfather once told me, “If you spend your whole life looking for happiness, it’ll make you miserable.”

Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Feb 25, 2016 0 comments

What’s normal? Not asking about your weird uncle Walter who puts mayonnaise on his French fries—and his spaghetti. When photography went digital, understanding focal lengths became much more difficult. Let’s unravel a few of the mysteries so that we can make better educated decisions about lenses.

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