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Ron Leach Posted: Sep 01, 2016 0 comments

The annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta offers one of the more extraordinary photo opportunities anywhere, and if you need a reason to attend this year’s event just watch the incredible time lapse below. The 2016 Festival runs from October 1-9, so you have plenty of time to plan a trip.

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Ron Leach Posted: Aug 31, 2016 0 comments

Last week’s 100th Anniversary of the National Parks Service (NPS) marked an important moment in our nation’s history, so we thought we’d share this incredible 8K time lapse video capturing the grandeur of Grand Teton National Park.

Dan Havlik Posted: Aug 31, 2016 0 comments

Hasselblad has joined forces with Motorola to try bring some of the Swedish company’s legendary imaging knowledge to smartphone cameras. Called the Hasselblad True Zoom, the Hassy-branded Moto Mod device snaps onto Motorola Z smartphones using magnets and adds a 10x optical zoom and Raw image capability.

Ron Leach Posted: Aug 31, 2016 0 comments

Ever since its introduction in mid-2015, the DXO One miniaturized camera for iPhone and iPad has enjoyed a small but loyal following for its compact form factor, sharp 32mm-equivalent lens, 1-inch/20.2-megapixel sensor, and impressive image quality. Today DXO announced what they call a “major update” for the device that’s sure to expand its popularity.

Ron Leach Posted: Aug 31, 2016 1 comments

Last week the National Park Service (NPS) celebrated its 100th Anniversary, and to commemorate the event the agency has created an online portal where you can download over 100,000 historical images that tell the story of the NPS and chronicle the beginnings of the American conservation movement.

Joe Farace Posted: Aug 30, 2016 0 comments

Because of the “this is why we can’t have nice things” antics of several idiots flying drones, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) now requires every drone (and RC aircraft) weighing more than 0.55 pounds to register their craft and have an identification label. Pilots are also required to carry Flight ID.

Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 30, 2016 0 comments

Sony just unveiled some sweet-looking new glass for macro photography.

Staff Posted: Aug 30, 2016 0 comments

This breathtaking photo by Jackie Tran may look like it was captured on another planet but it was actually taken from the northern shore of Iceland’s Snæfellsnes peninsula. “It’s about two miles from Grundarfjörður town,” Tran told Shutterbug. “And the main mountain in the background of the photo is called Kirkjufell.”

Ron Leach Posted: Aug 29, 2016 1 comments

At street level, Moscow-based photographer/adventurer Angela Nikolau appears to be a young photographer with the looks to be a model. But when you see the photos she makes after scaling some of the world’s tallest buildings, you realize first impressions can be very deceiving.

Ron Leach Posted: Aug 29, 2016 0 comments

If you’re one of those photographers with shoe boxes full of medium format negatives and can’t afford an expensive film scanner to digitize them, here’s a simple solution: Dump out one of those shoe boxes and turn it into a scanner using the ingenious (and cheap) method provided in the following video.

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Ron Leach Posted: Aug 29, 2016 0 comments

Jeanne Adams is Ansel Adams’ daughter-in-law and she ran the master’s gallery for 25 years. In this intimate interview from Advancing Your Photography, she provides some never-before-heard stories about Ansel’s iconic career.

Chuck Graham Posted: Aug 26, 2016 0 comments

Namibia, located in Southwest Africa along the Atlantic Ocean, is one of the least populated countries in the world, second only to Mongolia. Its diversified, arid, and stark landscapes of desert, sand dunes, rugged coastline, mountains, and salt pans provide a home for some of the last nomadic tribes in Africa, and offer a unique blend of desert flora and fauna. For photographers, Namibia is the ideal destination in Africa to travel overland on a self-drive excursion to find the many photographic possibilities this desert country has to offer.

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Joe Farace Posted: Aug 26, 2016 0 comments

Each of my Web Profiles columns will now include suggestions on how to increase the number of people who not only visit your Web site or blog but want to come back for more. To provide real world examples, I’ll pick sites that put these tips into practice.

Ron Leach Posted: Aug 25, 2016 0 comments

Fujifilm unveiled two new products for mirrorless shooters this morning: the compact, retro-styled X-A3 camera, and the weather and dust-resistant XF 23mm f/2 R WR wide-angle lens.

Jason Schneider Posted: Aug 25, 2016 0 comments

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras have become increasingly popular among enthusiasts and pros because they provide a DSLR-like shooting experience in a lighter, more compact form factor, along with robust feature sets and significant technical advantages. The top models deliver pro-caliber performance and hi-res/high-magnification EVFs with incredibly rapid refresh rates that display the image captured by the sensor in real time.

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