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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Nov 03, 2015 0 comments

Our previous video (see Camera Shutter Sounds Are Not All The Same And This Video Proves It) revealed that every camera make and model is capable of producing its own variety of unique sounds. This knowledge inspired photographer Benjamin Von Wong and Andrew Kesler—along with a few creative assistants—to experiment with and transform 14 Nikon cameras (provided by Nikon Professional Services Canada) into musical instruments and use them to create an amazing symphony of shutter and camera sounds.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Nov 02, 2015 0 comments

Some photographers may think that every camera is only capable of making the exact same sound when the shutter is pressed (to capture a single shot or a rapid burst of images): that familiar soft metallic click. While that may seem to be true, in reality nearly every make and model of camera has a shutter sound that is quite unique.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Nov 02, 2015 0 comments

Tenba recently introduced its new Cooper collection of luxury canvas and leather photo bags that combine pro performance with a messenger-style design. Crafted from soft, durable cotton canvas with full grain leather trim, Tenba's Cooper bags are designed to meet the demands of pro photographers in a stylish yet accessible form factor

Scott Kelby Posted: Oct 30, 2015 0 comments

Hi everybody! I’m very excited to be launching a new Q&A column here in Shutterbug—a magazine I’ve been reading, and been a fan of, for so many years—so it’s truly an honor to be here with you. I invite you to send in your questions to (with "For Scott Kelby" as the subject line), and I’ll do my best to answer them in Ask a Pro. OK, let’s jump right to it.

Jason Schneider Posted: Oct 30, 2015 0 comments

When applied to humans, the word “character” has two distinct meanings, an oddball or eccentric as in “Fred is a real character” or a morally upstanding person, as in “Charlie is a man of unimpeachable character.” When it comes to machines created by humans, the word “character” conveys a slightly different constellation of meanings, hovering somewhere between “having lovable defects” like an old Model T Ford, and expressing a distinctive personality, like a classic Ferrari.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Oct 29, 2015 0 comments

Manfrotto’s PIXIE EVO: Manfrotto recently introduced the new PIXI EVO, a mini tripod created for enthusiast and hobbyist photographers who need a lightweight/portable tripod. PIXI EVO provides flexibility of use, robustness and a variety of framing. PIXI EVO features two different leg angles with a sliding selector, enabling users to shoot ground level images. 

Dan Havlik Posted: Oct 28, 2015 0 comments

Forgive me if I catch my breath for a second but I just returned from the PhotoPlus Expo show in New York City and it was an exhausting show in many respects. But I say that in a most positive way.

Steve Bedell Posted: Oct 27, 2015 0 comments

I had the opportunity to spend a couple of weeks with the Profoto B2 Location Kit. Said kit contains one power supply with two batteries, two flash heads, a carrying bag, and more. Profoto also sent me a bunch of light-shaping tools to experiment with.

Blaine Harrington Posted: Oct 27, 2015 0 comments

When I realized that this column would be in the magazine’s lighting focus issue, I looked at the data for the photos I’d taken earlier this year during a nearly month-long combination of safari workshop, assignment, and stock shoot in Africa. What I found surprised me: I’d used flash on about one-third of the 13,000 photos I’d made on that trip. I had no idea I’d used my Speedlights as often as I had.

Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Oct 26, 2015 0 comments

Sometimes an old fashioned recipe and the latest modern technology don’t mix: zap-blasting your grandmother’s vegetable soup ingredients in a 10,000-watt microwave instead of slowly simmering them for six hours, for example. But other times strange bedfellows bring out the best in each other. Such is the case with Lensbaby optics on modern digital cameras.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Oct 26, 2015 0 comments

At the PhotoPlus Expo show in New York City this past week, Epson introduced its most advanced line of photographic papers—Epson Legacy Papers.

The Editors Posted: Oct 25, 2015 0 comments

Epson’s Eddie Murphy walked us through the important features of the new 13-inch Epson SureColor P400 printer at PhotoPlus Expo this week in this short take video.

The Editors Posted: Oct 24, 2015 0 comments

At the PhotoPlus Expo 2015 show in New York City this week, we met up with Billy Luong from Fujifilm who showed us all the key features of the brand new Fujinon XF 35mm F/2 WR lens in this short take video.

Jay McCabe Posted: Oct 23, 2015 0 comments

Last year, as a freshman, Amanda Haycook found herself taking pictures of buildings. “It wasn’t a conscious decision at first,” she says, “it was just like my eye kept going there.” Not so with others on the streets: “Living in New York I noticed that people don’t look up, and I just started noticing things that people weren’t paying attention to.”

Joe Farace Posted: Oct 23, 2015 0 comments

The trend of using continuous light sources for portraiture that I saw at last year’s WPPI show continues unabated with Westcott’s Two-Light Daylight D5 Softbox Kit being the latest offering. The kit uses fluorescent bulbs as a light source, although that word barely appears in Westcott’s early press material for the kit. Part of the reason may be that when it comes to photographs of people, fluorescent has a negative connotation but nothing could be further from the truth.


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