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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 19, 2015 0 comments

Adobe just announced that Adobe Camera Raw 8.8 is now available as a final release on Adobe Labs. ACR 8.8 adds Raw support for nine new cameras, including the Nikon D5500.

Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Mar 19, 2015 0 comments

You may think that the main appeal of Tenba’s new line of Switch camera bags is the assortment of flaps that can be zipped on to replace the standard leather-like top. Choose from denim, urban camo, brick red—check Tenba’s website for all the flavors. But even without the far-out fashion flair, these bags are the real deal. 

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Mar 19, 2015 0 comments

Blending fashion and function, the latest additions to the Artisan&Artist line of stylish camera bags are the COV-7000N and COV-7500N. These new models offer the friendly features of a tote bag, including a convenient laptop computer sleeve pocket with extra padding.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Mar 19, 2015 2 comments

American photographer Courtney Colantonio-Ray was recently named the winner of the US National Award in the prestigious 2015 Sony World Photography Awards. Colantonio-Ray’s winning image “Dancer in Pause” was chosen as the single best photo taken by an American photographer entered into any of the 10 Open categories of the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards (the world’s biggest photography competition).

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Mar 18, 2015 0 comments

In April, Think Tank Photo will begin selling the new Urban Approach 15, which the company says is the first backpack designed specifically to hold a complete mirrorless camera system, a 15-inch laptop, a 10-inch tablet, and a smart phone—with some extra space for other gear and personal items. The Think Tank Urban Approach 15 backpack is designed to blend into any environment with its low–contrast and matte black appearance.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Mar 18, 2015 0 comments

Olympus recently introduced the retro-style Stylus SH-2 compact camera, which features a 24x wide-angle optical zoom lens, built-in Wi-Fi connectivity (for remote shooting and sharing), Raw capture capability, 5-Axis Image Stabilization (that supports still image and video capture) and new Nightscape modes for night scenes and portraits.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Mar 17, 2015 0 comments

Lowepro has launched the “next generation” of its travel-focused camera/laptop backpacks: the Fastpack II series. The Fastpack II backpacks are designed to provide room for your camera gear and your laptop computer while giving you fast access to everything in a safe and secure pack that’s easy to travel with.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Mar 06, 2015 0 comments

The Canon Digital Learning Center is now offering free tutorial videos hosted by world-renowned bird photographer Arthur Morris. Arthur demonstrates which techniques, gear and settings he uses to create artistic photos of birds and other wildlife.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Mar 06, 2015 0 comments

The new Pelican 9490 Remote Area Lighting System (RALS) is a self-contained, mobile lighting solution that features a quick release and a rechargeable (swappable) power supply. The 9490 RALS has a suggested retail price of $999.95 and offers up to 6,000 lumens, three preset light levels and up to 24 hours of run time.

George Schaub Posted: Mar 06, 2015 0 comments

Photokina 2014 in Germany has been covered widely on the Internet already—including our own extensive reporting on the show on Shutterbug.com—so there’s no need for me to rehash the major announcements from the event, such as the latest full-frame cameras from Canon and Nikon and the like. My photo report here is aimed at sharing some wider ranging thoughts and perspectives on this important biennial show and what it told us about photography today and where it might be heading tomorrow.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Mar 05, 2015 0 comments

Darrell (from BGZ Studios) is an award-winning photographer who specializes in capturing out-of-this-world fantasy portrait creations. Using lavish costumes, dramatic sets, and art to bring various comic book, video game and manga characters to life, Darrell creates his art by discovering unique places that breathe life into these fantasy characters. In short, he helps turn his subjects into superheroes.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Mar 04, 2015 0 comments

World Press Photo (WPP) has yanked a prestigious award from a controversial photographer accused of staging his images. The WPP, in an announcement posted on its website, said after receiving new information about Giovanni Troilo’s first-prize Contemporary Issues story, the organization decided that “the story was not in compliance with the entry rules and therefore the award must be revoked.”

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 04, 2015 0 comments

Northern New Mexico offers a rich cultural mixture, great scenery, and a diverse range of environments, from desert to towering red rock formations to lush alpine meadows to deeply cut river valleys. It’s a photographer’s paradise, which is why you should consider “Taos: A Photographic Adventure Workshop” from July 11-17, 2015.

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Steve Meltzer Posted: Mar 04, 2015 0 comments

Roberto Neumiller is one angry photographer. A well-respected photojournalist based in Paris, Neumiller went to the African Sahel in 2006 where he photographed the daily lives of workers in the region. When the images were originally published they were widely praised.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Mar 03, 2015 0 comments

Sony announced a variety of new Alpha E-mount lenses and converters tonight. The Sony lenses include four new "FE" full-frame E-mount lenses designed to complement Sony’s Alpha 7 mirrorless camera lineup.

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