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Ron Leach Posted: Feb 18, 2015 0 comments
The New York Times ran an interesting piece recently about the growing popularity among picture-takers of “selfie sticks” and the problems they are causing at public venues. For the uninitiated, a “selfie stick” is essentially a lightweight, extendable monopod with a mount for either a smartphone or compact camera that photographers use to pursue their narcissistic habits.
Cynthia Boylan Posted: Feb 17, 2015 0 comments

Photographer Edy Hardjo likes to put superheroes in some of the strangest of positions. Hardjo's popular Facebook page is filled with hilarious images of action figures, including many iconic Marvel and DC chacters, in humorous and often human-like scenarios.

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The Editors Posted: Feb 17, 2015 0 comments

Shutterbug has just launched an exciting new Instagram photo contest with Ogden Made bags! Every Friday, we will pick our favorite photo on Instagram and the winner will receive a free Junction City Messenger Medium bag from Ogden Made.

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Lorin R. Robinson Posted: Feb 16, 2015 0 comments

The moment imaging drone pilots have been waiting for with a mixture of dread and anticipation is finally here and there’s good news for aerial photographers...sort of.

Loren Robinson Posted: Feb 13, 2015 0 comments

Today drones are better known as unmanned military aircraft that appear in the news with ever-increasing frequency. There was less coverage years ago when they were used strictly for surveillance. But now, as they fire ordinance on suspected terrorist targets, these high-tech vehicles are rewriting the rules of aerial warfare.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Feb 12, 2015 0 comments

The jury of the 58th annual World Press Photo Contest selected an image by Danish photographer Mads Nissen as the World Press Photo of the Year 2014. Nissen is a staff photographer for the Danish daily newspaper Politiken and is represented by Scanpix and Panos Pictures.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Feb 11, 2015 0 comments

A few days after Sigma announced a new 24mm F/1.4 DG HSM Art lens, the company has revealed its pricing and availability. And the lens will cost a lot less than people were probably expecting.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Feb 11, 2015 0 comments

Renowned Magnum photographer Elliott Erwitt will be honored at the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards. Erwitt (age 86) will receive the Outstanding Contribution to Photography prize in person at the annual gala dinner in London on April 23, 2015.

To coincide, a show celebrating Erwitt’s work from his 60 year career will be presented at Somerset House, London from April 24 to May 10, 2015 as part of the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition. A rare public talk between Erwitt and his long-time book designer Stuart Smith will also take place on April 24th.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Feb 11, 2015 0 comments

Tiffen has announced the award-winning Steadicam SOLO camera stabilizer has officially gone on sale. Made for use with both DSLRs and camcorders, the SOLO can be used handheld, as a monopod, or with a Steadicam arm and vest.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Feb 10, 2015 0 comments

The WG-5 GPS (the newest "adventure-proof" camera from Ricoh Imaging) is the latest addition in the WG series. This waterproof camera is equipped with new features including a new Underwater mode and enhanced Interval Shooting settings (that allow multiple images to be taken over a pre-set time in both Still and Video modes), in an easy to hold, non-slip body.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Feb 10, 2015 0 comments

Nikon has introduced the tough Coolpix AW130 and the family-friendly Coolpix S33, two durable compact cameras capable of capturing images and Full HD videos (even under extreme conditions).

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Feb 10, 2015 0 comments

Fujifilm North America has unveiled a new “roadmap” for its next XF lenses for its X-series cameras. You can see the Fuji lens roadmap above.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Feb 09, 2015 0 comments

Nikon has just introduced a special new DSLR kit for film buffs. Called the Nikon D750 Filmmaker’s Kit, the package includes some essentials for photographers interested in getting started in the world of cinema.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Feb 09, 2015 0 comments

Serif has announced that its professional-level Affinity Photo editing app for Mac is now available as a free download for public beta testing. Serif’s Affinity Photo is designed to give pro photographers fast performance, highly accurate editing tools and a fresh workflow.

Shutterbug Staff Posted: Feb 09, 2015 0 comments

Sigma announced two new photo products ahead of the big CP+ Imaging Show in Japan: a new 24mm F/1.4 DG HSM Art lens and the dp0 Quattro camera.

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