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Staff Posted: Aug 23, 2016 0 comments

While Shutterbug reader Robert Dunham dreams of shooting the vast landscapes in Montana, he has found “great wonder and satisfaction in shooting macro” at his North Carolina home. He combines his two favorite pastimes, gardening and photography, by “taking a bunch of gear to the garden and splitting time between the spade and the camera.”

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Ron Leach Posted: Aug 22, 2016 0 comments

We’ve posted some really beautiful timelapse videos lately—all of which were captured in the great outdoors. Now, thanks to clever photographer/woodworker Frank Howarth, you can learn how to make your own orbiting timelapse rig for creating interesting imagery in your home studio.

Ron Leach Posted: Aug 22, 2016 0 comments

While most athletes have already returned home from the Rio Olympics, a small army of photographers and technicians are still busy packing up photo gear, miles of cable, and the latest digital technology. The video below gives you a look at all the equipment used by Associated Press photographers at the 2016 games.

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Ron Leach Posted: Aug 22, 2016 0 comments

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have been sending back some incredible images—many of which can be viewed at NASA’s online image gallery.  The incredible photograph you see here is one of our all-time favorites.

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Edited by George Schaub Posted: Aug 19, 2016 0 comments

The Nikon D500 is the “little sister” of the company’s flagship D5 professional DSLR system. The prosumer/enthusiast-focused Nikon D500 is the long-awaited successor to both the D300, which was shipped in 2007, and the upgraded D300S from 2009. The new camera offers an APS-C-sized sensor with a little more than 20MP in resolution. (The D300/D300S had a 12.3MP chip.)

Ron Leach Posted: Aug 18, 2016 0 comments

Datacolor has just unveiled Spyder5 Capture Pro, a comprehensive color-management bundle for photographers who are serious about precise color calibration from capture to post production. The package incudes four sophisticated tools for streamlining your workflow while obtaining perfect results.

Ron Leach Posted: Aug 18, 2016 0 comments

One of the many tragedies in the aftermath of a major flood is returning home to find your irreplaceable photographs completely submerged. Whether you’re a working pro or an enthusiast, having years of memories seemingly destroyed can be truly heartbreaking.

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Ron Leach Posted: Aug 18, 2016 0 comments

Ever since NASA launched the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) back in 2005, the spacecraft has been photographing the red planet and sending breathtaking images back to Earth. The latest images of the surface of Mars display some unexpectedly vivid colors and have to be seen to be believed.

Ron Leach Posted: Aug 17, 2016 0 comments

Astrophotography is really popular these days, and this Lightroom tutorial from Rob & Jonas’ Filmmaking Tips will get you up to speed on how to capture amazing images of the night sky.

Ron Leach Posted: Aug 17, 2016 0 comments

Shooting in the rain is a great way to capture some very impactful images, but without the right equipment it’s also a great way to ruin your expensive gear. In this instructional video from Matt Granger, however, you’ll learn how to get dynamic “rain” portraits on the cheap—without getting yourself or your equipment wet.

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Ron Leach Posted: Aug 17, 2016 0 comments

These beautiful timelapse videos (one horizontal and one vertical) are quite different from those we’ve posted recently. Here, Japanese artist Yoshiyuki Katayama employs a bit of editing and/or camera trickery to capture stunning imagery of insects exploring flowers as they bloom.

Jack Neubart Posted: Aug 16, 2016 0 comments

Tom Oldham has been shooting portraits for 20 years and is today widely known for his expertise in medium format photography, notably with Hasselblad camera systems. He began his freelance career at the age of 29, having worked as a technician at the Plymouth College of Art for a few years after completing his studies there.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 16, 2016 0 comments

Nikon just announced the 24.2-megapixel D3400, an entry-level DSLR that adds Nikon’s SnapBridge wireless technology along with an updated Guide Mode feature offering in-camera tips for beginning photographers. 

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Ron Leach Posted: Aug 16, 2016 0 comments

I’m one of those guys who likes to sit down with a new camera, peruse the manual, familiarize myself with the controls, and configure my custom settings before heading out on a maiden voyage. But shortly after arriving in Newport, RI, to join a group of journalists testing Canon’s new EOS-1D X Mark II flagship professional full frame DSLR, I was handed a camera and a bag of lenses and off we went.

 

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Staff Posted: Aug 16, 2016 0 comments

Shutterbug readers were ready for their close-ups with this month’s Picture This! assignment.

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