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The Editors Posted: Aug 11, 2016 0 comments

Hello Shutterbug readers! We’re excited to tell you about a brand new feature we’re launching called Top Clicks. Top Clicks is where we’ll single out our favorite photo gear, whether it’s a new camera, new lens, new photo bag, accessory or piece of imaging software for being best in class and anoint it with a (soon-to-be) coveted Top Clicks award, the icon for which you see in this column.

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Ron Leach Posted: Aug 11, 2016 0 comments

Photographers loved the now-discontinued Pentax K-5 IIs DSLR for its rugged, magnesium body and it’s weatherproof/cold-resistant design. Brian Maneely is one such shooter whose Penax K-5 IIs recently survived being doused with fire retardant and then hosed off with water while shooting a California wildfire.

Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Aug 11, 2016 0 comments

The “Back to School” bug bit me and I volunteered to teach a digital photography workshop at my local library. You may have had the same inclination at one time or another, but never got around to putting together a syllabus and some example images. Here are a few tips that will help you create an informative, worthwhile photo class for your community.

Ron Leach Posted: Aug 11, 2016 0 comments

Photographing fireflies is a “thing” in Japan, where every summer photographers venture out in the early evening to capture these winged insects painting the landscape fantastic. These “lightnin’ bugs” also do their illuminating dance in the Southern United States, so you may want to try photographing their bioluminescence yourself.

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Ron Leach Posted: Aug 10, 2016 0 comments

Three years ago photographer/filmmaker Matthew Maniego created quite a stir with a timelapse video of San Francisco entitled Paradise x SF. Now he’s released the stunning sequel he’s been working on since late 2013.  Watch the video below and prepared to be amazed.

Ron Leach Posted: Aug 10, 2016 0 comments

We’ve seen some pretty incredible images come out of the Rio Olympics so far, but those shot by Getty photographer Al Bello are quite different than most: As you can see in the video below, Bello is employing Getty’s underwater robots to capture some awesome images during diving, swimming and other aquatic events.

Ron Leach Posted: Aug 10, 2016 0 comments

Michael Zagaris, aka “Z Man,” is a legendary rock and sports photographer who has photographed the likes of the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, The Who, Madonna, Joe Montana and other icons. In the video below, you’ll go behind the scenes with Zagaris and learn some tricks for capturing priceless moments with emotion.

Scott Kelby Posted: Aug 09, 2016 0 comments

Got Questions About Photography? Professional Photographer and Photoshop Expert Scott Kelby Has Got Answers.

Seth Shostak Posted: Aug 09, 2016 0 comments

In real-world shoots, both camera and subject are often moving. Six generations of photographers have fought this problem in their quest for images as sharp as a zoot suit. And nowhere is this fact of photographic life more obvious than when you’re trying to freeze the movement of wildlife. Whether you’re bagging African megafauna or trying to capture backyard beetles, stopping the motion is part of the assignment. So how do you do it?

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Ron Leach Posted: Aug 08, 2016 0 comments

Samyang has continued its ambitious barrage of summer lens introductions with this morning’s unveiling of the 20mm f/1.8 ED AS UMC lens—a fast, wide-angle for full-frame DSLRs. This comes on the heels of last week’s launch of their SP 35mm f/1.2 AS UMC CS lens for mirrorless cameras.

Ron Leach Posted: Aug 08, 2016 0 comments

While most photographers in Rio de Janeiro now have their lenses trained on athletes at the Olympics, Joe Capra of Scientifantastic spent time there a year ago creating this ultra-HD timelapse of the city’s most iconic cityscapes. He used an extreme resolution PhaseOne IQ180 digital medium format camera system to shoot hundreds of 80-megapixel images.

Ron Leach Posted: Aug 08, 2016 0 comments

Konsta Punkka, aka “The Squirrel Whisperer,” is a 21-year-old Finnish photographer known for his amazing close-up portraits of animals reacting to his presence in their natural habitat. His unique approach to wildlife photography has earned him over 800,000 Instagram followers.

Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Aug 05, 2016 0 comments

I’d been looking for a nature photo—a grabber with a story behind it. I found it on the cover of The Killing Lessons, a compelling, disturbing crime novel I was reading. The photo had obviously been manipulated to serve the novel’s plot, so in addition to a likely story behind the image, there’s a story ahead of it as well.

Shutterbug Staff Posted: Aug 04, 2016 0 comments

Whether you’re traveling the world, going on a family vacation, or just taking a quick weekend trip, you want to come home with images that are just as amazing as your memories. Our friends at Macphun teamed up with four top pros who, in their own words, provide the following advice for capturing the travel images of a lifetime.

DL Byron Posted: Aug 04, 2016 0 comments

The Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III has an impressive 25x built-in lens that’s equivalent to 24–600mm lens in the 35mm format. The Zeiss Vario-Sonnar super zoom lens in the Sony RX10 III also features a surprisingly fast aperture range of f/2.4 to f/4. (Offering an f/4 aperture at the 600mm telephoto end in a “bridge” camera has definitely turned quite a few photographers’ heads toward this “serious” superzoom model.)

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