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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Dec 15, 2014 0 comments

From the late 1940s through the 1960s (the golden age of advertising), noted photographer William Helburn was the popular choice for the top advertising agencies in New York City. He was a photographic pioneer who helped to revolutionize the advertising business—ushering in a more modern look—but after the 1960s he simply seemed to vanish.

Dan Havlik Posted: Dec 15, 2014 0 comments

We reviewed the Profoto B1 500 AirTTL battery-powered studio light earlier this year and while we, generally, loved this portable strobe solution the one thing missing was high-speed sync. Profoto corrected that this morning by offering a new High-Speed Sync (HSS) feature to the B1 that’s available now via a free firmware update.

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Steve Meltzer Posted: Dec 12, 2014 0 comments

The sale of Peter Lik’s photograph "Phantom" for a reported record $6.5 million earlier this week has stirred up a firestorm of online commentaries, media chest pounding and a lot of silliness. Critic Jonathan Jones writing in The Guardian (UK), has gone so far as to say that the sale was especially grotesque because in his words "photography is not an art."

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Dec 12, 2014 0 comments

Designed to be stylish, fun and functional COOPH (Coperative of Photography) apparel encourages photographers to pursue their own personal style in their work as well as their clothes. COOPH fashions are inspired by photography and the basic requirements of a shoot.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Dec 11, 2014 0 comments

Are you itching to digitize your film-based medium format images? HP Marketing Corp. is now offering the new Braun FS 120 medium format scanner designed for that exact task.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Dec 11, 2014 0 comments

Macphun Software has launched Snapselect, a new app that helps you quickly pick your best images and easily get rid of unwanted shots to save valuable disk space on your computer.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Dec 10, 2014 0 comments

There is just over a month remaining for photographers to enter the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards. The World Photography Organisation (WPO) announced the Honorary Judging Committee for the Professional competition yesterday and revealed a selection of some of the more head-turning submissions to the 2015 Open competition.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Dec 10, 2014 0 comments

Made in the USA from durable, lightweight Silnylon fabric, FotoSharp’s Camera Rain Cover is a great gift for photographers who love to shoot in the great outdoors in any kind of weather. Available in three versions (Original, Camo and Pro) and four color choices (white, black, universal and olive camo), these covers protect your precious camera from damaging rain, dust and snow.

Steve Meltzer Posted: Dec 10, 2014 0 comments

Good photographers are said to have a good “eye” that distinguishes them from other photographers. There’s no better way to understand this than to see how several very good photographers photograph the same subject. A case in point is a new exhibition of photographs of Marilyn Monroe titled “Inoubliable Marilyn” (“Unforgettable Marilyn”) at Paris’s La Galerie de l’Instant (December 12, 2014-February 25, 2015).

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Dan Havlik Posted: Dec 10, 2014 0 comments

The Internet was a-buzz yesterday with the reported sale of the most expensive photograph in history. According to LIK USA (photographer Peter Lik’s parent company), Lik’s photo “Phantom” sold to a private collector for “an unprecedented $6.5 million.”

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Dec 09, 2014 0 comments

DigitalGlobe has announced its 4th annual Top Satellite Images of the year contest and some of the contenders are pretty darn amazing. This year's top satellite photos were shot with the company's recently launched WorldView-3 satellite and include sky-high perspectives on a range of locations from around the world.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Dec 05, 2014 0 comments

TThe V.360° camera from VSN Mobil captures 360 degrees of video (or still images) with a 4K/16-megapixel imager in full 1080p HD. Designed to follow you where ever you go—from the ski slope to snorkeling, meetings and events or even a safari—the V.360° captures the experience from all angles at once.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Dec 05, 2014 0 comments

Created in response of the popularity of the original version, the Camera Caddy II is a tripod mounted gear bag that provides quick access to your lenses, filters, flash units and more. It can be used to stabilize your tripod by adding some extra weight (such as your gear, full water bottles and more).

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Dec 05, 2014 0 comments

TIPA (Technical Image Press Asssociation) continues to celebrate the significant role photography plays in our daily lives. In spite of the rapid advance of new technology in the manufacture of cameras, the essence of photography never really changes. With this in mind, TIPA invites Shutterbug readers to submit their photographs to the TIPA Photo Tropby 2015 photo contest, which has the theme of: "Discover the world: open your eyes to the beauty of planet Earth.”

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Dec 03, 2014 0 comments

Here's a fun gift idea and a good stocking stuffer: PhotoPhreezePhun is a clever silicone ice cube tray that creates a range of highly detailed camera-themed ice cubes that you can plop in your holiday cocktail.

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