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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Dec 22, 2015 0 comments

With the Star Wars craze in full swing, something like this was bound to happen. ThinkGeek, that online repository for everything fun and geeky, is now offering officially licensed Star Wars-themed photo bags: the Chewbacca Camera Bag and the Darth Vader Camera Bag.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Dec 22, 2015 0 comments

This one ranks pretty high on our unofficial list of photo equipment mishaps, mistakes and minor disasters.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Dec 21, 2015 0 comments

Sunpak VL-LED-96 Compact Video Light: This small device provides high-power illumination for your camcorder (or HDSLR camera) with the aid of its 96 ultra-bright LED lights. It helps in capturing high-quality images in standard 4:3 and wide 16:9 HD formats. The LEDs emit a warm light and never get hot. 

Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Dec 18, 2015 0 comments

It’s not very often that a photo bag or backpack can be fully understood from images alone. The new collection of high quality, military-style camera bags, pouches and backpacks from Able Archer needs very little explanation. One look tells you that they’re durable, functional and great looking.

Scott Kelby Posted: Dec 18, 2015 0 comments

Hi everybody! Welcome to my new Q&A column here in Shutterbug—a magazine I’ve been reading, and been a fan of, for so many years—so it’s truly an honor to be here with you. I invite you to send in your questions to editorial@shutterbug.com (with “For Scott Kelby” as the subject line), and I’ll do my best to answer them in Ask a Pro. Now on to this month’s questions.

Edited by George Schaub Posted: Dec 18, 2015 0 comments

The new PowerShot G5 X is based on the same sensor system as the G7 X. It uses a 1-inch sensor (BSI technology) with 20MP and a professional 3:2 aspect ratio. Compared to the G7 X, the G5 X has a lot of new and additional features, including a high-resolution electronic viewfinder with 2.36 million RGB dots that is based on OLED technology. By default, the viewfinder offers a frame rate of 30 frames per second, being the most efficient power-saving mode.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Dec 17, 2015 0 comments

BosStrap Sliding Sling Straps: BosStrap added two new straps to their line of Sliding Sling Straps.  The new straps use the same diagonal body straps and sliders used on the Generation 3 products, retaining all the comfortable, safe, and smooth operation features.  The new BosStrap Sliding Sling Strap with a Side Release Tail is different since it uses a Side Release Buckle to release the camera from the diagonal strap. 

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Dec 17, 2015 0 comments

Sony announced today that it's bringing the Sony A68 (model ILCA-68) DSLR camera featuring ultra-fast 4D autofocus to the US and Canada markets.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Dec 16, 2015 0 comments

Sigma has introduced the unique, new Water Repellent (WR) Ceramic Protector, an innovative lens filter that features new Clear Glass Ceramic material and provides enhanced protective qualities.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Dec 15, 2015 0 comments

This fun and informative video from COOPH photographer Leo Rosas documents the dramatic evolution of photographic technology through the decades—from the very start to today in about two minutes. 

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Dan Havlik Posted: Dec 15, 2015 0 comments

We’ve really been enjoying The Lab’s ongoing video series about photography and the group’s latest clip (embedded below) could be its most creative one yet. In the 2:30-minute spot titled “MINDFRAME – Think First. Shoot Later.”, six photographers are invited to a cemetery and are asked to capture “eternal life” in a single photo.

Scott Kelby Posted: Dec 15, 2015 0 comments

One of the things I love about sports photography is that no matter which sport you’re shooting, the actual camera techniques themselves have an awful lot in common. For example, while baseball and tennis are very different sports, the skills you need and the settings you use for shooting both are just about the same. To help you capture better images of “the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat,” here are my top 10 tips to help you no matter which sport you’re shooting.

George Schaub Posted: Dec 15, 2015 0 comments

Print surface decisions are usually conditional, that is, they depend on the look you want for each image and how you might intend to display the print later. There is a general wisdom that states that glossy surfaces make prints look “sharper” and matte makes them look “softer”, although that softness is more in overall tone and mood (and ink dispersion) than edge definition.

Staff Posted: Dec 15, 2015 0 comments

THE GOODS is a new feature in Shutterbug that spotlights the hottest premium photo gear out there.

Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Dec 13, 2015 0 comments

Here are seven affordable photo gifts that are fun to give or receive. Prices range from $25 to $99 and all can be ordered from the comfort of your keyboard. Happy holidays!

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