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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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Ron Leach Posted: Aug 04, 2016 0 comments

The Nikon Coolpix P900 is a do-everything, 16-megapixel camera featuring a crazy, 83X built-in zoom lens. In the video below you can watch it get up close and personal with the moon from down here on earth. 

Ron Leach Posted: Aug 04, 2016 0 comments

The free Snapseed app for iOS and Android phones and tablets has long been a favorite among “serious” mobile photographers who want powerful image-editing tools without a lot of superfluous gimmickry.  And now the app has been updated to include features some of us found missing.

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Ron Leach Posted: Aug 03, 2016 1 comments

Canon USA has sent a battalion of 70 expert technicians and support personnel to Rio de Janeiro to provide equipment loans and repair services for photographers covering the Summer Olympic Games that kick off with the opening ceremony Friday evening. And as you can see in these images of the Canon Professional Services (CPS) depot room, their arsenal is very impressive.

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Ron Leach Posted: Aug 03, 2016 0 comments

If you’re like most photographers, you’re a gear freak and love to see what makes things tick. In this fascinating teardown video you can peer inside the high-speed Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master lens and do just that.

Ron Leach Posted: Aug 03, 2016 0 comments

The highly anticipated Sigma sd Quattro mirrorless camera we previewed back in February is now officially shipping. Unlike previous Quattro models that featured built-in lenses of various fixed focal lengths, the new sd Quattro is an interchangeable-lens camera with a dust and splash-proof design.

Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Aug 02, 2016 0 comments

About four years ago, Alvanas, a photographer, filmmaker, educator, digital artist, and postproduction retoucher, was attending a week-long advanced printing workshop at John Paul Caponigro’s studio. “The first day of portfolio review featured lots of prints of grand vistas from big film cameras—4x5s and 8x10s,” Alvanas says. “I showed on the second day, but I digitally projected my images.”

Staff Posted: Aug 02, 2016 0 comments

The Goods spotlights the hottest premium photo gear out there. If you have a product you’d like considered for The Goods, e-mail images and info to editorial@shutterbug.com.

The Editors Posted: Aug 02, 2016 0 comments

Professional photographer and Shutterbug contributor James Patrick has no shortage of great photography-related tips so we had him step in front of the camera recently to share them with our readers. 

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Ron Leach Posted: Aug 01, 2016 0 comments

OK all you macro photographers, here’s something different and intriguing that you actually CAN try at home. Watch this video from Macro Room, and observe the hidden beauty of pills dissolving in a small tank of water.

Ron Leach Posted: Aug 01, 2016 0 comments

The new Samyang 35mm f/1.2 AS UMC CS is a relatively affordable high-speed lens designed for use with Sony E, MFT, Fujifilm X and Canon M mirrorless cameras. It’s scheduled to ship in September for around $500, and offers great versatility for low-light photography.

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