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Ron Leach Posted: Dec 09, 2016 0 comments

Star filters provide a unique look to your nighttime images by turning specular highlights and pointed light sources into stars. They’re particularly handy this time of year for photographing indoor and outdoor holiday decorations, and you can make one yourself by watching the video below.

Ron Leach Posted: Dec 09, 2016 0 comments

Legendary photographer Richard Sandler walked the streets of New York and Boston for 20 years, capturing some of the most iconic black-and-white images of our time. Sandler’s photographs, some of which you see here, appear in permanent collections of the New York Public Library, the Brooklyn Museum, the New York Historical Society, and the Houston Museum of Fine Art.

Ron Leach Posted: Dec 08, 2016 0 comments

LensRentals is a premier online source for photographers in the U.S. who want to rent photography, videography and lighting gear, including a wide array of accessories. They’ve shared their annual list of the most popular equipment they handle, so you can see how your arsenal stacks up. 

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Ron Leach Posted: Dec 08, 2016 0 comments

The photo above is a pretty dramatic shot of a Jaguar F-Pace and a Maserti Levante, right? Well, let’s just say it didn’t “come right out of the camera,” as the amazing time-lapse below illustrates.

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Ron Leach Posted: Dec 08, 2016 0 comments

We all like free stuff, right? Well, all it takes is a quick click of your mouse to download Auto FX Free and get 10 full-version Photoshop plug-is at no cost. The free collection works with Mac and Windows and includes two effects each from five popular Auto FX software suites.

Ron Leach Posted: Dec 07, 2016 0 comments

Renowned British filmmaker/photographer Philip Bloom is known for cinematic images that tell a story. He recently spent three days in northern Norway making this beautiful 4K video of Orca whales and the Aurora Borealis.

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Ron Leach Posted: Dec 07, 2016 0 comments

Each year on December 7th we reflect on the sacrifices made by our men and women in uniform, and today is special because it marks the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day. To help commemorate the event, we thought we’d share a few photos of the devastating attack on our Naval fleet in Hawaii.

Ron Leach Posted: Dec 06, 2016 0 comments

Brendon Cremer is a wildlife and nature photographer known for his stunning images of exotic animals in Africa. Among his most spectacular photographs are those in which he shoots his subjects by moonlight.

Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Dec 06, 2016 0 comments

Most of the photographers were set up at the front of the pool for the 100-meter butterfly final, but Jeff Cable decided to try for a different view of Michael Phelps in that event. You wouldn’t know it from the photo, but he was actually 20 rows up in the seats on the opposite side of the starting block.

Ron Leach Posted: Dec 06, 2016 0 comments

Paul Zizka is an award-winning landscape/adventure photographer with a passion for places few dare to tread. He recently camped on the frigid icecap in Greenland to make spectacular images of the Northern Lights.

Steve Bedell Posted: Dec 06, 2016 0 comments

It appears our friends at Anthropics Technology are at it again! Not content with software that can practically take the face of Fido and turn it into Angelina Jolie using PortraitPro, the London-based company has introduced PortraitPro Body, an image editing program that can potentially transform that wimpy teenager down the block into Arnold Schwarzenegger in his prime, or add curves to any woman that would make a Kardashian green with envy.

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Ron Leach Posted: Dec 06, 2016 0 comments

Here at Shutterbug we’re not big proponents of destroying perfectly good camera gear just for kicks. But once in a while we can’t resist sharing a video like this one, in which a working Canon SLR camera is cut in half with a 60,000 PSI waterjet—just to see what’s inside.

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Ron Leach Posted: Dec 05, 2016 0 comments

London’s Grays of Westminster is a renowned camera shop that’s become somewhat of a Mecca for Nikon shooters; a world-class store devoted to everything Nikon with service second to none. And thanks to photographer Matt Granger, you can take a virtual tour of this award-winning shop via the video below.

Ron Leach Posted: Dec 05, 2016 0 comments

We all know the drill: You find a bargain vintage camera on eBay or at a thrift shop and discover there’s a long-forgotten roll of film inside. Unlike most of us who would simply dispose of the film, Alex Galmeanu developed the roll and discovered 10 wedding photos from the 1970s.

 

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Ron Leach Posted: Dec 05, 2016 0 comments

Inexpensive kit lenses typically only add a hundred bucks or so to the cost of a new camera, and they provide a means of getting you get started before you can afford to upgrade your glass. In the video below, you’ll learn a few tricks for achieving interesting effects with these bargain lenses, and have some fun in the process.

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