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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. 

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.”

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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Ron Leach Posted: Aug 01, 2016 0 comments

Plotagraph Pro is an amazing web app that brings life to your still images by quickly converting a JPEG into a looping animated GIF or video file that’s viewable on virtually any computer screen or mobile device. Initially used for commercial purposes by companies like Coca-Cola, Chevrolet and others, this subscription-based online service is now available to everyone.

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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.

Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Jul 29, 2016 0 comments

Most bags are relatively easy to describe. Usually, one or two photos are all that’s needed to capture the essence of a gadget bag, photo backpack or other carrying system. But the Wolffepack Capture is unique and, well—here, you decide for yourself. 

Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Jul 29, 2016 0 comments

Right off, Charles Glatzer tells me that when wildlife is the subject, there are two kinds of photographers: those who photograph wildlife and those who are wildlife photographers.

 

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Ron Leach Posted: Jul 28, 2016 1 comments

Mark Udovitch is an Australian radiation therapist with a great sense of humor; a rare commodity is his line of work. He recently came up with a unique way to raise money for cancer patients with his “Dry Shave Off” project, in which he mimics several famous celebrity photos featuring his long hair which he plans to shave off tomorrow.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jul 28, 2016 0 comments

ExploreCams is a really cool interactive website that uses up-to-date infographics to reveal today’s most popular cameras and lenses, as well as the various exposure settings and shooting modes used by photographers to make their images. They do this by analyzing metadata from images posted on a number of social media sites.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jul 28, 2016 0 comments

Nikon created quite a buzz Tuesday morning with the introduction of the high-speed AF-S Nikkor f/1.4E ED; a lens they say is the world’s fastest 105mm prime. And now, thanks to some great photographers and the folks at Nikon USA, we can show you the first sample images taken with this new tool for portrait and studio photography.

Josh Haftel Posted: Jul 27, 2016 0 comments

The first thing I do in a new country is get a prepaid SIM card for my phone. Sure, this means that I’m still connected, but the ability to address Google Maps, TripAdvisor, or Foursquare at any point far outweighs the negatives of being sucked back into the infinite void that is Facebook. Pre-paid SIM cards are available everywhere, and let you use your phone to research photo opportunities and share your next masterpiece in every corner of the globe. 

Ron Leach Posted: Jul 27, 2016 0 comments

Shiny skin can ruin an otherwise nice portrait, particularly when shooting outdoors on a hot summer day or indoors when you’re using warm lights. Thanks to this video tutorial, however, you can repair those shiny photos with some simple editing techniques using Photoshop or Lightroom.

Ron Leach Posted: Jul 27, 2016 0 comments

This morning Microsoft introduced Pix, a free iPhone app designed to automatically enhance your images and improve upon Apple’s built-in camera app through the use of artificial intelligence, facial recognition, and other advanced technologies. The idea is that Pix is so sophisticated that it takes the guesswork out of smartphone photography.

Staff Posted: Jul 26, 2016 0 comments

Douglas Croft captured this incredible snowy vista from the top of the Aiguille du Midi, high above Chamonix, France. “We had been in the Alps for two weeks, but this is one of the highest vertical ascent cable cars in the world, taking us up to 12,602 feet, and now we were above the Alps,” Croft says about the location.

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Joe Farace Posted: Jul 26, 2016 0 comments

We all know nature and wildlife photographers need long focal length lenses but they’re not the only ones who need a longer-than-normal lens. While the only wildlife I have photographed are the mule deer who treat my backyard like it’s their backyard, I’ve photographed a racing car from time to time and that’s when a telephoto or long zoom lens comes to the rescue.

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