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Staff Posted: Apr 08, 2016 0 comments

Photographer Chase Jarvis recently shared this whimsical image on his Facebook page along with the quote “You’ll never influence the world by trying to be like it.” Jarvis’s following of some 140,000 Facebook fans went wild, giving the post nearly 1,500 Likes, 77 shares, and many positive comments.

Joe Farace Posted: Apr 08, 2016 0 comments

Many years ago, along with some fellow writers, I visited an Agfa—remember them?—facility in Brussels. During the tour one of the leaders asked, “What do you think of the idea of adding a phone to a digital camera?” We all laughed and thought it was the dumbest idea we’d ever heard. It turned out that he was asking the wrong question; it should have been, “What do you think of adding a camera to a phone?”

Dan Havlik Posted: Apr 07, 2016 0 comments

Hasselblad just launched a brand new medium format camera body, the H6D, which the Swedish company has been “completely rebuilt” from the previous model.

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Ron Leach Posted: Apr 07, 2016 0 comments

Sony shooters will soon be able to use their beloved Nikon F lenses on Sony's E-mount mirrorless cameras with a new adapter from Vello scheduled to ship sometime next month. This is a premium adapter with all-metal construction, superb build quality, and an anti-reflective matte finish.

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Ron Leach Posted: Apr 07, 2016 0 comments

For those of you who hate selfie-sticks and think puppies are too much work, there’s this: The new ROAM-e selfie drone. Just enable the “Follow Me” mode and the drone will follow you obediently while never straying more than 10 feet away.

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Ron Leach Posted: Apr 06, 2016 0 comments

Skrekkøgle is a small product and digital design studio in Oslo, Norway known for their impactful, quirky projects. One of our favorites is a project in which they fabricated a 20:1 replica of a 50-Euro coin and placed it in various scenes to make large objects appear tiny.

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Ron Leach Posted: Apr 06, 2016 0 comments

Samsung, one of the leaders in wearable technology, may be taking miniaturization to a whole new level with a patent for smart contact lenses equipped with a camera, sensors, and an antenna with the ability to transfer images to a smartphone for processing. All you have to do is blink to take a picture!

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Ron Leach Posted: Apr 06, 2016 0 comments

The long anticipated collaboration between Leica and Chinese smartphone maker Huawei is finally a reality with the unveiling of two flagship models, the P9 and P9 Plus. Both models feature dual 12-megapixel cameras – one monochrome and the other color – and together the sensors are said to increase the amount of light the camera can detect by 300%, with a 50% improvement in contrast.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Apr 05, 2016 0 comments

We took the new 20.8MP Nikon D5 full frame DSLR for a spin in New York City last week, putting it to the test as we captured nude and semi-nude dancers in Times Square and other locales. Our mission was to test three main features of the Nikon D5: its ability to track dancers at high speed while firing off 12 frames per second bursts; it’s ability to capture subjects in low light at extremely high ISOs; and its ability to lock in focus in near total darkness.

Staff Posted: Apr 05, 2016 0 comments

Located on Havasupai tribal lands, Havasu Falls is in a deep canyon leading to the Colorado River, and requires a 12-mile hike just to get there. The travertine formations at Havasu Falls are created from minerals in the water and over time the water droplets have precipitated away, leaving these intricate formations.

Jack Neubart Posted: Apr 05, 2016 0 comments

Social media has clearly taken the world by storm and photographers have been quick to catch on. That is indeed true for extreme sports photographer Christian Pondella, who has a strong following on several social media platforms, particularly Instagram.

Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 05, 2016 0 comments

Panasonic announced the Lumix DMC-GX85 this morning, a 16-megapixel mirrorless compact system camera with a more affordable pricetag. The Panasonic GX85 is the follow-up to the Panasonic GX8, which was introduced last summer and is the flagship model in the Lumix mirrorless line.

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Jack Neubart Posted: Apr 04, 2016 0 comments

I’ve always preferred longer focal-length macro lenses in the 90-100mm range because they give you more breathing room between the camera and skittish subjects than does standard (50/60mm) macros. No wonder, then, that one of my earliest lenses was the original Vivitar Series 1 90mm f/2.5 macro, which I first paired with a Minolta SR-T 102. I burned plenty of Kodachrome with that glass.

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Ron Leach Posted: Apr 04, 2016 0 comments

When Co-Founder of South District Films Dan Marks decided to hit the road to shoot video for a new TV reality show featuring big-time athletes, he knew he needed a formula enabling him and his crew to travel light, and a casual approach that would encourage athletes to agree to a session without making a big time commitment. 

Suzanne Driscoll Posted: Apr 01, 2016 0 comments

To say that Art Wolfe is not your typical portrait photographer is quite the understatement. With a career spanning 40 years, Wolfe brings his travels from every corner of the earth to create stunning portraits in his Human Canvas collection, honoring the traditions of Ethiopian tribal culture.

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