Dan Havlik

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Dan Havlik Posted: Mar 31, 2015 2 comments

If you followed the controversy over the World Press Photo (WPP) awards in March and care anything about the state of photojournalism these days, you might be a little sick to your stomach by now. In the latest debacle involving the WPP contest – and there have been a few in recent years – the organization revoked the first-place prize it had given to Italian photographer Giovanni Trolio for a photo story he had submitted called “The Dark Heart of Europe.”

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Dan Havlik Posted: Mar 30, 2015 0 comments

Want to spice up your real estate photos? Put a cute grandma in them! That’s the lesson from these adorable photos featuring an 86-year-old grandmother from Florida that went viral today.

Dan Havlik Posted: Mar 30, 2015 0 comments

Phase One Industrial has announced the Phase One iXU 180, which the company says is the world’s smallest and lightest 80-megapxiel medium format aerial camera. The Phase One iXU 180 weighs less than 34 ounces and can fit in the palm of your hand.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Mar 17, 2015 0 comments

Lowepro has launched the “next generation” of its travel-focused camera/laptop backpacks: the Fastpack II series. The Fastpack II backpacks are designed to provide room for your camera gear and your laptop computer while giving you fast access to everything in a safe and secure pack that’s easy to travel with.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Mar 13, 2015 0 comments
Even if you’re not into cars, you’ve got to be impressed with Tim Wallace’s dramatic cover photo this month. It’s always a fun if difficult task trying to pick a cover image for Shutterbug because there are so many good photos to choose from. In Wallace’s case, we created several different cover mock-ups using his distinctive car photos and while they all looked great, the image we picked with the mountains in the background and the hard-charging Shelby Mustang GT tearing it up below, just spoke to what this issue is all about.
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Dan Havlik Posted: Mar 06, 2015 0 comments

Unboxing videos are the closest thing the photo industry has to straight-up product pornography. Or, as the great journalist, author and social observer Tom Wolfe once termed this fetishization of luxurious objects: “plutography.”

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Dan Havlik Posted: Mar 04, 2015 0 comments

World Press Photo (WPP) has yanked a prestigious award from a controversial photographer accused of staging his images. The WPP, in an announcement posted on its website, said after receiving new information about Giovanni Troilo’s first-prize Contemporary Issues story, the organization decided that “the story was not in compliance with the entry rules and therefore the award must be revoked.”

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Dan Havlik Posted: Mar 03, 2015 0 comments

We recently got some hands-on time with the two newest lenses in Sigma’s arsenal: the Sigma 24mm F/1.4 DG HSM Art lens and 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary lens. Both lenses, which will be available in Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts, go on sale this month at relatively decent prices considering their impressive specs.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Mar 01, 2015 0 comments

Nikon introduced an amazing superzoom camera tonight: the Coolpix P900, all-in-one compact that features a head-turning 83x built-in zoom lens. For those keeping score at home, that translates into an astronomical 24-2000mm (in 35mm equivalent) zoom lens in a camera not much bigger or heavier than a small, entry-level DSLR.

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