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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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Dan Havlik Posted: Mar 01, 2015 0 comments

Nikon launched the 24.2-megapixel D7200 DSLR for photo enthusiasts and semi-professional photographers tonight. The D7200 uses an APS-C-sized “DX-format” CMOS sensor that’s essentially the same chip as the one in the previous model though it has been “slightly optimized” for the new DSLR, according to Steve Heiner, a Nikon USA spokesperson.

Dan Havlik Posted: Feb 27, 2015 0 comments

We’ve seen colorful orbs in a light painting before but never as many as the East Coast Light Painting (ECLP) group crammed into a single exposure this past summer. In fact, the Guinness World Records just confirmed that the ECLP set the world record for most complete light orbs in a single exposure with 200 orbs.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Feb 26, 2015 0 comments

If you’ve been on the Internet at all today, you might have seen Jonathan Nimerfroh’s astounding “Slurpee Wave” photo. The image (above), which went viral today, was shot on Nantucket recently.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Feb 26, 2015 0 comments

WD (Western Digital) has launched four new network attached storage (NAS) devices including the new My Cloud Expert Series, which is aimed at photographers and other creative professionals. NAS devices, which connect to a home or studio network and allow multiple users to access, manage and stream stored files, have become an increasingly popular storage solution for photographers.

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