Dan Havlik

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Dan Havlik Posted: Dec 22, 2014 0 comments

If the U.S. goes forward with its historic plan to open diplomatic ties with Cuba for the first time in 50 years, there will be a lot more photographers capturing this long isolated country. While Cuba hasn’t been entirely cut off photographically over the years, photo trips there have been limited and highly restricted.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Dec 18, 2014 0 comments

Here’s a story that should further warm U.S.-Cuba relations. A Cuban diver found an American tourist’s waterproof camera that was lost in the waves off the coast of Cuba two years ago, tracked her down on social media, and returned all her photo and videos.

Dan Havlik Posted: Dec 17, 2014 0 comments

Phase One has started selling its new A-Series medium format camera systems, the company announced this morning. The new Phase One A-series combines the Danish manufacturer’s current medium format digital camera backs with a Travel Compact body from Alpa and a Rodenstock lens for a rustically modern set-up.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Dec 15, 2014 0 comments

Mass market camera production has taken a major hit and the increasing popularity of smartphones with their built-in digital cameras could be to blame. That's what the above chart based on CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) statistics seems to show, with a steep drop-off in camera production in recent years, particularly compact cameras, which have started to disappear as smartphones take over.

Dan Havlik Posted: Dec 15, 2014 0 comments

We reviewed the Profoto B1 500 AirTTL battery-powered studio light earlier this year and while we, generally, loved this portable strobe solution the one thing missing was high-speed sync. Profoto corrected that this morning by offering a new High-Speed Sync (HSS) feature to the B1 that’s available now via a free firmware update.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Dec 10, 2014 0 comments

The Internet was a-buzz yesterday with the reported sale of the most expensive photograph in history. According to LIK USA (photographer Peter Lik’s parent company), Lik’s photo “Phantom” sold to a private collector for “an unprecedented $6.5 million.”

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Dan Havlik Posted: Dec 09, 2014 0 comments
If you want to find a way to a photographer’s heart, it’s through their lenses. Yes, as much as photography might appear to be a camera-obsessed culture, it’s the optics that matter most. Visit our website, Shutterbug.com, and you’ll see this clearly. We cover a range of timely photography news on the site, everything from product announcements to photo book reviews and features on gallery shows, but whenever a new lens is unveiled or we do a review of some quality glass from Canon, Nikon, Tamron, Sigma, or other companies, our readers flock to it.
Dan Havlik Posted: Nov 26, 2014 0 comments

Let say you have 50 Canon EOS-1D X professional digital SLRs lying around, and are looking for something to do with them. Here’s a fun idea: create a stunning bullet-time shot that appears to freeze the action, and then somersaults 360 degrees over your subject for an out-of-this-world effect.

Dan Havlik Posted: Nov 26, 2014 0 comments

The 24.3-megapixel Sony Alpha A7 II mirrorless, full-frame camera, which was announced in Japan nearly a week ago, made its official debut in the U.S. this morning. The Sony A7 II uses the same, 35mm-sized, 24.3-megapixel CMOS sensor as the previous model but the new camera adds 5-axis image stabilization, making it the first full frame camera with this feature.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Nov 25, 2014 0 comments

Online photo portfolio services are a dime a dozen these days, but the lads at the London, England-based Pixelrights think they can offer something their competitors don’t: copyright protection for your images. Yes, you read that right. Not only are Pixelrights’ portfolios designed to showcase your online images in a clean, attractive way, they also have several built-in security tools to prevent your photos from being stolen and re-used without attribution, permission, or payment.

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