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Maria Piscopo  |  Dec 11, 2018  |  0 comments

The lure and magic of wildlife and nature images tempts many photographers to jump into the field. However, it’s not nearly as easy as many aspiring pros think or hope. The all-important “look before you leap” challenges to this photo field can be considerable and the start-up time longer than the usual commercial photography business.

Joe Farace  |  Dec 11, 2018  |  0 comments

Tamron’s new SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens ($1299) continues a trend that many camera and lens manufacturers have embraced in recent years. This new Tamron 15-30mm lens is fast, big, expensive and designed for photographers who expect optical excellence. As part of Tamron’s Di lens series, the SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 is available for Canon and Nikon full-frame DSLRs and APS-C cameras where it produces a 24-48mm equivalent focal length range.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 10, 2018  |  0 comments

You’ve probably heard this one before: you should shoot portraits with mid-range lenses like an 85mm or an 100mm to create the most flattering look. Or this one: don’t shoot a portrait with a wide-angle lens because it will make a person’s face look distorted.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 10, 2018  |  0 comments

Professional photographer Michael Sasser gets a lot of questions from aspiring pros, including two that are the most common: 1) How do I find models?; 2) Who is getting paid, me or the model?

Dan Havlik  |  Dec 07, 2018  |  1 comments

They are three of the most talked about full frame mirrorless cameras on the market right now: the 30.3MP Canon EOS R, the 45.6MP Nikon Z7 and the 42.4MP Sony A7R III. Which one is the best of this power trio?

Joe Farace  |  Dec 07, 2018  |  0 comments

When it comes to purchasing a first camera for new photographers, you can seek recommendations from a friend, or members of a camera club (if you belong to one), or the person behind the counter at your favorite store. You can even consult reviews from blogs and YouTube. You can also choose not to do any of these things.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Dec 06, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s the sad story of the photographer whose talent outmatched his equipment, set to music and sung to the tune of Jingle Bells.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 06, 2018  |  0 comments

Travel photographer Pierre T. Lambert is currently doing a “7-Day Challenge,” where he shoots everything with just a 24mm F/1.4 lens. Last week we shared his street photography tips for using a wide-angle lens and now here are his astrophotography tips with the same 24mm lens.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 06, 2018  |  0 comments

When Nikon announced the first two models in their new Z Series of full-frame mirrorless cameras, they provided an intriguing choice for both advanced amateurs and pros. The Nikon Z7 features a 45.7MP sensor for those photographers who desire maximum resolution, while the new Z6 is a more nimble, 25.4MP model that Nikon describes as the perfect “all-rounder.”

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 06, 2018  |  0 comments

An eerie photo of recalled Volkswagen and Audi cars sitting idly in the Mojave Desert (above) has been chosen as the grand-prize winner of the 2018 National Geographic Photo Contest. The photo, titled “Unreal,” was captured by Jassen Todorov of the United States.

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