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Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 14, 2018  |  0 comments

Nikon announced this morning that it is developing the AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR, an FX-format (aka full frame) fixed focal length super-telephoto lens, which the company says will “strike the ideal combination of portability and performance.” Nikon did not release images of this upcoming lens; the photo above is of the AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/4E FL ED VR lens from 2015 for reference.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 13, 2018  |  0 comments

Software guru Colin Smith of photoshopCAFE is who we turn to for helpful tutorials on how to better use those all-powerful and often confusing imaging programs known as Photoshop and Lightroom. You’ve heard of them, right?

Edited by George Schaub  |  Jun 13, 2018  |  0 comments

All interchangeable lens cameras share common feature sets, with some offering higher sensitivity (ISO range), faster shutter speeds, or enhanced video capabilities. Aimed squarely at photo enthusiasts and advanced photographers who can appreciate and make use of its many creative imaging options, the Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 ($1,697, body only) stands out as a fast performer, with an astonishing framing rate and very fast autofocus acquisition time, plus many features and functions that will appeal to knowledgeable photographers who want to make use of cutting-edge processing and capture capabilities.

Dan Havlik  |  Jun 12, 2018  |  0 comments

Researchers off the coast of Virginia got the surprise of their lives when a small shark they caught suddenly became devoured by a Great White. And if you think this is one of those tall tales that fishermen sometimes spin of “the one that got away,” the researchers were able to snap a photo of this cannibalistic incident, which you can see embedded below.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 12, 2018  |  0 comments

Don’t you hate it when this happens? You’re out flying your drone over a large body of water when the battery starts dying mid-flight and you have to dive in to rescue it before it’s too late.

Dan Havlik  |  Jun 12, 2018  |  0 comments

One of the many things that struck us about the video of the historic handshake yesterday between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean lead Kim Jong Un was how noisy it was. Watch the clip below from CNN International and you’ll hear a familiar sound.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 11, 2018  |  0 comments

There’s an easy way to make your beauty shots even more stunning: just add some colored gels to your lighting. Editorial fashion photographer Jake Hicks shows how in the below video where he shoots a portrait session at home and gets a variety of attractive looks.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 08, 2018  |  0 comments

Sometimes you’re in the right place at the wrong time, or the light just isn’t cooperating. In the quick video below, you learn a really easy Photoshop trick that transforms a scene from boring to WOW in just seven minutes.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 08, 2018  |  0 comments

As much as everyone loves their furry best friends, all too often photographers settle for snapshots, rather than artistic images, of their pets. All that’s about to change with the eight fun and easy tips in the quick video below, that will help you capture dazzling images of dogs.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 07, 2018  |  0 comments

With the first day of summer just two weeks away, it’s time to start thinking about shooting photographs at the beach. And what better way to do that than with a pretty model in swimwear?

Ron Leach  |  Jun 07, 2018  |  0 comments

Canon just dropped the curtain on two next-generation 70-200mm zoom lenses, giving photographers a choice between a fast EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS III USM and an affordable EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 06, 2018  |  0 comments

Daniel Norton is a NY-based photographer known for his striking portrait and fashion images, and in this quick tutorial he demonstrates one of his favorite techniques—backlighting a subject for a dramatic effect.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 06, 2018  |  0 comments

Ever since DxO acquired the popular Nik Collection of image-editing software from Google last October, photographers have eagerly awaited an update to the powerful free suite of Photoshop and Lightroom plugins. The good news is that Nik Collection 2018 is now available on the DxO website, although the download is no longer free.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 05, 2018  |  1 comments

If you’ve ever tried your hand at macro photography, you know that precise focusing is of the utmost importance. That’s because there’s a very narrow zone of sharpness when shooting close-up photos at high magnifications.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 05, 2018  |  0 comments

Today Sony introduced the Cyber-shot RX100 VI—the latest model in their popular series of pocketable cameras offering superb optics and a host of high-end capabilities.

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