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Seth Shostak  |  Jun 02, 2017  |  0 comments

It wasn’t so long ago when every camera came with what’s called a normal lens. This, of course, didn’t refer to its mental health, but to the fact that it was the default lens that every photographer would find useful or, in the days before interchangeable lenses, would be stuck with.

Staff  |  Jun 02, 2017  |  0 comments

Every photographer has that one image they’ve always wanted to capture but just can’t pull off. For Paul Reiffer, it was a photo of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge in the fog that he had been trying to shoot for over nine years. 

Ron Leach  |  Jun 01, 2017  |  0 comments

In this visual interview Welsh photographer Matt Henry gives credence to the adage that a picture is worth 1000 words by using his stunning imagery to answer 10 questions about his approach to photography.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 01, 2017  |  0 comments

Astrophotography is really popular these days, but many photographers are put off by the challenge because they assume this type of shooting requires special equipment and arcane techniques. In fact, nighttime photography isn’t really all that complicated and you can usually get great results with equipment you already own.

Staff  |  Jun 01, 2017  |  0 comments

Outdoor and travel photographers take note. The compact and rugged Pentax KP DSLR is a lot of camera in a tough, portable package, making it an ideal traveling companion. The 24-megapixel KP features a dustproof and weatherproof camera body with 67 points of sealing yet it weighs only 1.4 pounds and is small enough to fit into a laptop bag. This APS-C-sensor-based DSLR also features five-axis in-camera shake reduction, a top sensitivity of ISO 819,200, and high-speed continuous shooting at up to 7 frames per second. Best of all, if you like shooting outdoors even when the weather outside is less than optimal, the Pentax KP is designed to shoot in temperatures as low as 14 degrees F. You may freeze but your camera won’t.

Ron Leach  |  May 31, 2017  |  0 comments

The accurate colorization of old black-and-white photos involves a combination of artistry, painstaking research, physics and digital technology. And when the effort yields a realistic and vibrant reconstruction of the historical past, the result is quite magical.

Ron Leach  |  May 31, 2017  |  0 comments

We’ve long been enamored with the stunning imagery of nature photographer Jim Peterson whose work exhibits both a keen eye for composition and a technical mastery of our craft. Based in Sedona, Arizona, Peterson conveys his vision of the world through a broad portfolio of infrared and conventional photographs. 

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 31, 2017  |  0 comments

Nikon unveiled the new Coolpix W300 this morning, a waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof and dustproof point-and-shoot camera designed to capture and share images and 4K UHD video easily.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 31, 2017  |  0 comments

Nikon announced three new wide-angle Nikkor lenses this morning: the AF-P DX Nikkor 10-20MM F/4.5-5.6G VR, which is a compact, ultra-wide-angle perspective DX-format zoom lens; the AF-S Fisheye Nikkor 8-15MM F/3.5-4.5E ED, which is a circular fisheye zoom lens; and the AF-S Nikkor 28MM F/1.4E ED: a wide-angle, prime lens.

Ron Leach  |  May 30, 2017  |  0 comments

Artist Ben Grant became inspired by satellite imagery after learning of what’s known as the “overview effect”—a sensation astronauts experience when they look down from space and view Earth as a whole. It’s at that moment, Grant says, that astronauts “have the chance to appreciate our home in its entirety, to reflect on its beauty and its fragility all at once.”

Ron Leach  |  May 30, 2017  |  0 comments

If you are like most photographers you’d prefer to spend less time behind the computer and more time out shooting. In the quick video below you’ll learn a streamlined Lightroom workflow that will drastically reduce your processing time.

Ron Leach  |  May 30, 2017  |  0 comments

If you’ve ever marveled at a spectacular landscape photograph and wondered how it was made, there’s a good chance the photographer employed a luminosity masking technique in Photoshop that provides extremely precise control over post-processing adjustments.

Barry Tanenbaum  |  May 30, 2017  |  0 comments

You don’t start off talking about photography when you talk to Paul Edmondson about how he creates his striking fine art landscape images. You talk about what he notices and what he chooses from all that the landscape offers. 

Ron Leach  |  May 26, 2017  |  0 comments

Photographer Ryan Stout used his engineering skill to create “Arsenal” which he describes as “the world’s first intelligent assistant for DSLR and mirrorless cameras. The idea is that with this compact, wireless device you can use an iOS or Android smartphone to control your camera and take the guesswork out of capturing great images.

Ron Leach  |  May 26, 2017  |  1 comments

One of the few things we didn’t try in our in our recent review of Sony’s small and sophisticated A6500 mirrorless camera was to try shooting with a cheap 500mm f/8 preset lens and a 2x teleconverter. But that’s exactly what photographer Christopher Burress did in the video below, and his results are pretty interesting.

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