Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 26, 2024  |  First Published: Mar 27, 2024  |  0 comments

Nikon just announced a new Super Zoom, the NIKKOR Z 28-400mm f/4-8 VR, for Nikon Z series full-frame/FX-format mirrorless cameras. Boasting the highest zoom ratio in its class (14.28X) and a fast f/4 aperture at the 28mm end, it’s also the lightest in its class, weighing only 25.6 ounces (725g). For expanded versatility, the new zoom focuses to 7.8 inches (0.2m) at the maximum wideangle position and 3.9 feet (1.2m) at the maximum telephoto position. Additionally, the NIKKOR Z 28-400 f/4-8 VR features VR (Vibration Reduction technology equivalent to 5.0 stops efficacy.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 26, 2024  |  0 comments

If you're just getting started in photographing birds and other forms of wildlife, you've come to the right place. The following episode from the Safari Expert YouTube channel will set you straight by explaining the best camera settings to choose for various subjects and situations.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 26, 2024  |  0 comments

We've all captured photos during the day that didn't make the grade, either because of flat lighting, unimpressive colors, or a variety of other considerations. Rather that tossing these images into the trash, how about transforming them into dramatic nightscapes that really grab attention?

Ron Leach  |  Mar 26, 2024  |  0 comments

Exposure bracketing in an invaluable technique when photographing outdoor scenes in high-contrast situations that make it impossible to capture what you see through the viewfinder in a single shot. In this episode you'll learn what one pro says is the easiest way to get the job done.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 26, 2024  |  0 comments

Sigma Corporation of America just announced the 50mm f/1.2 DG DN | Art Lens, an ultra-fast standard prime lens for L-mount and Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. Featuring Sigma's first-ever 13-blade rounded diaphragm, Dual HLA-driven floating focusing design, plus dust and splash-resistant construction, the new 50mm f/1.2 is said to be the lightest weight in its class and is 30% smaller than the Sigma 35mm F1.2 DG DN | Art lens.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Mar 25, 2024  |  0 comments

Emerging directly from the "Why didn't I think of that?" category, legendary filter manufacturer and distributor of popular photo accessories Tiffen just announced an inexpensive adapter that allows users to mount 58mm filters on Apple 14- and 15-series iPhones. Leveraging Apple's MagSafe Technology, the new adapter expands creative opportunities for high-end smartphone users.

Shutterbug's new Choosing Wisely series aims to deliver concise, summarized information about products we think you'll like. Here's how Choosing Wisely evaluates the Tiffen Smartphone 58mm Filter Mount. (Spoiler alert: it's brilliant.)

Ron Leach  |  Mar 25, 2024  |  0 comments

Soft, burry photos are the bane of all photographers regardless of the type of photos they shoot. One way to fix things is using Photoshop's High Pass filter as you saw in last week's tutorial from the LAYRS YouTube channel.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 25, 2024  |  0 comments

This quick tutorial begins with two important questions; 1) "does Photoshop's Home Screen appear every time you launch the program?" And, if so, "does the Home Screen really serve a purpose?"

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Mar 22, 2024  |  0 comments

Photo Walks are in. As we welcome spring to our part of the world, photo walks should be on your radar. But he who hesitates is lost wandering the streets alone. For example, Ricoh Imaging recently announced a photo walk in Las Vegas via an email blast. Slated for April 6, the event sold out with lightning speed. Thankfully, Ricoh has more walks at other locations in the works. Similarly, Fujifilm and Luminar Neo recently shared plans for 50 photo walks throughout the US. If you hope to participate in a photo walk, you must monitor the schedules and act FAST. Let's unpack this.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 22, 2024  |  0 comments

You may be surprised to learn that many top models aren't blessed with a perfect complexion. As a result, some of the gorgeous images you see owe their impact to both good shooting skills and a knowledge of basic skin-retouching techniques for their flattering and natural looking effect.