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Press Release Posted: Feb 16, 2011 0 comments

Photoflex® Inc. of Watsonville, CA. announces the release of five new OctoDome® Extra Small Kits for ShoeMount Flash. Each of the five kits include an 18 inch extra small OctoDome® nxt, adjustable ShoeMount hardware, basic OctoConnector, and a HeavyDuty swivel for connecting the kit to a camera bracket or light stand. The aforementioned items describe the Basic Kit, designed for photographers that already own a ShoeMount flash and radio trigger.

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Josh Haftel Posted: Jul 27, 2016 1 comments

The first thing I do in a new country is get a prepaid SIM card for my phone. Sure, this means that I’m still connected, but the ability to address Google Maps, TripAdvisor, or Foursquare at any point far outweighs the negatives of being sucked back into the infinite void that is Facebook. Pre-paid SIM cards are available everywhere, and let you use your phone to research photo opportunities and share your next masterpiece in every corner of the globe. 

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Ron Leach Posted: Jan 05, 2017 0 comments

Last month we showed you how to create better portraits by using a white balloon to soften the light from your camera’s pop-up flash. Now there are these five camera hacks to improve your photos with a simple plastic bag.

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Steve Meltzer Posted: Jan 26, 2017 0 comments

Great photographs are not the result of great cameras. Superb cameras help, but the real secret to making great images is the ability to see photographs in your mind’s eye before you take them. Once this ability to “pre-visualize” an image is learned, it quickly becomes second nature. Here are five simple tips to jump-start your thinking outside the camera.

Mike Stensvold Posted: Jul 01, 2005 31 comments

Photography is all about light. But wherever there's light, there are shadows lurking nearby. And therein lie some great photo ops.

 

Exposing Shadows
Contrasty shadow scenes can fool reflected light meters, such as those built into cameras. A spot meter enables you to meter the most important highlight area, and determine an exposure that will give...

Dan Havlik Posted: Apr 03, 2017 0 comments

Shutterbug has teamed up with New York Times-best selling author/photographer Jordan Matter for a new series of How To videos called Tips that Matter. In this his first Shutterbug How To video, Matter shares five great tips on how to shoot stunning portraits at night with very little gear.

The Editors Posted: Aug 02, 2016 0 comments

Professional photographer and Shutterbug contributor James Patrick has no shortage of great photography-related tips so we had him step in front of the camera recently to share them with our readers. 

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Ron Leach Posted: Nov 08, 2016 0 comments

In only its second year, the Sienna International Photo Award (SIPA) competition received over 50,000 images, submitted by amateurs and pros from over 130 countries worldwide. And the winning photographs are simply breathtaking.

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Posted: Aug 26, 2008 0 comments

The F.J. Westcott Company is now offering twice the power of their daylight
balanced fluorescent bulbs for the Spiderlite TD5 with a new 50-watt compact
bulb. The new fluorescent bulb pack combined with a Spiderlite TD5 will provide
over 900 equivalent watts of power.



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Spiderlite TD5 is one light source providing Tungsten Halogen, Fluorescent or
Strobe capability. Westcott is known for its focus on customer feedback and
has proved this again by offering the new 50-watt fluorescent bulb. The bulb
will be available at MAP $39.90 individually or $159.90 per pack of four 50-watt
and one 20-watt.



The Spiderlite TD5 allows you to change your light source, light output, color
temperature or environmental temperature instantly. Three separate controls
on the back allow you to run from 1-5 lamps allowing you to quickly change lighting
ratio without changing color temperature. The Spiderlite TD5 includes a 15'
cord and a built-in handle for Soft Box rotation. No adapter ring is needed
as the soft box fits directly onto the Spiderlite TD5.



www.fjwestcott.com

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Press Release Posted: Nov 26, 2013 0 comments
For the fifth straight year, the juried Annual New Mexico Photographic Art Show (ANMPAS) will reveal a truly stunning image collection to the public that ranges from evocative toprovocative and from humorous to haunting.
From Sunday, December 8th until Sunday, December 29th, ANMPAS will display nearly two hundred images that showcase some of the very finest work available by New Mexico photographers.
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Dan Havlik Posted: Jan 22, 2016 0 comments

If you were asked to do a photo shoot in an empty studio could you harness your skills and creativity to come up with an interesting image? That’s exactly the task at hand in this latest video from The Lab, titled “Blank – Creating something from nothing.”

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Dan Havlik Posted: Dec 15, 2015 0 comments

We’ve really been enjoying The Lab’s ongoing video series about photography and the group’s latest clip (embedded below) could be its most creative one yet. In the 2:30-minute spot titled “MINDFRAME – Think First. Shoot Later.”, six photographers are invited to a cemetery and are asked to capture “eternal life” in a single photo.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Jan 26, 2017 0 comments

Here’s more great advice for beginning photographers in the form of a helpful how-to video from landscape photographer Serge Ramelli. Titled “Mistakes to Avoid as a Beginner Photographer,” the 6.5-minute clip below discusses six things Ramelli did when he was just starting out in photography, which he now regrets.

Jason Schneider Posted: Oct 30, 2015 0 comments

When applied to humans, the word “character” has two distinct meanings, an oddball or eccentric as in “Fred is a real character” or a morally upstanding person, as in “Charlie is a man of unimpeachable character.” When it comes to machines created by humans, the word “character” conveys a slightly different constellation of meanings, hovering somewhere between “having lovable defects” like an old Model T Ford, and expressing a distinctive personality, like a classic Ferrari.

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Ron Leach Posted: May 08, 2017 0 comments

All photographers love quick tips to help them improve their images and protect their gear. And if that advice involves using inexpensive household items you already have, all the better.

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