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Steve Meltzer  |  Mar 21, 2016  |  0 comments

For my photography I prefer small, lightweight, responsive cameras to big, heavy, bulky DSLRs. While small cameras once lagged behind DSLRs in image quality and performance, today’s compact cameras are challenging their dominance with great cameras like the Sony A7S IIPanasonic Lumix DMC-LX100Nikon P900 and the new, elegant retro Olympus Pen-F. These compact, bridge and hybrid cameras can even do things some big, bulky DSLRs can’t.

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 06, 2018  |  1 comments

If your eyes have glazed over by the countless videos out there comparing the latest smartphone cameras to real cameras, you’re not alone. The tipping point for photographer Evan Ranft was a video he saw comparing a Google Pixel smarthphone’s camera to a Hasselblad medium format camera.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 29, 2015  |  1 comments

When I tell someone I’m the editor of Shutterbug, the discussion quickly turns to photography (imagine that!) and everyone, absolutely everyone, has something to say about taking photos. This is one of the best things about having cameras in smartphones. More and more people are enjoying photography and that’s the truth, plain and simple.

Dan Havlik  |  Mar 31, 2015  |  1 comments

If you followed the controversy over the World Press Photo (WPP) awards in March and care anything about the state of photojournalism these days, you might be a little sick to your stomach by now. In the latest debacle involving the WPP contest – and there have been a few in recent years – the organization revoked the first-place prize it had given to Italian photographer Giovanni Trolio for a photo story he had submitted called “The Dark Heart of Europe.”

Seth Shostak  |  Dec 27, 2016  |  0 comments

Imagine a camera you could plunk down in front of the Taj Mahal or anywhere else and snap photos that were indistinguishable from reality. A camera producing images that, when properly displayed, would be pictorially the same as being there.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Nov 22, 2015  |  0 comments

Thanksgiving is that magical time that happens only once a year. Thank heavens. It’s a time for peace and love and opening our hearts and homes to relatives we normally don’t bother with. It’s the season for vapid overindulgence—stuffing ourselves with turkey (bird meat that’s usually reserved for Club sandwiches, frozen weight watcher entrees and an occasional tasteless, low-fat burger). Football—lots of football—and couch naps are the order of the day, while the exotic foods that are eaten only at this time of the year (marshmallow-encrusted yams, slippery cranberries and that dried-up bread stuff—what is it? Dressing?) vie for domination of our glutted stomachs

Lorin R. Robinson  |  May 08, 2015  |  0 comments

Here’s another photography list for you. Like any list of the best of anything, this list is subjective. Even if it were the “most useful,” “most thoughtful” or “funniest” quotes about photography, it would still be subjective.

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Jan 15, 2016  |  0 comments

Less than a month after Acme marketed what they unofficially considered their finest camera ever, I was having lunch with a particularly accomplished professional photographer. “I just got the camera,” he said. “I love it! It’s amazing! I can’t wait to see what Acme’ll do next!”

Jason Schneider  |  Jan 31, 2020  |  0 comments

The recent CES 2020 show in Las Vegas showcased the usual profusion of smart tech and AI-empowered gadgets, so few expected that the most most exciting news in the imaging world would come in the form of two new back-to-the-future full frame DSLRs from Nikon and Canon.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 28, 2015  |  0 comments

Every five years the experts at Canon hold an event to share their vision of future imaging technologies and present some of the cutting-edge innovations they have in the works. These events tend to be inspirational and aspirational for everyone interested in the art and craft of photography, and this month’s Canon Expo was no exception.

Dan Havlik  |  Oct 28, 2015  |  0 comments

Forgive me if I catch my breath for a second but I just returned from the PhotoPlus Expo show in New York City and it was an exhausting show in many respects. But I say that in a most positive way.

Steve Meltzer  |  Nov 11, 2015  |  0 comments

After 140 years of photography, camera design has reached something of a pinnacle with today’s DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. But along the way to our digital era there were lots of false starts and dead ends. These were unusual cameras that had their brief moment and then simply disappeared.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 27, 2019  |  0 comments

A week ago, we shared a somewhat controversial video where photographer Mattias Burling shared what he considers the “Top 5 Overrated Camera Features.” Now he’s followed that opinionated piece up with another video that goes in the opposite direction: “The Top 5 Underrated Camera Features.”

Dan Havlik  |  Jun 24, 2019  |  0 comments

There are lots of things that people tell you about photography that are just plain wrong. In fact, sometimes these popular photography "myths," if you follow them, actually make your images look worse.

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