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Ron Leach  |  Aug 29, 2017  |  0 comments

Whenever we feature the beautiful imagery of British nature photographer Simon Baxter we’re struck by his thoughtful, cerebral approach to our craft and the remarkable patience he exhibits in an attempt to get just the shot he’s after.

George Schaub  |  Aug 29, 2017  |  0 comments

Inkjet printmakers now have a range of printing paper options that go well beyond the wildest dreams of darkroom printers in terms of size, surface, and print “look.” While covering all the offerings would fill all the pages of this issue, and then some, what follows is a sampling of paper options that I have recently tested with some suggestions about how they might best be put to use in your creative endeavors. 

 |  Aug 28, 2017  |  0 comments

In exciting news for Nikon, NASA just placed an order for 53 unmodified D5 DSLR cameras for use at their astronaut training facilities on Earth, as well as aboard the International Space Station. These are the same Nikon D5 cameras available to consumers that are known for both high performance and durability under harsh conditions.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 28, 2017  |  0 comments

Canon just introduced a host of new glass tonight: the new Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM lens and three new Tilt-Shift macro lenses: the TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro lens, TS-E 90mm f/2.8L Macro lens and TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro lens.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 28, 2017  |  0 comments

We’ve seen a lot of great imagery from the August 21st total solar eclipse, but this nine-minute video is really something special. Self-proclaimed “armchair aeroscience geek” Liem Bahnerman captured the amazing footage after launching a high-altitude balloon festooned with three still cameras and two action cams shooting video.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 28, 2017  |  0 comments

A couple weeks ago we shared a revealing visit to the home of iconic American photographer Edward Weston. In the video below you’ll take a virtual tour of Weston’s darkroom, guided by his grandson fine art photographer Kim Weston. 

Ron Leach  |  Aug 25, 2017  |  0 comments

Norwegian photographer Daniel Modol was shooting video of a distant storm from the terrace of his home in Gjerstad as lightning bounced off the horizon. Suddenly with a BOOM, a lightning bolt struck just a few feet away. And when we say, “boom” we mean it; this is a loud video so turn down the volume before watching the clip below.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 25, 2017  |  0 comments

By now you’ve undoubtedly heard about Nikon’s new high-res, high-speed D850 DSLR and hopefully read our hands-on report. And now, thanks to Nikon Imaging Japan, you can feast your eyes on these sample images that provide an impressive taste of what this 45.7-megapixel powerhouse can do.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 25, 2017  |  0 comments

When you combine a beautiful sunrise with a spectacular seascape there’s a great opportunity to capture stunning imagery if you do things right. British nature photographer Thomas Heaton arrived at the beach early to demonstrate his techniques for getting the job done.

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Aug 24, 2017  |  0 comments

You’re on Meols Beach, on the Irish Sea, looking east across the River Mersey; those lights are Liverpool. The beach is the place where imaging happens for Ray Mcbride when time and tide are just right.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 24, 2017  |  0 comments

It’s often difficult to make compelling images when shooting in the middle of the day under harsh lighting condition. But in the video below you’ll learn how to make use of contrast to create dramatic silhouettes.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 24, 2017  |  0 comments

Many photographers shoot exclusively with available light because they’re intimidated by what they fear are the complexities of using supplemental light sources. And while complicated studio setups can require specialized expertise, shooting with simple speedlights or small studio strobes is actually quite simple.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 24, 2017  |  0 comments

Image-editing expert Unmesh Dinda is one of our favorite sources for in-depth Photoshop and Lightroom tutorials, and in the video below he demonstrates a rather amazing technique for adding realistic water reflections to landscape photographs.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 23, 2017  |  First Published: Aug 24, 2017  |  1 comments

It’s finally official: Nikon just unveiled its new 45.7-megapixel D850 full frame DSLR. With the D850, Nikon has not only boosted the resolution from its predecessor, the D810 from 2014, it’s ramped up the speed and the multimedia features.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 23, 2017  |  0 comments

OK, so you did your homework, picked up some eclipse glasses, bought a solar filter to protect you camera, and shot a bunch of photos of the epic event that look pretty much like those captured by millions of other photographers. Now what?

 

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