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For the uninitiated, Shutter Release is an ongoing series in which we share interesting photography articles and videos from around the web and give you a short summary. There’s a lot of great content out there and Shutter Release is our way of giving you access to more news than ever before. Nikon D500 survives bout with Rex the dog, but has some battle scars – Nikon Rumors We’ve all heard the phrase, “My dog ate my homework.” Whether or not that excuse is actually true when children use it in school, a Belgian photographers... [...]
Wed, Jun 28, 2017
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The National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest is open to submissions until the end of this week, June 30. The grand-prize winner will receive a 10-day trip for two to the Galápagos Archipelago with National Geographic Expeditions. National Geographic was again kind enough to allow me to share more of the entries with you here, gathered from three categories: Nature, Cities, and People. The photos and captions were written by the photographers, and lightly edited for style. [...]
Tue, Jun 27, 2017
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Micron, the parent company of memory card and portable memory behemoth Lexar, announced an absolute shocker: they will be discontinuing its Lexar retail removable media storage business while also entertaining offers from those looking to purchase the brand and its assets. Announced on the Micron company blog, the short news item doesn't mince words or leave anything to the imagination: Lexar, at least under Micron management, will be no more. Micron says "the decision was made as part of the company’s ongoing efforts to focus on... (read more) [...]
Tue, Jun 27, 2017
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The National Parks are one of America’s greatest natural resources. The parks span many states and offer a diverse range of pristine environments, including deserts, forests and coastlines. Photographer Chris Nicholson has embarked on an ambitious project wherein he visits each park and discusses what they offer for photographers. Nicholson recently visited B&H to give a nearly two-hour presentation on photographing National Parks. In the presentation below, he discusses the parks in general and then goes into detail on a variety... (read more) [...]
Tue, Jun 27, 2017
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Today’s Shutter Release has a bit of a portraiture tilt. Among the five covered stories, two of them are focused on portraiture, with the first looking at how to shoot a basic model test and the second being a video featuring five beginner portrait lighting tips. Then we will look at a series of very interesting volcano images, a new inexpensive Leica lens from China and tips for shooting “moonscapes.” Like with all of our Shutter Release roundup articles, we hope that you find these articles and our short summaries useful in... [...]
Tue, Jun 27, 2017
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A few weeks ago, we posted our First Shots of the Nikon D7500, an enthusiast-oriented DSLR that follows in the footsteps of the much-loved D7200. At the time, we promised more to come soon. Well, if you've been waiting for our first real-world Field Test to supplement your D7500 knowledge, your wait's over! Just before the weekend I posted my first Nikon D7500 Field Test! And I had a little something out of the ordinary planned for this first test, as I took the D7500 with me on a road trip with my son to visit the... [...]
Mon, Jun 26, 2017
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Nathaniel Dodson of tutvid frequently creates excellent video tutorials, many of them focused on becoming a better photo editor. We’ve covered his work on numerous occasions, including this one on creating better black and white images in Lightroom and this more recent article about his four hours of free Photoshop tutorials. Dodson’s latest video is about the pen tool in Photoshop. Don’t let the video’s brevity deceive you, it’s a very useful and helpful tutorial. The pen tool is remarkably powerful for making precise selections... (read more) [...]
Mon, Jun 26, 2017
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The Muslim three-day Eid al-Fitr festival, marking the end of the month of Ramadan, began this weekend in parts of the world where sightings of the new moon were made. During Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting, devout Muslims must abstain from food, drink, and sex from dawn until sunset. The fast, one of the five pillars of Islam, is seen as a time for spiritual reflection, prayers, and charity. After sunset, Muslims traditionally break the fast by eating three dates, performing the Maghrib prayer, and sitting down to Iftar, the main evening meal, where communities and families gather together. [...]
Mon, Jun 26, 2017
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Last month, a longstanding trend in our photography contest came to an end. For the first time in the contest history, a DSLR from neither Canon nor Nikon was represented on the Top 3 prize-winning podium. DSLR lovers worldwide heaved a heavy sigh as the tide turned towards the mirrorless world. One month later it was as if it had never happened. A veritable blip on the radar screen... a mirrorless hiccup. For the month of May, all returned to the way it has virtually always been in our contest, as Canon and Nikon DSLRs slugged... [...]
Mon, Jun 26, 2017
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It’s a Sony-centric start to the week. Today’s Shutter Release features news of a new 20-megapixel sensor from Sony, an interesting look at all the native 50mm (and one 55mm) lenses available for Sony E mount, an interview with Joe McNally, a behind the scenes video of unique wrestling portraits and a hands-on review of the new Sony A9 with adapted Canon telephoto lenses. For the uninitiated, Shutter Release is an ongoing series in which we share interesting photography articles and videos from around the web and give you a short... [...]
Mon, Jun 26, 2017
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As amazing as Adobe Lightroom is and what it can do, it has been on the receiving end of complaints from users for the better part of three years now, with intermittant updates from the software behemoth doing little to fix the often slow nature of the photo management and bulk adjustments application. Add to that the influx of updates to Lightroom Mobile instead of the main desktop platform, which caters to arguably a completley different audience than the main program, and you have the ingredients to a rather dissatisfied user... [...]
Mon, Jun 26, 2017
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Late last week, preorders opened for Sigma’s new 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art Lens, the latest version of the popular standard zoom lens, which has long proven to be a workhorse optic for many working pros and enthusiasts alike. Sigma Canada has published a behind the scenes video of professional photographer Jess Baumung using the lens to photograph runners, which can be viewed below. Of the early hands-on, Sigma says, “We invited Jess Baumung, a Toronto-based running and music photographer, to test out an early sample of the... (read more) [...]
Mon, Jun 26, 2017
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Our Firmware Friday roundup this week is a rather abbreviated one, featuring as it does only four updates from a single manufacturer. This time around it's Blackmagic Design making firmware news, as updates land for three Blackmagic URSA Mini-series cameras and the company's Studio Viewfinder accessory. Let's get right down to it! Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K, URSA Mini 4.6K, URSA Mini 4K and URSA Studio Viewfinder A number of new features in Blackmagic Design's Camera Setup version 4.4 update are applicable to all... (read more) [...]
Sat, Jun 24, 2017
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To get your weekend started off on the right foot, we have an assortment of photography articles to share with you on today’s edition of Shutter Release. For those of you unfamiliar with Shutter Release, it’s a roundup article in which we summarize and share content from around the web. Today we will be looking at a website which can tell you the Lightroom edits that were made to an image, a look at the pros and cons of outsourcing your photo editing, Eric Kim’s take on specialization in photography, a video about using photography... [...]
Fri, Jun 23, 2017
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A heatwave in Europe, Ramadan in Syria, floating solar farms in China, the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda, the Royal Highland Show in Scotland, protests in Washington, D.C., and much more [...]
Fri, Jun 23, 2017
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