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Dan Havlik  |  May 04, 2017  |  0 comments

Time-lapse videos are all the rage these days but there’s much that separates a decent time-lapse from a great one. One thing that can help set your time-lapse apart is to feature some type of movement in the video to give it a more dynamic look. And one way to add movement is by using some type of camera slider.

Dan Havlik  |  Oct 31, 2017  |  0 comments

The 45.7MP Nikon D850 has been one of the hottest cameras on the market since it launched in the late summer. At the PhotoPlus Expo show in New York City last week, we took a closer look at this full frame DSLR with Steve Heiner, Nikon USA’s senior technical manager.

Deborah Sandidge  |  May 29, 2019  |  0 comments

I don't just use clouds in many of my photographs; I actively pursue them for my images. If I hear a storm is a few days out, I'll travel to meet it. I'm not talking about hurricanes—I'll travel away from one of those; but give me an approaching garden-variety Florida storm, and I'll be there.

Maria Piscopo  |  May 02, 2018  |  0 comments

For our annual discussion on the business of wedding photography, I spoke to three wedding photographers who are finding success in doing what they love. One of the keys to their success is that their marketing ideas and tips illustrate top-of-mind awareness, which helps keep them foremost in their clients’ minds.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Nov 05, 2014  |  0 comments

Today marks the launch of the second season of the “Nikon Behind the Scenes” video series. The second season starts with Nikon Ambassador (and wedding photographer) Cliff Mautner’s “Nikon Behind the Scenes: Wedding Day Portraits with Cliff Mautner.”

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 05, 2018  |  0 comments

As a wedding photographer/videographer you have to be ready for anything. The same can be said for a wedding couple as the scary video below captured by F&J Productions shows.

Maria Piscopo  |  Mar 15, 2016  |  1 comments

R. J. Kern is the owner and photographer of Kern-Photo, a Minneapolis-based wedding photography business. He started the company eight years ago after spending five years with the National Geographic Society. His wedding photography locations range from backyards to destinations around the world. He also teaches photography workshops and has won many awards, including making the “50 Top US Wedding Photographers”.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 25, 2019  |  0 comments

Here’s a great photo challenge to test your creativity this weekend: try to take as many unique images as you can of just one object. Tough assignment, right?

Dan Havlik  |  May 26, 2016  |  0 comments

Our favorite weird lens guru Mathieu Stern has been testing out some unusual Soviet-era Russian lens and the results have been surprisingly impressive. In fact, in the below video, Stern pairs the Jupiter-9 85mm F/2 portrait lens on a Sony A7 II mirrorless camera and some of his still photos and video are actually quite amazing.

Ron Leach  |  May 18, 2016  |  0 comments

Here’s another video from our favorite weird lens guru Mathieu Stern who gives a preview of some cheap Jupiter Soviet lenses. Stern regularly discusses inexpensive, oddball glass that can be used on mirrorless cameras.

 |  Jul 17, 2008  |  0 comments

The F. J. Westcott Company is building a place on its newly remodeled web site
for imagemakers to share their knowledge with others and learn new ideas and
techniques through discussion. Going live in July, 2008, the Westcott Community
will offer a contest for the Top 100 Westcott Endorsed Pros, an Image Gallery,
a Forum and an Ask the Expert advice panel.

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 |  Sep 16, 2009  |  0 comments

Westcott Now Offering Soft Box with Narrower Depth.


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Staff  |  Dec 03, 2008  |  0 comments

The first rental website for Scenic Backgrounds by Westcott will be available online October 31, 2008. With over 100 backgrounds to choose from, these backgrounds will appeal to everyone including the high end professional, photo enthusiast and even the parent or scrapbook mom. The rental program will allow photographers creativitywithout the expense of investing in a lifetime commitment to a background. Rentals will list at $49.99 for a 5’X6’ and $69.99 for the 6’X8’ line. Customers can save $20.00 with a coupon from their local participating dealer and the postage-paid packaging is provided to return it.

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George Schaub  |  Oct 28, 2004  |  0 comments

Westcott has recently made a new addition to its line of Soft Box Light Modifiers
by introducing the New Masters Brush. The New Masters allows users to create more
defined shadowing, which enhances depth and adds contour.



Westcott worked directly on the design with Master Photographer Ken Cook, a third
generation family studio owner with over 50 years of experience. The specially
designed multi layer front panel along with the Barn Door and internal baffle
creates a 2 f-Stop differential between the center or the heart of the light and
the outer edges. This allows users to achieve the lighting patterns created by
the old Masters of Photography using split, broad and short lighting, including
all the variations of Rembrandt and Butterfly Lighting.
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Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 27, 2004  |  0 comments

The F.J. Westcott Company has introduced their new Spiderlite for still and
video imagemakers. The Spiderlite is less than five inches deep and is constructed
of solid metal. The inner metal surface of the light offers a highly reflective
surface. Any light falling backwards is again reflected back into a Soft Box
allowing for maximum output of the lights. Built-in points allow for direct
attachment of a Soft Box onto the Spiderlite itself. This not only cuts down
the cost of purchasing an adapter ring, but also allows the end user fewer parts
to carry or lose as well as quicker set-up.

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