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Dan Havlik  |  Apr 16, 2018  |  0 comments

British pro Thomas Heaton’s latest video has a provocative title: “Throw Away Your Wide-Angle Lens.” Does he mean it? Not really, but Heaton, who is an acclaimed landscape and nature photographer, does have a point to make about lens choices when shooting outdoors.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 13, 2018  |  0 comments

Professional travel photographer Mitchell Kanashkevich gets asked one photography question more than anything else: what is the best lens for travel and documentary photography? The answer’s not so simple as he explains in the below video.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 02, 2018  |  0 comments

Julia Trotti is a professional fashion photographer based in Sydney, Australia. She also shoots lifestyle and travel photos, and in this tutorial she offers five reasons why a 35mm lens is the perfect choice for travel photography.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 28, 2018  |  0 comments

Boudoir photography is a unique form of portraiture, requiring specialized shooting skills, expertise in communicating with models, and a bit of wisdom when selecting the right gear. In this quick video, a Los Angeles-based pro reveals the three lenses he uses, and explains which ones might work best for you.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 26, 2018  |  0 comments

There’s a common misconception that all you need for landscape photography is a good wide-angle lens. And while it’s true that a wide perspective is great for capturing expansive vistas, experienced shooters know that short telephoto lenses are also important for landscape photography.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 21, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s a fun tutorial that’s guaranteed to give you a creativity boost in under four minutes, with four DIY macro photography tips on shooting eye-popping images of water. Austrian pro Leo Rosas teamed up with our friends at the Cooperative of Photography (COOPH) to come up with these cool ideas.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 14, 2018  |  0 comments

Mirrorless cameras and third-party lenses top the list.

Joe Farace  |  Mar 02, 2018  |  0 comments

When shopping for a wide-angle lens, presented for your approval, is a collection of our favorite (mostly) zoom lenses to expand your view of the world.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 27, 2018  |  0 comments

If you thought the only excitement coming out of the WPPI show in Las Vegas this week was Sony’s new A7 III 24.2MP full-frame mirrorless camera, think again. There’s actually a lot more going on, including last night’s unveiling by Sigma of two interesting lenses designed for use with Sony E-Mount cameras.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 22, 2018  |  0 comments

This morning Tamron introduced a compact and lightweight 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD zoom lens, a high-performance telephoto featuring a constant maximum aperture, fast and precise AF capabilities, and superb resolution throughout its range.

Dan Havlik  |  Feb 22, 2018  |  0 comments

What’s your favorite lens for portrait photography? For Shutterbug photographer Jordan Matter, it’s an 85mm lens with a fast aperture.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 20, 2018  |  0 comments

We’re always amazed to see photographers shooting with high-end cameras and premium glass, without a hood on their lens. Often that’s because hoods are an optional purchase when buying a lens, while other times photographers fail to realize the significant difference an affordable hood can make in the quality of their images.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 16, 2018  |  0 comments

Serious nature photographers typically carry a bag full of premium glass on their excursions into the great outdoors, and in the video below you'll see what one award-winning pro says are, “the best lenses for landscape photography.”

Ron Leach  |  Feb 12, 2018  |  0 comments

It’s always fun to see what goes into making today’s innovative photography gear, and in the video below you’ll get a behind-the-scenes tour of a Fujifilm factory where cameras and lenses are manufactured.

Dan Havlik  |  Feb 09, 2018  |  2 comments

Well, Canon certainly seems ready for the 2018 Winter Olympics, which officially kick off today in PyeongChang, South Korea. Or at least that’s the impression we got from looking at all the gear Canon and Canon photographers have brought to the XXIII Olympic Winter Games.

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