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Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Mar 24, 2023  |  0 comments

Photographing flowers is a lot like cooking breakfast. Anyone can crack an egg, but can anybody eat the omelet without gagging? Here are seven brief but important tips every budding flower photographer should know.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Mar 02, 2023  |  0 comments

Fujifilm just announced the introduction of the INSTAX MINI 12, worthy successor to the well-liked MINI 11, and Shutterbug was allowed to run a sample through its paces several days prior to the launch. Consistent with instant photography’s shoot-and-share mindset, the MINI 12 is a fun, easy-to-use camera that we expect to be well received.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jan 06, 2023  |  0 comments

If you have a recent iPhone it probably defaults to Live Photo and stores images as files that have an HEIC file name extension. Here’s how to change the default to shoot regular still images and save them as the JPEGs you’re accustomed to. But HEIC (High Efficiency Image File format), better known as HEIF, is better than JPEG in many ways, and after learning a bit about it you may not want to revert back to your old, comfortable JPEG files.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Dec 11, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’re looking for the ideal gift for the photographer in your life, or if you’d like to reward yourself for persevering through a challenging 2022, here are five photographic items that any photographer is sure to appreciate.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Dec 02, 2022  |  0 comments

Share your holiday photos and videos with family and friends. Zonerama is a free online platform that provides users unlimited space and encourages them to upload photos and videos where they’re securely stored and shared. You do not have to be a user of Zoner Photo Studio X photo/video editing software. There is no charge and it’s simple and easy to use.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Nov 11, 2022  |  0 comments

Looking for a gift for the photographer in your life? Or maybe you’d like to show your love for your favorite brand and/or pastime? Here are nine cool items of apparel we think you will enjoy.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Nov 04, 2022  |  0 comments

It’s November, and that means retail stores and malls are shifting into end-of-year holiday decoration mode. Soon the red-suited elf will be shaking his bell outside the train station. Is it rushing the season? You be the judge. One thing we know for sure: it’s not too early to pick up a few new ways to give your holiday photos that extra sparkle.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 14, 2022  |  0 comments

Deleted images do not “go away.” Formatting a memory card does not “erase” the images. Never sell or loan a memory card unless you’re willing to risk the potential of sharing every image, video and other file that’s ever been saved to it. The same applies to hard drives, SSDs and other recording media. Here’s why it happens, and how to protect yourself.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Sep 09, 2022  |  0 comments

Are you tired of hearing locals say, “Shoulda been here last week,” after driving to a likely destination to view and photograph autumn foliage? Improve your odds of finding the red and orange leaves you crave by downloading the most respected nationwide fall leaf map and one of the best fall resources in the country. 

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jul 08, 2022  |  0 comments

Whether your kiddos are heading off to college, high school or doggedly pursuing their doctoral thesis, help them document each semester as they develop into fine young men and women and define their lives. Here are three cameras that will serve them well, are quite affordable, and have enough features that they can continue using them for many years to come.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jun 24, 2022  |  0 comments

Making an avoidable mistake can cost you a great shot, your precious inner tranquility, and sometimes cold cash. Everyone blunders now and again; missteps are an integral part of the trial-and-error method of learning (which I have always maintained is the best way to learn photography at the deepest level). But there are a few goofs that I hope I’ve learned to steer clear of.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jun 10, 2022  |  0 comments

Just in time for Father’s Day, a trio of tees that are certain to please.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Dec 24, 2021  |  0 comments

Got a new camera? Great feeling, no? Here are 10 camera accessories to enhance your photography pleasure. A few of them are downright necessities.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Feb 20, 2020  |  0 comments

Warmer weather is in the forecast and that can mean only one thing: time to take stock of your camera gear and get ready for the colorful bounty that spring unfailingly brings. Here’s our checklist of pre-summer mileposts to ponder.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 14, 2019  |  0 comments

Fujifilm just launched a new mid-range mirrorless camera, the Fujifilm X-T30, along with the new Fujinon XF 16mm F2.8 lens for wide-angle street shooting and landscapes. The X-T30, which is the replacement to the X-T20 from 2017, uses an APS-C-sized, 26MP X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor.

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