Magazine Issue
November 2017
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The Sporting Life
ONE OF THE BIGGEST THRILLS ABOUT BEING A MAGAZINE EDITOR in the photography industry is getting to try out the latest camera gear in the field. Take, for example, the image to the right. I shot it with the new AF-P Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR le
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What It Takes
THAT’S CARLOS CORREA, HOUSTON ASTROS SHORTSTOP, in February, 2016, on a secluded beach on the south coast of Puerto Rico, training for the upcoming season. He’d been named American League Rookie of the Year for 2015, but no achievement was going to m
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The Printer That’s Equally Obsessed
TOO MANY PHOTOGRAPHERS QUIT before they’re finished. They exercise the greatest care and control while capturing an image, then print it with an inkjet printer that isn’t capable of matching the photographer’s skill or precision. All of the vision, c
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The Other Available Light
IT’S SORT OF A REVERSE MAGIC TRICK: now you don’t see it—now you do. Infrared (IR) light is the light we don’t see, but we can photograph its effects—and that’s what got my attention: how I could with infrared photography take subjects I saw every da
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Got Questions About Photography? Professional Photographer and Photoshop Expert Scott Kelby Has Got Answers.
The idea of shooting in Raw on your DSLR and then importing those Raw images into your tablet or phone to edit is pretty ludicrous to me. I don’t know of anyone who has enough free space on their mobile phone to edit even a day’s worth of vacation sh
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Photographer Mauricio Paiz Serves Up Great Images With the Olympus OM-D
SOUTH FLORIDA PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER AND TENNIS FAN MAURICIO PAIZ recently added the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II with several M.Zuiko PRO lenses to the DSLR system in his camera bag. The Guatemala-born Paiz, who played tennis at Florida Atlantic Uni
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The F-Stops Here
REMEMBER F-STOPS? Not everyone does. Millennials shoot their selfies with automated smartphones that have sent f-stops to steampunk heaven. Old-timers who began with box cameras were spared the fear factor of f-stops until later in life, and may neve
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The Goods
Nikon’s new full-frame DSLR not only boosts the resolution into the stratosphere, it ramps up the speed and the multimedia features. The 45.7MP D850 is Nikon’s first DSLR with an FX-format (aka full frame), backside-illuminated CMOS sensor with no lo
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Shoot to Thrill
“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.”—Sir Edmund Hillary Living in Colorado I’m surrounded by people who love extreme and adventure sports. Even though my time spent pursuing these activities has passed, I took advantage of these folks’
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Vanguard’s Alta Pro 2+ 263CT Tripod & BH-100 Ball Head
WHILE IMAGE STABILIZATION IN CAMERA BODIESand lenses has stretched the bounds of slow shutter speed usage, there’s nothing that can take the place of a good tripod in terms of image sharpness and the ability to take advantage of today’s camera techno
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Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80
THE PANASONIC LUMIX DC-FZ80 is a superzoom bridge camera for photographers on a budget. It features a small, 1/2.33-inch sensor with a resolution of 18MP. A massive lens system in the Panasonic FZ80 provides a focal length range between 20-1200mm (35
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Take Action
A GRADUATE FROM THE ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (RIT) with a degree in commercial photography, Andy Batt is an accomplished photographer and photo educator. The Portland, Oregon-based Batt is well known for his sports photography and his expert
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Medium Speed
NORWEGIAN DANIEL TENGS SETS HIMSELF APART from other extreme sports photographers in at least one key respect: he goes the extra mile, capturing snowboarders on medium format, namely the Fujifilm GFX 50S. Not exclusively, mind you, but with a certain
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The Art of Shooting Sports
OF COURSE SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHER ERIC BAKKE can capture the peak action moments. He’s team photographer for the Denver Broncos, shoots X Games for ESPN, and contributes sports images to newspapers, magazines, and organizations. Here, though, we want to
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Our Favorite Reader Photos: Action, Adventure, and Energy
TODAY’S CAMERA GEAR IS FASTER than ever and much of it is tailor-made for capturing any sort of motion or movement. So then why do so many photographers struggle to shoot compelling images of action, adventure, and energy? Part of it has to do with t
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Creativity / Final Shot
ON THE ROPES While Shutterbug reader Justin Cale mainly focuses on wildlife photography, he’s recently started adding people in the mix in an effort to expand his photographic horizons. “Photography has a way of simplifying the complex,” Cale says. “