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1 $300 Adorama Gift Certificate

2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate

8 great videos from Adobe to help you step up your Lightroom, Photoshop and overall photography game

 
 

Adobe has been hard at work creating a lot of interesting video content for photographers. We have regularly featured videos from their "Lightroom Coffee Break" series, but they've also recently started a pair of...

Nikon 28mm f/1.4E Field Test: Fast prime lens offers great bokeh and build quality


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Nikon has continued upgrading its prime lenses with a new fast 28mm f/1.4E ED AF-S optic. In addition to offering a faster maximum aperture than its 28mm f/1.8G counterpart, the new f/1.4E lens has an electromagnetic diaphragm to ensure better exposure...

Shutter Release: An intestinal intersection of photography and medicine

 
 

There is a lot of interesting content out there and we want to help make sure you see as much of it as possible. While we are dedicated to bringing you great original content, our colleagues and peers around the web create a lot of articles, tutorials and videos worth sharing. Alongside the occasional photography...

Tutorial: How to photograph insects on a white background in the wild

 
 

Phil Torres is a name you might be familiar with. He's an accomplished photographer and scientist who has lived in the Amazon Rainforest and has also doen research and covered science-stories in Mongolia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Sweden, and the Arctic just to name a few. He has even been featured on shows on...

Miggo launches Indiegogo campaign for trio of new stormproof Agua bags

 
 

Miggo has returned to crowdfunding to launch a new collection of three "storm-proof" camera and drone bags, the Agua IPX3 bags, which are now available to back on Indiegogo. The trio consists of an Agua Versa backpack, Agua Drone Lander and Agua Sling.

The Versa backpack is a versatile backpack designed for not...

Fuji X-A3 First Shots: Giving the competition a run for their money at ISO 3200

 
 


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We've been fans of the image quality from this entry-level X-A series since its debut with the X-A1 several years ago. The line has been known for terrific image quality for the price, and it has now stepped into...

Nikon D7200 vs D7500: A tale of two top-of-the-line enthusiast cameras

 
 


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Nikon D7200 vs Nikon D7500 Comparison Review

 
 

The Nikon D7500 was released earlier this year, replacing the D7200 as the advanced enthusiast camera -- essentially, the most advanced-level camera you can get from Nikon before entering...

Powerful volcano image wins Grand Prize in National Geographic’s Travel Photographer of the Year contest

 
 

National Geographic has announced the winners of their 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest. The grand prize winner, Sergio Tapiro Velasco, has earned himself and a guest a 10-day trip to the Galápagos Archipelago with National Geographic Expeditions for the first image seen below.

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How to use frequency separation for subtle portrait retouching with Photoshop’s Mixer Brush

 
 

Frequency separation is a very useful method for softening skin during retouching. However, like many photo editing techniques, it is also easy to overuse and for best results, a subtle touch is required. PiXimperfect has created a tutorial to show how to use the Mixer Brush in Photoshop to perform subtle,...

Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM Field Test: A home run for E-mount sports & wildlife photographers


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When Sony announced the A9, they also unveiled the first long telephoto zoom for E-mount, the Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS. This lens not only has a distinct place in the E-mount lineup, but also it's a lens many Sony shooters have been...

Shutter Release: 100 Photoshop tutorials, Phase One XF 100MP photographs a $2.5 million car and more

 
 

Shutter Release is designed to provide you with a mix of interesting photography topics from around the web. We are dedicated to delivering the best in original content, but there are many talented content producers spread across the internet, so we also want to make sure you see many of our favorite articles and...

Texan couple charged with flagrant foul to photographer on Facebook, forced to pay over $1M

 
 

If you've hired a wedding photographer and it didn't work out to your satisfaction, and you have the urge to go on an online hate campaign, you might want to think again. In a recent court ruling in Dallas, Texas, local wedding photographer Andrea Polito was recently awarded $1.08 million as a result of a...

Light L16 full-size sample images are now available, come see what the high-tech camera can do

 
 

The Light L16 camera has finally started shipping to customers after a long period of development. The 52-megapixel camera includes 16 lenses and sensors and utilizes up to 10 at a time to create high-resolution images. The company has long had a gallery of sample images to peruse, but only recently added three...

10 common mistakes beginner portrait photographers and retouchers make when editing photos

 
 

Glamour portrait and automotive photographer Nino Batista has produced a lot of great content for Fstoppers over the years and his latest is particularly useful for new portrait photographers. Personally, I've just started to get seriously into portrait photography and the editing process is unsurprisingly very...

Yi M1 Field Test Part II: Can firmware updates fix the super-affordable Yi Camera’s frustrating interface?


 
 

A few months ago, I posted my first field test of XiaoYi's eponymously-named Yi M1, also known as the Yi Camera. Today, I return with my second field test, and the answer to a long-standing question: Can firmware updates fix the most frustrating user experience quirks of what could otherwise be an incredibly...

US photographer’s amazing shot wins “most popular” trophy, out of 76,000 images in Nikon’s global contest

 
 

US photographer Dorte Verner's extraordinary photo "Disappearing Fishing Method by Moken" won the prize for the most popular photo in Nikon's 49th annual global photo contest, out of more than 76,000 submitted by 21,511 photographers from 170 countries. The Most Popular prize was awarded based on the votes of all...

How to work better and faster using Photoshop’s Content Aware Fill tool

 
 

Jesús Ramirez of the Photoshop Training Channel has created a new video focused on how to use Content Aware Fill in Photoshop. You might think that it's a simple tool, but there is actually an advanced method you can use when the tool comes up short.

Rather than give up when the results aren't what you want, you...

Shutter Release: Recreating sunset with strobes, 5 reasons landscape photographers are crazy and more

 
 

We hope you all had a good weekend. Let's start the week - and final day of July - with a nice series of content. Shutter Release is about delivering a mix of interesting photography topics for you to learn a bit about before determining if you want to click on the link to learn more. We are dedicated to delivering...

Olympus 150mm f/2 Zuiko Gallery: Pairing a legendary lens with the PEN-F and the E-M1 Mark II

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Camera bodies come and go, but some lenses transcend time. The Olympus 150mm (300mm eq.) f/2 Zuiko is just such a lens, and it seemed only fitting to pair it up with two of the most formidable camera bodies in the current Olympus family in the PEN-F and the...

Canon 5D Mark IV vs. Nikon D810: Battle for the most versatile full-frame DSLR

 
 

One of the more popular camera comparisons we see on the site involve two of the most popular cameras: the Nikon D810 and the Canon 5D mark IV. When something like this gets a lot of clicks, we like to delve a bit further and offer our own opinions when it comes to a comparison, and we've done that in the form of...

Firmware Friday: Fujifilm, Leica, Nikon, Phase One and Sony ship updates aplenty


 
 

Our regular Firmware Friday roundup returns this week with a lengthy list of updates from five companies -- Fujifilm, Leica, Nikon, Phase One and Sony. With a lot to cover, we'll skip the usual introduction in the interests of brevity, and just get right down to what's new!

Fujifilm EF-X500

Hitting the...