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About Ashley
Ashley is the Associate Editor for Outdoor Photographer, Digital Photo Pro, Digital Photo, and HDVideoPro Magazines. Follower her on Twitter: @ashmt

May 11th, 2015

Canon Introduces EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens
Canon has announced the new EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens. This will be a go-to tool for fans of low-light and night sky photography as well as still shooters who are eager to add video shooting to their bag of tricks. Using Stepping Motor Technology, the lens offers Movie Servo AF for smooth continuous AF …
May 11th, 2015

Photo of the Day by Dave Allen

'Misty Mountain Melody, North Carolina, Appalachian Blue Ridge Mountains' by Dave Allen
Today’s Photo of the Day captures the “Misty Mountain Melody” of the Appalachian Blue Ridge Mountains near Roan Mountain, Tennessee and was submitted to the Spring Flowers Assignment by Dave Allen. “Misty Mountain Melody Spring catawba rhododendron flowers blooming along the Appalachian Trail in western North Carolina and Eastern Tennessee. I was blessed to witness …
April 30th, 2015

Leica Announces M Monochrom Type 246

Leica M Monochrom (Type 246)
“It’s like a big field camera in a small box.” -Ragnar Axelsson For black & white photography purists the Leica M Monochrom Type 246 captures b&w digital images without any processing or filtering. The magnesium alloy camera borrows the Leica M 24-megapixel CMOS sensor for an ISO 25,000. But this sensor doesn’t include color filter …
April 29th, 2015

2015 Audubon Photography Award Winners

2015 Audubon Photography Award Grand Prize Winner 'Great Egret' by Melissa Groo
During this year’s 6th annual Audubon Photography Awards more that 2300 participants entered nearly 9000 images to the Amateur, Professional, Fine Art and Youth categories. Grand Prize Winner: Melissa Groo Professional Winner: Chris Gug Professional Honorable Mention: Jason Savage Fine Art Winner: Constance Mier Amateur Winner: Donald Wuori Amateur Honorable Mention: Steve Russell, Tim Timmis …
April 29th, 2015

Photo of the Day by Robert Marić

'Morning Fires' by Robert Maric
Today’s Photo of the Day by Robert Marić captures Vanoise National Park in the French Alps. “This place is basically real life version of Rohan. You can just imagine Meduseld sitting on the top of the hill surrounded by mountains. This was taken early morning. I was a bit dissapointed when I saw thick clouds all over us …
April 27th, 2015

Photo of the Day by Michael Morse

'Morning On The Madison' by Michael Morse
Today’s Photo of the Day is ‘Morning on the Madison’ by Michael Morse. “This lone buffalo grazes along the Madison River in Yellowstone National Park on a chilly September morning. The Madison River in Yellowstone is on of the best places to see wildlife. From elk to bear, eagles and buffalo. This area is a …
April 24th, 2015

Photo of the Day by Abhijit Sarkar

'Last Light After Rain' by Abhijit Sarkar
Today’s Photo of the Day was submitted to the National Parks Assignment by Abhijit Sarkar. (The National Parks Assignment has been extended to April 28th!) Sarkar patiently waited for this shot in Mount Rainier National Park. “It rained almost all afternoon and the ranger told me I probably should just go home instead of waiting …
April 23rd, 2015

Sony Introduces Two Premium ZEISS® Lenses for α A-mount Camera System

Sony Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II
Sony has developed the Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm f/2.8 AZ SSM II and Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35 f/2.8 ZA SSM II for use with α A-mount cameras or using an adapter with α E-mount cameras. Both lenses utilize a Zeiss T* coating on optical surfaces to minimize ghosting and flare. Aspherical and extra-low dispersion glass elements are …
April 23rd, 2015

Photo of the Day by Koustav Maity

'Hungry' by Koustav Maity
Today’s Photo of the Day comes from Koustav Maity. “Three tree swallow babies impatiently wait for their mother to bring food. I spot this tree swallow family at Yellowstone National Park and immediately noticed how hungry the chicks are. As tree swallows are really swift flyer it was very difficult to capture them in the …
April 23rd, 2015

Ricoh Announces Pentax K-3 II

Pentax K-3 II DSLR
Ricoh Imaging has just announced the Pentax K-3 II camera. The K-3 II share’s the K-3’s dustproof and weather resistant magnesium alloy casing and metal chassis as well as the 24.35 effective megapixel resolution, 27-point AF system and 8.3 fps shooting speed. The K-3 II incorporates new GPS technology with a GPS receiver and electric …