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Ron Leach Posted: Apr 17, 2017 0 comments

Conventional wisdom is that the best way to photograph pets and little kids is to kneel down and shoot them from eye level. But rules are meant to be broken, as you can see in these images from Andrius Burba who literally has a different perspective on photographing our furry friends.

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Ron Leach Posted: Apr 06, 2017 0 comments

One of our most popular humor stories of 2016 was a feature on last year’s Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, designed to bring attention to the importance of threatened species. And now, in a similar vein, we decided to share this year's early entries in the 2017 Comedy Pet Photography Awards (CPPA).

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Dan Havlik Posted: Mar 31, 2017 0 comments

This oldie but goodie turned up on Kottke today and, for us, it’s the perfect way to end the week: with a few laughs. (At least we thought it was pretty funny.)

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 31, 2017 0 comments

Kaylee Greer is an award-winning professional pet photographer known for her whimsical portraits of dogs being dogs. Her pet portraits delight dog fanciers everywhere, and also display a great mastery of her craft.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Mar 30, 2017 0 comments

Though it's a commonly used term in the photography world, opinions vary on how the word “bokeh” should be pronounced. The term is said to come from the Japanese word “boke,” which translates as “blur” or, in some cases, “senility.”

Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Mar 23, 2017 0 comments

Last fall we published a series of fun quizzes and thankfully no one took them, or themselves, too seriously. Well, we’re doing it again. They’re a bit easier this time except for the first four and the last nine. Tell us how you scored in the comments. And no peeking at Google. Ready?

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Ron Leach Posted: Mar 20, 2017 0 comments

We’ve all been there: You’re in a scenic spot about to take a selfie of you and a companion, when a passerby offers to take the shot for you. So you accept the kind gesture and hand the person your phone. Unfortunately, if you forget to turn off the phone’s selfie mode and wait until later to look at the results, the photograph may not be what you expected.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Mar 16, 2017 0 comments

Sometimes the best camera is the one that’s with you. Or in the case of Nick Colvin, it was his iPhone.

Ron Leach Posted: Feb 07, 2017 0 comments

The late Bruce Mozert was an American photographer who gained acclaim in the late 1930s for photographing pretty pin-ups posing underwater. As you can see, what made his portraits particularly unusual (apart from the fact they were shot underwater) was that his models were often posed as though they were going about their daily lives on land.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jan 31, 2017 0 comments

It’s almost Super Bowl time, so we thought we’d turn to Gavin Free and Dan Gruchy (AKA the Slow Mo Guys) to see what happens when an over-inflated football explodes while being captured at hundreds of times slower than you can see with your own eyes.

Dan Havlik Posted: Jan 17, 2017 0 comments

I shared this on my personal Facebook page yesterday and it’s made the rounds of social media, but it’s definitely worth a watch if you haven’t seen it already. (And probably worth a re-watch even if you have seen it already.)

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Ron Leach Posted: Jan 10, 2017 0 comments

While the humorous video below is from 2011, it’s getting a lot of love on Reddit right now so we thought we’d give it a share. You’ll not only learn the four-minute method for shooting a photograph, but you might even feel a little less guilty for not owning a camera with the latest high-speed processing and focusing capabilities.

Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Dec 30, 2016 1 comments

No longer confined to the seamier side of show biz and politics, Fake News has become a mainstream source of misinformation for virtually all industries and disciplines. What you are about to read is obviously true because it has been published online by a respected source. With that caveat, here’s the latest from the world of photography and beyond. 

Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Dec 16, 2016 0 comments

Here are the rules: every item described herein is small enough to fit inside a reasonably normal stocking and each is something that every photographer will appreciate. Price was not part of the selection process, nor was foot size.

Dan Havlik Posted: Dec 12, 2016 1 comments

This video from The 8-Bit Guy is a heck of a lot of fun for those of us who remember using early digital cameras that recorded images and videos to floppy disks, super disks and CDs. Ok, we’re showing our age but who cares?

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