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Ron Leach Posted: Apr 25, 2017 0 comments

Some photographers are a bit intimidated by using off-camera flash outdoors, especially if they do most of their shooting with available light. If this sounds familiar, watch the five-minute video below and learn how to easily improve your portraiture in the field.

Ron Leach Posted: Apr 25, 2017 0 comments

Everyone loves shooting portraits, but it’s not always easy to find an attractive model who knows how to pose for the camera. The solution is simple: Watch the quick video below and you’ll learn how to direct a friend or client to pose like a pro.

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Ron Leach Posted: Apr 24, 2017 0 comments

Everyone loves camera hacks, right? And they’re especially cool if they improve your photography by using stuff you already have lying around the house.

Ron Leach Posted: Apr 24, 2017 0 comments

Tony Northrup is an image-editing expert who says, “The most common portrait mistake we see is underexposing because of backlighting.” If this problem sounds familiar, fear not, because Northrup provides a simple solution in the 5-minute video below.

Ron Leach Posted: Apr 24, 2017 0 comments

Fujifilm reimagined the medium format photography game last fall at Photokina with the introduction of their 51-megapixel GFX 50S compact, mirrorless camera and three unique lenses to take advantage of everything this camera can do. In the video below you’ll see what extreme sports photographer Daniel Tengs was able to accomplish with the eminently mobile, large-sensor GFX 50S.

Ron Leach Posted: Apr 21, 2017 0 comments

Photographers in the U.S. are in for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity on August 21st when we’ll experience a total eclipse of the sun viewable from coast to coast. The last time this rare event occurred was back in 1918.

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Edited by George Schaub Posted: Apr 21, 2017 0 comments

The new Sony A99 II is a DSLR-like Single-Lens Translucent (SLT) system with a fixed and translucent mirror system. It’s Sony’s first full-frame sensor SLT with an A-mount since the first A99, which was launched in 2012. The new camera features an electronic viewfinder system with high resolution (2.36 million RGB dots) and uses its mirror system for the AF sensor. It combines a standard AF system with a highly sophisticated image sensor AF system; it can use 79 AF areas on its dedicated AF sensor and 399 AF areas on the image sensor, resulting in very fast and reliable focusing. This combination is called “Hybrid Phase Detection AF.” The mirror system allows the user to work with an SLR-type focus system as well as a continuous live preview on the screen or electronic viewfinder.

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Ron Leach Posted: Apr 21, 2017 0 comments

The 2017 Sony World Photography Awards (SWPA) received over 227,000 images from 183 counties, and two American photographers were among the winners in the Professional competition of this prestigious event including Ami Vitale who made the image above and was awarded 2nd Place in the Professional, Natural World category for her series entitled “Pandas Gone Wild.”

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Ron Leach Posted: Apr 21, 2017 0 comments

Steve Perry is a nature photographer who says, “As much as I enjoy capturing exciting images, I also love telling the story behind them.” In the video below he offers seven great tips & tricks for customizing mid-range and professional Nikon DSLRs.

Ron Leach Posted: Apr 20, 2017 0 comments

Yesterday we posted our hands-on first look of the new Sony A9 full-frame mirrorless camera, and we said it was "super speedy" and "nearly silent." If you’re wondering just how fast this sports/action camera performs, watch the short video below and see for yourself.

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Ron Leach Posted: Apr 20, 2017 0 comments

Panasonic just unveiled the tiny Lumix DC-TZ90 super zoom camera that delivers plenty of power in a remarkably small package. Ideal as a do-everything travel camera, the tiny TZ90 boasts a 30X optical zoom equivalent to 24-720mm in the 35mm format.

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Ron Leach Posted: Apr 20, 2017 0 comments

Street photography is increasingly popular these days, in part because of all the small, high-powered cameras available for serious shooters. In the tutorial below you’ll learn why taking a “photo wait” instead of a “photo walk” may be the best way to get the perfect shot.

Ron Leach Posted: Apr 19, 2017 0 comments

Lightroom is a powerful tool and can be a bit intimidating to new users, but in this 8-minute tutorial editing expert Ed Gregory shows you how to how to dramatically improve an image in just 20 clicks of your mouse.

Ron Leach Posted: Apr 19, 2017 0 comments

If there’s one photo accessory that’s guaranteed to improve your results, especially when shooting with long lenses and under low-light conditions, it has to be the often-overlooked tripod. In the video below photographer Phil Steele explains how to choose the right tripod for your needs and how to use it properly.

Dan Havlik Posted: Apr 19, 2017 0 comments

Sony got in the game this morning by unveiling the super speedy Sony A9 full frame mirrorless camera, which is designed for sports and action photography. The A9 features what Sony is calling the “world’s first” full-frame stacked CMOS sensor with 24.2MP of resolution, and it has the ability to shoot “blackout-free” bursts of images at up to 20 frames per second (fps) for up to 241 Raw or 362 JPEG images.

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