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Ron Leach Posted: Mar 17, 2017 0 comments

Earlier this month we wrote about the website What The Lens that’s designed to help you choose a perfect lens for your type of photography. The catch is that site is limited to Canon shooters. But now the new website Lens vs. Lens helps you be a smarter shopper by comparing actual photos taken with Fuji, Nikon, Olympus, Sony and Leica lenses, as well as those made by Canon.

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Ron Leach Posted: Mar 17, 2017 0 comments

Lens condensation is an inconvenient and potentially damaging problem for those of us living in hot, humid climates and photographers traveling to similar locations. The problem arises when you leave a cold, air conditioned room and step outside into the heat.

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Seth Shostak Posted: Mar 17, 2017 0 comments

The first time I came across a reference to bokeh in a lens review I found it a bit pretentious. Bokeh may sound like a Japanese dessert, but it’s actually the out-of-focus behavior of your lens. The term is said to come from the Japanese word “boke,” which translates as “blur” or, in some cases, “senility.” Confused? It’s understandable.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 17, 2017 0 comments

I tend to travel on the wide side when it comes to lens selection, so it was exciting to get a hold of Tamron’s new super telephoto zoom—the SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 (Model A022). And what better way to give this big beauty a try than to take it on safari? Admittedly, this “safari” was of the local variety with a quick trip to the recently renovated Audubon Zoo barely two miles from my home in New Orleans. I also spent an afternoon with the Tamron 150-600mm G2 ($1,399) on one of the many bayous running through Southern Louisiana to shoot some gators and less exotic wildlife.

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Ron Leach Posted: Mar 16, 2017 0 comments

In yet another act of disregard for our national treasures, someone recently drove a van ¾ of a mile across Badwater Basin salt flats in Death Valley and scarred the protected landscape with deep ugly tire tracks. At 282 feet below sea level, this spot is the lowest point in North America.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 16, 2017 0 comments

We usually turn to Mathieu Stern for insight on adapting bargain vintage lenses for use with modern digital cameras. But in the quick video below, Stern gives a 30-second tutorial on making eyes “pop” with Photoshop.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 16, 2017 0 comments

Richard Cooke is a British action photographer who has been making amazing images of everything from fighter jets to Arctic warfare for the past 40 years. In the video below, you’ll see some incredible shots he captured on film in 1977 of the Red Arrows—an acrobatic team of flyers within Britain’s Royal Air force.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 15, 2017 0 comments

Joel Sartore is an acclaimed National Geographic photographer with an ambitious quest like no other: His life-long goal is to document the plight of our planet's animals by making portraits of every species in captivity.

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Mark Mawson is a London-based photographer with over 25 years of experience creating unusual images. He’s received international acclaim for his unique photos of colored dye “exploding” in water, and this interesting project is something you should try yourself.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 15, 2017 0 comments

How often have you captured a series of images from the same vantage point with similar composition and identical exposure settings, only to spend considerable time processing each shot individually? The quick tutorial below will really speed up your workflow by showing you three ways to apply the processing settings from one photo to others.

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Ron Leach Posted: Mar 14, 2017 0 comments

Commercial photographer J.P. Morgan has over two decades of studio experience, as well as a knack for helping others shoot like a pro. In the video below, Morgan uses his unique teaching style to help you better understand lighting by photographing a ball, cube, and cylinder in one properly lit image.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 14, 2017 0 comments

George Digalakis is a fine art photographer born and raised in Athens, Greece where he still lives today. He says he subscribes to Minimalism, both as an art movement and a philosophy of life, and his beautiful nature images are really something to behold.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 14, 2017 0 comments

Nathaniel Dodson is one of our favorite sources of in-depth Photoshop tutorials that can dramatically enhance your images while retaining a natural look. In the video below, Dodson shows you everything you need to know about compositing and blending images like a pro.

Joe Farace Posted: Mar 14, 2017 0 comments

The late Mr. Newton was certainly onto something. I believe the overwhelming desire of most portrait photographers is to please the client, with seduction, amusement, and entertainment far from their minds. Let me submit this idea: shoot what the client says they want and then shoot something challenging their assumptions. Most wedding clients tend to be traditional but even introducing black and white or infrared images can increase sales and show clients you’re thinking outside the veil.

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Ron Leach Posted: Mar 13, 2017 0 comments

Green beer is a familiar libation during St. Patrick’s Day festivities, but unless you live in Chicago, green rivers are a far less common sight. In the amazing 4K time-lapse below, Chris Biela provides a great look at the temporarily green Chicago River running through his hometown.

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