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Ron Leach Posted: Dec 22, 2016 0 comments

It’s not too difficult to turn a good photograph into a great one by making some simple adjustments to contrast, sharpening and toning in Lightroom. The helpful video tutorial below shows you how to do just that while retaining a natural look.

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Joe Farace Posted: Dec 21, 2016 0 comments

In my July 2016 column I posited several reasons why you shouldn’t use Adobe Flash, including blocking millions of iDevice owners from viewing your photography. Yet Flash remains popular, as you can see by one of the sites I hoped to feature this month but could not because my computer is Flash-free.

Ron Leach Posted: Dec 21, 2016 0 comments

When the weather is nice there's nothing better than an afternoon bicycle ride along the ocean, right? Well, Australian seascape photographer Che Chorley had a slightly more ambitious plan when he hopped on his bike for a 3,000-mile photo excursion along the Australian coast in winter.

Ron Leach Posted: Dec 21, 2016 0 comments

One of the allures of deep-sea fishing is that sometimes you catch something you don’t expect like these freakish creatures caught and photographed by Russian commercial fisherman Roman Fedortsov.

Ron Leach Posted: Dec 21, 2016 0 comments

Have you ever left home without an external flash, only to come upon a portrait opportunity that you had to shoot with your camera’s harsh pop-up flash? Well, as long as you keep a cheap, white balloon in your camera bag, this simple hack from the wacky Koldunov brothers has you covered.

Posted: Dec 20, 2016 0 comments

The legendary American photographer William Eggleston was a true pioneer in the potential of color photography and his quirky, eccentric portraits of everyday life can teach us all a lot about candid artistry and composition.

Ron Leach Posted: Dec 20, 2016 0 comments

Muhhammad Roem considers himself an “amateur” photographer, but you wouldn’t know that from looking at the incredible close-up images he shoots of insects and other critters.

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Ron Leach Posted: Dec 20, 2016 0 comments

As this year draws to a close, it’s time to share another wacky video from the frequently inebriated guys at TheCameraStoreTV as they reveal their picks for the best and worst camera gear of 2016. Chris Niccolls and Jordan Drake also let you in on another important choice: their favorite beer of all time.

Steve Bedell Posted: Dec 20, 2016 0 comments

When I first heard about the AlienBees DigiBee flash units, my reaction was probably mirrored by many: An AlienBees light with a digital back, what’s to get excited about? And while the new DigiBee might not have all the whiz-bang features of some of the higher-priced lights on the market, there are several hidden surprises that may make you want to take a look.

 

Jack Neubart Posted: Dec 20, 2016 0 comments

For many of us, capturing what’s directly in front of the lens is our primary concern. We’re focused on reality. Some of us, however, like to step outside the box, to be inventive and let our imaginations soar. That, in a nutshell, describes the photography of Cade Martin. Martin isn’t satisfied with simply capturing moments in time, in finite space. He prefers to warp time and space, to enter his own dimension. And that quality in his work is what draws clients to him.

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Ron Leach Posted: Dec 19, 2016 0 comments

Back in 1987, the Knoll brothers created a program they called “Display” that was intended for creating special effects in films. A year later they renamed the product “Photoshop,” and after showing it to Adobe the iconic brand was born.

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Ron Leach Posted: Dec 19, 2016 0 comments

Have you ever wished you could get precise autofocus when using vintage, manual-focus lenses on a modern digital camera? Well, now you can thanks to an innovative adapter from Techart that lets you use classic lenses on Sony E-Mount bodies. Our favorite Weird Lens Guru Mathieu Stern was even able to hack this adapter to deliver crisp AF with a 120-year-old camera. as you can see in the video below.

Ron Leach Posted: Dec 16, 2016 0 comments

Grey Chow is a Malaysian photographer based in Kuala Lumpur and while his extensive portfolio of nature, architectural and landscape work is impressive, his images of starlit skies are absolutely spectacular.

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Ron Leach Posted: Dec 16, 2016 0 comments

Peter McKinnon is an award-winning Canadian photographer, and like many pros he’s often had to rig something up in the field to solve a problem. In the quick video below, McKinnon shares eight simple hacks that can get you out of a bind in a hurry.

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Ron Leach Posted: Dec 16, 2016 0 comments

While everyone here probably has a good understanding of how to arrive at a proper exposure by manipulating aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings, a quick refresher is always helpful. The short video below provides just that and includes a few other important bits of technical advice on how to capture high quality photos.

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