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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.

Joe Farace Posted: Dec 16, 2016 0 comments

Sports photography shares much in common with capturing images of wildlife: You’ve got an active scene captured at a distance requiring specialized equipment and knowledge of the subject’s activities while anticipating what they are going to do next…or not. Sure, you’ll need fast, long focal length lenses but you will also need camera supports and other gear that along with specialized knowledge separates the virtuosos, like Regis Lefebure (regislefebure.com), from the wannabes. Here’s a look at some of our favorite tools of the sports trade.

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Staff Posted: Dec 16, 2016 1 comments

For this assignment, we wanted you to go all dark and moody and share images that recalled classic “film noir” movies. For those readers who skipped Cinema Appreciation class, film noir is a French term used to describe stylish Hollywood crime dramas from the 1940s and ’50s. But we weren’t looking for crime scenes (necessarily). Here’s what we asked you to shoot for: gritty, high-contrast images, preferably in black and white, captured in low-light conditions. Of course, color photos were eligible, too, but we wanted them shadowy and mysterious: more Edward Hopper than Walt Disney.

Ron Leach Posted: Dec 15, 2016 0 comments

The Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) competition showcases the finest travel images from across the globe, and the winning photos from this year’s contest are absolutely stunning as always. Photographers from 123 countries submitted images in a wide range of categories,

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Ron Leach Posted: Dec 15, 2016 0 comments

Japanese folklore holds that the Gods will grant a single wish to any person who can fold 1,000 origami paper cranes. Inspired by this legend, Australian photographer Colin Anderson created a photograph paying homage to Sadoko Sasaki, a little girl who was 2 years old when the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima.

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Ron Leach Posted: Dec 15, 2016 0 comments

This is the time of year when many of us are frantically searching for last minute Christmas gifts and this quick video from the Cooperative of Photography (COOPH) offers nine clever, do-it-yourself projects for making some fun and meaningful gifts at home.

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Ron Leach Posted: Dec 14, 2016 0 comments

Whether you’re a photo enthusiast or a working pro, Photoshop is such a comprehensive tool that it offers many features that you may find unfamiliar. In this comprehensive video tutorial, you’ll learn how to use 30 key features that can make a big different in your work.

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Ron Leach Posted: Dec 14, 2016 0 comments

Light pollution is not only the bane of astronomers, but it seriously impedes the work of photographers who love to shoot images of starlit skies. In this short film from National Geographic, you can learn more about the ways in which this serious problem affects our world.

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Ron Leach Posted: Dec 14, 2016 0 comments

We frequently share images of Earth shot by astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS). But this 4K ultra high-definition video is a bit different because it was made inside the ISS to give you a mind-bending tour of what is the largest artificial body in orbit.

Ron Leach Posted: Dec 13, 2016 0 comments

One simple method of adding impact to portraits is to frame your subjects with natural or man-made objects. The “frame” you use can be something as simple as a window, doorway, arch, or the overhanging branches of a tree.

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