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Ron Leach Posted: Sep 12, 2016 0 comments

If you’re like most photographers and are enthralled by everything about Ansel Adams, you won’t want to miss this video tour inside his home.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Sep 09, 2016 0 comments

Here’s something fun to carry you into the weekend. Freefly, which makes the Alta 8 camera drone, released a video today showing someone surfing while being pulled by a high-flying drone. It was shot at Dash Point State Park in Washington.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Sep 09, 2016 0 comments

Lenses are, perhaps, the most important (pardon the pun) element in photography but most photographers probably have no idea how they really work. If you want to learn about lens but you don’t have a lot of time and don’t want to break your brain, Canon has released simple and straightforward 3.5-minute video titled “How Lenses Function.”

Seth Shostak Posted: Sep 09, 2016 0 comments

Remember when Paul Simon crooned, “Mama, don’t take my Kodachrome away”? That classic film may have given you nice bright colors, but only on sunny days. In its early incarnations, Kodachrome’s film speed—its sensitivity—was 10, or slower than Homer Simpson.

Ron Leach Posted: Sep 08, 2016 0 comments

Manuel Ortiz is a Chicago-based wedding/portrait photographer who strives to capture the spirit and personality of his subjects. In this helpful tutorial video, he enlists the help of his pretty wife Diana to provide 10 effective tips on posing women.

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Ron Leach Posted: Sep 08, 2016 0 comments

Google’s powerful Snapseed app is popular among mobile photographers looking for robust image-editing tools for their iOS or Android mobile devices. Last month the app was updated to include image-resizing tools and an advanced text filter on both platforms, and now iOS version 2.9 just received Raw support and a new Face tool.

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Ron Leach Posted: Sep 08, 2016 1 comments

Zeiss has just added three fast prime lenses to their Milvus line of premium manual-focus lenses for DSLR cameras—a 15mm f/2.8, an 18mm f/2.8 and a 135mm f/2 telephoto. This expands the respected Milvus line to nine lenses offering optimum image characteristics, premium coatings, smooth bokeh, and uncompromising build quality.

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Ron Leach Posted: Sep 07, 2016 0 comments

As expected, Apple today unveiled the eagerly anticipated iPhone 7, featuring a water-resistant design, dramatically improved battery life, a 25% brighter display, and what Apple calls “the most powerful chip ever in a phone.” But the real excitement for mobile photographers is an entirely new camera system with a powerful array of imaging features.

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Ron Leach Posted: Sep 07, 2016 0 comments

The Faroe Islands are a bucolic archipelago of about 540 square miles between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. And as you might expect, this scenic locale wasn’t high on the list for obtaining Goggle’s Street View technology. So shepherd/engineer Durita Dahi Andreassen took measures into her own hands and created the “Sheep View” project for documenting the islands.

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Ron Leach Posted: Sep 07, 2016 0 comments

If the name Mark Levoy sounds familiar, it’s because Levoy is the guy behind the Frankencamera, and he helped launch Google Street View. He’s also a former Stanford University Professor and has just put his entire digital photography course online for free.

Staff Posted: Sep 06, 2016 0 comments

The Goods spotlights the hottest premium photo gear out there.

Scott Kelby Posted: Sep 06, 2016 0 comments

Got Questions About Photography? Professional Photographer and Photoshop Expert Scott Kelby Has Got Answers.

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Edited by George Schaub Posted: Sep 02, 2016 0 comments

The K-70 is Pentax’ newest SLR camera with a 24MP APS-C sized image sensor. It is a heavy camera (body: 1.5 lbs; 2.4 lbs including the kit lens), yet is quite compact. It has a splash-proof body and can be used in inclement weather conditions. The Pentax SMC DA F3.5-5.6 ED AL IF DC WR kit lens (used for the test) is also weatherproof.

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Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Sep 02, 2016 0 comments

A little bit of luck and a few snap decisions went into Robert J. Gowdie capturing in a still photo all the exuberance, energy, and playful nature of Alonzo, the 3-month-old Havanese puppy who had just come home to Gowdie’s family.

Ron Leach Posted: Sep 01, 2016 0 comments

The annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta offers one of the more extraordinary photo opportunities anywhere, and if you need a reason to attend this year’s event just watch the incredible time lapse below. The 2016 Festival runs from October 1-9, so you have plenty of time to plan a trip.

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