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Ron Leach Posted: Jan 30, 2017 0 comments

Michael Paul Smith is both an artist and a photographer (and a self-proclaimed recluse) who used his ingenuity, model-building expertise, and some miniature model cars to create these very realistic views of the small towns he recalled from his childhood. The short video below illustrates Smith’s project (and includes the perfect soundtrack for kicking off your work week).

Jason Schneider Posted: Jan 30, 2017 0 comments

Don’t look now, but film is making a comeback! The reason why is that it’s still a great way to capture distinctive images that express your personal vision.

Ron Leach Posted: Jan 27, 2017 0 comments

Nitish Kumar Meena’s day gig is designing software solutions for Microsoft, but in his off time he’s an adventurous travel photographer intent on capturing our world’s natural wonders.

Ron Leach Posted: Jan 27, 2017 0 comments

Jack Fusco is a nature photographer and professional musician who had a crazy idea: He wanted to capture a time-lapse of the night sky in Hawaii with molten lava flowing into the ocean. The amazing video below proves that his idea wasn’t so crazy after all.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jan 27, 2017 1 comments

Ten years ago we ran an article extolling the virtues of soft focus lenses and explaining how to make a pretty sophisticated one yourself. And now, in the DIY video below, you’ll learn a less expensive method for making a basic version.

Jack Neubart Posted: Jan 27, 2017 0 comments

I’ve worked with all the popular film emulators and black-and-white conversion plug-ins, looking for the one that met my workflow and esthetic requirements. After countless hours, I’m still not fully convinced of their efficacy as such. Still, they are fun to use and do fill a niche. So far, I’ve found Alien Skin’s Exposure X2 does the most convincing job so that I feel comfortable enough within my own alien skin—see what I did there?—that I’ll continue to use it, so to speak.

Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Jan 27, 2017 0 comments

Tony Sweet says that smartphone photography “isn’t officially part of the show” at his photography workshops, but the subject does come up with increasing frequency. “They’ll do their big camera work first,” Sweet says of the students, “then they’ll pull out the phones and shoot a few things, discuss among themselves, and ask me some questions.”

Ron Leach Posted: Jan 26, 2017 0 comments

Andrew Miller is an acclaimed adventure photographer who has traveled the world with his snowboard, looking for spectacular mountains to climb, photograph and descend on his board. The stunning images you see here are from his recent trip to Alaska.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Jan 26, 2017 0 comments

Here’s more great advice for beginning photographers in the form of a helpful how-to video from landscape photographer Serge Ramelli. Titled “Mistakes to Avoid as a Beginner Photographer,” the 6.5-minute clip below discusses six things Ramelli did when he was just starting out in photography, which he now regrets.

Ron Leach Posted: Jan 26, 2017 0 comments

For those of us who don’t have our own photo studios, tabletop photography often involves waiting for a bright overcast day and shooting outdoors with the sky as a giant softbox. While this approach works quite well, sometimes the weather doesn’t cooperate.

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Steve Meltzer Posted: Jan 26, 2017 0 comments

Great photographs are not the result of great cameras. Superb cameras help, but the real secret to making great images is the ability to see photographs in your mind’s eye before you take them. Once this ability to “pre-visualize” an image is learned, it quickly becomes second nature. Here are five simple tips to jump-start your thinking outside the camera.

Ron Leach Posted: Jan 25, 2017 0 comments

Over the past few years drones have rapidly evolved from high-tech novelties with limited appeal, to serious tools for photographers looking for a means of capturing high-quality aerial scenes that were previously only possible when shooting from an airplane. If you need any evidence, you need look no further than the stunning images below.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jan 25, 2017 0 comments

Ricoh Imaging has just announced the Pentax KP, an ultra-compact, weatherproof DSLR designed for outdoor and travel photographers who shoot on the run and want to travel light. The camera packs many of the advanced features of the sophisticated Pentax K-3 II into a slim, mobile body that weighs only 1.4 pounds.

Ron Leach Posted: Jan 25, 2017 0 comments

Last May we reported on an unfortunate incident in which three photographers were taken into custody for walking on the Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park and waterskiing behind an RV on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. Now the three have been convicted with two of the bunch facing jail time.

Ron Leach Posted: Jan 24, 2017 0 comments

Sometimes less is more as you can see in these striking graphic images from Dutch architectural photographer Theo Peekstok. Working mostly in black-and-white, Peekstok's minimalist style reduces his scenes to their key elements and nothing more.

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