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Ron Leach Posted: Feb 06, 2017 0 comments

Chris Knight is a UK-based nature photographer whose underwater images of crocodiles are jaw dropping—in the truest sense of the term. Knight made these photos in shallow water during a recent trip to Mexico’s Caribbean coast near the village of Xcalak.

Ron Leach Posted: Feb 06, 2017 0 comments

Every winter something enchanting happens on the Island of Hokkaido in Northern Japan when temperatures fall well below freezing. The Tokachi River freezes over, and what was once crystal clear water breaks up into diamond-like fragments of ice that wash ashore in a spectacle locals refer to as “jewelry ice.”

Ron Leach Posted: Feb 06, 2017 0 comments

In this easy-to-follow tutorial, Chris Stocker shows you how to give your images a cinematic film look by color-grading photographs in Lightroom. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, Stocker explains that “color grading” is simply a procedure for altering and enhancing the color of your videos or still images.

Ron Leach Posted: Feb 03, 2017 0 comments

Anup Shah considers himself a fine art photographer, and his amazing B&W images of wild beasts in Africa definitely take wildlife photography to a whole new level. Now based in the UK, Shah grew up in Kenya, where he says, “Wildlife was just outside the door in abundance.”

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Ron Leach Posted: Feb 03, 2017 0 comments

CNN Style is a monthly, 30-minute show devoted to inspirational coverage of art, design, architecture and fashion. In episode ten, host Derek Blasberg takes an in-depth look at the power of photography, and you can watch the 24-minute clip below (with no commercials).

Ron Leach Posted: Feb 03, 2017 0 comments

DIY projects are a fun way to make your own gear and save major bucks in the process, and the video below shows you how to construct a sturdy light stand for less than $5 worth of PVC pipe. If you really want to go “pro,” you can drop another $2 on a cheap PVC cutter.

Staff Posted: Feb 03, 2017 0 comments

Anyone who has walked the streets with a camera (or a smartphone) has witnessed scenes of everyday life that seem too good to pass up for a photograph. But how often do you stop and actually capture them? That’s the trick to great street photography: you’ve got to be ready and you need to have no fear of shooting candid images of people on the street, most times without their permission. But there’s another type of street shooting that can be a little less stressful and that’s urban landscape photography. For this assignment, we asked you to think of your town or city as an urbanized Grand Canyon and to look for unique angles and great lighting to capture the architecture and setting.

Scott Kelby Posted: Feb 03, 2017 0 comments

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

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Ron Leach Posted: Feb 02, 2017 0 comments

Great photographers come in all nationalities, shooting styles, and ages, as you can see from these amazing images entered in the 2016 National Geographic International Photography Contest for Kids. The images you see here are among the just-announced winners and runners up.

Ron Leach Posted: Feb 02, 2017 0 comments

The new Yuneec Tornado H920 Plus hexacopter is a major upgrade to the company’s previous H20 flagship model, offering all the bells and whistles necessary for capturing professional quality stills and video. The company has also introduced the new CGO4 interchangeable-lens camera with a host of advanced features.

Ron Leach Posted: Feb 01, 2017 0 comments

We don’t subscribe to the notion of some so-called purists that “Photoshop” is a dirty word. After all, some of the best works of iconic film photographers owe their impact to a mastery of the darkroom. The before and after images you see here from young Russian digital artist Max Asabin show that he definitely pushes the envelope when it comes to the digital darkroom.

Ron Leach Posted: Feb 01, 2017 1 comments

Mango Street Labs is a great source of short, simple tutorials that can make a big difference in your images, even if you don’t have a lot of technical expertise. In the quick video below, you’ll learn three easy techniques for dramatically enhancing your photographs.

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Roger Cicala Posted: Feb 01, 2017 0 comments

As with most new lenses, a Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II made it’s way back to the repair department for an initial tear-down. I know there’s some randomness as to what we tear down, but we have some reasons for doing these. Sometimes, like with this new Canon, it’s simply because we know LensRentals is going to stock a lot of them and we need to take a look inside to see what is likely to break and what parts we may want to order. And other times, like with this new Canon, it’s because there’s some new technology inside we want to take a look at.

Ron Leach Posted: Jan 31, 2017 0 comments

Have you ever wanted to create a time-lapse video with the popular “miniature” tiny world effect that is so popular these days? If so, watch this video tutorial from Rob and Jonas’ Filmmaking Tips that shows you how to do just that using Photoshop, Lightroom, or just about any image-editing program.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jan 31, 2017 0 comments

It’s almost Super Bowl time, so we thought we’d turn to Gavin Free and Dan Gruchy (AKA the Slow Mo Guys) to see what happens when an over-inflated football explodes while being captured at hundreds of times slower than you can see with your own eyes.

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