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Ron Leach Posted: Mar 10, 2017 0 comments

Most landscape and nature photographers consider Lightroom’s Graduated Filter to be almost indispensable for processing their images. The ability to selectively lighten or darken either the foreground or background is often critical to avoiding blown-out skies or an overly dark foreground.

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Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Mar 09, 2017 0 comments

Hacking, wiretapping, malware downloads and televisions that watch us instead of the other way around—they’re all in the news and it sounds like they’re here to stay. We don’t want to give up our Amazon Prime memberships or Pandora tunes, but neither do we want to be plagued by viruses, Trojans and ransomware. There’s no magic pill, but it is possible to keep the bad stuff locked outside. Here are seven ways to protect your assets in an extremely connected world. 

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Ron Leach Posted: Mar 09, 2017 0 comments

If you’re looking for some free instruction on how to up your lighting game, a great place to start is the treasure trove of tutorials on Broncolor’s “How-To” website. The beautifully designed resource features almost 100 gorgeous images, with concise information and lighting diagrams on how each shot was made.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 09, 2017 0 comments

Genaro Bardy is a versatile Paris-based freelancer specializing in travel, portrait, wildlife, concert, and street photography. While all his work is commendable, Bardy’s late-night cityscapes of secluded streets are particularly noteworthy.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 09, 2017 0 comments

Most photographers prefer to spend more time behind the camera and less time sitting at their computer, and it’s easy for all of us to get a bit lazy while editing our images. You can avoid this dilemma by watching the following tutorial that demonstrates how to quickly eliminate color fringing in landscape photos.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 08, 2017 0 comments

The remarkable story of American street photographer Vivian Maier began in 2009 shortly after her death when Chicago native John Maloof purchased what turned out to be a treasure trove of undeveloped film and negatives made by the previously unknown photographer.

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Ron Leach Posted: Mar 08, 2017 0 comments

Last week we wrote about What The Lens, a new website designed to help Canon shooters choose the lens that’s best for their style of photography. If that brand-specific tool left you in the dark fear not, because the video below provides some great advice on lens choice regardless of the camera you own.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 08, 2017 0 comments

Adobe Lightroom is a powerful and widely used tool, but like other comprehensive editing applications it has some hidden features that are unfamiliar to many users. In the helpful tutorial below, Anthony Morganti offers insight into a few of Lightroom’s hidden secrets.

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Ron Leach Posted: Mar 07, 2017 0 comments

The B&W Child Photography Contest is an international competition that has resulted in many gorgeous images since its inception three years ago. The contest is judged twice each year, and the stunning images you see here were named winners in the second half of the 2016 competition.

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Ron Leach Posted: Mar 07, 2017 0 comments

Last fall during Photokina we ran a report on the weirdest lens we’ve ever seen, the Laowa 24mm f/14 2X Macro from Venus optics. And now, although there is still no information on availability or price, the Chinese company has released three short videos illustrating the capabilities of the lens.

Jan-Ole Schmidt Posted: Mar 07, 2017 0 comments

Everyone has at least one folder of images labeled “my best shots,” or something to that effect, on their computers. The images run the gamut from stunning landscapes and sunsets to great family portraits, travel images from your last vacation, amazing street scenes, work from client assignments, and so much more. 

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Posted: Mar 07, 2017 0 comments

Every so often a little eye candy helps to get your day off to a good start, and the beautiful video below is all you’ll need for today. The stunning 42-second clip shows freediver Kimi Werner exploring an underwater cave off the coast of Oahu.

Deborah Sandidge Posted: Mar 07, 2017 0 comments

Somewhere along the line in a pro photographer’s career, or amid an enthusiast’s pursuit of picture making, you achieve a balance between geared up and weighed down when it comes to lens choices. You want versatility, but you also want to be mobile, even comfortable.

Staff Posted: Mar 07, 2017 0 comments

Randy Duchaine captured this visually detailed environmental portrait of Bread & Puppet Theater founder Peter Schumann in 2006 for a project on people who create unique experiences or things. “It was shot in an old dairy farm in Vermont, which is the group’s museum, and Peter showed up barefoot and gave me five minutes,” Duchaine explains.

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Ron Leach Posted: Mar 06, 2017 0 comments

Have you ever wondered why photos and videos of a helicopter in flight look unpredictably weird? Sometimes the helicopter blades appear as a blur, while other times (as in the video below), the blades look like they’re not moving at all.

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