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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.

Ron Leach Posted: Jan 31, 2017 0 comments

Richard Koci Hernandez considers himself a “visual journalist,” and he’s widely recognized for his stark, dramatic B&W street photography that conveys his keen sense of composition and a gritty, curious view of society. His work has appeared in major newspapers and magazines both here in the U.S. and abroad.

Joe Farace Posted: Jan 31, 2017 0 comments

This January issue’s theme was outdoor photography and other than architectural interiors and studio photography, more images are probably captured out of doors than indoors. This column’s focus is on camera bags for landscape, nature, and wildlife shooters, whose needs are different from their urban counterparts. Kelly Moore, for example, manufactures fashion bags (see the December 2016 Geared Up column) and offers the beautifully crafted Woodstock Backpack ($229) that’s probably better suited for Rodeo Drive than Jellystone Park.

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Seth Shostak Posted: Jan 31, 2017 0 comments

White balance sounds like one of those concerns that vaporized with the advent of digital photography. In the days when film was king, you had to think about the color quality of light at the drugstore photo counter, long before you made any pics. You could either plan on shooting in the Sun, using a so-called “daylight” emulsion, or snapping your photos indoors, with a “T” or “tungsten” film stock.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Jan 30, 2017 0 comments

f you’ve had a stressful couple of weeks like we have then you’ll really enjoy watching this absolutely gorgeous time-lapse of nature in Norway, which you can view in glorious 8K.

Ron Leach Posted: Jan 30, 2017 0 comments

Lou Freeman is an acclaimed fashion and lifestyle photographer with a client list that’s second to none. And in the video below, she shows how to create glamorous boudoir photos by using portable, continuous light sources.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jan 30, 2017 0 comments

We typically turn to lens guru Mathieu Stern for tips on cheap, vintage lenses that can be adapted for use with today’s modern digital cameras. But in the helpful video below, Stern provides a simple solution for the often-vexing problem of mold and fungus that is often found inside older lenses.

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.

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