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Ron Leach Posted: Apr 05, 2017 0 comments

While it may not seem that way in some parts of the country, spring is in the air and it’s time to start thinking about shooting some macro images outdoors. Florida-based photographer Matthew Cicanese has a varied portfolio, but his close-up work is really special—despite the fact he is blind in one eye.

Ron Leach Posted: Apr 05, 2017 0 comments

Swiss photographer and digital artist John Wilhelm has a unique, whimsical style all his own, and in the visual Q&A below he uses his photographs to explain the essence of his stunning work.

Dan Havlik Posted: Apr 04, 2017 0 comments

If you love “seeing how the sausage is made” in the camera world as much as we do, then you’re going to really enjoy the Surface Magazine video below of factory workers in Germany hand-building Leica M10 digital rangefinders.

Joe Farace Posted: Apr 04, 2017 0 comments

How much do I hate smartphones? Let me count the ways. But seriously, they aren’t going away anytime soon and many photographers, although not moi, have found clever ways to harness the power of these mobile devices. That said, I do own a smartphone albeit an older model and am on many social media platforms.

Ron Leach Posted: Apr 04, 2017 0 comments

We’ve been sharing each episode in Anthony Morganti’s new “Getting Started in Photoshop” video series in which he provides simple tutorials for those new to Photoshop and Lightroom.

Ron Leach Posted: Apr 04, 2017 0 comments

The Spanish island of Tenerife is a popular vacation destination for Europeans. It’s also beloved by photographers everywhere for its low levels of light pollution that make it an ideal spot for astrophotography.

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Ron Leach Posted: Apr 04, 2017 0 comments

Nikon is celebrating its upcoming 100th Anniversary with the introduction of two special-edition flagship DSLRs and a selection of commemorative lenses, collectible items and binoculars.

Dan Havlik Posted: Apr 03, 2017 0 comments

Shutterbug has teamed up with New York Times-best selling author/photographer Jordan Matter for a new series of How To videos called Tips that Matter. In this his first Shutterbug How To video, Matter shares five great tips on how to shoot stunning portraits at night with very little gear.

Ron Leach Posted: Apr 03, 2017 0 comments

Fotodiox Pro has introduced an assortment of "Factor" lights that let you achieve studio-style results with no hot spots and a single, clean shadow. Designed for both spot illumination and area lighting, the Factor Series includes nine models in a variety of sizes and shapes.

Ron Leach Posted: Apr 03, 2017 0 comments

Have you ever wondered how some photographers add a dreamy, ethereal look to their landscapes photos? More often than not, this soft glow is a result of a post-processing technique known as the  “Orton Effect” which is quite popular these days among nature photographers.

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Ron Leach Posted: Apr 03, 2017 0 comments

Jeff Rossen is an investigative reporter for NBC and in this episode of his popular “Rossen Reports” he warns about the dangerous and potentially lethal practice of shooting photographs on railroad tracks.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Mar 31, 2017 0 comments

This oldie but goodie turned up on Kottke today and, for us, it’s the perfect way to end the week: with a few laughs. (At least we thought it was pretty funny.)

Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Mar 31, 2017 0 comments

The amazing aerial photo above might not have got off the ground if it hadn’t been for social media. 

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 31, 2017 0 comments

One way to speed up processing time in Lightroom is to create your own presets for similar types of images. With this approach you can simply apply the preset to every image in a series, rather that making individual adjustments to a variety of parameters for every shot.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 31, 2017 0 comments

Michel d’Oultremont is a Belgian wildlife photographer who clearly understands that patience is a virtue when stalking wild beasts. In the dramatic video below you’ll follow d’Oultremont as he hunts for a money shot of a bison in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania.

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