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Ron Leach Posted: Apr 21, 2017 0 comments

Photographers in the U.S. are in for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity on August 21st when we’ll experience a total eclipse of the sun viewable from coast to coast. The last time this rare event occurred was back in 1918.

Ron Leach Posted: Apr 19, 2017 0 comments

Last month we featured an amazing 4K time-lapse video by photographer Chis Biela of the Chicago River dyed green for St. Patrick’s Day. This morning Biela sent us his latest masterpiece, capturing the radiance of Oahu—the third largest of the Hawaiian Islands.

Ron Leach Posted: Apr 13, 2017 0 comments

Sometimes it’s great to get outdoors and shoot environmental portraits with a real backdrop like Colorado’s Flatiron Mountains outside of Boulder. The problem is that unless you have some sweet golden-hour light, the harsh midday sun can make such a task very difficult.

Ron Leach Posted: Apr 13, 2017 0 comments

Erik Wahlstrom is a photographer in upstate New York with an unusual approach to landscape photography. As you’ll see in the rather poetic video below, Wahlstrom suggests finding a place that is uniquely your own if you want to create meaningful, intimate photographs.

Ron Leach Posted: Apr 07, 2017 0 comments

David Bergman is a NY-based photographer well known for his sports, celebrity, and concert images, and in the video below he’ll teach you how to harness the power of panoramic photography in less than three minutes.

Ron Leach Posted: Apr 07, 2017 0 comments

Anchorage-based Jeff Schultz is a professional shooter best known as the official photographer for the Iditarod. He also does corporate and editorial photography as well as nature, wildlife and adventure stock photos.

Ron Leach Posted: Apr 05, 2017 0 comments

The simple teleconverter is a compact and relatively affordable add-on that will increase the magnification of your lens and dramatically enhance its versatility. All teleconverters are not created equal, however, so watch the video below to learn more about these very useful tools.

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 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.

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.

Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Mar 30, 2017 0 comments

President Eisenhower said, “In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” I get that. It’s a truism that applies to things much lighter than D-Day, too. So as I watch March melt into April, I summon my highly analog paper Day-Timer calendar and begin plotting my summer. In pencil, of course. Here are the seven “must-do” activities I’ve strategized so far. 

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 30, 2017 0 comments

British nature photographer Thomas Heaton is a master of telling stories with his images, and in the video below he reveals some great tips and tricks for making spectacular photos of the Northern Lights.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 28, 2017 0 comments

Nature photographer Brendan Pattengale employs his love of the great outdoors and a few secret techniques to capture vivid, painterly landscape photos during his travels around the world.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 27, 2017 0 comments

National Geographic photographers are pretty much the cream of the crop when it comes to travel and adventure photography. And now you can get their advice for free with this pdf download of the “National Geographic Guide to Photography.”

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 24, 2017 0 comments

Ben Horne is an accomplished nature photographer who says his goal “is to create simple, structured, and calm images of nature.” In the video below, Horne takes you to scenic Death Valley and provides some great tips on shooting landscapes.

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