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Ron Leach Posted: Nov 30, 2016 0 comments

I tend to travel on the wide side when it comes to lens selection, so it was exciting to get ahold of Tamron’s new super telephoto zoom—the SP 150-600mm VC USD G2 f/5.6-6.3 (Model A022). And what better way to give this big beauty a try than to take it on safari?

Ron Leach Posted: Nov 29, 2016 0 comments

Annegien Shilling is a talented artist/photographer from the Netherlands who creates magical self-portraits using nothing more than a good imagination, her own photos, and a few apps on an iPod Touch to create the composites. Her creative results have attracted international acclaim for their simplicity and charm.

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Ron Leach Posted: Nov 29, 2016 0 comments

The colorizing of old back-and-white prints and motion pictures has long been a popular technique, but this 2-minute film “The Great White Silence” is really something special.

Ron Leach Posted: Nov 29, 2016 0 comments

San Francisco-based filmmaker Kevin Wolf is lighting up the Internet because of a simple trick he employed to turn a good photograph into a great one: He simply flipped the image upside down.

Staff Posted: Nov 29, 2016 0 comments

Today’s camera gear is faster than ever and much of it is tailor-made for capturing any sort of motion or movement. So then why do so many photographers struggle to shoot compelling images of action? Part of it has to do with timing and part of it has to do with composition. Your camera and lens can only do so much and there’s more to a great action shot than simply capturing the moment and making sure it’s in focus. For this assignment, we were looking for images of anything from basketball to dance to wildlife, just as long as there was some kind of action in the scene. For the winning images, we were looking for great composition, effective use of backgrounds and scenery, and powerful emotion: human, animal, or otherwise. Here are our six favorites.

Deborah Sandidge Posted: Nov 29, 2016 0 comments

Earlier this year I co-led a photo tour in the Palouse region of Washington state. I’d never been there before, but reputation alone indicated an awesome photographic destination offering vistas of rolling hills and farmland, plus all the textures, colors, and plays of light and shadow you could wish for.

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Ron Leach Posted: Nov 28, 2016 0 comments

The video below likely represents the longest three seconds in this trackside photographer’s life, as he utilized some super-human reflexes to jump out of the way as an out-of-control Camaro hopped a guardrail and took direct aim at the unnamed photographer.

Ron Leach Posted: Nov 28, 2016 0 comments

Norwegian photographer Audun Rikardsen is a professor of Freshwater and Marine Biology at the University of Tromso as well as a sell-taught photographer. He’s used his fascination with the arctic coast to make some extraordinary photographs of sea creatures above and below he surface.

Ron Leach Posted: Nov 28, 2016 0 comments

When discussing photography gear, Joe Edelman likes to say “Keep it simple, stupid.” That’s exactly what he does in this quick video tutorial that will teach you how to make dramatic portraits and beauty shots with one monolight or speedlight and a single reflector.

Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Nov 25, 2016 0 comments

Gabe Rogel gets a kick out of viewers’ reactions to his photographs. “It’s fun,” he says, “to watch people look at the pictures and realize, Oh, you had to be there, too!”

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