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Ron Leach Posted: Apr 14, 2017 0 comments

This morning Sony announced it has overtaken Nikon in the U.S. market for full-frame interchangeable lens cameras, one spot behind industry leader Canon. Sony leapfrogged Nikon because of the company’s 23% growth in this category with record sales in both interchangeable-lens cameras and lenses in 2017.

Ron Leach Posted: Apr 14, 2017 0 comments

The Swiss photographer known as “Yuri Fineart” specializes in shooting landscapes and he offers weekly tutorials on using Lightroom to improve all types of images. In the video below, he demonstrates a few simple techniques for turning a “bad” Raw file into a really nice image.

Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Apr 13, 2017 1 comments

I used to believe that the Auto setting on a camera was something to be avoided the way a tired waitress avoids eye contact when you’re signaling for a coffee refill—she can’t deny that you’re there, but she can ignore the hell out of you. I still feel that way about fully auto exposure, but my maniacally stubborn attitude toward Auto ISO is softening like marshmallow Peeps in a microwave.  

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Ron Leach Posted: Apr 13, 2017 0 comments

Drone maker DJI has upgraded their popular Phantom 4 model with the new Phantom 4 Advanced that offers a more powerful camera, enhanced controls, and a host of creative capabilities

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.

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Ron Leach Posted: Apr 12, 2017 1 comments

If you were befuddled by a description of the “Exposure Triangle” in your first photography class, you’re not alone. This relatively simple concept can be a bit difficult to explain; unless, that is, the instructor has some red Kool-Aid and a few glasses handy.

Ron Leach Posted: Apr 12, 2017 0 comments

Manny Ortiz is a Chicago-based photographer known for capturing the personality of his subjects. He’s also a good instructor, and in the four-minute video below he provides some great posing tips for budding portrait photographers.

DL Byron Posted: Apr 12, 2017 0 comments

The Fujifilm X-T2 is a compact but serious mirrorless camera you can bring anywhere. It hovers between the enthusiast and pro product categories with a feature set and performance levels previously only available in DSLRs. Or in other words, the photographic power that 12 pounds of gear used to deliver is now offered in a camera less than half the weight with all the image quality. Highlights of the Fujifilm X-T2 include an APS-C-sized 24.3-megapixel X-Trans CMOS III sensor with no low-pass filter, and the ability to shoot 4K video.

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