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Ron Leach Posted: Oct 10, 2016 0 comments

The Short Film Showcase features exceptional videos selected by the editors at National Geographic, and this intriguing clip provides a vision of a post-apocalyptic world from miniature diorama artists Lori Nix and Kathleen Gerber (Nix + Gerber).

Joe Farace Posted: Oct 10, 2016 0 comments

In contemporary lighting equipment there are trends and there are fads with some gear seemingly having equal parts of both. And they just aren’t boxes of light anymore; they are lightsabers, small studio lights with big output, and everywhere you look it’s LED lighting in every size, shape, and price.

Seth Shostak Posted: Oct 10, 2016 0 comments

For decades, soft light has been the bee’s knees for portrait photography. It’s flattering, pleasant to look at, and undistracting.

Dan Havlik Posted: Oct 07, 2016 0 comments

We were at Sony’s press conference yesterday to unveil the blazing fast RX100 V compact camera and afterwards we got a chance to try out with this speedy little bugger. The biggest headline about the Sony RX100 V is that can shoot at 24 frames per second, which is the world’s fastest continuous shooting speed for a compact camera and faster than even the most expensive professional digital SLRs on the market.

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Ron Leach Posted: Oct 07, 2016 0 comments

Combat photography is, to say the least, one of the more challenging assignments anyone can accept. But if you’re both a photographer and a British Army soldier, let’s just say you have your hands full.

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Ron Leach Posted: Oct 07, 2016 0 comments

The short video below should help explain why the latest superzoom cameras are so popular, as you get both a wide view where a FedEx airplane is barely visible, and a tight shot where you can actually read the logo on the planes fuselage.

 

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Jason Schneider Posted: Oct 07, 2016 0 comments

I’ve shot thousands of pictures with hundreds of great lenses over the past 40+ years, but these seven have a special place in my heart. That’s because they capture beautiful images that have “the look”—an elusive quality that may be a combination of excellent detail and sharpness plus a natural roundness in their rendition. It’s not bokeh exactly—that refers to smooth transitions and shape retention in the out-of-focus areas of the image—although these lenses all have gorgeous bokeh as well. 

Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Oct 06, 2016 0 comments

The monochrome mode on most digital cameras is a convenience that is best avoided. Conventional wisdom says that it’s far, far better to shoot Raw and convert to monochrome—or at least to start with a color JPEG. But Fujifilm suggests that their ACROS film simulation mode might even top the best Raw converters. Does it? 

Ron Leach Posted: Oct 06, 2016 0 comments

Yousef Al Habshi is an award-winning photographer based in Abu Dabi. He specializes in macro photography, and the spectacular images of insects you see here are part of his Little Monsters project.

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Ron Leach Posted: Oct 06, 2016 0 comments

Sony just dropped the curtain on the RX100 V, a new flagship model in their powerful Cyber-shot RX line of 1-inch sensor compact digital cameras. Sony says their latest model has the fastest AF speed, most AF points, and fastest continuous shooting speed of any compact camera.

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