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Ron Leach Posted: Jan 26, 2017 0 comments

For those of us who don’t have our own photo studios, tabletop photography often involves waiting for a bright overcast day and shooting outdoors with the sky as a giant softbox. While this approach works quite well, sometimes the weather doesn’t cooperate.

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Steve Meltzer Posted: Jan 26, 2017 0 comments

Great photographs are not the result of great cameras. Superb cameras help, but the real secret to making great images is the ability to see photographs in your mind’s eye before you take them. Once this ability to “pre-visualize” an image is learned, it quickly becomes second nature. Here are five simple tips to jump-start your thinking outside the camera.

Ron Leach Posted: Jan 25, 2017 0 comments

Over the past few years drones have rapidly evolved from high-tech novelties with limited appeal, to serious tools for photographers looking for a means of capturing high-quality aerial scenes that were previously only possible when shooting from an airplane. If you need any evidence, you need look no further than the stunning images below.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jan 25, 2017 0 comments

Ricoh Imaging has just announced the Pentax KP, an ultra-compact, weatherproof DSLR designed for outdoor and travel photographers who shoot on the run and want to travel light. The camera packs many of the advanced features of the sophisticated Pentax K-3 II into a slim, mobile body that weighs only 1.4 pounds.

Ron Leach Posted: Jan 25, 2017 0 comments

Last May we reported on an unfortunate incident in which three photographers were taken into custody for walking on the Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park and waterskiing behind an RV on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. Now the three have been convicted with two of the bunch facing jail time.

Ron Leach Posted: Jan 24, 2017 0 comments

Sometimes less is more as you can see in these striking graphic images from Dutch architectural photographer Theo Peekstok. Working mostly in black-and-white, Peekstok's minimalist style reduces his scenes to their key elements and nothing more.

Ron Leach Posted: Jan 24, 2017 0 comments

Cuban-born photographer Abelardo Morell has been making and using walk-in camera obscuras for the past 15 years with the goal of capturing the outside world in interesting and unique ways. His latest effort is essentially a giant pinhole camera that collapses and folds up like any large tent. Morrell took the above image of the Old Faithful geyser at Yellowstone National Park.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jan 24, 2017 0 comments

Photographer Nathaniel Dodson is one of our go-to sources of helpful tutorials that unlock the secrets of Photoshop. In the comprehensive video below, he reveals 10 tips and tricks he says changed the way he works and have been “massively helpful” in improving his images.

Dan Havlik Posted: Jan 24, 2017 0 comments

The below gif is one of the cooler things we've seen on Reddit lately. It gives you a visual demonstration of how changing the focal length of your lens affects how a person's face appear in portraits. 

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Edited by George Schaub Posted: Jan 24, 2017 0 comments

The newest version of Canon’s workhorse, full-frame DSLR, the EOS 5D Mark IV, offers a brand-new 30.4MP sensor system, while its forerunner used a 22MP sensor. The new sensor offers Dual Pixel Raw images and new Raw converter software, Digital Photo Professional 4. In addition, the new sensor offers Dual Pixel CMOS AF, which first appeared in the Canon EOS 70D and is helpful when shooting in live view mode or when recording videos.

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