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Ron Leach Posted: Dec 22, 2016 0 comments

Stephen McMennamy is a photographer and creative director with a sense of humor, and his “Combophotos” project is a collection of humorous images he made by splicing together two unrelated photos into a single image. It’s a fun and simple technique you should try yourself over the coming long weekend.

Ron Leach Posted: Dec 22, 2016 0 comments

Time-lapse videos are all the rage these days but they typically require specialized gear and technical expertise that is beyond the means and knowledge of many of us. In the six-minute tutorial below, you’ll learn how to create time-lapses yourself, using gear you likely already own.

Ron Leach Posted: Dec 21, 2016 0 comments

One of the allures of deep-sea fishing is that sometimes you catch something you don’t expect like these freakish creatures caught and photographed by Russian commercial fisherman Roman Fedortsov.

Ron Leach Posted: Dec 21, 2016 0 comments

When the weather is nice there's nothing better than an afternoon bicycle ride along the ocean, right? Well, Australian seascape photographer Che Chorley had a slightly more ambitious plan when he hopped on his bike for a 3,000-mile photo excursion along the Australian coast in winter.

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Joe Farace Posted: Dec 21, 2016 0 comments

In my July 2016 column I posited several reasons why you shouldn’t use Adobe Flash, including blocking millions of iDevice owners from viewing your photography. Yet Flash remains popular, as you can see by one of the sites I hoped to feature this month but could not because my computer is Flash-free.

Ron Leach Posted: Dec 21, 2016 0 comments

Have you ever left home without an external flash, only to come upon a portrait opportunity that you had to shoot with your camera’s harsh pop-up flash? Well, as long as you keep a cheap, white balloon in your camera bag, this simple hack from the wacky Koldunov brothers has you covered.

Ron Leach Posted: Dec 20, 2016 0 comments

Muhhammad Roem considers himself an “amateur” photographer, but you wouldn’t know that from looking at the incredible close-up images he shoots of insects and other critters.

Jack Neubart Posted: Dec 20, 2016 0 comments

For many of us, capturing what’s directly in front of the lens is our primary concern. We’re focused on reality. Some of us, however, like to step outside the box, to be inventive and let our imaginations soar. That, in a nutshell, describes the photography of Cade Martin. Martin isn’t satisfied with simply capturing moments in time, in finite space. He prefers to warp time and space, to enter his own dimension. And that quality in his work is what draws clients to him.

Posted: Dec 20, 2016 0 comments

The legendary American photographer William Eggleston was a true pioneer in the potential of color photography and his quirky, eccentric portraits of everyday life can teach us all a lot about candid artistry and composition.

Steve Bedell Posted: Dec 20, 2016 0 comments

When I first heard about the AlienBees DigiBee flash units, my reaction was probably mirrored by many: An AlienBees light with a digital back, what’s to get excited about? And while the new DigiBee might not have all the whiz-bang features of some of the higher-priced lights on the market, there are several hidden surprises that may make you want to take a look.

 

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Ron Leach Posted: Dec 20, 2016 0 comments

As this year draws to a close, it’s time to share another wacky video from the frequently inebriated guys at TheCameraStoreTV as they reveal their picks for the best and worst camera gear of 2016. Chris Niccolls and Jordan Drake also let you in on another important choice: their favorite beer of all time.

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Ron Leach Posted: Dec 19, 2016 0 comments

Back in 1987, the Knoll brothers created a program they called “Display” that was intended for creating special effects in films. A year later they renamed the product “Photoshop,” and after showing it to Adobe the iconic brand was born.

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Ron Leach Posted: Dec 19, 2016 0 comments

Have you ever wished you could get precise autofocus when using vintage, manual-focus lenses on a modern digital camera? Well, now you can thanks to an innovative adapter from Techart that lets you use classic lenses on Sony E-Mount bodies. Our favorite Weird Lens Guru Mathieu Stern was even able to hack this adapter to deliver crisp AF with a 120-year-old camera. as you can see in the video below.

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Ron Leach Posted: Dec 16, 2016 0 comments

Peter McKinnon is an award-winning Canadian photographer, and like many pros he’s often had to rig something up in the field to solve a problem. In the quick video below, McKinnon shares eight simple hacks that can get you out of a bind in a hurry.

Joe Farace Posted: Dec 16, 2016 0 comments

Sports photography shares much in common with capturing images of wildlife: You’ve got an active scene captured at a distance requiring specialized equipment and knowledge of the subject’s activities while anticipating what they are going to do next…or not. Sure, you’ll need fast, long focal length lenses but you will also need camera supports and other gear that along with specialized knowledge separates the virtuosos, like Regis Lefebure (regislefebure.com), from the wannabes. Here’s a look at some of our favorite tools of the sports trade.

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