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Ron Leach Posted: Apr 03, 2017 0 comments

Fotodiox Pro has introduced an assortment of "Factor" lights that let you achieve studio-style results with no hot spots and a single, clean shadow. Designed for both spot illumination and area lighting, the Factor Series includes nine models in a variety of sizes and shapes.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 31, 2017 0 comments

One way to speed up processing time in Lightroom is to create your own presets for similar types of images. With this approach you can simply apply the preset to every image in a series, rather that making individual adjustments to a variety of parameters for every shot.

Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Mar 31, 2017 0 comments

The amazing aerial photo above might not have got off the ground if it hadn’t been for social media. 

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 31, 2017 0 comments

Kaylee Greer is an award-winning professional pet photographer known for her whimsical portraits of dogs being dogs. Her pet portraits delight dog fanciers everywhere, and also display a great mastery of her craft.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Mar 31, 2017 0 comments

This oldie but goodie turned up on Kottke today and, for us, it’s the perfect way to end the week: with a few laughs. (At least we thought it was pretty funny.)

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 31, 2017 0 comments

Michel d’Oultremont is a Belgian wildlife photographer who clearly understands that patience is a virtue when stalking wild beasts. In the dramatic video below you’ll follow d’Oultremont as he hunts for a money shot of a bison in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 30, 2017 0 comments

Dutch photographer Scarlett Hooft Graafland is a nomadic photographer who travels the world in search of unique people and places to shoot. Whether she’s in the salt deserts of Bolivia, the Canadian Arctic, or on the remote island of Madagascar, Graafland’s goal is to merge with her surroundings and capture the local sights and culture in unique ways.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 30, 2017 0 comments

British nature photographer Thomas Heaton is a master of telling stories with his images, and in the video below he reveals some great tips and tricks for making spectacular photos of the Northern Lights.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Mar 30, 2017 0 comments

Though it's a commonly used term in the photography world, opinions vary on how the word “bokeh” should be pronounced. The term is said to come from the Japanese word “boke,” which translates as “blur” or, in some cases, “senility.”

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 30, 2017 0 comments

One of the first “rules” everyone learns about composition is to avoid having telephone poles growing out of a subject’s head. But what about distracting background elements like power lines or airplane contrails in the sky?

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 29, 2017 0 comments

We typically turn to image-editing expert Nathaniel Dodson for advice on Photoshop tools you can use to enhance your images. The in-depth tutorial below is a bit different, in that Dodson explains 10 mistakes you should avoid while editing your work.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 29, 2017 0 comments

Earlier this week we showed you how to make great portraits on the cheap with three simple setups. In the video below you’ll learn how to up your portrait game even further with 6 clever hacks that you can create for virtually nothing.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 29, 2017 0 comments

Commercial photographer Lou Freeman specializes in fashion/glamour work and in the 4-minute video below she shows you how to make great outdoor portraits in direct sunlight.

Giulio Sciorio Posted: Mar 29, 2017 0 comments

Environmental portraits are all the rage these days in photography because they are far more revealing than a basic portrait of an individual or a simple headshot. As the name suggests, environmental portraits capture a subject within his or her typical environment such as a workplace. 

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Ron Leach Posted: Mar 28, 2017 0 comments

Last fall we ran a preview of our favorite early entries in the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards (SWPA), and now the stunning winning images have been announced. The photos you see here are the best shots in each of the contest’s 10 open categories, including our lead photo by UK photographer Tim Cornbill who took top honors in the Architecture category.

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