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Ron Leach Posted: Mar 24, 2017 0 comments

One way to have fun with photography and get the creative juices flowing is to step out of your comfort zone and do things a bit differently. The quick tutorial below will help you do just that by offering a variety of fun tips and tricks for shooting portraits.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 24, 2017 0 comments

Ben Horne is an accomplished nature photographer who says his goal “is to create simple, structured, and calm images of nature.” In the video below, Horne takes you to scenic Death Valley and provides some great tips on shooting landscapes.

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Ron Leach Posted: Mar 24, 2017 0 comments

Our friends across the pond at Canon UK are celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Canon’s EOS camera system with a new line of company-branded apparel and accessories. 

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Ron Leach Posted: Mar 23, 2017 0 comments

Most photographers understand the interaction between aperture settings (f/stops) and shutter speeds for arriving at proper exposures. But in the basic tutorial below you’ll learn why aperture settings also play an important role in composition, setting up your shot, and much more.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 23, 2017 0 comments

We all know that portraits often live or die depending upon how the subject’s eyes are rendered. In the simple video below you’ll learn how to use Photoshop to brighten eyes in less than a minute.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 22, 2017 0 comments

Cutting out objects in Photoshop can be a difficult and time-consuming process, especially if you want to do it right. But the detailed video below will turn you into a pro at making precise selections and masks.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 22, 2017 0 comments

Most photographers think of “golden hour” as prime time for capturing stunning sunrises and sunsets, and know it’s important to get there early to set up their shot. But as you’ll see in the video below, the sweet early morning and late day light also provides a great opportunity for portraits.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 22, 2017 0 comments

Brett Chatwin is an amateur nature photographer based in Tasmania, and he captured these stunning images of a rare phenomenon known as the “Underwater Northern Lights.”

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 21, 2017 0 comments

According to image-editing instructor Anthony Morganti, “Layers” represents the “bedrock of Photoshop.” If you’re unsure about how to use this powerful tool fear not, because after watching the 15-minute video below you’ll feel much more confident about your skills.

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Ron Leach Posted: Mar 21, 2017 0 comments

Mt. Etna, located on the Italian coast, is Europe’s tallest active volcano and is in an almost constant state of activity. In the dramatic video below, you’ll see a BBC camera crew and several tourists make a harrowing escape when Etna exploded last Thursday and spewed hot steam and molten rocks on the group.

Joe Farace Posted: Mar 21, 2017 0 comments

In the trifecta of portrait lenses—85mm, 105mm, and 135mm—the 85mm focal length is the gateway. It’s short enough for tight shooting spaces, while producing a real portrait look, yet versatile enough for use in other genres, including photojournalism, where a nifty 50 comes up a bit short. Enter Sigma’s 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens ($1,199) that’s fast enough for reportage and long enough for portraiture.

Edited by George Schaub Posted: Mar 21, 2017 0 comments

The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V is a very compact and stylish camera with loads of power “under the hood.” It features a 13.2x8.8mm (aka 1-inch type) sensor with an image resolution of 20 megapixels. The camera’s high-speed lens system (f/1.8-f/2.8) has a zoom factor of nearly 3x (24-70mm, 35mm film equivalent). The sensor system and lens have not changed from the forerunner RX100 IV, but the new RX100 V has a remarkably faster and new AF system with 315 AF areas that cover 65 percent of the image.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 20, 2017 0 comments

A while back we shared a viral video in which six photographers shot the same model with widely varying results, partly because they were given false information about the person being photographed. The video below was inspired by that challenge and resulted in quite a creative experience.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 20, 2017 0 comments

Just about everyone using Photoshop is familiar with making selections and masks while editing their images. In this basic tutorial from Ed Gregory you’ll learn how to use Photoshop’s Refine Edge tool to make those selections and masks more precise and specific.

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Ron Leach Posted: Mar 20, 2017 0 comments

We’ve all been there: You’re in a scenic spot about to take a selfie of you and a companion, when a passerby offers to take the shot for you. So you accept the kind gesture and hand the person your phone. Unfortunately, if you forget to turn off the phone’s selfie mode and wait until later to look at the results, the photograph may not be what you expected.

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