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Ron Leach Posted: Apr 13, 2016 0 comments

Researchers at the Columbia University Computer Vision Laboratory are pursuing a radically different approach to photography with the design of optics and sensors applied to a large, thin flexible sheet. Rather than the conventional approach of taking photographs from a single point in space, this camera would enable image capture from any surface—regardless of shape.

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Ron Leach Posted: Sep 21, 2016 0 comments

MeFOTO has launched a new line of compact, rugged tripods that feature a Bluetooth remote, a precision ball head, a secure leg-lock system, and removable center columns for taking selfies. The versatile "Air" tripods (and a monopod) are available in three sizes, and all come with a spring-loaded phone adapter for selfies.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jun 26, 2007 0 comments

Consumer Habits

By Ron Leach

One of the best ways to gauge near-term trends in the photo industry is to
take a look at what types of cameras are being purchased and what methods photographers
use to output their images. We just received an interesting report from the
Photo Marketing Association (PMA) that provides someup...

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Ron Leach Posted: Mar 24, 2016 0 comments

We all know that people tend to become self-conscious with a camera pointed in their face, and the new COVR Photo iPhone Lens Case helps solve all that with a unique product that lets you take candid shots while holding your phone like a TV remote— putting your subjects at ease even if they know they are being photographed.

Ron Leach Posted: Aug 17, 2016 0 comments

Shooting in the rain is a great way to capture some very impactful images, but without the right equipment it’s also a great way to ruin your expensive gear. In this instructional video from Matt Granger, however, you’ll learn how to get dynamic “rain” portraits on the cheap—without getting yourself or your equipment wet.

Ron Leach Posted: Aug 18, 2016 0 comments

Datacolor has just unveiled Spyder5 Capture Pro, a comprehensive color-management bundle for photographers who are serious about precise color calibration from capture to post production. The package incudes four sophisticated tools for streamlining your workflow while obtaining perfect results.

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Ron Leach Posted: Apr 21, 2016 0 comments

Here’s a poignant video in which legendary portrait photographer Deborah Feingold discusses a photo shoot with prolific music icon Prince, who passed away this morning at the age of 57. Feingold’s delicate approach to her craft results in unique cooperation from a variety of artists and luminaries ranging from President Obama to Desmond Tutu.

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Ron Leach Posted: Apr 06, 2016 0 comments

Skrekkøgle is a small product and digital design studio in Oslo, Norway known for their impactful, quirky projects. One of our favorites is a project in which they fabricated a 20:1 replica of a 50-Euro coin and placed it in various scenes to make large objects appear tiny.

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Ron Leach Posted: Oct 27, 2014 1 comments

Just when you think you’ve seen it all with regard to digital imaging technology and accessories, a new trend pops up and reminds you that the influence of digital convergence upon our lives will continue unabated for the foreseeable future. Some new innovations are nothing than quirky toys for the gadget aficionado, while others offer promise for the future but aren’t quite ready for prime time.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jan 22, 2015 0 comments
Levi Bettweiser is a photographer. He’s also the founder of The Rescued Film Project—an amazing online archive of images captured on film between the 1930s and the late 1990s. Every image in the collection was rescued from rolls of undeveloped film that Bettweiser obtained from a variety of locations across the globe.