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Ron Leach Posted: Feb 28, 2017 0 comments

Everyone wants to create dramatic images with vibrant, natural colors that "pop.” And as you’ll see in the video below, there’s a bit more involved in making impactful photos than simply dragging the saturation slider to the right.

Ron Leach Posted: Feb 28, 2017 0 comments

Zach Smidt of Zach Alan Photography is a Houston-based shooter with a creative approach to portraiture. He recently teamed up with his girlfriend Juli to make a series of stunning outdoor images using light painting techniques.

Ron Leach Posted: Feb 28, 2017 0 comments

Daniel Norton is a NY-based photographer with a celebrated career in portraiture and fashion photography. He’s also a respected educator, and in the video below he illustrates a quick and simple setup for shooting portraits at home or on location.

Ron Leach Posted: Feb 27, 2017 0 comments

The use of sliders is a familiar practice for everyone who edits their images, regardless of the software employed. The most common practice is to simply click and drag on the slider handle.

Ron Leach Posted: Feb 27, 2017 0 comments

We often turn to Peter McKinnon for his quick and energetic tips on improving both videos and still images, and in the helpful tutorial below he reveals five secrets that will immediately improve the quality of your videos.

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Ron Leach Posted: Feb 27, 2017 0 comments

Ever since Nikon recently announced an “extraordinary” financial loss and cancelled the long-awaited DL Series of premium compact cameras there have been concerns about the health and future direction of the legendary company. In an attempt to ease concerns, Nikon executives have revealed the company’s strategy for the future in an interview just published by several Japanese news outlets.

Ron Leach Posted: Feb 24, 2017 0 comments

Matthew Jordan Smith is a expert portrait shooter who has photographed some of the world’s most famous people in the U.S. and abroad. In the video below he explains how to make great portraits of women using a single light and an inexpensive white poster board.  

Ron Leach Posted: Feb 24, 2017 0 comments

Were he alive today, 19th-century pointillism pioneer Georges Seurat might resent the comparison, but here’s a weird “multipoint pinhole camera” made from thousands of drinking straws that creates images that really do resemble the pointillist paintings of yesteryear.

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Ron Leach Posted: Feb 24, 2017 0 comments

Most photographers are familiar with the notion of photographing small children and pets from a low angle (at their eye level) to make them feel more comfortable. But in this interesting tutorial from Ted Forbes, you’ll learn why taking this approach can add drama to all kinds of images.

Ron Leach Posted: Feb 23, 2017 0 comments

Given a choice between a fast 85mm f/1.4 prime lens and a fast-and-versatile 70-200mm f/2.8 zoom, which lens would you choose to shoot outdoor portraits? While the answer may seem obvious, experienced portrait photographer Manny Ortiz decided to find out by taking both lenses along to shoot his pretty wife Diana against a backdrop of the Chicago skyline.

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