Ron Leach

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Ron Leach Posted: Jul 19, 2011 3 comments
The next time you find yourself frustrated by a difficult photo assignment, consider the challenges faced daily by Tara Miller—winner of the 2011 CNIB Eye Remember National Photographer Contest. Miller is a legally blind, professional photographer from Winnipeg, Manitoba who doesn’t let her disability stand in the way of her passion for creating beautiful imagery.
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Ron Leach Posted: Jun 20, 2011 0 comments
As photographic technology and market trends continue to evolve at a rapid rate in our digital era, many of the latest advancements occur in the professional arena before filtering down to prosumer and amateur photographers. One such sector in a constant state of change is the photo printing and output market. InfoTrends, a leading worldwide market research and consulting firm for the digital industry, recently released an interesting study examining how these advancements influence customer preferences and create new revenue opportunities for photographers who recognize these shifts and adapt accordingly.

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Ron Leach Posted: Mar 01, 2004 0 comments

A Unique Photographic Perspective of Our Planet

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have collaborated on a joint initiative called the Landsat project, which has resulted in a collection of stunning images that provide a unique photographic perspective of our...

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Ron Leach Posted: Jan 01, 2004 1 comments

For over 30 years Petersen's Photographic Magazine has been recognized as the leading instructional magazine for photo enthusiasts. Our goal has been to inspire readers with dramatic imagery, and to offer clear and simple instructional articles to help photographers improve their skills.

To further this mission, we have created the Photographic Faculty; a team of seven...

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Ron Leach Posted: May 31, 2011 0 comments
While browsing through my archives recently, I rediscovered a fascinating 1944 magazine piece in which several artists, photographers and educators offered their views and expectations of photography after World War II. The article, which appeared in Popular Photography, gave new meaning to the famous Winston Churchill quote “The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.”
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Ron Leach Posted: May 29, 2007 0 comments

Technology Paves the Path

by Ron Leach

A decade ago pundits were describing the business of photography as a "sunset
industry," suggesting that the "smart money" should look elsewhere
for innovation and profits. Then came the digital revolution which not only
changed the manner in which we capture, share...

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Ron Leach Posted: Dec 11, 2006 0 comments

Industry Perspective

Reinventing The Lens



by Ron Leach

Innovation in the photographic industry has traditionally taken place at the
high end of the market. Manufacturers typically invest in research and development
to perfect new technologies that are unveiled in pro-oriented products before
"filterin...

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Ron Leach Posted: Mar 28, 2006 0 comments

Breaking the Four-Minute Mile



By Ron Leach, Publisher

We recently returned from the 2006 PMA Convention and Trade Show in Orlando,
FL--the largest annual international trade show in our industry. With over
600 exhibitors, 20,000 attendees, and more than 200 educational sessions, this
four-day event is pretty much a "must...

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Ron Leach Posted: Nov 29, 2005 0 comments

Photography is full of `scapes: landscapes, seascapes, and cityscapes
are all very popular subjects. But the next time you grab your camera and head
out for a day of shooting, why not take try to capture what's on "the
other side" and shoot some windowscapes for a change? There are a couple
of different approaches to take. You can use a window as a compositional device
to frame your subject, or you can concentrate of photographing objects you find
inside or behind a window.

A
polarizing filter eliminated the distracting reflections in this
scene shot through a window on a bright, sunny day.

Photography by Ron Leach

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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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