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Ron Leach Posted: Jul 28, 2016 0 comments

ExploreCams is a really cool interactive website that uses up-to-date infographics to reveal today’s most popular cameras and lenses, as well as the various exposure settings and shooting modes used by photographers to make their images. They do this by analyzing metadata from images posted on a number of social media sites.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jul 28, 2016 0 comments

Nikon created quite a buzz Tuesday morning with the introduction of the high-speed AF-S Nikkor f/1.4E ED; a lens they say is the world’s fastest 105mm prime. And now, thanks to some great photographers and the folks at Nikon USA, we can show you the first sample images taken with this new tool for portrait and studio photography.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jul 28, 2016 1 comments

Mark Udovitch is an Australian radiation therapist with a great sense of humor; a rare commodity is his line of work. He recently came up with a unique way to raise money for cancer patients with his “Dry Shave Off” project, in which he mimics several famous celebrity photos featuring his long hair which he plans to shave off tomorrow.

Ron Leach Posted: Jul 27, 2016 0 comments

Shiny skin can ruin an otherwise nice portrait, particularly when shooting outdoors on a hot summer day or indoors when you’re using warm lights. Thanks to this video tutorial, however, you can repair those shiny photos with some simple editing techniques using Photoshop or Lightroom.

Ron Leach Posted: Jul 27, 2016 0 comments

This morning Microsoft introduced Pix, a free iPhone app designed to automatically enhance your images and improve upon Apple’s built-in camera app through the use of artificial intelligence, facial recognition, and other advanced technologies. The idea is that Pix is so sophisticated that it takes the guesswork out of smartphone photography.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jul 25, 2016 0 comments

We occasionally turn to “The Slow Mo Guys” when we need a good laugh, and the video below sure did the trick. Gavin uses a $150,000 Phantom Flex digital camera at 1000 frames per second to capture Dan eating a cob of corn that’s slathered with ketchup and mounted on an electric drill. Sound stupid? It is.

Ron Leach Posted: Jul 25, 2016 0 comments

If you’re new to Lightroom, or just need some help streamlining your workflow, fear not: After watching this six-minute video tutorial you’ll feel much more confidant when editing your images.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jul 25, 2016 0 comments

The 2016 Summer Olympics kick off in Rio de Janeiro in just 11 days, and based upon this photo from Getty Images Sport, their photographers won’t be hurting for great gear. At 6-grand a pop for the Canon-EOS 1D X Mark II, it looks like there’s about $144,000 worth of bodies sitting on that table—to say nothing of all the big white lenses and other equipment that will be on hand in Rio.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jul 21, 2016 0 comments

The Olympus M.Zuiko ED 300mm f/4 IS Pro telephoto you see above wouldn’t be considered particularly big for a DSLR lens, but on a micro-four-thirds camera (with its 600mm 35mm equivalent) it’s an entirely different story. But what if you could get a 300-500mm f/2.8-4.0 zoom for your MFT system, with a whopping 600mm-1000mm equivalent in 35mm terms?

Ron Leach Posted: Jul 21, 2016 0 comments

As new cameras continue to offer higher and higher resolution, and many photographers are shooting and saving memory-intensive Raw files and 4K video, some of us have begun to outgrow the capacity of our storage devices. Seagate has addressed this issue with the introduction of a new 10TB drive that combines enormous storage capacity with high performance and a relatively affordable price.

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