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Ron Leach Posted: Jun 08, 2016 0 comments

Australian photographer Tim Samuel was snorkeling off Pass Beach in Australia’s Byron Bay, hoping to photograph turtles swimming in open water. What he captured instead were these once-in-a-lifetime shots of a hapless fish trapped inside a jellyfish.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jun 08, 2016 0 comments

If a patent published by Canon last week is any indication, the company is exploring the possibility of using diffractive optics to create an EF 1000mm f/5.6 DO super telephoto lens that may be smaller and lighter than could be created otherwise. 

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Ron Leach Posted: Jun 08, 2016 0 comments

When photographer/naturalist Phil Torres set up a camera trap in the Amazon rainforest, he hoped to capture dramatic nighttime images of jaguars and other nocturnal animals near Peru’s Tambopata Research Center. What he discovered when he returned to the trap in the morning was something else: Leafcutter ants had eaten or damaged his gear.

Ron Leach Posted: Jun 06, 2016 0 comments

Wireless camera remotes are fairly common these days but most offer only limited control over your DSLR or mirorrless camera. That changes with the new and sophisticated Pulse remote camera trigger from Alpine Labs, which combines pro features with an easy-to-use interface and a surprisingly low introductory price of $89.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jun 06, 2016 0 comments

Ever wonder what goes into the making of a sophisticated $11,000 lens? Well, the intriguing video below offers a remarkable inside tour of Canon’s EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4X, a unique super telephoto with a built-in optically matched 1.4X teleconverter.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jun 06, 2016 0 comments

Scientists at Harvard’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) are working on a high-efficiency, ultra-thin single planar lens that could revolutionize photography by replacing the multi-element curved lenses used for cameras, smartphones and telescopes. 

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Ron Leach Posted: Jun 02, 2016 0 comments

We all know the drill: You post some images online, and BOOM—you’re barraged by a bunch of snarky comments from other “photo experts” finding fault with your work. That’s what happened to London-based photographer Sean Tucker, and his video below offers some great advice for the next time this happens to you.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jun 02, 2016 0 comments

Photography is a good thing right? We all enjoy the craft, and hopefully our images even bring pleasure to others. But according to some psychologists, spending too much time taking pictures can actually impair our memory and affect how we interpret the world around us.

Ron Leach Posted: Jun 02, 2016 1 comments

NY-based photographer Richard Renaldi embarked on his “Touching Strangers” project in 2007, in which he has complete strangers pose together for an affectionate portrait. Since then he’s set up his 8x10 view camera in cities across the U.S. and asked passersby to interact as though they were close friends or loved ones.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jun 01, 2016 0 comments

This morning DxO released OpticsPro 11—a major update of their highly touted Raw image processing software. This new version includes faster operation and a host of powerful enhancements with an optimized workflow.

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