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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 0 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: Apr 20, 2006 0 comments

Protecting Your Rights



By Ron Leach, Publisher

The U.S. Copyright Office recently issued a call for comment on "orphan
works"--asking a number of questions about what to do with works
that are still technically under copyright protection but where the rightful
owner cannot be located. In response, four leadingphot...

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Ron Leach Posted: Apr 26, 2011 0 comments

As you might suspect, the photographic industry has been greatly impacted by the horrible devastation of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and the ongoing nuclear crisis. While we continue to pray for the injured and those who lost their lives, it’s not too soon to acknowledge the severe impact the March 11 disaster and it’s aftermath has had on many of the world’s leading camera and accessory companies.

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Ron Leach Posted: Apr 24, 2007 0 comments

Truth in Journalism

by Ron Leach

We heard an unsettling report on the radio last night regarding an awarding-winning
Toledo Blade photographer who recently resigned after admitting that he digitally
altered the content of a photograph that was published on the newspaper's
front page. The image by Allan Detrichshowe...

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Ron Leach Posted: Oct 31, 2006 0 comments

Back to the Future



by Ron Leach, Publisher

Even though the calendar says it is mid-October, we are currently in production
on the January, 2007 issue of Shutterbug magazine. That means it is once again
time to take stock of where we've been and where we are going. To that
end, we decided to look back at the turn of thisnew...

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Ron Leach Posted: Jun 27, 2006 0 comments

Shutterbug Unveils Gold Member Program



By Ron Leach, Publisher

Those of you who are regular readers of Shutterbug and visitors to shutterbug.com
know that our magazine and website offer more than comprehensive product reviews
and in-depth instructional tutorials for advanced amateur and professional photographers.
While our primary...

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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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