Ron Leach

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Ron Leach Posted: Jun 29, 2015 0 comments
There seems to be a growing number of legal issues facing photographers, their subjects or their clients these days. Some, like the recent prohibitions against “selfie sticks,” are easy to understand and relatively benign. Others, like copyright and ownership laws are far more serious and complex.
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Ron Leach Posted: May 26, 2015 0 comments
At 15,781 ft. above sea level Europe’s Mont Blanc doesn’t compare to the world’s tallest mountains, and it’s not one of the most difficult climbs. But thanks to an ambitious project led by Italian photographer Filippo Blengini, the peak does have the distinction of being the subject of the world’s largest photograph. Blengini and his international team managed the feat by shooting 70,000 images over a two-week period late last year to create the breathtaking, 365-gigapixel panorama of the mountain.
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Ron Leach Posted: Apr 23, 2015 0 comments
This is the time of year when everyone starts thinking about doing some spring cleaning, and that holds true for those of us in the publishing business as well. With that in mind, I thought this would be a good time to share some of the fresh ideas we’re rolling out in Shutterbug Magazine, on www.shutterbug.com, and within our social media initiatives.
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Ron Leach Posted: Mar 27, 2015 1 comments
Most of us who are serious about photography own an arsenal of gear. These days that could mean one or two DSLRS with an array of lenses and accessories, a compact mirrorless system for traveling light, and a high-end compact camera (or two) with manual controls so there’s always a capable camera on hand for those unexpected moments worth capturing.

 

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Ron Leach Posted: Feb 18, 2015 0 comments
The New York Times ran an interesting piece recently about the growing popularity among picture-takers of “selfie sticks” and the problems they are causing at public venues. For the uninitiated, a “selfie stick” is essentially a lightweight, extendable monopod with a mount for either a smartphone or compact camera that photographers use to pursue their narcissistic habits.
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Ron Leach Posted: Jan 22, 2015 0 comments
Levi Bettweiser is a photographer. He’s also the founder of The Rescued Film Project—an amazing online archive of images captured on film between the 1930s and the late 1990s. Every image in the collection was rescued from rolls of undeveloped film that Bettweiser obtained from a variety of locations across the globe.
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Ron Leach Posted: Dec 29, 2014 0 comments
Every January many of us make good-faith resolutions to improve our lot in life for the coming year; losing weight, being kinder to others and spending more time with family and friends are among the most common. And despite the best intentions, some of these resolutions remain unfulfilled—only to be reaffirmed the following year.
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Ron Leach Posted: Nov 24, 2014 0 comments

As 2014 draws to a close and I write the 100th installment of this column, I decided to reflect not on the future, but rather how the photo industry has evolved over the past 10 years or so. The pace of technical innovation in imaging gear has progressed so rapidly over the past decade, that is easy to forget how much has changed.

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Ron Leach Posted: Oct 27, 2014 1 comments

Just when you think you’ve seen it all with regard to digital imaging technology and accessories, a new trend pops up and reminds you that the influence of digital convergence upon our lives will continue unabated for the foreseeable future. Some new innovations are nothing than quirky toys for the gadget aficionado, while others offer promise for the future but aren’t quite ready for prime time.

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Ron Leach Posted: Sep 29, 2014 0 comments

We just returned from the 33rd Photokina World of Imaging in Germany, and if there were any questions about the rate of excitement and technical innovation within our industry they were quickly answered. Some 185,000 visitors from over 160 countries once again flocked to Cologne for photography's bellwether event. On the exhibitor side 1,074 companies from 51 countries were represented, illustrating the degree to which imaging technologies play a roll in virtually every aspect of our lives.

 

 

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