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Ron Leach Posted: Jul 13, 2016 0 comments

These days photographers have to be somewhat conversant with the law, and most shooters who publish their work make it a point to know their obligations with regard to the rights of their models, copyright regulations and the like. But what about YOUR rights as a photographer?

Ron Leach Posted: Jul 13, 2016 0 comments

We’ve shared some pretty incredible time-lapse videos, but this one shot by Joe Capra of Scientifantastic may just be the most detailed yet. In some circles Capra is know as a “time-lapse genius,” and this five-minute video gives you an idea why.

Ron Leach Posted: Jul 11, 2016 1 comments

It was back in the 1880’s when Swiss chemist Hans Jacob Schmid developed Polachrome technology—a unique color printing process enabling black-and-white photographs to be reproduced in full color. These stunning images were provided by the Swiss Camera Museum in Vevey and are on display at their “Tour of the World in Photochrome” exhibition running through August 21.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jul 11, 2016 0 comments

Have you ever wondered how legends like Ansel Adam’s did their thing, back in the days before Photoshop and all our modern, technological wizardry? In the video below, Ansel’s son Michael takes us on a guided tour inside the master’s darkroom.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jul 07, 2016 1 comments

Scotland’s Loch Goil is a beautiful place, and perhaps even more so when viewed from above in this video of Tilly the Golden Eagle soaring over a small sea loch near the village of Lochgoilhead. Tilly captured the spectacular footage with the help of bird specialist Lloyd Buck who strapped a $499 Giroptic 360cam to her back.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jul 07, 2016 1 comments

Bentley Motors created a mind-blowing 53,000-megapixel image to promote their $330,000 Mulsanne luxury car driving across San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge. While the shot above just looks like a nice scenic, if you zoom in on the image with the interactive controls provided, you can actually see the stitching on the car’s sumptuous leather seats. And if you have the patience, you can even count the 4,500 individual stitches in the embroidered headrest logo.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jul 07, 2016 0 comments

When Light first debuted the revolutionary L16 “computational camera” last October they created quite a buzz. Now the company has issued a progress report and announced some important upgrades to the original specs.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jul 06, 2016 0 comments

We’re not really sure if this is funny, sad, sacrilegious or just plain dumb. But if you’ve had a frustrating day, this crazy video of a hydraulic press crushing some nice photo gear may just be what you need. Or not.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jul 06, 2016 0 comments

On of the pitfalls in our digital age is the potential for publishing digitally manipulated images that defy authenticity and convey an unrealistic or inaccurate portrayal of the scene at hand. Perhaps motivated by the recent controversy over some heavily edited and staged images by famed photographer Steve McCurry, Editor-in-Chief Susan Goldberg addressed the topic head-on in the July issue of the magazine.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jul 06, 2016 0 comments

The latest video from the Cooperative of Photography (COOPH) takes you on a psychedelic, three-minute journey on how to create some really amazing UV blacklight images. All you really need is some imagination and either a simple UV flashlight, lamp or specialized head for your flash unit.

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