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Ron Leach Posted: Apr 21, 2016 0 comments

Here’s a poignant video in which legendary portrait photographer Deborah Feingold discusses a photo shoot with prolific music icon Prince, who passed away this morning at the age of 57. Feingold’s delicate approach to her craft results in unique cooperation from a variety of artists and luminaries ranging from President Obama to Desmond Tutu.

Ron Leach Posted: Apr 21, 2016 0 comments

National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen says “I always wanted to go down to Antarctica and get into the water with as many leopard seals as I could.” In the viral video below, he almost got more than he bargained for when a massive leopard seal took both his camera and his head into its mouth.

 

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Ron Leach Posted: Apr 21, 2016 0 comments

Nikon has announced a delay in the release of several recently introduced compact digital cameras as a result of the series of earthquakes in Kumamoto Prefecture that began on April 14. The delay includes three premium models in the new DL series, as well as four COOLPIX models and a new action camera.

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Ron Leach Posted: Apr 20, 2016 0 comments

Writer/Director Paul Ratner was doing research for his 2013 film "Moses on the Mesa,” a love story about a German-Jewish immigrant and an Acoma Pueblo woman, when he discovered a treasure trove of beautiful color photographs of native Americans. Because color film wasn’t readily available until the 1930s, many of these striking images had been colored by hand.

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Ron Leach Posted: Apr 20, 2016 0 comments

Here’s an inspirational video by the Cooperative of Photography (COOPH) with the power to make you smile, laugh and cry in less than six minutes. It’s a poignant look at the unique power that iconic images have to invoke moments of fun, defiance, bravery and love, and will make you proud to be a photographer.

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Ron Leach Posted: Apr 20, 2016 0 comments

Miggo has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the Pictar camera grip—an ergonomic device that enables iPhone users to take mobile photography to a whole new level thanks to an array of SLR–like external controls. The unit includes five user-programmable wheels, and an ergonomic grip for one-handed operation. 

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Ron Leach Posted: Apr 18, 2016 0 comments

Fotodiox has unveiled the Pro Flapjack LED Ring Light kit offering photographers soft, beautiful lighting with minimal setup, a variety of mounting options, and a custom-fitted carrying case with shoulder strap. The versatile unit runs on either AC power or rechargeable batteries, both of which are included in the kit.

Ron Leach Posted: Apr 18, 2016 0 comments

Reuben Wu is an artist with the fascinating vision of creating otherworldly landscape photographs that evoke both science fiction and 19th century Romantic paintings. He does this by selectively light-painting his scenes with a powerful done-mounted light.

Ron Leach Posted: Apr 18, 2016 0 comments

Street photographer Omar Z Robles has spent the past two years photographing ballet dancers among what he refers to as the urban landscapes of New York. Thanks to a grant from the Bessie Foundation, he recently traveled to Cuba—a country with a long tradition of dance—and the images he captured are amazing.

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Ron Leach Posted: Apr 14, 2016 0 comments

For many photographers the Zeiss moniker conjures visions of optical magic, and the new Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 super-wide for Sony E-Mount full-frame cameras promises not to disappoint. With its diagonal angular field of 99 degrees, this is currently the widest full-frame fixed focal length lens with autofocus capability.

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