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Ron Leach Posted: Jul 18, 2016 0 comments

Last week’s video tour inside Ansel Adams’ studio proved so popular that we decided to give you another treat: The inside scoop on how the master made “Moon and Half Dome”—one of his most iconic images. In this video you’ll take a drive with Ansel on his way make the photo and hear his son Michael describe the details and the darkroom magic used to create the final result.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jul 14, 2016 0 comments

In these dramatic images by Korean-born underwater photographer Lia Barrett, expert freediver Liz Parkinson poses on a shipwreck as blacktip sharks circle overhead. The shoot occurred at Stuart Cove in the Bahamas, and both Barrett and Parkinson emerged unscathed with these compelling images courtesy of Barrett and Caters News.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jul 14, 2016 0 comments

Here’s something different from Weird Lens Guru Mattieu Stern, who we usually turn to for insights on inexpensive, oddball lenses. In this video, however, Stern reveals a weird $1 solution for making dramatic long exposures. No ND filters, holders or other expensive gear—just a $1 welder’s glass and a couple rubber bands!

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Ron Leach Posted: Jul 14, 2016 0 comments

The new Trimagon 95mm f/2.6 portrait lens from Meyer-Optik Goerlitz is aimed at discriminating photographers who value optimum image quality, distinctive bokeh and superb build quality. It’s available now on the company’s website in mounts for Canon, Nikon, Fuji X, Sony E, Leica M & MFT.

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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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