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Ron Leach Posted: Jun 06, 2016 0 comments

Scientists at Harvard’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) are working on a high-efficiency, ultra-thin single planar lens that could revolutionize photography by replacing the multi-element curved lenses used for cameras, smartphones and telescopes. 

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Ron Leach Posted: Jun 06, 2016 0 comments

Ever wonder what goes into the making of a sophisticated $11,000 lens? Well, the intriguing video below offers a remarkable inside tour of Canon’s EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4X, a unique super telephoto with a built-in optically matched 1.4X teleconverter.

Ron Leach Posted: Jun 06, 2016 0 comments

Wireless camera remotes are fairly common these days but most offer only limited control over your DSLR or mirorrless camera. That changes with the new and sophisticated Pulse remote camera trigger from Alpine Labs, which combines pro features with an easy-to-use interface and a surprisingly low introductory price of $89.

Ron Leach Posted: Jun 02, 2016 1 comments

NY-based photographer Richard Renaldi embarked on his “Touching Strangers” project in 2007, in which he has complete strangers pose together for an affectionate portrait. Since then he’s set up his 8x10 view camera in cities across the U.S. and asked passersby to interact as though they were close friends or loved ones.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jun 02, 2016 0 comments

Photography is a good thing right? We all enjoy the craft, and hopefully our images even bring pleasure to others. But according to some psychologists, spending too much time taking pictures can actually impair our memory and affect how we interpret the world around us.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jun 02, 2016 0 comments

We all know the drill: You post some images online, and BOOM—you’re barraged by a bunch of snarky comments from other “photo experts” finding fault with your work. That’s what happened to London-based photographer Sean Tucker, and his video below offers some great advice for the next time this happens to you.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jun 01, 2016 0 comments

Selfie stick haters rejoice: Here’s a 14-second tutorial that illustrates everything you need to know to take great self-portraits with your DSLR without using a selfie stick or other form of camera support. Of course you need to be in zero gravity so your camera will gently float in front of you while tripping the shutter with a remote trigger. 

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Ron Leach Posted: Jun 01, 2016 0 comments

New Zealand photographer Chris McLennan created some amazing images of an African pride of lions using a Nikon D800E, a remote control 4-wheel-drive "camera buggy,” and a healthy dose of creativity.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jun 01, 2016 0 comments

This morning DxO released OpticsPro 11—a major update of their highly touted Raw image processing software. This new version includes faster operation and a host of powerful enhancements with an optimized workflow.

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Ron Leach Posted: May 30, 2016 0 comments

Every Memorial Day weekend for the past 60 years the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, known as the “Old Guard,” has paid homage to America’s fallen heroes by placing American flags by the graves of service men and women at Arlington National Cemetery. As always, the photos of this “Flags In” ceremony are a poignant reminder of the sacrifices some make for our freedom.

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