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Ron Leach Posted: May 26, 2017 0 comments

Photographer Ryan Stout used his engineering skill to create “Arsenal” which he describes as “the world’s first intelligent assistant for DSLR and mirrorless cameras. The idea is that with this compact, wireless device you can use an iOS or Android smartphone to control your camera and take the guesswork out of capturing great images.

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Ron Leach Posted: May 26, 2017 1 comments

One of the few things we didn’t try in our in our recent review of Sony’s small and sophisticated A6500 mirrorless camera was to try shooting with a cheap 500mm f/8 preset lens and a 2x teleconverter. But that’s exactly what photographer Christopher Burress did in the video below, and his results are pretty interesting.

Ron Leach Posted: May 26, 2017 0 comments

Researchers at the University of Tokyo used high-speed cameras to study the intricate manner in which ladybugs fold and unfold their wings as you can see in the amazing video below from the National Geographic YouTube channel.

Ron Leach Posted: May 25, 2017 0 comments

Here’s a quick tutorial enabling you to create unique images with subjects appearing to float within a scene. The interesting technique involves nothing more than simple editing and compositing of two images in Photoshop and Lightroom. 

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Ron Leach Posted: May 25, 2017 0 comments

DIY photography projects are not only a lot of fun, they can also save you some serious cash that's better spent on stuff you can’t make yourself. In the video below you’ll learn five quick camera hacks that are very easy to accomplish.

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Ron Leach Posted: May 25, 2017 0 comments

Ruggedized, submergible digicams are popular among travel and adventure photographers that want a compact camera they can use underwater or in wet, dusty conditions. The Ricoh WG-50 is a versatile new model that’s great for all your summer adventures from the mountains and desert to the sea.

Jack Neubart Posted: May 25, 2017 0 comments

Photographer Ami Vitale travels the world to capture those aspects of life we don’t ordinarily see. She helps us understand other peoples, their cultures, lifestyles, and traditions. She’s not afraid to take the journey, regardless of the perils she may face. And she comes away from the experience with images she shares with the world, much of it for National Geographic.

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Ron Leach Posted: May 24, 2017 0 comments

Have you ever wondered what gear and techniques fashion photographers use to capture their compelling images? Well read on, because in the video below top pro Clinton Lubbe covers all the basics to get you started shooting fashion yourself.

Ron Leach Posted: May 24, 2017 0 comments

Europeana Collections is a vast repository of art, photography, fashion, music and other objects from galleries and museums across Europe who want a wider audience for their treasures. Their new “Europeana Photography” collection is an amazing digital library of images from over 50 European institutions in 34 different countries.

Barry Tanenbaum Posted: May 24, 2017 0 comments

There was something about the lights, the wet streets, and the look of the café that Bill Durrence and his wife, Barbara, passed on their way back to the hotel that rainy night in Paris last September. He took this picture to capture the feeling of that moment, but the scene’s mixed lighting and his camera’s white balance weren’t in sync with his intent.

Scott Kelby Posted: May 24, 2017 0 comments

Q. Re: your answer to the question about solving noise problems in the writer’s wedding shots in the February 2017 issue. You mentioned Photoshop, Lightroom, and Nik for noise reduction, but left out the best noise reduction software I’ve ever used—DxO’s OpticsPro 11. I had great night shots of lava flowing into the sea off Hawaii that were unusable because of noise, but OpticsPro 11 Prime worked wonders.

Ron Leach Posted: May 23, 2017 0 comments

Ask 100 portrait photographers to name the most important facial feature of their subjects, and 95 will likely say the eyes. But according to New York portrait pro Peter Hurley, if you want to make your subjects look their best, “It’s all about the jaw.”

Ron Leach Posted: May 23, 2017 0 comments

Despite the rapid advancements in digital imaging technology there’s been a growing resurgence in the use of 35mm cameras for shooting everything from portraits and street scenes to landscape photography. To address this renewed interest in film, Ilford Photo has created an “Introduction to Film Photography” video series designed to get budding film users up to speed.

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Ron Leach Posted: May 23, 2017 0 comments

One of the benefits of today’s advanced digital cameras is that they offer extremely high ISO settings that deliver remarkable results under low-light conditions. When shooting with good light, however, most photographers simply set their camera to its base sensitivity of ISO 100 or 200.

Ron Leach Posted: May 22, 2017 0 comments

Most great photographers are also accomplished visual storytellers who understand how to draw viewers into their scene and direct their eyes to the key element in the image. In the video below you’ll learn 10 quick tips for doing exactly that, while making your photographs more impactful.

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