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Posted: Mar 07, 2017 0 comments

Every so often a little eye candy helps to get your day off to a good start, and the beautiful video below is all you’ll need for today. The stunning 42-second clip shows freediver Kimi Werner exploring an underwater cave off the coast of Oahu.

Deborah Sandidge Posted: Mar 07, 2017 0 comments

Somewhere along the line in a pro photographer’s career, or amid an enthusiast’s pursuit of picture making, you achieve a balance between geared up and weighed down when it comes to lens choices. You want versatility, but you also want to be mobile, even comfortable.

Staff Posted: Mar 07, 2017 0 comments

Randy Duchaine captured this visually detailed environmental portrait of Bread & Puppet Theater founder Peter Schumann in 2006 for a project on people who create unique experiences or things. “It was shot in an old dairy farm in Vermont, which is the group’s museum, and Peter showed up barefoot and gave me five minutes,” Duchaine explains.

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Ron Leach Posted: Mar 06, 2017 0 comments

Have you ever wondered why photos and videos of a helicopter in flight look unpredictably weird? Sometimes the helicopter blades appear as a blur, while other times (as in the video below), the blades look like they’re not moving at all.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 06, 2017 0 comments

This morning Adobe announced an update to their popular Lightroom Mobile app that lets your smartphone do things previously possible only with a true digital camera. Key to the update is a new HDR Raw capture mode enabling mobile photographers to achieve dynamic range on their mobile device rivaling that of a DSLR or mirrorless camera.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 06, 2017 0 comments

The Tone Curve is one of the most powerful tools in Photoshop, Lightroom and other image-editing software. The proper use of Curves adjustments is also unfamiliar to many photographers, and the five-minute video below will set you straight.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 06, 2017 0 comments

Daniel Arnold is a celebrated New York street photographer with over 135,000 fans on Instagram. In the two videos below, you’ll not only see Arnold in action, but pick up some valuable tips on improving your street photography.

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Staff Posted: Mar 06, 2017 0 comments

There’s nothing quite like red to catch the eye, whether it dominates the photograph or is a spot of bright red within a complementary color field. In fact, one travel photographer we know always carries a red umbrella in his travel kit, just to add some visual spark when he’s on assignment and gets stuck with a murky, overcast day. For this “Red!” assignment, we wanted shots that popped the color as well. Boosting saturation a bit was permitted, but we asked that you kept it as close to the “real” red as you could.

Dan Havlik Posted: Mar 03, 2017 0 comments

Morten Rustad is a travel photographer and he knows a thing or two about the beautiful country of Norway.  In the video below, Rustand takes you on a photographic tour of this Scandinavian gem, offering the top ten places you must visit as a photographer.

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 03, 2017 0 comments

Image-editing impresario Nathaniel Dodson of Tutvid is our go-to source of in-depth Photoshop and Lightroom tutorials that are guaranteed to make a huge difference in the quality of your images. The video below provides a wealth of information on 10 hidden and obscure Photoshop tools that you’ll use from now on.

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Ron Leach Posted: Mar 03, 2017 0 comments

Shopping for new gear is always exciting, but choosing among the myriad of options available can be a tedious and time-consuming task. Now thanks to the new website What The Lens, finding a lens that’s ideal for your style of shooting is easier than ever before.

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Ron Leach Posted: Mar 03, 2017 0 comments

Weird Lens Guru Mattieu Stern is at it again with this DIY project explaining how to make a Lenbaby style tilt-shift lens for a mere $30. All you need is a cheap vintage Soviet Helios lens, a rubber tube, and you’re good to go.

Maria Piscopo Posted: Mar 03, 2017 0 comments

While previously thought of as a niche, boudoir photography is now a thriving way for photographers to make a living. Usually a gift to a loved one or one’s self, boudoir photography consists of an intimate photo of a woman or man suggestively covered or even fully nude. Although the photographers I interviewed all have different businesses, they all have one thing in common: tremendous kindness and compassion. Thanks to the following photographers for sharing how they have made their businesses a success: Mariah Carle, Lynn Clark, Lindsay Rae D’Ottavio, Megan Drane, Kristi Elias, and Mistie Simone.

Dan Havlik Posted: Mar 02, 2017 0 comments

Everyone reading this has likely shot a sunset in their lifetime. And if you don’t mind getting up early, you’ve probably tried to capture a sunrise too. But how many of your images of sunrises and sunsets are truly exceptional?

Ron Leach Posted: Mar 02, 2017 0 comments

Gerrit Vyn is a Portland-based wildlife photographer with a deep commitment to conservation, and he pursues his passion by making intimate photographs of the animals that share our fragile planet. While Vyn has photographed a myriad of species, his images of birds are particularly compelling.

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