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Ron Leach  |  Jun 09, 2017  |  0 comments

To explore the old adage that great photography isn’t just about the gear, the folks at Mango Street put together this interesting and amusing challenge between a pro using an entry-level Canon Rebel T3i with a kit lens and an amateur armed with Canon’s high-end 5D Mark IV and pro-quality 35mm f/1.4L II USM lens.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 09, 2017  |  0 comments

Photographs often have more depth and drama when there are shadows in the scene, but unfortunately the light doesn’t always cooperate. In the quick video below you’ll learn how to use Photoshop to create and manipulate a shadow so it appears totally real. 

Ron Leach  |  Jun 08, 2017  |  0 comments

A while back we featured an unusual challenge in which six photographers shot the same model with very interesting results. When that video went viral, three photographers and a special guest repeated the competition. And now, inspired by the first two episodes, we bring you shootout number three.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 08, 2017  |  0 comments

Yesterday we shared a video demonstrating how to balance window light with flash for better indoor portraits. Today’s tutorial explains how to use off-camera flash for more pleasing results outdoors.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 08, 2017  |  0 comments

There’s no better way to glean a bit of inspiration than by listening to a legendary photographer reveal the secrets behind his success. In this fascinating video from Canon USA, celebrity shooter Douglas Kirkland discusses his heralded career and explains why his iconic portraits are so compelling.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 07, 2017  |  0 comments

Window light is often a great source of illumination for shooting indoor portraits, but sometimes you need a bit of supplemental light to achieve perfect results. In this quick tutorial from AdoramaTV you'll learn how to balance the light from a simple off-camera flash with that streaming in from a large window.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 07, 2017  |  0 comments

One way to add impact to wildlife and nature photographs it to convey a sense of motion in the scene. In the video below you’ll learn how to accomplish that task with an easy Photoshop image-stacking technique.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 07, 2017  |  0 comments

How many times have you tried to photograph a gorgeous cityscape from inside a hotel room, only to be stymied by unsightly reflections on the windows? That common and frustrating problem will be a thing of the past after watching the two-minute video below.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 06, 2017  |  0 comments

There’s always something to learn about improving one’s landscape photography, and what better way to up your game than with some great tips from top pros Nick Page and Thomas Heaton?

Ron Leach  |  Jun 06, 2017  |  0 comments

There are a number of compositional tricks photographers use to emphasize the main subject in a photograph. Another way to achieve a similar result is to use Photoshop to throw the background out of focus.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 06, 2017  |  0 comments

When cinematographer Andy Casagrande took his crew to the remote Solomon Islands to shoot “See Beyond Darkness” he turned to Canon’s latest low-light imaging technology to document the newly discovered bioflourescent sea turtles in their natural habitat.

Staff  |  Jun 06, 2017  |  0 comments

What makes a great travel or landscape photo? Many things, of course, but we’ve found that the best images always tell some sort of story. 

Ron Leach  |  Jun 05, 2017  |  0 comments

Vincent Ledvina is an independent filmmaker specializing in animation, and he combines these skills to release short monthly videos on basic photography concepts. In the episode below he explains everything you need to know about ISO in less than five minutes.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 05, 2017  |  0 comments

OK, quick: How much less light is transmitted by an aperture of f/2.8 as compared to f/1.4? Unless you came up with an answer of “4 times more light” without counting on your fingers or using a calculator, watch the two-minute video below and you’ll forever remember the how the f/stop scale works.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 05, 2017  |  0 comments

Now that the days are getting longer and summer is barely two weeks away photographers are spending more time outdoors, often shooting under less than ideal light. In the video below portrait photographer Manny Ortiz demonstrates how to take amazing portraits in high-contrast situations when the sun is high in the sky.

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