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Ron Leach  |  Oct 11, 2017  |  0 comments

Most of us occasionally shoot portraits at home, and in the absence of a real studio rely upon a white wall as the backdrop for our shots. For those on a budget, wouldn’t it be nice to do something more dramatic without spending money on a custom backdrop or fiddling around with Photoshop?

Ron Leach  |  Oct 11, 2017  |  0 comments

One of the more interesting developments for photographers over the past few years is the increasing availability of excellent manual focus lenses from independent optics manufacturers that are designed for use with modern digital cameras.

Steve Bedell  |  Oct 11, 2017  |  0 comments

I’ve known John Hartman for many years. He is regarded in the industry as not only an outstanding photographer but also one of the hardest working and most successful photographers in the portrait world.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 11, 2017  |  0 comments

Film photographers from yesteryear, as well as today’s 35mm hipsters, have eagerly awaited Yashica’s triumphant return to the digital era with a widely teased camera promising “a journey to the truth.” But now that the camera is here, it’s a major letdown—at least for me..

Ron Leach  |  Oct 10, 2017  |  0 comments

Sooner or later every avid street photographer makes a simple but important realization: If you always point your lens straight ahead, you’re missing out on a whole realm of dramatic angles and interesting compositional opportunities.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 10, 2017  |  0 comments

Romanian nature photographer Toma Bonciu (AKA “Photo Tom”) is one of our favorite sources of quick and helpful videos for outdoor shooters. This episode is what you might call a “learning how to see” tutorial, that will also unburden you of carrying extra gear.

Maria Piscopo  |  Oct 10, 2017  |  0 comments

As people move through different stages of their life, photographic records of these events are the mainstay of the portrait photographer’s business model. The idea of hiring a professional photographer to capture life’s important moments will never be completely replaced by relying on family or friends to “just take a picture.” 

Ron Leach  |  Oct 10, 2017  |  0 comments

Photoshop instructor Unmesh Dinda isn’t given to hyperbole. So when he says, “This flabbergasting Photoshop trick will blow your mind and change the way you edit,” you know it must be good.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 09, 2017  |  0 comments

How often have you photographed a great-looking scene, only to find an ugly color cast in all or part of the image? These unwanted and annoying tints may occur with both digital and film cameras depending on the lighting conditions during a shoot.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 09, 2017  |  1 comments

Iconic street photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson coined the termThe Decisive Moment as the title for his book published in 1952. Ever since, this famous expression has been used by photographers to describe elusive, fleeting photo opportunities that must be anticipated and captured instantly before they vanish forever.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 09, 2017  |  0 comments

American artist William Wegman has been enchanting us with whimsical photographs of his pet Weirmaraners for more than four decades. And as you’ll see in the charming video below, Wegman’s work represents far more than your typical “pet portraits.”

Ron Leach  |  Oct 06, 2017  |  4 comments

OK, quick: Which camera do you think just qualified as the best camera ever tested by DXOMark, with the first-ever score of 100? As a result, the highly capable Sony A7R II, with its impressive score of 98, dropped down into second place.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 06, 2017  |  0 comments

Autumn is upon us and winter isn’t far behind. In the tutorial below you’ll learn one pro’s secrets for capturing spectacular landscape photos during the months ahead.

The Editors  |  Oct 06, 2017  |  0 comments

Although this assignment might have seemed pretty straightforward, it really touched on the key to all great photography, which is great lighting.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 06, 2017  |  0 comments

Image sharpness is a critical concern for most photographers, whether they’re shopping for a new lens or shooting photos in the field. In the revealing video below, Leica photographer Thorsten Overgaard answers the question “What is sharpness in photography,” and explains techniques for achieving optimal results.

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