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Ron Leach  |  Jul 13, 2021  |  0 comments

Back when we all used film, the proper way to meter a scene had a lot to do with whether we were shooting slides or prints. The general rule of thumb was to expose for highlights with transparency film, and expose for shadows with negative film. But what’s the best approach when using digital cameras?

Ron Leach  |  Jul 12, 2021  |  0 comments

Blue hour, that magical time just before sunrise or sunset, is usually a great time to shoot. With the sun just below the horizon, beautiful blue tones bathe the landscape and create a dreamy soft glow.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 12, 2021  |  0 comments

Proper focusing techniques are essential for all types of photography, whether you’re shooting indoors or outside. This is particular true with travel and nature images that include a variety of elements from near to far. Do things right and you’ve captured a winning shot—otherwise it’s just another missed opportunity.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 09, 2021  |  0 comments

Here’s a deal that’s too good to pass up from the folks at Lens Culture, a global photography resource dedicated to discovering contemporary talent and celebrating great work. Their efforts are an invaluable resource for learning new skills, discovering interesting books, and improving one’s skills and creativity.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jul 08, 2021  |  0 comments

It’s Friday and I just ordered a set of 9 color graduated filters from Amazon for $26.59 in 67mm. Cheap, no? Amazingly, the 52mm set is $4 cheaper. Part of me says, “What can you expect from a $3 filter?” But the optimistic little devil sitting on my other shoulder whispers, “How bad can they be?”

Read on to learn whether this buy turned out to be a bargain or a bagel.

Henry Anderson  |  Jul 08, 2021  |  0 comments

Summer is here and the time is right for posing swimsuit models on the beach! But where do you begin?

Ron Leach  |  Jul 08, 2021  |  0 comments

Adobe is constantly updating Photoshop and Lightroom, and usually that’s a good thing—with helpful new features and streamlined performance. Every so often, however, something gets screwed up, and familiar tools no longer work as they should.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 08, 2021  |  0 comments

Sooner or later every photographer, regardless of specialty, tries their hand at shooting people pictures. The “assignment” could be as simple as photographing a family member, or a more ambitious formal portrait.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 07, 2021  |  0 comments

Summer means stormy weather, with threatening thunderstorms that offer great opportunities for dramatic landscape imagery—especially when lightning is involved. The challenge to coming up with dramatic photographs is dealing with the complex lighting conditions that electrical storms present.

Henry Anderson  |  Jul 07, 2021  |  0 comments

There are quite a few basic camera settings mistakes that beginners need to stop making right away. That's the message from landscape pro Mark Denney in the below video where he explains seven common camera mistakes and how to fix them immediately.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 07, 2021  |  0 comments

There’s so much to learn about landscape photography that the path toward success can be a long and arduous one. In fact, even accomplished pros say the quest for improvement is never ending.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 06, 2021  |  0 comments

This is a great time of year to make macro magic, as there are flowers, insects, and other small creatures just about everywhere you look. All you really need is a close-focusing lens and the following tips from Swedish pro Micael Widell.

Henry Anderson  |  Jul 06, 2021  |  0 comments

It might seem counterintuitive, but you should really try using a telephoto lens to shoot landscape photos rather than just a wide-angle lens. 

Ron Leach  |  Jul 06, 2021  |  0 comments

One of the first things photographers do when editing images is reduce noise and sharpen soft photos. And while there’s a bunch of helpful apps that address these tasks, the video below describes what one expert says is the “quintessential” method of accomplishing both jobs in Lightroom.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 02, 2021  |  0 comments

So you’re thinking about making the move to a full-frame mirrorless camera, and want to compare models from Canon. Or perhaps you already own the affordable EOS RP, and want to step up to a more advanced option. In either case, the video below will help you make the right choice.

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