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Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: May 25, 2017 0 comments

Read this and you’ll never again say, “Seen one parade, you’ve seen them all.”

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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.

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

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.

Ron Leach Posted: May 19, 2017 0 comments

Food always looks great in TV and magazine ads, right? That’s usually the case whether we’re talking about a cheap burger at a fast food joint or an expensive steak at a nice restaurant. Well, we hate to break it to you but some of that appetizing food you drool over in ads isn’t really edible at all.

Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: May 18, 2017 0 comments

One of my go-to lenses has a serious flaw. It doesn’t focus closer than 4-feet. I found a solution on eBay for $10 and Bob’s your uncle. 

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Dan Havlik Posted: May 18, 2017 0 comments

Videos about photo tricks and photo hacks are some of our most popular posts so here’s another good one from the folks at COOPH. In the below video, titled “10 Photography Tricks to Do at Home,” COOPH’s photographers are once again showing you cheap, fun, and easy photo ideas to give you images extra oomph without having to spend a lot of money (or time.)

Deborah Sandidge Posted: May 17, 2017 0 comments

Want to see something you don’t see every day—something, in fact, you can’t really see at all?

Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: May 11, 2017 0 comments

Binoculars make great gifts, but navigating the styles, descriptions, specifications and nomenclature can be dizzying. How does an 8x42 compare to a 7x50, and why are some models $999 while others are $99? Here’s a sensible (and short) guide to buying binoculars. 

Ron Leach Posted: May 11, 2017 0 comments

If you’re unfamiliar with the term “bullet time,” it’s a frozen-moment visual effect in which some parts of a scene proceed at normal speed while others (like flying bullets) are slowed dramatically as you see in the short clip below and a longer version at the bottom of this page.

Ron Leach Posted: May 10, 2017 0 comments

Many of the most dramatic outdoor images are made by experienced photographers using neutral density (ND) filters in conjunction with long exposures. In the video below you’ll learn everything you need to know about choosing the proper ND filter for the scene at hand and using it properly.

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Ron Leach Posted: May 08, 2017 0 comments

All photographers love quick tips to help them improve their images and protect their gear. And if that advice involves using inexpensive household items you already have, all the better.

Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: May 04, 2017 0 comments

If the used camera lens you see online is packaged with a leash and a bone, odds are very good that it’s a dog. But in the absence of obvious evidence, how can you tell a bargain from a bagel? It’s impossible to physically examine the merchandise before purchase. And you can’t always trust what you see in the listing photos. However, you can conduct a thorough inspection upon receipt. Here are 10 things to check the minute the used lens is delivered. 

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