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Ron Leach  |  Jun 14, 2017  |  0 comments

If you’re too young to have ever used a manual focus camera (or too old to remember), it’s easy to take autofocus technology for granted. But most of us appreciate how this vital capability makes photography easier, faster, and far more precise.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 14, 2017  |  0 comments

If you’re under the impression that great still life photography requires a well-equipped studio and a bunch of expensive lighting equipment, think again. In the quick video below you’ll learn how to use common household items to create images that look like they were shot by a pro.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 13, 2017  |  0 comments

If you thought yesterday’s story on capturing moods and feelings was a bit touchy feely, check out the video below demonstrating how negative thoughts can impede creativity.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 13, 2017  |  0 comments

Yesterday’s story with several fun camera hacks was so popular that we decided to bring you six more DIY projects for improving your photography and videos using stuff you have at home.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 13, 2017  |  0 comments

On August 21, 2017, photographers in the U.S. will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to document a unique eclipse of the sun that last occurred in 1918. We recently shared detailed information on how to photograph the event, and in the tutorial below you’ll learn how to capture some stunning videos.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 12, 2017  |  0 comments

Everyone knows that shooting during the sweet light of  “golden hour” makes for better landscape and nature images. But in this tutorial from innovative photographer Manny Ortiz you’ll learn how to take great portraits when the sun is low in the sky.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 12, 2017  |  0 comments

Camera hack videos are among the most popular stories we post, and for good reason: These quick DIY projects not only save you money, but they’re a lot of fun to do.

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 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 02, 2017  |  0 comments

This is the time of year when many photographers pull out their macro lenses to capture close-up images of spring flowers and tiny critters. But as you’ll see in the video below from Nikon Europe, there’s a whole realm of other subjects that make for great macro shots.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 01, 2017  |  0 comments

In this visual interview Welsh photographer Matt Henry gives credence to the adage that a picture is worth 1000 words by using his stunning imagery to answer 10 questions about his approach to photography.

Ron Leach  |  May 31, 2017  |  0 comments

The accurate colorization of old black-and-white photos involves a combination of artistry, painstaking research, physics and digital technology. And when the effort yields a realistic and vibrant reconstruction of the historical past, the result is quite magical.

Ron Leach  |  May 26, 2017  |  0 comments

Researchers at the University of Tokyo used high-speed cameras to study the intricate manner in which ladybugs fold and unfold their wings as you can see in the amazing video below from the National Geographic YouTube channel.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  May 25, 2017  |  0 comments

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