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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.

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.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 02, 2017  |  0 comments

Russell Brown is a Senior Creative Director at Adobe, specializing in helpful Photoshop and Lightroom tutorials. In the interesting video below he demonstrates a method of adjusting colors he discovered “in the beginning of time” that is as helpful as ever today.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 02, 2017  |  1 comments

Serge Ramelli is not only a superb landscape photographer, he’s an expert at teaching his shooting and image-processing techniques to others. In this video Ramelli starts with an intentionally poor image, explains the camera settings he should have used, and then dramatically rehabilitates the photo in Lightroom.

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  |  Jun 01, 2017  |  0 comments

Astrophotography is really popular these days, but many photographers are put off by the challenge because they assume this type of shooting requires special equipment and arcane techniques. In fact, nighttime photography isn’t really all that complicated and you can usually get great results with equipment you already own.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 01, 2017  |  0 comments

To some photographers the term “retouching” implies using Photoshop and Lightroom to enhance portrait photos. But as you’ll see in the tutorial below, many of the same editing techniques employed to improve portraits can be used to clean up just about any type of image.

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 31, 2017  |  0 comments

One of the key selling points of today’s DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, and even some high-end compacts is the remarkable video capabilities they offer. And perhaps the first accessory you’ll want once you start shooting video is a stabilizer to smooth out the motion.

Ron Leach  |  May 30, 2017  |  0 comments

If you are like most photographers you’d prefer to spend less time behind the computer and more time out shooting. In the quick video below you’ll learn a streamlined Lightroom workflow that will drastically reduce your processing time.

Ron Leach  |  May 26, 2017  |  1 comments

One of the few things we didn’t try in our in our recent review of Sony’s small and sophisticated A6500 mirrorless camera was to try shooting with a cheap 500mm f/8 preset lens and a 2x teleconverter. But that’s exactly what photographer Christopher Burress did in the video below, and his results are pretty interesting.

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.

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