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Ron Leach  |  Oct 13, 2016  |  0 comments

Josh Beavers is a photographer/cinematographer who captured this amazing time lapse while living in Chicago. It took him 16 months to shoot the material, and he just finished editing the footage today.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 12, 2016  |  1 comments

We’re not sure if this video is funny or sad, but it conveys an important warning: Don’t drive off with your father’s expensive camera on the roof of your car. That’s what happened to this poor soul (and the ill-fated camera) during a recent road trip.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 12, 2016  |  0 comments

If you’ve spent any time in New York City, or attended the city’s annual PhotoPlus Expo (coming up next week), there’s a good chance you’ve come across a dapper gentleman shooting instant photos with a 1940’s Speed Graphic camera. In the charming video below, you’ll get an inspirational look at Louis Mendes, one of our favorite photography icons.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 11, 2016  |  0 comments

Light painting a night sky with burning steel wool is an effective (and dangerous) way to create some unusual images. The video below illustrates a different take on the technique—photographing a small amount of the combustible material through a macro lens.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 11, 2016  |  0 comments

In this episode of the Last Frame, Joe Edelman demonstrates how to capture some great fashion photos without a lot of expensive gear. As he explains in the video below, all you need is a single strobe, a 50mm lens, and a couple “gobos” or light modifiers you can easily make yourself.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 11, 2016  |  0 comments

Everyone loves photographing a beautiful sunset, but sometimes our results don’t quite convey the epic scene we attempted to capture. In this detailed tutorial, Andrew Marr tells you everything you need to know about capturing a great shot, and processing the image in Lightroom for a realistic, gorgeous result.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 10, 2016  |  0 comments

The Raw vs. JPEG debate seems to be a neverending one. Some photographers say that shooting JPEGs simplifies their workflow and lets them spend more time behind the camera and less time behind the computer.  Raw shooters, on the other hand, insist their approach utilizes unprocessed “digital negatives” straight out of the camera—thereby giving them maximum control and uncompromising results.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 10, 2016  |  0 comments

The Short Film Showcase features exceptional videos selected by the editors at National Geographic, and this intriguing clip provides a vision of a post-apocalyptic world from miniature diorama artists Lori Nix and Kathleen Gerber (Nix + Gerber).

Ron Leach  |  Oct 07, 2016  |  0 comments

Combat photography is, to say the least, one of the more challenging assignments anyone can accept. But if you’re both a photographer and a British Army soldier, let’s just say you have your hands full.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 07, 2016  |  0 comments

The short video below should help explain why the latest superzoom cameras are so popular, as you get both a wide view where a FedEx airplane is barely visible, and a tight shot where you can actually read the logo on the planes fuselage.

 

Ron Leach  |  Oct 05, 2016  |  0 comments

Italian photographer Matteo Mescalchin is a location photographer who specializes in aerial and underwater photography. In this dramatic video, you’ll see him stop some high-speed action by freezing flying bullet shells.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 05, 2016  |  0 comments

Google has unveiled their next-generation smartphone, the Google “Pixel,” and early test results indicate the camera on this sophisticated new wonder may be the best smartphone camera ever. According to a comprehensive review by DxOMark Mobile, the Pixel earned a score of 89—three points higher than highly acclaimed Apple iPhone 7 Plus, and the highest DXO rating ever given to a smartphone.

Dan Havlik  |  Oct 04, 2016  |  0 comments

Here’s another hilarious video from folks at TheCameraStoreTV, which poses the question: If you were lost in the wild, could your photo gear help save your life? 

Ron Leach  |  Oct 03, 2016  |  0 comments

Victoria Will is an accomplished New York-based photographer specializing in celebrity portraiture and lifestyle photography, and she utilizes an effective “back–button” focusing technique to achieve faster and more precise results. Watch the quick video below with her tips on this easy and effective method and you're sure to start shooting like a pro.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 03, 2016  |  0 comments

Here’s a simple video that provides three quick methods for achieving the popular “crushed blacks” film-emulation look with your digital images in Photoshop. Whether you begin with a curves layer, a solid color layer, or a selective color layer, all three techniques are easy to master in less than two minutes.

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