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Ron Leach  |  Jul 11, 2017  |  0 comments

Here’s a simple but powerful Photoshop tutorial demonstrating how to rehabilitate flat and boring images with a few tips and tricks for expanding dynamic range without “clipping.”  You’ll see how clipping occurs when portions of an image are either so dark or so bright that details are lost.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 11, 2017  |  1 comments

What the heck is a depth of field (DOF) preview button? It’s that little button adjacent to your camera’s lens mount that you’ve never used because you don’t know what it does. Believe it or not, the DOF preview button is there for a reason, so watch the video below and make it your friend.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 11, 2017  |  0 comments

Today’s modern DSLRs offer powerful video capabilities and even if your passion is still photography, shooting an occasional video can be a lot of fun—and sometimes addicting. To get you started, the basic tutorial below demonstrates setting up a camera for your first video shoot.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 10, 2017  |  0 comments

If you’re reading this page we assume it’s no mystery that the term “shutter speed” describes the length of time your camera’s shutter remains open when you take a photograph. That’s half of the exposure equation, the other being lens aperture, that determines how much light hits the sensor (or film) in your camera.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 10, 2017  |  0 comments

A common challenge when shooting landscapes and cityscapes is to create order out of chaos in complex scenes that simply have too much going on. Photojournalist Doug McKinlay calls this dilemma “information overload” and he demonstrates a ridiculously simply solution in the three-minute video below.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 07, 2017  |  0 comments

Photographing tall buildings is often a difficult task that results in a skewed perspective with structures appearing to fall away and vertical lines converging. That’s because we often have to use wide-angle lenses and point the camera upward to capture the entire scene.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 07, 2017  |  0 comments

Brandon Woelfel is a New York photographer with over a million Instagram followers. He owes his immense popularity to a unique, glowing, vintage style that you can create yourself in your images by watching the four-minute tutorial below.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 06, 2017  |  0 comments

If you stumbled upon a rare Novoflex 600mm pistol grip “bazooka lens” at a yard sale for $17, we imagine you’d lay down your cash, grab the case, and quickly head for your car. That’s exactly what our weird lens guru Mathieu Stern did recently in Paris.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 06, 2017  |  0 comments

Back in the days of film photography, the polarizing filter was widely considered an essential tool for shooting outdoors. These days digital photographers often ignore this important accessory, even though it works it’s magic just as well with digital photography.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 06, 2017  |  0 comments

It’s time to get prepared for next month’s once-in-a-lifetime photographic opportunity when those of us in the U.S. will be treated to the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse since 1918. 

Ron Leach  |  Jul 05, 2017  |  0 comments

Toma Abonciu is a pro landscape photographer with some really helpful tips on shooting and editing nature images. In the quick video below he discusses six essential accessories he says should be in the arsenal of every photographer who is serious about shooting the great outdoors.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 05, 2017  |  0 comments

It’s July 5th and a lot of folks in the U.S. are just coming back to work after celebrating Independence Day. And yes, it’s been hard to concentrate today after downing hotdogs and cold beer and watching fireworks explode over our heads the night before. So why not watch a fun photography video to lighten the back-to-work doldrums?

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 05, 2017  |  0 comments

It’s always important to refresh the basics of photography especially when it comes to a comprehensive and often confusing piece of imaging software such as Adobe Lightroom. In the below video from Nathaniel Dodson of Tutvid, Dotson presents an excellent primer on how to sharpen photos using Lightroom to get better image results. And who doesn’t want better image results?

Ron Leach  |  Jul 05, 2017  |  1 comments

All of us have stumbled upon a great photo opportunity when our “serious” camera was at home, and that’s when we reach for our smartphone with fingers crossed. But when it comes to shooting cars, all is not lost if you watch the COOPH video below with professional car photographer Bernhard Spottel.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 05, 2017  |  0 comments

Whether you’re shooting indoor portraits by window light or using available light outdoors, an inexpensive reflector is one of best tools for dramatically improving your results. In the five-minute video below, photographer Mark Cleghorn demonstrates everything you need to know to get the job done.

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