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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.

Ron Leach  |  May 25, 2017  |  0 comments

Here’s a quick tutorial enabling you to create unique images with subjects appearing to float within a scene. The interesting technique involves nothing more than simple editing and compositing of two images in Photoshop and Lightroom. 

Ron Leach  |  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.

Ron Leach  |  May 24, 2017  |  0 comments

Have you ever wondered what gear and techniques fashion photographers use to capture their compelling images? Well read on, because in the video below top pro Clinton Lubbe covers all the basics to get you started shooting fashion yourself.

Ron Leach  |  May 24, 2017  |  0 comments

Jennifer Borget is a photographer and journalist who offers great advice on simple ways to take dynamic photos. She’s also an energetic mother of two young children, and in the quick tutorial below she demonstrates how you can shoot self-portraits with your kids that you’ll cherish forever.

Ron Leach  |  May 23, 2017  |  0 comments

Ask 100 portrait photographers to name the most important facial feature of their subjects, and 95 will likely say the eyes. But according to New York portrait pro Peter Hurley, if you want to make your subjects look their best, “It’s all about the jaw.”

Ron Leach  |  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.

Ron Leach  |  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  |  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  |  May 22, 2017  |  0 comments

Serge Ramelli is a French landscape photographer who occasionally experiments with portrait composites. In the Photoshop tutorial below he shows you how to shoot and combine two shots to make one epic “Landscape portrait.”

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