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Ron Leach  |  Aug 01, 2017  |  1 comments

With today’s modern technology and advanced lens design, chromatic aberration isn’t as much of a problem as it was in the early days of digital photography. However, unsightly color fringing still does occur when using certain lenses under difficult lighting conditions.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 01, 2017  |  0 comments

Have you ever noticed a yellow tint to the glass in a vintage lens? That may be because certain lenses in the 60s and 70s used a Thorium coating that yellows over time. Thorium has a high refractive index that improves light transmission, but it also turns out to be slightly radioactive.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 01, 2017  |  0 comments

Most photographers are familiar with the so-called “Exposure Triangle” that consists of Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO. But while there is plenty of discussion about how to use shutter speed and aperture settings for different effects, the proper use of ISO doesn’t always get the attention it deserves.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 31, 2017  |  0 comments

Back in April we explained how to photograph the upcoming August 21 total solar eclipse that will be the first such event viewable from coast to coast in the U.S. since 1918. Because this really is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, we thought we’d share the quick video below with more tips on capturing epic images of this rare phenomenon.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 31, 2017  |  0 comments

There’s a good chance many of you will have an opportunity to photograph seascapes this summer, and the video below will help you capture dramatic shots of waves breaking ashore when the opportunity arises.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 31, 2017  |  0 comments

Many of us are far more accomplished at capturing a photograph than we are at processing images in Photoshop, Lightroom or other image-editing program. As a result, experienced photographers often lack the editing skills needed to take their results to the next level.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 28, 2017  |  0 comments

Yesterday’s street photography tutorial by photojournalist Doug McKinlay was so popular that we decided to bring you another today. This one by Dutch fine art street photographer Vijce Vieth provides five great tips for shooting the streets at night.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 28, 2017  |  0 comments

Just in case anyone plans on spending this weekend on the water shooting photos and doing a bit of fishing, we thought we’d share an insane video to get you pumped up for the trip.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 28, 2017  |  0 comments

If you’ve ever tried capturing the natural beauty of a waterfall, you know that it’s not an easy task: The soft white water you observed through the viewfinder often takes on an ugly electric blue cast when photographed.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 27, 2017  |  0 comments

OK, be honest here: How many of you actually read the “Camera Care” instructions in the back of a user manual? If you’re one of the rare photographers that do, you may recall something about NOT cleaning a camera with solvents.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 27, 2017  |  0 comments

Doug McKinlay is a successful photojournalist who does a lot of street photography, and in this quick tutorial he describes two great techniques for making your images more interesting.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 26, 2017  |  0 comments

Many portrait photographers employ a portable light to boost ambient illumination and fill in shadows when shooting outdoors. In the four-minute video below you’ll see how simple diffusion panels can modify the quality of light and give you exactly the look you’re after.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 26, 2017  |  0 comments

Back in the days when 35mm cameras were king, photographers typically chose film to suit the situation at hand; perhaps Kodachome 25 or Velvia 50 for landscapes with vivid colors, and something like Kodak Portra 400 for portraits when a less punchy look was desired.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 26, 2017  |  0 comments

A common question among digital photographers is, “How much better is a Raw file than an image captured as a JPEG?” The video below attempts to answer this question “once and for all,” so take a look and see if you agree.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 25, 2017  |  0 comments

With a visual medium like photography, what better way to learn than by watching two successful photographers go about their work? That’s exactly what you’ll see in the video below as two portrait pros walk the streets of Chicago shooting photos of a pretty model.

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