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Ron Leach  |  Apr 25, 2016  |  0 comments

Photographer Ron Volmershausen decided to run a speed test between a rare Nikon F3H 35mm film SLR and the Nikon D3 DSLR introduced a decade later in 2007. The results in the video below may surprise you.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 25, 2016  |  0 comments

You don’t have to speak Thai to get the humor in this TV commercial for Sony’s tiny premium RX100 IV compact camera. The ad was created to run in Thailand and uses a cumbersome “human DSLR” to highlight the key features of Sony’s RX 100 IV camera which include 16fps continuous shooting, 4K video, slow-motion capture, WiFi and NFC capability, and a blazing 1/32,000 shutter. 

Ron Leach  |  Apr 21, 2016  |  0 comments

Here’s a poignant video in which legendary portrait photographer Deborah Feingold discusses a photo shoot with prolific music icon Prince, who passed away this morning at the age of 57. Feingold’s delicate approach to her craft results in unique cooperation from a variety of artists and luminaries ranging from President Obama to Desmond Tutu.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 21, 2016  |  0 comments

National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen says “I always wanted to go down to Antarctica and get into the water with as many leopard seals as I could.” In the viral video below, he almost got more than he bargained for when a massive leopard seal took both his camera and his head into its mouth.

 

Ron Leach  |  Apr 20, 2016  |  0 comments

Writer/Director Paul Ratner was doing research for his 2013 film "Moses on the Mesa,” a love story about a German-Jewish immigrant and an Acoma Pueblo woman, when he discovered a treasure trove of beautiful color photographs of native Americans. Because color film wasn’t readily available until the 1930s, many of these striking images had been colored by hand.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 20, 2016  |  0 comments

Here’s an inspirational video by the Cooperative of Photography (COOPH) with the power to make you smile, laugh and cry in less than six minutes. It’s a poignant look at the unique power that iconic images have to invoke moments of fun, defiance, bravery and love, and will make you proud to be a photographer.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 20, 2016  |  0 comments

Miggo has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the Pictar camera grip—an ergonomic device that enables iPhone users to take mobile photography to a whole new level thanks to an array of SLR–like external controls. The unit includes five user-programmable wheels, and an ergonomic grip for one-handed operation. 

Ron Leach  |  Apr 18, 2016  |  0 comments

Reuben Wu is an artist with the fascinating vision of creating otherworldly landscape photographs that evoke both science fiction and 19th century Romantic paintings. He does this by selectively light-painting his scenes with a powerful done-mounted light.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 14, 2016  |  0 comments

According to NASA Astronaut Jeff Williams, one of his favorite activities aboard the International Space Station (ISS) is taking photographs of Planet Earth. In this fascinating video from NASA Space Station Live, Williams explains the equipment he uses—including a lens selection from wide–angle to an 800mm telephoto equipped with a 1.4 multiplier.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 13, 2016  |  0 comments

Researchers at the Columbia University Computer Vision Laboratory are pursuing a radically different approach to photography with the design of optics and sensors applied to a large, thin flexible sheet. Rather than the conventional approach of taking photographs from a single point in space, this camera would enable image capture from any surface—regardless of shape.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 13, 2016  |  0 comments

You know the old adage “The photographer with the best toys wins?” Well, Mexican shooter Felix Hernandez Rodriquez is doing just that by using tiny toys to create some very impactful and semi–realistic images.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 11, 2016  |  0 comments

If you’ve even visited the Caribbean island of St. Barts, you know that the landing approach to Gustaff III Airport is a bit hairy: Pilots have to negotiate a steep drop after a hilltop, as well as photographers looking for a dramatic shot. 

Ron Leach  |  Apr 11, 2016  |  0 comments

The Rescued Film Project is an amazing online gallery of images that were captured on film between the 1930's and late 1990's. The fascinating and poignant video below chronicles the discovery and restoration of 31 rolls of undeveloped film shot by an American solidier during World War II. When you see the resulting photos, prepare to be stunned.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 08, 2016  |  0 comments

It’s been called “the longest running SLR in history” and that’s no exaggeration. Everyone who discovered photography at the same time I did – the early 1980s – either owned a Pentax K1000 or knew someone who owned a Pentax K1000.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 07, 2016  |  0 comments

If you need a good laugh you owe it to yourself to check out this video: “The 5 Worst Types of Photographers.” It features real-life photographers Tony Northrup and his wife Chelsea in five short skits depicting couples out shooting, and they’re pretty hilarious. Hopefully you’re not reminded of anyone you know. 

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