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Ron Leach  |  Aug 03, 2017  |  0 comments

Now that summer is in full swing and many of us have vacations in the works it’s time to bone up on travel photography skills so you can come back with spectacular images.

Scott Kelby  |  Aug 03, 2017  |  0 comments

Q. For years I had planned to “upgrade” from my camera with an APS-C sensor to a camera with a full-frame or even midsize sensor. Since I’m retired, I no longer print my photos or try to sell them. I have some very nice full-frame lenses from my film camera days, so I could use them with a full-frame camera. But I display my photos only electronically on a TV or photo frame, which can’t display all of the image data that a larger sensor could capture. So, wouldn’t a larger sensor just be overkill?

Ron Leach  |  Aug 02, 2017  |  0 comments

Some photographers shy away from portraiture because they believe this form of photography requires a sophisticated studio with a lot of expensive lighting gear. But in this quick tutorial photographer Mark Wallace demonstrates how to make compelling portraits in a small room with just one light and a mirror.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 02, 2017  |  0 comments

Photography is all about light, and unless you understand the inner workings of your camera’s metering system and know how to arrive at correct exposures you’re never going to be pleased with your photographs.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 02, 2017  |  0 comments

You may have read our recent article about 71-year-old photographer Edward French who was killed last month while photographing the sunrise from Twin Peaks—a popular landmark overlooking San Francisco. 

Andrew Darlow  |  Aug 02, 2017  |  1 comments

(Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from Andrew Darlow’s new book, Focus and Filter: Professional Techniques for Mastering Digital Photography and Capturing the Perfect Shot , from Ulysses Press. Darlow has been a professional photographer and educator for over 25 years, and this is his fourth book. You can also read his story with tips for taking safari-quality photos at a zoo here.

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.

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Aug 01, 2017  |  0 comments

Anup Shah believes there is an authenticity to the personalities of wild animals: an animal in the wild wears no mask and assumes no role that is not genuine; neither is that animal influenced by humans in the way a captive creature would be.

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