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Ron Leach  |  Nov 03, 2017  |  0 comments

Back in 2005, before Sony launched their Alpha line of interchangeable-lens digital cameras, they introduced the very unusual DSC-R1 “bridge” camera, which offered a highly regarded zoom lens, a wide ISO range of 160-3200, and an APS-C 10.3 MP CMOS sensor. The camera even featured a two-inch swiveling and rotating LCD, which was a pretty big deal in 2005.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 03, 2017  |  0 comments

Our most popular story of 2017 thus far is a video from NBC’s “Rosen Reports” we posted in April, warning about the potentially fatal practice of shooting photographs near railroad tracks. What the report revealed, is that trains approach far more rapidly than most people realize, and it’s often difficult to hear them and get out of the way in time.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Nov 02, 2017  |  0 comments

Last week New York City played host to the annual PhotoPlus Expo event. More than just a consumer shopping show, PPE shines because the sponsors do a terrific job of assembling useful seminars, knowledgeable speakers, photo walks and more. Thousands of photo enthusiasts converge on Jacobs Javits Center to mix with hundreds of professional photographers, photo manufacturer employees and a few journalists. 

Ron Leach  |  Nov 02, 2017  |  0 comments

Autumn is our favorite time of year for nature photography, and scenes of colorful reflections on a lake, stream, or pond offer abundant opportunities for capturing spectacular landscape photos.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 02, 2017  |  0 comments

Adobe recently updated Lightroom CC, their older non-cloud version of the popular desktop app, now called Lightroom Classic CC. Apart from speed improvements, the latest version offers a number of new capabilities. In the video below, you’ll learn how to save time by using the powerful new masking features, 

Jack Neubart  |  Nov 02, 2017  |  0 comments

When he graduated with a BFA from Kendall College of Art and Design, Scott Hoyle would have been very happy purely pursuing a career in graphic design and illustration. But along the way, something happened. In his senior year, he’d borrowed a camera from a classmate, entered a photo contest—and won a Mamiya Sekor SLR. 

Scott Kelby  |  Nov 02, 2017  |  0 comments

Q. In the July 2017 issue, one of the questions dealt with processing black-and-white images in Lightroom as opposed to shooting black and white in camera. One of your suggestions was using add-on programs in Lightroom such as Nik’s Silver Efex Pro to “open up a whole new world of black-and-white possibilities.” How much more benefit or advantage do you get from using an add-on program versus just learning the advanced features of Lightroom and creating the effects yourself? Is it worth spending the extra money on the add-ons or should you just learn to use Lightroom more efficiently?

Ron Leach  |  Nov 02, 2017  |  0 comments

One key task when reviewing a new camera is to answer the important question “Who’s it for?” This challenge is a bit more difficult than usual with Nikon’s new Nikon D850 DSLR, because this powerful camera is one that defies classification.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 02, 2017  |  0 comments

We’ve all had the unfortunate experience of traveling to an awesome location for landscape photography, only to discover that Mother Nature threw us a curve, with bland, gray skies and boring, dull light. That’s what happened to professional nature photographer Thomas Heaton on a recent trip to Northern Ireland.

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 01, 2017  |  0 comments

We took a closer look at the new Tamron 100-400 and shot a video showing off the highlights of this surprisingly lightweight and compact long zoomer. 

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