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Dan Havlik  |  Apr 27, 2018  |  0 comments

So, let’s say you’ve shot a cool wildlife image that captures a poignant moment in the animal kingdom but, somehow, the photo looks sort of flat. Don’t worry, there’s a way to change your good image of a bird, lion, tiger or bear into a great one with the help of some proper editing.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 27, 2017  |  0 comments

Last year we featured a mind-blowing 53,000-megapixel image that Bentley Motors created for an ad campaign. At first glance the shot looked like just another distant scenic photo of San Franscisco's Golden Gate Bridge—until you used the interactive controls to zoom in so tight you could literally see the stitching on the car’s headrest as it drove across the bridge.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Mar 28, 2021  |  0 comments

Introducing the Gitzo Légende tripod and camera backpack, two milestone products from the camera accessory manufacturer known for a century of greatness. Backed by an unlimited lifetime warranty, user-replaceable parts and build quality in a class by itself, Gitzo Légende is certain to be the centerpiece in your arsenal of photo gear for many years to come.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 06, 2018  |  0 comments

Tom Archer is a globetrotting British landscape photographer with a portfolio full of spectacular photos. He occasionally uses Photoshop to add a bit of magic to his images, like in this tutorial with a simple technique for enhancing photos shot at night.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 25, 2021  |  0 comments

One of the banes of outdoor portraiture is that you’re always at the mercy of prevailing lighting and weather conditions. Equally challenging is the fact that, whether you’re shooting images for a client or photographing a model for your portfolio, you don’t always get to choose the time and location of a session.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 15, 2020  |  0 comments

Summer is a great time to photograph birds, especially during these days of social distancing, and the quick video below is designed to help everyone improve their results. But rather than discussing gear, focusing methods, or image-editing techniques, the topic of this tutorial is a more basic one: Composition.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 27, 2021  |  0 comments

Photographing birds can be challenging for inexperienced shooters, whether the subjects are stationery or in flight. There are focusing and exposure details to sort out, and composition can also be tough.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 08, 2016  |  0 comments

When photographer/naturalist Phil Torres set up a camera trap in the Amazon rainforest, he hoped to capture dramatic nighttime images of jaguars and other nocturnal animals near Peru’s Tambopata Research Center. What he discovered when he returned to the trap in the morning was something else: Leafcutter ants had eaten or damaged his gear.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 27, 2016  |  0 comments

Shiny skin can ruin an otherwise nice portrait, particularly when shooting outdoors on a hot summer day or indoors when you’re using warm lights. Thanks to this video tutorial, however, you can repair those shiny photos with some simple editing techniques using Photoshop or Lightroom.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 18, 2016  |  0 comments

Street photographer Omar Z Robles has spent the past two years photographing ballet dancers among what he refers to as the urban landscapes of New York. Thanks to a grant from the Bessie Foundation, he recently traveled to Cuba—a country with a long tradition of dance—and the images he captured are amazing.

Press Release  |  May 29, 2014  |  0 comments
Edward Steichen (American, b. Luxembourg, 1879–1973). Gloria Swanson, 1924. Gelatin silver print. George Eastman House. Bequest of Edward Steichen under the direction Joanna T. Steichen.
© 2014 The Estate of Edward Steichen / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
George Eastman House has dedicated its new History of Photography Gallery to rotating installations that trace photography's historical path to the present through photographs and cameras from the museum's collection. The photographs in the gallery will change approximately three times a year and the cameras once a year, continually refreshing the experience of visiting George Eastman House and offering regular opportunities to view the museum's treasures.
Dan Havlik  |  Oct 21, 2020  |  0 comments

Here's a thought-provoking video from Adam Karnacz of First Man Photography: is your photography fake or authentic? The crux of Karnacz' argument is that when you over-edit an image, it can sap it of its authenticity, making it nothing more than a manipulated photo illustration, not a photographic representation of a real scene.

Press Release  |  Feb 23, 2012  |  0 comments
World-class nature / wildlife photographer Scott Mead will conduct his annual "Day with the Whales" workshop on the island of Maui, Hawaii on March 3. The one-day workshop begins with classroom instruction where attendees will learn how to properly setup and protect their camera gear for the prevailing conditions on the water, gain some insight to the history of whaling in Hawaii, and learn a series of tips and tricks for capturing amazing images of these magnificent creatures. Last year, workshop attendees encountered a female with her calf, and a competition pod of no less than 13 whales. Photographers can register for the workshop here. The total cost of the workshop is $250.
Ron Leach  |  Nov 10, 2016  |  0 comments

Drones are becoming increasingly popular among photographers because they enable us to capture images from a perspective not typically possible otherwise. We say “typically” because Polish photographer Kacper Kowalski is what you might call a “human drone” who shoots amazing images while paragliding.

Press Release  |  May 07, 2012  |  0 comments
With the new Strap-Surfer, the German company Sun-Sniper GmbH introduces the next revolution in savvy camera carrying and presents the most clever connection between a regular shoulder bag and a camera since the invention of the tripod adapter. With only a few simple steps, the Strap-Surfer is firmly attached to the shoulder bag and secured. The camera can then be carried right on the bag – the photographer no longer has to decide whether to take the bag or the camera strap and does not have to wear a strap over each shoulder.

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