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Ron Leach  |  Jan 09, 2018  |  4 comments

If there’s one universal rule of sports photography, it’s that you have to actually use your camera if you want to get the shot. Evidently these sideline photographers at last night’s College Football National Championship game between Alabama and Georgia missed the memo, because none of them has a camera eye up to their eye as the ball is in the air.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 25, 2022  |  0 comments

Entry-level and mid-range compact cameras have fallen by the wayside as most of us own a high-end smartphone that’s sufficient for capturing impromptu images. But for “serious” photography on the go there are still several compelling reasons to carry a premium point-and shoot camera with easily accessible creative controls.

Tom Shu  |  Sep 21, 2020  |  0 comments

I have been a professional photographer for a few years now and throughout my career I have continued to collect photography tips that have worked for me. Here are my absolute favorite beginner photography tips from my journal, which have continued to help me create beautiful imagery to this day.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 06, 2021  |  0 comments

There’s much more to selecting a lens than focal length, maximum aperture, AF vs MF, and whether you’re looking for a prime lens or a zoom. In fact, depending upon your style of photography and the emotion you want to convey, an economical lens may be a better choice than high-end glass that’s far more costly.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 31, 2022  |  0 comments

Everyone has their own approach to using Lightroom, and occasionally we all make mistakes—some worse than others. In today’s important tutorial, one of our favorite image-editing experts reveals what he says is the “biggest Lightroom mistake you can make.”

Ron Leach  |  Jul 06, 2017  |  0 comments

Back in the days of film photography, the polarizing filter was widely considered an essential tool for shooting outdoors. These days digital photographers often ignore this important accessory, even though it works it’s magic just as well with digital photography.

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. 

Ron Leach  |  Mar 01, 2022  |  0 comments

Lisbon-based travel and nature photographer Andy Mumford is known for awesome imagery, and his popular international workshops in all corners of the globe. Today he shares the advice he gives students regarding the best camera settings to use for compelling outdoor photos.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 10, 2022  |  0 comments

Unless you have unlimited funds and room for a closet full of gear, choosing a new camera is a really important decision that requires very careful research. As you’ll see in the video below, a bit of help from an experienced pro can greatly facilitate the process and help you make an informed choice.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 29, 2021  |  0 comments

Winter is upon us with some pretty nasty weather, and that means protecting your gear from the elements. It’s also important to keep yourself comfortable when shooting in the field, and part of that involves warm gloves designed for photography.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 15, 2021  |  0 comments

Photographers of all skill levels are using Instagram these days to showcase their work, and some pros even use this platform as an online portfolio. If you want to jump on the bandwagon, there are few things you need to know.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Mar 12, 2021  |  0 comments

It’s spring—the time of year made especially for photographers, lovers and dreamers. Poets too, come to think of it. You’ll find plenty of things to photograph without even trying—but here are some ideas you may not have thought about yet.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 01, 2021  |  0 comments

Handheld photography under low-light conditions often involves extremely high ISO settings that you’d never use under any other conditions. But taking this approach typically results in those ugly artifacts we call “noise.”

Ron Leach  |  Apr 04, 2022  |  0 comments

One of the most common ways to ruin a great scene is the failure to attain proper focus. Sometimes that’s due to incorrect camera settings, while in other instances you may have simply focused on the wrong portion of the frame.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 09, 2022  |  0 comments

There’s nothing more distracting that a beautiful photo with distorted vertical or horizon lines, or a crooked horizon. Fortunately, there’s a simple method for straightening everything out during the editing process in Photoshop or Lightroom.

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