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Ron Leach  |  Jul 20, 2017  |  1 comments

When the previously unknown and aptly named company Light unveiled their L16 “Multi-Aperture Computational Camera” back in October, 2015, the device was heralded as a pocket-size technological wonder that would compete with modern DSLRs in a number of ways. And now, after several upgrades and delays, the L16 is finally shipping to pre-order customers.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 20, 2017  |  0 comments

Early last Sunday the unspeakable happened in San Francisco when 71-year-old photographer and location scout Edward French was fatally shot as two assailants stole his camera at a popular San Francisco landmark.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 20, 2017  |  0 comments

Photographer and author Bryan Peterson has said, “There is no better time to crop a bad composition than just before you press the shutter release.” In the video below, photographer Robert Rodriguez, Jr. explores this notion in a detailed discussion of essential composition techniques for great landscape photography.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 19, 2017  |  0 comments

Today’s sophisticated cameras feature a variety of shooting modes from Manual to fully automatic Program, and a couple others in between. In this photography primer you'll learn all you need to know about these different settings and which mode is best for capturing different types of scenes.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 19, 2017  |  0 comments

Converting color photographs to black and white is very popular these days, and there are a variety of ways to accomplish the task. In the detailed tutorial below, you’ll learn how to use Photoshop to make dramatic, high-contrast conversions.

Deborah Sandidge  |  Jul 19, 2017  |  0 comments

This may be strange to hear from a travel photographer, but I can make a case that location isn’t everything—light is. And I’d build my argument on the fact that the right light brings out the best in any location.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 19, 2017  |  0 comments

Back in the “old days” of film photography, soft-focus portraits were either achieved using lenses that were not nearly as sharp as those we have today, or with more invasive measures like scratching the front element of a lens. 

Ron Leach  |  Jul 18, 2017  |  0 comments

Star trail photos of nighttime skies are among the most spectacular images captured by astrophotographers. In the tutorial below you learn an image-stacking technique for creating dramatic star trail photos of your own.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 18, 2017  |  0 comments

The tiny hummingbird is an amazing creature with the ability to move so fast that the human eye can only perceive the blur of wings and a splash of color. This amazing slow-motion video from National Geographic provides a sharp, clear view of how hummingbirds go about their lives.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 18, 2017  |  0 comments

Portrait retouching can be a complex and time-consuming task, but in this quick Photoshop tutorial you’ll learn how to streamline the process and greatly enhance your results.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 17, 2017  |  0 comments

Backlighting is a popular technique used by both studio and outdoor photographers when shooting portraits and other types of images. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to use Photoshop layer masks and filters to mimic this popular effect.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 17, 2017  |  0 comments

The big “controversy” of yesteryear was whether film or digital cameras made the most sense for serious photographers. These days there’s a similar debate about the relative merits of PC computers and Macs for editing photos and videos.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 17, 2017  |  0 comments

Serge Ramelli is a professional Paris-based landscape photographer who’s always willing to share his “secret sauce” for creating better images. In the tutorial below he provides some great advice on composition, camera settings, and retouching that will definitely improve your results.

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