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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

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.

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 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. 

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.

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.

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.

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  |  Jul 31, 2017  |  0 comments

Many of us are far more accomplished at capturing a photograph than we are at processing images in Photoshop, Lightroom or other image-editing program. As a result, experienced photographers often lack the editing skills needed to take their results to the next level.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 31, 2017  |  0 comments

There’s a good chance many of you will have an opportunity to photograph seascapes this summer, and the video below will help you capture dramatic shots of waves breaking ashore when the opportunity arises.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 31, 2017  |  0 comments

Back in April we explained how to photograph the upcoming August 21 total solar eclipse that will be the first such event viewable from coast to coast in the U.S. since 1918. Because this really is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, we thought we’d share the quick video below with more tips on capturing epic images of this rare phenomenon.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 28, 2017  |  0 comments

If you’ve ever tried capturing the natural beauty of a waterfall, you know that it’s not an easy task: The soft white water you observed through the viewfinder often takes on an ugly electric blue cast when photographed.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 28, 2017  |  0 comments

Just in case anyone plans on spending this weekend on the water shooting photos and doing a bit of fishing, we thought we’d share an insane video to get you pumped up for the trip.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 28, 2017  |  0 comments

Yesterday’s street photography tutorial by photojournalist Doug McKinlay was so popular that we decided to bring you another today. This one by Dutch fine art street photographer Vijce Vieth provides five great tips for shooting the streets at night.

Maria Piscopo  |  Jul 28, 2017  |  0 comments

Photographing wildlife in their natural habitat has always been both challenging and rewarding. Whether you develop a business selling the use of the images or leading workshop tours, this field requires a special combination of passion and patience. In this article, we look at how and where wildlife photos can be sold as well as prospects to pursue and pitfalls to avoid. Special thanks to our four contributors: Sean Crane; Barbara Fleming (Fleming Safari Company, LLC); Eric Horan (Lowcountry Photo Safaris); and Josh Patterson.

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