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Dan Havlik  |  Jul 24, 2017  |  0 comments

Nikon announced tonight it is developing the D850, which is the company’s “next generation full-frame, high-resolution, high-speed digital SLR.” The Nikon D850 will be the successor to the 36.3-megapixel D810 that made its debut back in 2014.

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Jul 24, 2017  |  0 comments

Not long ago, pro sports photographer Brad Mangin wrote a story for the PetaPixel website that was titled, I Earned More From Photo Gigs in 2016 With My iPhone Than My DSLRs!

Ron Leach  |  Jul 24, 2017  |  0 comments

German adventure photographer Benjamin Jaworsky is known for both great imagery and tutorials that are as entertaining as they are helpful. In this five-minute video he demonstrates how to add impact to sunset photos by including a silhouetted subject in the foreground.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 21, 2017  |  0 comments

Unmesh Dinda is one of the most popular Photoshop instructors we feature, and in this tutorial he explains how to spice up portrait photographs by adding texture overlays, bokeh backgrounds, and other design elements in Photoshop. He also provides a link so you can download five creative background effects for free.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 21, 2017  |  0 comments

A couple days ago we featured a Photoshop tutorial on how to make dramatic B&W conversions from color photographs. Today’s lesson takes the reverse approach, demonstrating how to colorize b&w photographs for interesting effects.

Edited by George Schaub  |  Jul 21, 2017  |  0 comments

Earlier this year Sony announced its new mirrorless flagship Alpha A9 camera to much fanfare. This successor to the Sony A7 offers a full frame 24MP sensor and a lot of speed, in every sense.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 21, 2017  |  0 comments

Many photographers rely on their camera’s sophisticated metering system to provide the “correct” exposure for the scene at hand. While this approach works well under a wide variety of lighting conditions, there are times when even the smartest camera can be fooled.

Jack Neubart  |  Jul 20, 2017  |  0 comments

Growing up in London, England, Alan Murphy developed a fascination with birds at an early age. That enthusiasm followed him as he moved to the United States as an adult, but took an interesting tern (pun intended) once he settled on this side of the pond. 

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. 

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