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Ron Leach  |  Sep 11, 2017  |  0 comments

“Bokeh” is a very popular concept these days that's used to describe how lenses render out of focus areas in either the background or foreground of a photograph. The notion is a subjective one, and some lenses are said to have beautiful or “creamy” bokeh while others are criticized for the harsh way they render areas outside the zone of focus.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 08, 2017  |  0 comments

Whether you shoot landscapes, portraits, sports, or other types of images, sloppy composition can ruin an otherwise great shot. In this quick tutorial Evan Ranft (AKA Evan 5ps) discusses four common errors that every photographer should avoid.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 08, 2017  |  0 comments

Unmesh Dinda, one of our favorite image-editing experts, is back with another simple but powerful tutorial. In the video below he demonstrates three techniques for whitening teeth in Photoshop.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 08, 2017  |  0 comments

Have you ever wished you had a few serious strobes and light modifiers so you could shoot professional looking portraits? If so, save your cash because in the video below you’ll learn how to turn your bathroom into a giant softbox and use window light to work some magic.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 07, 2017  |  0 comments

This morning Fujifilm introduced the latest in their line of ultra-compact mirrorless cameras, the 24.3MP X-E3 with a companion XF 80mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR macro lens. Also unveiled was a GF 45mm f/2.8 R WR wide-angle lens for the company’s GFX mirrorless medium format camera. 

Ron Leach  |  Sep 07, 2017  |  0 comments

A couple days ago we reported on a senseless shooting in which an Ohio Sheriff Deputy shot a photographer without warning after mistaking his tripod for a gun. And now we have these two horrifying videos documenting the shooting and it’s aftermath. 

Ron Leach  |  Sep 07, 2017  |  0 comments

Photographer Burk Uzzle has enjoyed a long and quite remarkable career. At age 23 he was the youngest photographer ever hired by LIFE magazine, and his unique vision has remained relevant ever since. 

Seth Shostak  |  Sep 07, 2017  |  0 comments

Before you bought your last camera, did you weigh the pros and cons of the sensor’s aspect ratio? My guess is no—not in the face of more solemn considerations such as style, trim, and a boastful shoulder strap.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 06, 2017  |  0 comments

The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers (SINWP) is a British organization for professional and amateur shooters devoted to capturing images of the natural world. SINWP holds monthly competitions for their members, and the striking shots you see here are the winners of the group’s August Wonders of Wildlife contest. 

Ron Leach  |  Sep 06, 2017  |  0 comments

With a visual medium like photography it’s sometimes easier to gain inspiration by observing, rather than by listening or reading. In the two-minute video below, British photographer Miss Aniela reveals the secrets to her unique work without speaking a word.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 06, 2017  |  0 comments

Iceland is known for awe-inspiring geography and abounding photographic opportunities, as you’ll see in this beautiful tutorial with great tips for shooting breathtaking landscape and seascape images.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 05, 2017  |  0 comments

Travis Transient is a travel photographer who, like many of us, learned how to edit his work the hard way—by making mistakes. In this quick tutorial he reveals three simple Lightroom techniques he wished he had known when first getting started, to help you short circuit the learning curve.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 05, 2017  |  0 comments

We often turn to Weird Lens Guru Mathieu Stern for interesting tips on bargain vintage lenses that that can be adapted for use with today’s modern mirrorless digital cameras. Best yet, you can often pick up some awesome glass for chump change and the adapters are very inexpensive.

Joe Farace  |  Sep 05, 2017  |  0 comments

One of the hallmarks of fine art photography is the production of archival prints. Which begs the question, does the social media generation care about a print’s longevity or photographic prints at all? Maybe that changes when you drop five figures on a fine art print or hire a high-end photographer to create a portrait you expect to last as long as a traditional silver-based print.

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