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Scott Kelby  |  May 24, 2017  |  0 comments

Q. Re: your answer to the question about solving noise problems in the writer’s wedding shots in the February 2017 issue. You mentioned Photoshop, Lightroom, and Nik for noise reduction, but left out the best noise reduction software I’ve ever used—DxO’s OpticsPro 11. I had great night shots of lava flowing into the sea off Hawaii that were unusable because of noise, but OpticsPro 11 Prime worked wonders.

Ron Leach  |  May 24, 2017  |  0 comments

Have you ever wondered what gear and techniques fashion photographers use to capture their compelling images? Well read on, because in the video below top pro Clinton Lubbe covers all the basics to get you started shooting fashion yourself.

Barry Tanenbaum  |  May 24, 2017  |  0 comments

There was something about the lights, the wet streets, and the look of the café that Bill Durrence and his wife, Barbara, passed on their way back to the hotel that rainy night in Paris last September. He took this picture to capture the feeling of that moment, but the scene’s mixed lighting and his camera’s white balance weren’t in sync with his intent.

Ron Leach  |  May 23, 2017  |  0 comments

Ask 100 portrait photographers to name the most important facial feature of their subjects, and 95 will likely say the eyes. But according to New York portrait pro Peter Hurley, if you want to make your subjects look their best, “It’s all about the jaw.”

Ron Leach  |  May 23, 2017  |  0 comments

One of the benefits of today’s advanced digital cameras is that they offer extremely high ISO settings that deliver remarkable results under low-light conditions. When shooting with good light, however, most photographers simply set their camera to its base sensitivity of ISO 100 or 200.

Ron Leach  |  May 23, 2017  |  0 comments

Despite the rapid advancements in digital imaging technology there’s been a growing resurgence in the use of 35mm cameras for shooting everything from portraits and street scenes to landscape photography. To address this renewed interest in film, Ilford Photo has created an “Introduction to Film Photography” video series designed to get budding film users up to speed.

Ron Leach  |  May 22, 2017  |  0 comments

Most great photographers are also accomplished visual storytellers who understand how to draw viewers into their scene and direct their eyes to the key element in the image. In the video below you’ll learn 10 quick tips for doing exactly that, while making your photographs more impactful.

Ron Leach  |  May 22, 2017  |  0 comments

Greg Benz is an accomplished landscape photographer with some serious post-processing skills, and in this Photoshop tutorial he reveals how to create epic seascape images by blending a series of photos into one killer shot.

Ron Leach  |  May 22, 2017  |  0 comments

Serge Ramelli is a French landscape photographer who occasionally experiments with portrait composites. In the Photoshop tutorial below he shows you how to shoot and combine two shots to make one epic “Landscape portrait.”

Ron Leach  |  May 19, 2017  |  1 comments

Food always looks great in TV and magazine ads, right? That’s usually the case whether we’re talking about a cheap burger at a fast food joint or an expensive steak at a nice restaurant. Well, we hate to break it to you but some of that appetizing food you drool over in ads isn’t really edible at all.

Ron Leach  |  May 19, 2017  |  0 comments

It’s sort of obvious that without light there isn’t a whole lot we can do with our cameras. But the fascinating two-minute video below provides an awe-inspiring demonstration of how light, in its various forms, dramatically changes the look of a simple portrait.

Ron Leach  |  May 19, 2017  |  0 comments

No one will ever forget the immortal words of Neil Armstrong who, with a half billion people watching on TV, set foot on the lunar surface at 11:56pm on July 20, 1969: “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”

Dan Havlik  |  May 18, 2017  |  0 comments

Nathaniel Dodson of Tutvid is back with another great Lightroom tutorial. This time he’s offering three great ways to create black-and-white photos in Lightroom in the below video.

David Shaw  |  May 18, 2017  |  0 comments

From my perch on a rock outcrop above the Arctic River, I could make out every detail of the valley. The autumn tundra was a mosaic of red, orange, and yellow. The river flowed pale blue below the gray of storm clouds that were, in turn, lit with just a hint of sunset light. 

Dan Havlik  |  May 18, 2017  |  0 comments

Videos about photo tricks and photo hacks are some of our most popular posts so here’s another good one from the folks at COOPH. In the below video, titled “10 Photography Tricks to Do at Home,” COOPH’s photographers are once again showing you cheap, fun, and easy photo ideas to give you images extra oomph without having to spend a lot of money (or time.)

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