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Ron Leach  |  Oct 04, 2022  |  0 comments

Editor’s Note: The imaging world has lost a spark of brilliance with the passing of legendary photographer and beloved friend Douglas Kirkland at the young age of 88. In his memory we’re re-posting our 2017 article with a selection of Douglas’ iconic images and a video revealing the secrets behind his photos of the rich and famous.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 04, 2022  |  0 comments

Photography is all about light, and the challenge doesn’t end with achieving a correct exposure in the camera. This is particularly true when shooting outdoors under less-than-ideal lighting conditions.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 03, 2022  |  0 comments

When configuring a camera, some photographers either ignore the Color Space menu or consider the options a “set-it-and-forget-it” choice. And that’s a big mistake, because this simple setting has a big impact on how images appear on a computer monitor and when used for various purposes.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 03, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’re like most outdoor photographers you’ve been awaiting the arrival of autumn for weeks. And now that this spectacular season is finally here, you shouldn’t require much inspiration to grab your gear and get out in the field.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 30, 2022  |  0 comments

There’s a bunch of photographers out there who’d like to shoot macro images once in a while, but not often enough to justify purchasing an expensive, dedicated lens. Today we’re going to show you how to get started shooting close-ups on the cheap.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 29, 2022  |  0 comments

Autumn is a favorite season for many outdoor photographers because of the stunning warm colors that paint the landscape from coast to coast. Yet even when confronted with a beautiful scene, it’s sometimes difficult to capture the vibrance of what you see through the viewfinder.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 29, 2022  |  0 comments

Many photographers shy away from portraiture because of the misconception that a studio, expensive lights, and special skills are required to make images that impress. The quick tutorial below, from Adorama TV, dispels that myth and demonstrates how to make beautiful images outdoors with available light (and a few pro tips).

Henry Anderson  |  Sep 29, 2022  |  0 comments

If you want to give your boudoir photos some excitement, just remember the three S’s. What are the three S’s, aka the SSS technique? They stand for Shadows, Shapes and Space.

Henry Anderson  |  Sep 28, 2022  |  0 comments

Let’s face it: your camera has a lot of settings, probably more than you will ever need. And while many of those settings can be helpful, some are unnecessary, and others might actually be counterproductive.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 28, 2022  |  0 comments

Have you ever wondered how photographers capture soft cotton-like clouds or silky flowing water on the beach or astride a stream? It’s a common technique known as “shutter drag” that’s very easy to accomplish.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 28, 2022  |  0 comments

Photography is no different than other creative pursuits, in that mistakes happen regardless of one’s skills. That’s often true with exposure, particularly under difficult lighting conditions. 

Henry Anderson  |  Sep 27, 2022  |  0 comments

Should you shoot Raw images or JPEGs with your camera? This is an incredibly common question from new photographers, and you’re bound to get different answers depending on who you speak with.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 27, 2022  |  0 comments

Most landscape photographers carry a polarizing filter in their bag for darkening pale skies, making colors more vibrant, and eliminating distracting reflections from water. But what if you’re out in the field and your polarizer is at home?

Ron Leach  |  Sep 27, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’ve never tried your hand at wildlife photography, we hope to change that today, with the simple primer below that covers all the basics. You’ll pick up a variety of technical tips, shooting advice, and suggestions for finding appropriate subjects wherever you happen to be.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 26, 2022  |  0 comments

Outdoor photography can be challenging for the best of us, with ever changing light, broad dynamic range, and a variety interesting objects at different portions of the scene. In the tutorial below one of our favorite travel and nature photographers discusses common shooting errors and explains how to avoid them.

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