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Ron Leach  |  Sep 25, 2017  |  0 comments

In case you haven’t noticed, there’s been a big resurgence in film photography lately among both students and more experienced shooters. Manufacturers are getting in on the action too, with a growing number of discontinued films being reintroduced, as well as new emulsions appearing on the market.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 25, 2017  |  0 comments

Let’s face it: Unless you’re a pro on assignment with the time and resources to scout out great locations, it's often necessary to shoot under less-than-ideal conditions. But in this four-minute video from photographer Manny Ortiz, you’ll learn how to make the best of a bad situation.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 25, 2017  |  0 comments

Today’s computer-designed lenses are a joy to use and typically deliver high resolution and great sharpness, contrast, and color rendition. But modern premium glass isn’t always needed to make beautiful images, as you can see in the quick video below.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 22, 2017  |  1 comments

We’re really not trying to be mean here, but seriously folks, if you’re still making the five beginner mistakes in the video below it’s time to clean up your act. Fortunately, travel photographer Joe Allam not only illustrates the photo errors that bug him most, but he demonstrates how to do things right.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 22, 2017  |  0 comments

Unmesh Dinda is one of our most popular Photoshop instructors, and in this basic tutorial he demonstrates how add creative effects to a photograph with a simple Photoshop Layer Mask trick.  

Ron Leach  |  Sep 22, 2017  |  0 comments

The photo reflector is an affordable, easy-to-use device that can make a big difference in your images by diffusing harsh light and filling in shadows. In the video below, photographer Aaron Nace demonstrates why he says “every photographer should have at least one reflector in his arsenal.”

Ron Leach  |  Sep 21, 2017  |  0 comments

Most experienced nature photographers will tell you that great light is the key to spectacular landscape photographs. But when Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate, it’s time to turn to compositional devices like the powerful “S Curve” if you don’t want to come home empty-handed.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 21, 2017  |  0 comments

The urban landscape is a great place to capture dramatic images, and just about everyone lives near a city or town where there are interesting buildings to shoot. In the quick video below you’ll learn a few tips and tricks to use the next time you hit the streets.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 21, 2017  |  1 comments

Micro Four Thirds (MFT) cameras have a devoted following because of their compact size, a wide variety of available system accessories, and the versatility they offer by letting you use older manual focus lenses with an adapter. That said, these interchangeable lens cameras are often criticized because their sensors are so much smaller than those in full-frame and APS-C cameras.

Deborah Sandidge  |  Sep 21, 2017  |  0 comments

I ended the March 2017 column on my must-have lenses for travel photography and the tripods that support them with a promise that there’d be a part two on the gear that goes beyond cameras and lenses to enable me to get the pictures I envision.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 20, 2017  |  0 comments

Photoshop is such a comprehensive tool that there is always something new to learn. The tutorial below reveals five hidden tips and tricks that will speed up your workflow while delivering great results.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 20, 2017  |  0 comments

Earlier today we posted a story in which one pro photographer suggested you forget about camera settings when viewing the work of others, and instead concentrate on the planning and artistry that went into capturing the image. The video below takes a contrarian view, in an attempt to help you take better landscape photos by revealing camera settings that work best.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 20, 2017  |  0 comments

Photo enthusiasts tend to have a love-hate relationship with camera settings when viewing an epic photo. Some are more concerned with the backstory and artistic details of a shot, while others seem obsessed with the arcane minutiae of every camera setting used to make the image.

Edited by George Schaub  |  Sep 20, 2017  |  0 comments
The new Pentax KP is a compact and rugged DSLR system packed with a lot of advanced features. It’s fitted with a 24MP APS-C-sized sensor without a low-pass filter.
Ron Leach  |  Sep 19, 2017  |  0 comments

There are a variety of methods for converting color images to black and white, but the video below demonstrates a unique approach that not only creates a dramatic conversion, but changes the focus of an image. 

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