Ron Leach

Ron Leach  |  Apr 18, 2016  |  0 comments

Street photographer Omar Z Robles has spent the past two years photographing ballet dancers among what he refers to as the urban landscapes of New York. Thanks to a grant from the Bessie Foundation, he recently traveled to Cuba—a country with a long tradition of dance—and the images he captured are amazing.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 14, 2016  |  0 comments

For many photographers the Zeiss moniker conjures visions of optical magic, and the new Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 super-wide for Sony E-Mount full-frame cameras promises not to disappoint. With its diagonal angular field of 99 degrees, this is currently the widest full-frame fixed focal length lens with autofocus capability.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 14, 2016  |  0 comments

According to NASA Astronaut Jeff Williams, one of his favorite activities aboard the International Space Station (ISS) is taking photographs of Planet Earth. In this fascinating video from NASA Space Station Live, Williams explains the equipment he uses—including a lens selection from wide–angle to an 800mm telephoto equipped with a 1.4 multiplier.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 13, 2016  |  0 comments

Brazilian photographer Marcos Alberti was inspired by an apocryphal quote that goes something like this: “The first glass of wine is all about the food, the second glass is about love, and the third glass is about mayhem.” Thus, Alberti’s Three Glasses of Wine project was born.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 13, 2016  |  0 comments

Researchers at the Columbia University Computer Vision Laboratory are pursuing a radically different approach to photography with the design of optics and sensors applied to a large, thin flexible sheet. Rather than the conventional approach of taking photographs from a single point in space, this camera would enable image capture from any surface—regardless of shape.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 13, 2016  |  0 comments

You know the old adage “The photographer with the best toys wins?” Well, Mexican shooter Felix Hernandez Rodriquez is doing just that by using tiny toys to create some very impactful and semi–realistic images.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 12, 2016  |  0 comments

Lensbaby, known for a variety of creative effects lenses, has dropped the curtain on the new Twist 60, a 60mm portrait lens with a fast f/2.5 maximum aperture, all-metal construction and some unique swirling bokeh effects. The lens harkens back to a design created by Joseph Petzval in 1840.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 11, 2016  |  0 comments

If you’ve even visited the Caribbean island of St. Barts, you know that the landing approach to Gustaff III Airport is a bit hairy: Pilots have to negotiate a steep drop after a hilltop, as well as photographers looking for a dramatic shot. 

Ron Leach  |  Apr 11, 2016  |  0 comments

The Rescued Film Project is an amazing online gallery of images that were captured on film between the 1930's and late 1990's. The fascinating and poignant video below chronicles the discovery and restoration of 31 rolls of undeveloped film shot by an American solidier during World War II. When you see the resulting photos, prepare to be stunned.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 07, 2016  |  0 comments

If you need a good laugh you owe it to yourself to check out this video: “The 5 Worst Types of Photographers.” It features real-life photographers Tony Northrup and his wife Chelsea in five short skits depicting couples out shooting, and they’re pretty hilarious. Hopefully you’re not reminded of anyone you know. 

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