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Ron Leach  |  Jul 29, 2021  |  0 comments

One reason mirrorless digital cameras are so popular is that with an appropriate adapter you can use just about all of the great vintage glass that’s lurking in the back of your photo cabinet. And, if like me, you own a Pentax DSLR, you can mount just about any lens Pentax ever made, with no adapter required.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 19, 2021  |  0 comments

One of the first choices you come across when setting up a new camera is the Color Space setting where you can select either sRGB or AdobeRGB, and both have their purposes. If you want to know what’s the best option for you, and when to change it, read on.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 01, 2021  |  0 comments

When contemplating the purchase of a new camera, lens, or important accessory, it’s really important to do your research—like reading the reviews we post here. It also helps to get the opinion of professional photographers, and hear what’s selling like hotcakes at retail.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 21, 2021  |  0 comments

You’ve no doubt heard us use the term “dynamic range” in camera reviews, image-editing tutorials, and discussions about the advantage of shooting Raw. But what does this term really mean, and how does it affect your photos?

Ron Leach  |  Jun 08, 2021  |  0 comments

Life would be so much easier if we had a single set of camera settings that worked for all types of nature photography. Unfortunately, that’s simply not possible because of ever-changing light, a wide variety of subject matter, and the need to compose various images differently.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 07, 2021  |  0 comments

Like many “serious” photographers, I’m unapologetic about owning quite a few cameras, including a DSLR, two mirrorless systems, and a vintage 35mm SLR. My arsenal also includes an array of nice glass to support the foregoing, and a few historically interesting (but not particularly useful) models.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 21, 2021  |  0 comments

We talk a lot about techniques for making sharp photographs because precise focus acquisition contributes greatly to the impact of an image. That means doing things right in the camera, as well as editing your work carefully.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 19, 2021  |  0 comments

This quick tutorial is all about idiot-proofing your camera by changing camera settings that can spoil your photos. The idea is to help you avoid mistakes, whether you just bought a new camera and you’re reviewing the defaults, or you have several cameras in your stable.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 13, 2021  |  0 comments

Capturing sharp photos is a key goal for all types of photography, but achieving precise focus is particularly challenging when shooting wildlife and other fast-moving subjects outdoors.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 06, 2021  |  0 comments

Yesterday we covered the important topic of ISO, and how to use this simple setting to give images the specific look you desire. Today we’ll explore exposure bracketing, another basic concept, and you’ll see how this easy-to-use tool will help you maximize detail in your photographs.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 05, 2021  |  0 comments

Most photographers are familiar with the Exposure Triangle that consists of Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO—the three camera settings that combine to arrive at a “correct exposure.” Of course what’s perceived as “correct” is in the eye of the beholder, as the exposure you use depends upon the mood you intend to convey.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 31, 2021  |  0 comments

We’ve all heard the banter: “If you’re serious about photography you need full frame.” Or how about “You’re not a proper landscape photographer if you don’t shoot full frame.” All this boils down to the notion that big is always best, all the while bad-mouthing APS-C and MFT cameras.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 29, 2021  |  0 comments

We all love new gear, and many photographers are constantly chasing the latest innovations in cameras, lenses, and accessories. But in many cases you can capture amazing images with the gear you already own, especially if you refine your skills with a few simple tricks.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 09, 2021  |  0 comments

ISO is a very important concept and makes up one side of the Exposure Triangle; the other two being aperture and shutter speed. These three variables interact to arrive at a correct exposure.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 25, 2021  |  0 comments

It may not seem like it, given the horrendous winter weather that swept across the country last week, but the onset of spring is barely a month away. And the new season brings with it a variety of interesting opportunities for macro and close-up photography.

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