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Ron Leach  |  Apr 04, 2018  |  0 comments

Many of you are familiar with the Eve Arnold quote, “It is the photographer, not the camera, that is the instrument.” But let’s face it: If you haven’t set up your camera correctly, it’s pretty difficult to capture great photographs. 

Ron Leach  |  Apr 03, 2018  |  0 comments

The first thing most photographers learn is that a camera’s light meter is calibrated to deliver correct exposures of “average” subjects with a tone of middle gray. But what about bright scenes like a snowfield, or close-ups of dark subjects like a black cat? That’s where exposure (EV) compensation comes into play.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 02, 2018  |  0 comments

Tim Boyer is a highly acclaimed bird photographer, workshop instructor, and author of the popular field guide Learn the Art of Bird Photography. In this tutorial he explains what he says are the five best tips for photographing birds with Canon DSLR cameras.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 30, 2018  |  0 comments

There’s an old saying that you’re not a “real photographer” until you switch the camera’s mode dial from Auto to Manual. While we think that notion is somewhat overblown, there are definitely advantages to manual photography.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 29, 2018  |  0 comments

This thought-provoking video begins with photographer Tony Northrup reading a message from someone dissing another pro’s choice of gear: “Someone should tell Peter McKinnon that the Canon 1D X Mark II does crappy 4K, and only the Nikon D850 is good.”

Ron Leach  |  Mar 28, 2018  |  0 comments

Benjamin Jaworskyj is a German landscape photographer whose tutorials typically involve shooting techniques for making better outdoor photos. But for this video, he takes a look inside the camera to explain how different light metering modes work.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 23, 2018  |  0 comments

Just because you have a camera with a fast and accurate autofocus system, and a bag of lenses to match, that doesn’t mean you should simply depress the shutter button half-way and wait for the green LED to light up. As you’ll see in this tutorial, there’s a lot more to sharp photos than that.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 20, 2018  |  0 comments

The histogram is a powerful, yet frequently overlooked, tool that can make a big difference in your photographs. This simple tutorial will help you understand how a histogram works so you can use it to get perfect exposures every time.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 20, 2018  |  2 comments

The Nikon D850 full-frame DSLR is a powerful tool for videographers, and this morning Nikon introduced a custom bundle designed to help users take advantage of the camera’s extensive video capabilities. This new Nikon D850 Filmmaker’s Kit includes the camera, some great Nikkor glass, and other essentials for video creation.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 19, 2018  |  0 comments

If you photograph wildlife with a Nikon DSLR, the tutorial below is really a must-see. In just three minutes, Danish pro Morten Hilmer reveals what he says are “the three best custom settings” for capturing stunning images of animals in the field.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 09, 2018  |  0 comments

Focusing speed and precision are key considerations when buying a new camera. Some models use a phase-detection autofocus (AF) system, while others use contrast-detection AF, and some offer the advantages of both.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 08, 2018  |  0 comments

Many of the tutorials we share are intended to encourage photographers to move their camera’s mode dial off the Auto setting, and try more advanced techniques. But sometimes a basic mode like Auto ISO can be the right setting to use, and the video below explains why.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 02, 2018  |  0 comments

Anyone can go out and buy a sophisticated DSLR, as long as they have the cash. But knowing how to take advantage of the capabilities a camera provides is a whole other matter. In the video below, nature photographer Steve Perry reveals seven tips and tricks for making the most of a new Nikon DSLR, or the one you already own.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 01, 2018  |  0 comments

Most photographers have experienced the trauma of being on a daylong shoot, draining the camera's battery, and discovering that their spare is sitting on a charger at home. There’s not much you can do about that, unless you check out the video below.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 01, 2018  |  0 comments

Digital camera technology is evolving at a frenetic pace, and just when you think you’ve seen everything, a new model is introduced with greater resolution, faster focusing, and a host of innovative features you never thought possible. So what’s could be in store for the future? Watch this video and take a look.

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