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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. 

Ron Leach  |  Sep 19, 2017  |  0 comments

Serge Ramelli is a highly acclaimed French landscape photographer, so when he says the Lightroom secrets in this tutorial literally changed his life, you know they have to be good. We can’t promise your life will be forever different after watching the video below, but it’s a sure bet your nature photos will never be the same.

George Schaub  |  Sep 19, 2017  |  0 comments

While some mirrorless cameras might be mistaken for a small APS-C DSLR, albeit minus the pentaprism bulge, Canon’s EOS M6 is more akin to a compact camera that can take interchangeable lenses, either the growing list of dedicated EF-M lenses, or EF and EF-S lenses with an optional adapter. (My tests were with the EF-M 18-55mm IS STM lens, f/3.5-22 at wide and f/5.6-32 at tele, with an equivalent focal length of about 28-88mm.) 

Ron Leach  |  Sep 18, 2017  |  0 comments

There’s been growing anticipation of a new Nikon mirrorless camera, especially since the company’ Nikon 1 interchangeable lens mirrorless system with its tiny CX-format sensor hasn’t exactly taken the world by storm. And a recently published interview with Tetsuro Goto, Nikon’s Director of Laboratory R&D in Japan, makes it clear that “If Nikon will go mirrorless it must be full frame.”

Ron Leach  |  Sep 18, 2017  |  0 comments

There’s always something to learn about the art of landscape photography, and the quick tutorial below from pro photographer Ray Salisbury offers 10 great tips that will definitely help you up your game.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 18, 2017  |  0 comments

Many photographers love the look of outdoor portraits shot under natural light. But sometimes either the setting or ambient light levels don’t cooperate and off-camera flash delivers the best results.

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