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Ron Leach Posted: Feb 21, 2017 0 comments

Japanese Instagram photographer hot.kenobi has earned almost 47,000 followers who take pleasure and a bit of escapism in the humorous, surreal images he creates from action figures. His alternate universe conveys an explosive sense of movement, with a healthy dose of humor thrown in for good measure.

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Seth Shostak Posted: Feb 21, 2017 0 comments

Shooting color used to be simple: you just dialed in your white balance and fired away. Excepting the rare cases where the colors had to be spot on (such as in fashion photography), this straightforward approach was close enough for most types of photography.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Feb 20, 2017 0 comments

Do you ever wonder how to take your photography to the next level? The helpful folks at Mango Street Labs are back with another great video that will help you improve your amateur-looking images so they look as good as those from professional photographers.

Ron Leach Posted: Feb 17, 2017 0 comments

New York is a spectacular city from just about any angle. But these dizzying images looking down on the city’s skyline from atop tall skyscrapers are absolutely breathtaking.

Ron Leach Posted: Feb 16, 2017 0 comments

Photographers went to great depths to capture awe-inspiring images for the 2017 Underwater Photographer of the Year (UPY) Contest, and French shooter Gabriel Barathieu came out on top for the above image of what one judge called a “balletic and malevolent” dancing octopus. Barathieu made the image in shallow water under available light off the Island of Mayotte in South East Africa.

Ron Leach Posted: Feb 16, 2017 0 comments

Russian model Viki Odintcova has created quite a firestorm for a recent Dubai photo shoot in which she is seen hanging off the roof of the 73-story Cayan Tower skyscraper with no means of protection.

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Ron Leach Posted: Feb 16, 2017 0 comments

We frequently post great time-lapse videos, and readers often ask about the best way to embark on one of these projects themselves. In the helpful video tutorial below, award-winning photographer/videographer Peter McKinnon reveals everything you need to know to make a great time-lapse.

Ron Leach Posted: Feb 15, 2017 0 comments

Everyone loves B&W photography and most shooters appreciate great sports and architectural imagery too. But how often have you seen images like these that combine the best of all three genres?

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Ron Leach Posted: Feb 15, 2017 0 comments

Here’s something a bit different from Photoshop/Lightroom wizard Jimmy McIntyre whose tutorials typically involve software tips and tricks for enhancing your images. In the video below, McIntyre refutes the myth that you should never shoot directly into the sun, and shows you how to get dramatic images doing just that.

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Ron Leach Posted: Feb 14, 2017 0 comments

Mathieu Stern is a weird-lens fanatic whose videos usually involve bargain vintage optics that can be modified for use with modern digital cameras. Occasionally, though, he offers something a bit different, like the video below illustrating how a UV-modified DSLR can reveal some surprising “invisible” secrets hidden beneath your skin.

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Ron Leach Posted: Feb 09, 2017 0 comments

As anyone who has attended college knows, all professors are not created equal. Lucky photography students at the University of Central Oklahoma really hit the jackpot with Mark Zimmerman who turned his classroom into a giant camera obscura.

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Ron Leach Posted: Feb 08, 2017 0 comments

We recently showed you how to build a DIY tabletop “photo studio” on the cheap for photographing small objects. And now, in the video below, you’ll learn how to temporarily convert part of your home into a space for shooting subjects of all sizes..

Ron Leach Posted: Feb 07, 2017 0 comments

The late Bruce Mozert was an American photographer who gained acclaim in the late 1930s for photographing pretty pin-ups posing underwater. As you can see, what made his portraits particularly unusual (apart from the fact they were shot underwater) was that his models were often posed as though they were going about their daily lives on land.

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Ron Leach Posted: Feb 03, 2017 0 comments

CNN Style is a monthly, 30-minute show devoted to inspirational coverage of art, design, architecture and fashion. In episode ten, host Derek Blasberg takes an in-depth look at the power of photography, and you can watch the 24-minute clip below (with no commercials).

Ron Leach Posted: Feb 03, 2017 0 comments

DIY projects are a fun way to make your own gear and save major bucks in the process, and the video below shows you how to construct a sturdy light stand for less than $5 worth of PVC pipe. If you really want to go “pro,” you can drop another $2 on a cheap PVC cutter.

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