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Ron Leach  |  Jan 14, 2022  |  1 comments

If you’ve never bothered to change the default settings on your camera, it’s time to pay attention and make a few modifications so your it performs best for you. As you’ll see in the quick explainer below, there are several key camera settings you should seriously consider changing, whether or not your camera is brand new.

Henry Anderson  |  Jan 13, 2022  |  0 comments

Since you're a photographer, we're sure you've always wondered how to use various household items as a camera lens. For instance, instead of your fancy zoom, maybe a potato could be a camera lens? Or how about putting a toilet paper roll on front of your $5000 camera and using that as a lens?

Ron Leach  |  Jan 13, 2022  |  0 comments

Some photographers are surprised to learn that all memory cards and card readers are not created equal. Not only do they come in different formats, but some are faster than others, and card capacity tends to vary with price.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 13, 2022  |  0 comments

Have you ever marveled at spectacular images of the nighttime sky, but thought, “There’s no way I can do that”? If so, you’ll want to pay close attention to this tutorial, because with the proper approach astrophotography is not as difficult as it seems.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 12, 2022  |  0 comments

Should you emphasize the foreground in landscape photos, strive to balance nearby objects with those in the distance, or eliminate the foreground altogether? That obviously depends upon the scene. The tutorial below explains how to make this important decision for the best possible results.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 11, 2022  |  0 comments

One sure way to capture impressive landscape images is to mount your camera on a tripod and experiment with long exposures. This enables you to convey a sense of movement, with cotton-like clouds and soft, flowing water.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 11, 2022  |  0 comments

So you come across a beautiful scene, use the camera’s histogram to nail exposure, and find a great composition. Well, you just made a great shot—unless you pull it up on the computer and discover that the image is soft.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 10, 2022  |  0 comments

Monochrome imagery is gaining in popularity with the resurgence of interest in 35mm photography, and even digital photographers can get in on the action. The quick video below demonstrates how to shoot compelling b&w photos with a digital camera, while becoming a better photographer overall. 

Ron Leach  |  Jan 10, 2022  |  0 comments

Unless you have unlimited funds and room for a closet full of gear, choosing a new camera is a really important decision that requires very careful research. As you’ll see in the video below, a bit of help from an experienced pro can greatly facilitate the process and help you make an informed choice.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jan 07, 2022  |  0 comments

Want to kick the New Year off right? Do the five things on this list and vanquish some nasty surprises that may be lurking in the calendar ahead.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 07, 2022  |  0 comments

This time of year the beautiful winter wonderland provides great opportunities for enchanting nature photos. And even if you don’t live where snow blankets the ground, the barren landscape, devoid of spring, summer and fall foliage, is the perfect time for capturing stark, minimalist images.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 07, 2022  |  0 comments

When it comes to improving one’s photographic skills, some of the best advice is both simple and straightforward. That’s exactly what you’ll find in the quick tutorial below, as a successful landscape photographer provides his five best tips for capturing sunrise photos with maximum impact.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 06, 2022  |  0 comments

Have you ever photographed a scene with vibrant natural-looking colors, only to discover that your image doesn’t look nearly as good on the computer as it did through the viewfinder? Well, join the club.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 05, 2022  |  0 comments

Have you ever wondered about the difference between compressed and uncompressed Raw files, or asked yourself if there’s really a difference at all? If the answer is “Yes,” the video below is for you.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 05, 2022  |  0 comments

A lot goes into making successful landscape photos, and we regularly share tutorials on everything from composition and exposure techniques to choosing the proper gear. Today’s episode is simple and specific—identifying what one pro says are three essential element of every great shot.

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