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Ron Leach  |  Mar 23, 2018  |  0 comments

Today is National Puppy Day; an annual celebration founded in 2006 by Colleen Paige, who says, “Puppies are the most trusting and joyous creatures on the planet.” To help celebrate the occasion, we thought we’d bring you the following short film, with a day in the life of pet photographer extraordinaire Elias Weiss Freidman.

 

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Mar 22, 2018  |  0 comments

In an age when fast food coffee cups are marked “Caution: Hot” it’s unfortunate that some of the hidden hazards photographers encounter don’t have warning signs. Forewarned is forearmed, as wise men say. Or as I like to say, sometimes the difference between a disaster and a minor annoyance is knowledge, experience and preparation—or accidentally stumbling upon some obscure piece of advice on the internet.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 21, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s a fun tutorial that’s guaranteed to give you a creativity boost in under four minutes, with four DIY macro photography tips on shooting eye-popping images of water. Austrian pro Leo Rosas teamed up with our friends at the Cooperative of Photography (COOPH) to come up with these cool ideas.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 20, 2018  |  0 comments

We’ve all heard disaster stories about photographers who lost all of their images due to a computer or hard drive failure. So do yourself a BIG favor and watch the video below, explaining a safe method for backing up all your precious files.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 15, 2018  |  0 comments

One reason some street photographers shy away from shooting at night is that they dislike lugging around a heavy tripod to steady their camera when using long exposures under low light. But in the eye-opening tutorial below, you’ll see how a British pro makes compelling handheld photos at night.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 12, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’re relatively new to shooting with a “real” camera, or you just need a refresher on how aperture, shutter speed, and ISO interact to create a perfect exposure, the camera primer below is for you. In just seven minutes, this tutorial is guaranteed to make you a better and more intuitive photographer.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 09, 2018  |  0 comments

It’s easy to become intimidated by the myriad of lighting methods available, especially if you’re a photographer who likes to shoot with natural light. And if there’s only one lighting technique you need to understand, you’ll find it in the five-minute video below.

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.

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Mar 09, 2018  |  0 comments

I was pretty sure I wanted to talk with Eric Ward when I saw his iPhone pictures at various sites around the Web. I was absolutely sure when I read, at one of those sites, his best photography secret: “Perspective. I’m 6’4” and I see the world differently than my 3 year-old. Change your perspective while shooting a scene and you’ll find a whole new scene to shoot.”

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 08, 2018  |  0 comments

While many photographers think nothing about spending big bucks on high-end cameras and premium glass, these same shooters often ignore inexpensive accessories that can have a huge impact on their results. One of the most affordable and useful such tools, is the simple lens filter.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 06, 2018  |  0 comments

Low-light photography is all about compromises, especially when shooting with natural light. You can use high ISO settings to arrive at a proper exposure, but image quality tends to suffer and noise rears its ugly head. The other option is to select slow shutter speeds, but that approach has pitfalls of its own.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 05, 2018  |  0 comments

It’s been awhile since we’ve brought you any photo hacks, but the 10 tricks in this video are really good. And like others we’ve posted in the past, those you see here will enable you create some really cool effects using stuff you have at home.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 02, 2018  |  0 comments

How about this for a fun weekend photo assignment: Get up early, grab your gear, and head into town for a bit of black-and-white street photography. The quick video below provides five helpful tips, and all the inspiration you need, to give this a go.

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.

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