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Ron Leach Posted: Feb 23, 2017 0 comments

If you’ve ever wondered why a group of tigers is called an “ambush,” the video below pretty much explains the nomenclature. The clip was captured by China Central Television (CCTV) while shooting aerial footage of captive Siberian tigers in the snow, when all of a sudden one of the massive beasts leapt up and yanked their drone out of the sky.

Ron Leach Posted: Feb 23, 2017 0 comments

Given a choice between a fast 85mm f/1.4 prime lens and a fast-and-versatile 70-200mm f/2.8 zoom, which lens would you choose to shoot outdoor portraits? While the answer may seem obvious, experienced portrait photographer Manny Ortiz decided to find out by taking both lenses along to shoot his pretty wife Diana against a backdrop of the Chicago skyline.

Ron Leach Posted: Feb 22, 2017 0 comments

Have you ever tried to bump up the saturation in a drab image, only to have a subject’s skin tones go out of wack? As you’ll learn in the Photoshop tutorial below, the solution is to properly adjust your image using both saturation and vibrance controls.

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Ron Leach Posted: Feb 22, 2017 0 comments

Every photographer would like to receive recognition for the skill and hard work that goes into making great images, and one way to get some kudos is by entering and winning photo contests. In the video below, professional shooter Lorenz Holder shares his secrets for doing just that.

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Ron Leach Posted: Feb 21, 2017 0 comments

In 1960 Kennedy was elected President, a gallon of gas cost a quarter, Alfred Hitchcock’s film “Psycho” was released, and photography was a whole lot different than it is today. To see just how different, watch the nostalgic short film below.

Posted: Feb 20, 2017 0 comments

We’ve said it before we’ll say it again: bad weather outside should not stop you from taking great photos. In fact, sometimes stormy weather can be good for your 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

Here’s another great tutorial from image-editing expert Jimmy McIntyre. In the video below you'll learn how to really make your landscape images come to life by blending together three images in Photoshop.

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

Adobe Lightroom is a powerful tool, and for those of you new to the software here’s a tutorial illustrating how to use the adjustment brush to accomplish some basic but important editing tasks like selectively toning up or toning down parts of an image. 

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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.

Ron Leach Posted: Feb 14, 2017 0 comments

Sara Lee is an underwater photographer who became enchanted with the sea while growing up in Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. She captured the dramatic images you see here of adventurer and freediver Alison Teal swimming with giant manta rays at night.

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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.

Ron Leach Posted: Feb 13, 2017 0 comments

Artem Pryadko is a Belarusian photographer who has combined two popular forms of image capture into a unique specialty: He is using drones to make stunning time-lapse videos in the skies above his hometown of Minsk, Belarus.

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