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Ron Leach  |  Oct 12, 2017  |  0 comments

This morning we posted a story suggesting that high-quality vintage lenses often outperform modern mid-level or kit lenses when used with adapters on the latest DSLRs. The video below illustrates a possible exception to the rule, in the form of Canon’s inexpensive and versatile EF 50mm f/1.8 STM.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 12, 2017  |  0 comments

You’d be hard-pressed to come up with three digital cameras more different from one another than the Canon EOS M5, the Fujifilm GFX 50S, and the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. The first is an affordable, compact mirrorless camera, the second is a 50MP medium format mirrorless model, and the third is a big and powerful pro DSLR.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 12, 2017  |  0 comments

Serious photography can be seriously expensive, especially for those who update their cameras often and insist on carrying a bag loaded with premium glass. But here’s a secret for photographers on a budget: For the same money (or less), you can often achieve far better results with a high-quality vintage lens, than by “saving money” on a modern mid-level or kit lens.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 11, 2017  |  0 comments

Most of us occasionally shoot portraits at home, and in the absence of a real studio rely upon a white wall as the backdrop for our shots. For those on a budget, wouldn’t it be nice to do something more dramatic without spending money on a custom backdrop or fiddling around with Photoshop?

Ron Leach  |  Oct 11, 2017  |  0 comments

One of the more interesting developments for photographers over the past few years is the increasing availability of excellent manual focus lenses from independent optics manufacturers that are designed for use with modern digital cameras.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 11, 2017  |  0 comments

Film photographers from yesteryear, as well as today’s 35mm hipsters, have eagerly awaited Yashica’s triumphant return to the digital era with a widely teased camera promising “a journey to the truth.” But now that the camera is here, it’s a major letdown—at least for me..

Ron Leach  |  Oct 10, 2017  |  0 comments

Sooner or later every avid street photographer makes a simple but important realization: If you always point your lens straight ahead, you’re missing out on a whole realm of dramatic angles and interesting compositional opportunities.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 10, 2017  |  0 comments

Romanian nature photographer Toma Bonciu (AKA “Photo Tom”) is one of our favorite sources of quick and helpful videos for outdoor shooters. This episode is what you might call a “learning how to see” tutorial, that will also unburden you of carrying extra gear.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 10, 2017  |  0 comments

Photoshop instructor Unmesh Dinda isn’t given to hyperbole. So when he says, “This flabbergasting Photoshop trick will blow your mind and change the way you edit,” you know it must be good.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 09, 2017  |  0 comments

How often have you photographed a great-looking scene, only to find an ugly color cast in all or part of the image? These unwanted and annoying tints may occur with both digital and film cameras depending on the lighting conditions during a shoot.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 09, 2017  |  1 comments

Iconic street photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson coined the termThe Decisive Moment as the title for his book published in 1952. Ever since, this famous expression has been used by photographers to describe elusive, fleeting photo opportunities that must be anticipated and captured instantly before they vanish forever.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 09, 2017  |  0 comments

American artist William Wegman has been enchanting us with whimsical photographs of his pet Weirmaraners for more than four decades. And as you’ll see in the charming video below, Wegman’s work represents far more than your typical “pet portraits.”

Ron Leach  |  Oct 06, 2017  |  0 comments

Autumn is upon us and winter isn’t far behind. In the tutorial below you’ll learn one pro’s secrets for capturing spectacular landscape photos during the months ahead.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 06, 2017  |  0 comments

Image sharpness is a critical concern for most photographers, whether they’re shopping for a new lens or shooting photos in the field. In the revealing video below, Leica photographer Thorsten Overgaard answers the question “What is sharpness in photography,” and explains techniques for achieving optimal results.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 05, 2017  |  0 comments

Many photographers are more than willing to pay a significant premium for the latest full-frame cameras, but does the difference in image quality as compared to crop-sensor cameras justify the extra cost? We don’t expect to answer this question here, but the six-minute video below provides an interesting take on the ongoing sensor size debate.

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