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Ron Leach  |  Jul 27, 2016  |  1 comments

This morning Microsoft introduced Pix, a free iPhone app designed to automatically enhance your images and improve upon Apple’s built-in camera app through the use of artificial intelligence, facial recognition, and other advanced technologies. The idea is that Pix is so sophisticated that it takes the guesswork out of smartphone photography.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 27, 2016  |  0 comments

Shiny skin can ruin an otherwise nice portrait, particularly when shooting outdoors on a hot summer day or indoors when you’re using warm lights. Thanks to this video tutorial, however, you can repair those shiny photos with some simple editing techniques using Photoshop or Lightroom.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 25, 2016  |  0 comments

If you’re new to Lightroom, or just need some help streamlining your workflow, fear not: After watching this six-minute video tutorial you’ll feel much more confidant when editing your images.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 25, 2016  |  0 comments

We occasionally turn to “The Slow Mo Guys” when we need a good laugh, and the video below sure did the trick. Gavin uses a $150,000 Phantom Flex digital camera at 1000 frames per second to capture Dan eating a cob of corn that’s slathered with ketchup and mounted on an electric drill. Sound stupid? It is.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 21, 2016  |  0 comments

If you’ve ever attempted to align two or more images in Photoshop, you know it’s not as simple as it looks; and the results are often disappointing. Well, with this pixel-perfect trick from Shutterbug’s “Ask a Pro” columnist Scott Kelby, aligning images IS as easy as it looks—and the results are precise.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 20, 2016  |  0 comments

Despite the nearly universal acceptance of Photoshop as the editing program of choice for serious photographers, we’ve been keeping our eye on Affinity Photo—an award winning, $49 software alternative that Apple named the Best Mac App of 2015. Parent company Serif Labs has just upped the ante with version 1.5 that includes an array of new feature for both Mac and Windows users.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 20, 2016  |  0 comments

This amazing aerial footage shows a lone seal swimming through a huge school of fish off Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia—a popular spot for surfers. The fish create some mesmerizing shapes as the seal passes through their midst, while the surfers observe the action.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 20, 2016  |  0 comments

Last month we wrote about a patent filed by Canon for a “smaller and lighter” 1000mm f/5.6 DO super telephoto lens. Well, now they’re at it again—this time with a crazy EF 40-800mm f/4.5-5.6 wide-range zoom for full-frame cameras. 

Ron Leach  |  Jul 18, 2016  |  0 comments

Photographers tend to be a resourceful, gadget-loving lot, and this do-it-yourself video is one of the more interesting we’ve seen lately. The folks at ProductTank, a showcase for DIY product design, provide this easy-to-follow video tutorial showing you how to make an inexpensive, functioning camera stabilizer using Legos.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 18, 2016  |  0 comments

Last week’s video tour inside Ansel Adams’ studio proved so popular that we decided to give you another treat: The inside scoop on how the master made “Moon and Half Dome”—one of his most iconic images. In this video you’ll take a drive with Ansel on his way make the photo and hear his son Michael describe the details and the darkroom magic used to create the final result.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 14, 2016  |  0 comments

Here’s something different from Weird Lens Guru Mattieu Stern, who we usually turn to for insights on inexpensive, oddball lenses. In this video, however, Stern reveals a weird $1 solution for making dramatic long exposures. No ND filters, holders or other expensive gear—just a $1 welder’s glass and a couple rubber bands!

Ron Leach  |  Jul 13, 2016  |  0 comments

We’ve shared some pretty incredible time-lapse videos, but this one shot by Joe Capra of Scientifantastic may just be the most detailed yet. In some circles Capra is know as a “time-lapse genius,” and this five-minute video gives you an idea why.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 11, 2016  |  0 comments

Have you ever wondered how legends like Ansel Adam’s did their thing, back in the days before Photoshop and all our modern, technological wizardry? In the video below, Ansel’s son Michael takes us on a guided tour inside the master’s darkroom.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 07, 2016  |  1 comments

Scotland’s Loch Goil is a beautiful place, and perhaps even more so when viewed from above in this video of Tilly the Golden Eagle soaring over a small sea loch near the village of Lochgoilhead. Tilly captured the spectacular footage with the help of bird specialist Lloyd Buck who strapped a $499 Giroptic 360cam to her back.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 06, 2016  |  0 comments

We’re not really sure if this is funny, sad, sacrilegious or just plain dumb. But if you’ve had a frustrating day, this crazy video of a hydraulic press crushing some nice photo gear may just be what you need. Or not.

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