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Ron Leach  |  May 23, 2016  |  0 comments

Documentaries about great photographers are rare but Don’t Blink—Robert Frank islated to open in select theaters on July 13, 2016 and you won’t want to miss it. Hollywood Reporter calls the film, “A provocative portrait of its equally provocative subject,” and says it, “vividly conveys his artistic spirit, defiant iconoclasm and lifelong aversion to compromise.”

Ron Leach  |  May 19, 2016  |  0 comments

The Google Cultural Institute has developed a super hi-res camera to help museums throughout the world digitize priceless artworks in greater detail than ever before. The custom built Google Art Camera is a robotic unit that captures hundreds of hi-res, close-up images of a painting, which are then stitched together using special software.

Ron Leach  |  May 19, 2016  |  0 comments

Anthropics Technology has unveiled LandscapePro, an easy-to-use, full-featured software package designed to take your photo retouching to the next level. Created specifically for enhancing scenic photography, LandscapePro is available in standalone and Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and Elements plug-in editions.

Ron Leach  |  May 19, 2016  |  1 comments

Yeah, we know: Selfie sticks don’t get a lot of love from serious photographers. But this fully automatic unit deserves a look, if only for a good laugh.

Ron Leach  |  May 18, 2016  |  0 comments

Here’s another video from our favorite weird lens guru Mathieu Stern who gives a preview of some cheap Jupiter Soviet lenses. Stern regularly discusses inexpensive, oddball glass that can be used on mirrorless cameras.

Ron Leach  |  May 18, 2016  |  0 comments

Shutterbug featured the unique work of expert light painter Jason Page back in 2014, and he has a fascinating new tutorial that will help you learn this popular technique. In this video, Page uses the Light Painting Brushes system to create some imaginative effects.

Ron Leach  |  May 18, 2016  |  2 comments

Last week we ran a story about a careless photographer who destroyed a national monument while light painting the site with burning steel wool. And now there’s this: A careless crew of Canadians have shared images and videos of themselves trammeling on natural wonders in Yellowstone National Park and Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats where their images show them waterskiing off the back of an RV.

Ron Leach  |  May 12, 2016  |  0 comments

Regardless of one’s political orientation, most of us would agree that the 2016 presidential campaign has been a bit bizarre. Satirical photographer Joel Strong really captured the peculiar nature of the race with this hilarious stop-motion video.

Ron Leach  |  May 11, 2016  |  1 comments

Here’s a cautionary tale for you: An 88-year-old historic monument in Florida’s Big Cypress National Preserve has been burned to the ground by a photographer light painting the scene with burning steel wool. The unidentified photographer had climbed to the roof of the wooden Monroe Station, lit some steel wool, and began shooting without realizing he had set the building ablaze.

Ron Leach  |  May 09, 2016  |  0 comments

Felix Hernandez (AKA Hernandez Dreamphotography) is a photographer who loves playing with toys. This fun video, posted by ISO 1200, illustrates his technique for creating this “Sandtroopers” image—part of the fantastical Troopers Series he considers a passion.

Ron Leach  |  May 09, 2016  |  0 comments

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station used the Canon EOS C500 4K Digital Cinema Camera and the EOS-1D C 4K camera to shoot “A Beautiful Planet,” the latest 3D space documentary from filmmaker Toni Myers. The project, made in cooperation with NASA, premiered in New York last month and is in theaters across the country now.

Ron Leach  |  May 05, 2016  |  0 comments

When it comes to nighttime photography, it’s hard to beat the stunning work of the Signs of Light team Kim Henry and Eric Paré. This behind­–the­–scenes video provides a close look at how they create their amazing images with what Eric refers to as “simple and accessible light–painting techniques.”

Ron Leach  |  May 04, 2016  |  0 comments

Here’s a little something for those of you who can’t afford the new $6000 Leica M–D: Four quirky lenses you can get for under 30 bucks from Weird Lens Guru Mathieu Stern, whose passion is discovering odd optics you can adapt to your mirrorless camera to capture both still images and video. In this video Stern describes a quartet of lenses you can get for less than the cost of two decent cocktails in Paris.

Ron Leach  |  May 04, 2016  |  0 comments

Biologist ­turned photographer Ronan Donovan likes to get up close and personal with bears and wolves, and in this intriguing video he discusses his first project for National Geographic magazine, which appears in the May issue. His assignment was to photograph the animals in their natural habitat, and he did that and more.

Ron Leach  |  May 02, 2016  |  0 comments

Have you ever been on location with a beautiful model and great scenery, only to be foiled by a drab, overcast sky? In this two–minute video, celebrity/sports photographer David Bergman explains how to combine creative color-balance control with off–camera flash to get some stunning results on a gray day in Belize.