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Ron Leach  |  Jun 15, 2016  |  0 comments

We typically include a cautionary warning when posting photos or videos of photographers engaged in dangerous pursuits. In the case of this genius who decided to photograph dune buggies flying over his head, we’ll be more blunt: Don’t be this guy.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 13, 2016  |  0 comments

Time-lapse videos are quite popular these days, but the example below by Australian filmmaker Keith Loutit is a true pièce de résistance. Loutit made the video in the bustling Asian metropolis of Singapore where he is based. 

Ron Leach  |  Jun 13, 2016  |  0 comments

Sooner or later most photographers will receive the dreaded question: “Would you mind shooting our wedding?” If you’ve never taken on this daylong assignment, you may not realize how important and challenging it is. Be sure to watch this video before saying “yes.”

Ron Leach  |  Jun 09, 2016  |  0 comments

It was a chilly 46 degrees in Bogota, Colombia, but that didn’t stop 6,000 enthusiastic volunteers from stripping off their clothes for NY-based photographer Spencer Tunick who organized the shoot in the town’s Bolivar Plaza. Tunick has held similar mass nude shoots in Mexico City, Amsterdam and Sydney.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 09, 2016  |  0 comments

Here’s a video that’s both amusing and horrifying at the same: A showboating photographer got a bit too exuberant and dropped his $70,000 camera rig! Hint: You may want to watch this sitting down.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 08, 2016  |  0 comments

When photographer/naturalist Phil Torres set up a camera trap in the Amazon rainforest, he hoped to capture dramatic nighttime images of jaguars and other nocturnal animals near Peru’s Tambopata Research Center. What he discovered when he returned to the trap in the morning was something else: Leafcutter ants had eaten or damaged his gear.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 06, 2016  |  0 comments

Scientists at Harvard’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) are working on a high-efficiency, ultra-thin single planar lens that could revolutionize photography by replacing the multi-element curved lenses used for cameras, smartphones and telescopes. 

Ron Leach  |  Jun 06, 2016  |  0 comments

Ever wonder what goes into the making of a sophisticated $11,000 lens? Well, the intriguing video below offers a remarkable inside tour of Canon’s EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4X, a unique super telephoto with a built-in optically matched 1.4X teleconverter.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 06, 2016  |  0 comments

Wireless camera remotes are fairly common these days but most offer only limited control over your DSLR or mirorrless camera. That changes with the new and sophisticated Pulse remote camera trigger from Alpine Labs, which combines pro features with an easy-to-use interface and a surprisingly low introductory price of $89.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 02, 2016  |  1 comments

NY-based photographer Richard Renaldi embarked on his “Touching Strangers” project in 2007, in which he has complete strangers pose together for an affectionate portrait. Since then he’s set up his 8x10 view camera in cities across the U.S. and asked passersby to interact as though they were close friends or loved ones.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 02, 2016  |  0 comments

We all know the drill: You post some images online, and BOOM—you’re barraged by a bunch of snarky comments from other “photo experts” finding fault with your work. That’s what happened to London-based photographer Sean Tucker, and his video below offers some great advice for the next time this happens to you.

Dan Havlik  |  Jun 02, 2016  |  1 comments

Photographer Simon Bruty first came to Zambia in southern Africa in 1993 on assignment for Sports Illustrated. The story, unfortunately, was a sad one.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 01, 2016  |  0 comments

Selfie stick haters rejoice: Here’s a 14-second tutorial that illustrates everything you need to know to take great self-portraits with your DSLR without using a selfie stick or other form of camera support. Of course you need to be in zero gravity so your camera will gently float in front of you while tripping the shutter with a remote trigger. 

Ron Leach  |  Jun 01, 2016  |  0 comments

New Zealand photographer Chris McLennan created some amazing images of an African pride of lions using a Nikon D800E, a remote control 4-wheel-drive "camera buggy,” and a healthy dose of creativity.

Dan Havlik  |  May 26, 2016  |  0 comments

Our favorite weird lens guru Mathieu Stern has been testing out some unusual Soviet-era Russian lens and the results have been surprisingly impressive. In fact, in the below video, Stern pairs the Jupiter-9 85mm F/2 portrait lens on a Sony A7 II mirrorless camera and some of his still photos and video are actually quite amazing.