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Ron Leach  |  Oct 02, 2017  |  0 comments

There is close-up photography and then there’s CLOSE-UP photography, as you can see in the remarkable video below featuring several short clips from the 2017 Nikon Small World in Motion Competition.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 29, 2017  |  0 comments

French philosopher Albert Camus one said, “Autumn is a second spring, when every leaf is a flower.” For photographers, this sentiment means a season full of beautiful colors and moods to capture.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 29, 2017  |  0 comments

What better way to wrap up the week than with five fun camera hacks you can try over the weekend? In the one-minute tutorial below, you’ll learn some tricks to boost creativity and add “wow” to photos and videos.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 29, 2017  |  1 comments

Nikon created a big buzz recently with the introduction of their full-frame D850 DSLR that combines high-speed performance with a 45.7-megapixel sensor. The response was pretty much uniformly positive, until photographer Matt Granger put the D850’s focus tracking performance to the test and found it lacking.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 28, 2017  |  0 comments

Dramatic photographic opportunities abound once the sun drops below the horizon and a whole realm of colors, lights, and moods begin to appear. If you’re not completely satisfied with your nighttime images, the video below will help you transform them from boring to awesome with a few quick adjustments.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 28, 2017  |  0 comments

Here’s another powerful tutorial from image-editing expert Unmesh Dinda, who demonstrates how to give a realistic boost to landscape photographs with Lightroom’s easy-to-use adjustment brushes.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 28, 2017  |  0 comments

There are often interesting photo opportunities lurking just outside one’s front door, and in the video below you’ll learn how to shoot great images on your next journey around the neighborhood. 

Ron Leach  |  Sep 27, 2017  |  0 comments

We’re all familiar with the notion that the camera adds 10 pounds to people in our photos. Rather than debating the veracity of that claim, we’d thought we’d share the following video from SLR Lounge, describing a simple lighting technique for making portrait subjects appear thinner.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 27, 2017  |  0 comments

The more we understand about the inner workings of our camera, the better our images will be, right? In the video below, you‘ll see a quick demonstration of how a simple Color Space setting can have a dramatic impact on your photography.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 27, 2017  |  0 comments

We tend to avoid “shoot-like-a-pro” headlines (like the one is this video) when speaking about smartphone photography. But the seven great tips in the tutorial below will definitely help you become a better mobile photographer and provide a boost to your creativity.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 26, 2017  |  0 comments

While the video below is billed as an “advanced” tutorial, using a camera’s built-in spot metering mode is actually very simple. And once you master this technique, exposure mistakes will be a thing of the past. 

Ron Leach  |  Sep 26, 2017  |  0 comments

We typically use a telephoto lens with a wide maximum aperture for shooting images with a very shallow depth of field. But in this quick tutorial you’ll learn a simple Photoshop trick for creating a similar effect.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 26, 2017  |  0 comments

Professional photographer Toma Bonciu travels the world shooting compelling landscape, adventure, and nature images. He’s also a popular instructor, and in the video below he reveals three challenges he says every landscape photographer must overcome if they’re serious about shooting the great outdoors.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 25, 2017  |  0 comments

In case you haven’t noticed, there’s been a big resurgence in film photography lately among both students and more experienced shooters. Manufacturers are getting in on the action too, with a growing number of discontinued films being reintroduced, as well as new emulsions appearing on the market.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 25, 2017  |  0 comments

Let’s face it: Unless you’re a pro on assignment with the time and resources to scout out great locations, it's often necessary to shoot under less-than-ideal conditions. But in this four-minute video from photographer Manny Ortiz, you’ll learn how to make the best of a bad situation.

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