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Ron Leach  |  Nov 06, 2017  |  1 comments

Conventional wisdom is that if you’re serious about photography you should always shoot in the Raw file format and reserve JPEG files for less important tasks such as emailing and posting images on the Internet. But this ongoing debate isn’t going to end any time soon, and in the video below you’ll see why one pro says he’s shooting JPEGs more and more often.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 06, 2017  |  0 comments

Evan Ranft is a professional photographer and image-editing expert based in Atlanta. And when he says the Lightroom tips in this tutorial are indispensable for processing his images, you can be sure they’re pretty darn good.

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 03, 2017  |  0 comments

In the last of our videos from the PhotoPlus Expo 2017 show, we hooked up with Fujifilm to get a look at their new, ultra-compact 24.3MP X-E3 mirrorless camera and two new lenses.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 03, 2017  |  0 comments

Back in the “old days,” photographers determined winning images from losers by examining transparencies on a light table, or spreading out prints on a desk. In the digital age, this culling process is equally tedious, but it’s accomplished on a computer. In the video below you’ll see one pro’s unique approach to the task.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 03, 2017  |  0 comments

Back in 2005, before Sony launched their Alpha line of interchangeable-lens digital cameras, they introduced the very unusual DSC-R1 “bridge” camera, which offered a highly regarded zoom lens, a wide ISO range of 160-3200, and an APS-C 10.3 MP CMOS sensor. The camera even featured a two-inch swiveling and rotating LCD, which was a pretty big deal in 2005.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 03, 2017  |  0 comments

Our most popular story of 2017 thus far is a video from NBC’s “Rosen Reports” we posted in April, warning about the potentially fatal practice of shooting photographs near railroad tracks. What the report revealed, is that trains approach far more rapidly than most people realize, and it’s often difficult to hear them and get out of the way in time.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 02, 2017  |  0 comments

Autumn is our favorite time of year for nature photography, and scenes of colorful reflections on a lake, stream, or pond offer abundant opportunities for capturing spectacular landscape photos.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 02, 2017  |  0 comments

Adobe recently updated Lightroom CC, their older non-cloud version of the popular desktop app, now called Lightroom Classic CC. Apart from speed improvements, the latest version offers a number of new capabilities. In the video below, you’ll learn how to save time by using the powerful new masking features, 

Ron Leach  |  Nov 02, 2017  |  0 comments

We’ve all had the unfortunate experience of traveling to an awesome location for landscape photography, only to discover that Mother Nature threw us a curve, with bland, gray skies and boring, dull light. That’s what happened to professional nature photographer Thomas Heaton on a recent trip to Northern Ireland.

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 01, 2017  |  0 comments

We took a closer look at the new Tamron 100-400 and shot a video showing off the highlights of this surprisingly lightweight and compact long zoomer. 

Ron Leach  |  Nov 01, 2017  |  0 comments

One of the frustrations with Lightroom has been the software’s lack of speed, at least until Adobe’s recent introduction of the new cloud-based Lightroom CC, and an update to the older non-cloud version of Lightroom CC (now called Lightroom Classic CC). 

Ron Leach  |  Nov 01, 2017  |  0 comments

The task of editing portrait photos presents a number of challenges, not the least of which is blurring a busy background in an image of a model with complicated strands of hair. But fear not, because image-editing pro Unmesh Dinda is back with this Photoshop tutorial, demonstrating how to get the job done.

Dan Havlik  |  Oct 31, 2017  |  0 comments

The 45.7MP Nikon D850 has been one of the hottest cameras on the market since it launched in the late summer. At the PhotoPlus Expo show in New York City last week, we took a closer look at this full frame DSLR with Steve Heiner, Nikon USA’s senior technical manager.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 31, 2017  |  0 comments

Yesterday we demonstrated how to make better outdoor portraits by balancing ambient light with flash. Today’s lighting tutorial takes a different approach, explaining how to shoot indoor group portraits with a simple on-camera flash technique.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 31, 2017  |  0 comments

Nighttime cityscapes always look spectacular, with their shimmering lights, colorful neon signs, and towering buildings. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon to return home and discover that our images don’t appear as spectacular on the computer as they did on location. 

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