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Ron Leach  |  Apr 20, 2016  |  0 comments

Here’s an inspirational video by the Cooperative of Photography (COOPH) with the power to make you smile, laugh and cry in less than six minutes. It’s a poignant look at the unique power that iconic images have to invoke moments of fun, defiance, bravery and love, and will make you proud to be a photographer.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 20, 2016  |  0 comments

Miggo has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the Pictar camera grip—an ergonomic device that enables iPhone users to take mobile photography to a whole new level thanks to an array of SLR–like external controls. The unit includes five user-programmable wheels, and an ergonomic grip for one-handed operation. 

Ron Leach  |  Apr 18, 2016  |  0 comments

Reuben Wu is an artist with the fascinating vision of creating otherworldly landscape photographs that evoke both science fiction and 19th century Romantic paintings. He does this by selectively light-painting his scenes with a powerful done-mounted light.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 14, 2016  |  0 comments

According to NASA Astronaut Jeff Williams, one of his favorite activities aboard the International Space Station (ISS) is taking photographs of Planet Earth. In this fascinating video from NASA Space Station Live, Williams explains the equipment he uses—including a lens selection from wide–angle to an 800mm telephoto equipped with a 1.4 multiplier.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 13, 2016  |  0 comments

Researchers at the Columbia University Computer Vision Laboratory are pursuing a radically different approach to photography with the design of optics and sensors applied to a large, thin flexible sheet. Rather than the conventional approach of taking photographs from a single point in space, this camera would enable image capture from any surface—regardless of shape.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 13, 2016  |  0 comments

You know the old adage “The photographer with the best toys wins?” Well, Mexican shooter Felix Hernandez Rodriquez is doing just that by using tiny toys to create some very impactful and semi–realistic images.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 11, 2016  |  0 comments

If you’ve even visited the Caribbean island of St. Barts, you know that the landing approach to Gustaff III Airport is a bit hairy: Pilots have to negotiate a steep drop after a hilltop, as well as photographers looking for a dramatic shot. 

Ron Leach  |  Apr 11, 2016  |  0 comments

The Rescued Film Project is an amazing online gallery of images that were captured on film between the 1930's and late 1990's. The fascinating and poignant video below chronicles the discovery and restoration of 31 rolls of undeveloped film shot by an American solidier during World War II. When you see the resulting photos, prepare to be stunned.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 08, 2016  |  0 comments

It’s been called “the longest running SLR in history” and that’s no exaggeration. Everyone who discovered photography at the same time I did – the early 1980s – either owned a Pentax K1000 or knew someone who owned a Pentax K1000.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 07, 2016  |  0 comments

If you need a good laugh you owe it to yourself to check out this video: “The 5 Worst Types of Photographers.” It features real-life photographers Tony Northrup and his wife Chelsea in five short skits depicting couples out shooting, and they’re pretty hilarious. Hopefully you’re not reminded of anyone you know. 

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 05, 2016  |  0 comments

We took the new 20.8MP Nikon D5 full frame DSLR for a spin in New York City last week, putting it to the test as we captured nude and semi-nude dancers in Times Square and other locales. Our mission was to test three main features of the Nikon D5: its ability to track dancers at high speed while firing off 12 frames per second bursts; it’s ability to capture subjects in low light at extremely high ISOs; and its ability to lock in focus in near total darkness.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 30, 2016  |  0 comments

Here’s an interesting video in which Chief White House Photographer Pete Souza explains how he makes such intimate images of President Obama who considers him a friend. In the past Souza was an Official White House Photographer for President Reagan and a freelancer for National Geographic. He also worked for the Chicago Tribune in their Washington bureau.

Dan Havlik  |  Mar 25, 2016  |  0 comments

Photographers know perhaps better than anyone that it's tough to please a client, particularly if you shoot portraits for a living. Indeed, there’s no end to which a portrait photographer must go to make his or her clients looking and feeling good.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 16, 2016  |  1 comments

Ask any photographer to name the iconic image-makers of our time and Ansel Adams is undoubtedly near the top of their list. Ansel’s work is both aspirational and inspirational for all of us.

The Editors  |  Mar 14, 2016  |  0 comments

We wrap up our video coverage of the WPPI show in Las Vegas last week with this hands-on look at the new Nikon D500, a relatively compact APS-C sensor-based DSLR aimed at photo enthusiasts and aspiring pros.

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