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Ron Leach  |  Apr 20, 2017  |  0 comments

Yesterday we posted our hands-on first look of the new Sony A9 full-frame mirrorless camera, and we said it was "super speedy" and "nearly silent." If you’re wondering just how fast this sports/action camera performs, watch the short video below and see for yourself.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 20, 2017  |  0 comments

Street photography is increasingly popular these days, in part because of all the small, high-powered cameras available for serious shooters. In the tutorial below you’ll learn why taking a “photo wait” instead of a “photo walk” may be the best way to get the perfect shot.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 19, 2017  |  0 comments

Lightroom is a powerful tool and can be a bit intimidating to new users, but in this 8-minute tutorial editing expert Ed Gregory shows you how to how to dramatically improve an image in just 20 clicks of your mouse.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 19, 2017  |  0 comments

If there’s one photo accessory that’s guaranteed to improve your results, especially when shooting with long lenses and under low-light conditions, it has to be the often-overlooked tripod. In the video below photographer Phil Steele explains how to choose the right tripod for your needs and how to use it properly.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 19, 2017  |  0 comments

Last month we featured an amazing 4K time-lapse video by photographer Chis Biela of the Chicago River dyed green for St. Patrick’s Day. This morning Biela sent us his latest masterpiece, capturing the radiance of Oahu—the third largest of the Hawaiian Islands.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 18, 2017  |  0 comments

Do you want to shoot outdoor portraits but can’t find any decent locations to serve as backdrops? Maybe you should be looking closer to home. That’s the message in our latest video with New York Times-best selling author/photographer Jordan Matter who finds five great portrait photography locations in the “ugly” neighborhood outside his studio in New York City.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 17, 2017  |  0 comments

Canon has two innovative lenses that incorporate built-in LED “Macro Lites” on either side of the front element, the EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM for M-Series mirrorless cameras, and the EF-S 35mm Macro IS STM for Canon DSLRs. In the video below, you’ll see what you can accomplish by using these lenses instead of a conventional on-camera flash.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 17, 2017  |  0 comments

Jimmy McIntyre is an image-editing expert with great tips for both novice and advanced Photoshop users. In the quick video below, he demonstrates how to combine three exposures of a scene into one perfect shot using an exposure-blending technique.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 14, 2017  |  0 comments

We received quite a response from outdoor photographers after Wednesday’s story about “Nubrella,” an innovative umbrella you wear like a backpack. But for those who require maximum protection from the elements, we bring you the Photo Pod from Under the Weather.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 14, 2017  |  0 comments

The Swiss photographer known as “Yuri Fineart” specializes in shooting landscapes and he offers weekly tutorials on using Lightroom to improve all types of images. In the video below, he demonstrates a few simple techniques for turning a “bad” Raw file into a really nice image.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 13, 2017  |  0 comments

Sometimes it’s great to get outdoors and shoot environmental portraits with a real backdrop like Colorado’s Flatiron Mountains outside of Boulder. The problem is that unless you have some sweet golden-hour light, the harsh midday sun can make such a task very difficult.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 13, 2017  |  0 comments

Erik Wahlstrom is a photographer in upstate New York with an unusual approach to landscape photography. As you’ll see in the rather poetic video below, Wahlstrom suggests finding a place that is uniquely your own if you want to create meaningful, intimate photographs.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 12, 2017  |  1 comments

If you were befuddled by a description of the “Exposure Triangle” in your first photography class, you’re not alone. This relatively simple concept can be a bit difficult to explain; unless, that is, the instructor has some red Kool-Aid and a few glasses handy.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 12, 2017  |  0 comments

Manny Ortiz is a Chicago-based photographer known for capturing the personality of his subjects. He’s also a good instructor, and in the four-minute video below he provides some great posing tips for budding portrait photographers.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 12, 2017  |  0 comments

The innovative Nubrella is a lightweight, collapsible umbrella worn with a chest harness for hands-free shooting in bad weather while keeping you and your camera gear dry. 

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