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Dan Havlik  |  Jan 26, 2017  |  0 comments

Here’s more great advice for beginning photographers in the form of a helpful how-to video from landscape photographer Serge Ramelli. Titled “Mistakes to Avoid as a Beginner Photographer,” the 6.5-minute clip below discusses six things Ramelli did when he was just starting out in photography, which he now regrets.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 26, 2017  |  1 comments

For those of us who don’t have our own photo studios, tabletop photography often involves waiting for a bright overcast day and shooting outdoors with the sky as a giant softbox. While this approach works quite well, sometimes the weather doesn’t cooperate.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 24, 2017  |  0 comments

Photographer Nathaniel Dodson is one of our go-to sources of helpful tutorials that unlock the secrets of Photoshop. In the comprehensive video below, he reveals 10 tips and tricks he says changed the way he works and have been “massively helpful” in improving his images.

Dan Havlik  |  Jan 23, 2017  |  0 comments

We like the photo how-to videos from the folks at Mango Street Lab because they're short, sweet, and eminently helpful. The below video tutorial titled "3 Mistakes All Beginner Photographers Make" is no exception.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 23, 2017  |  0 comments

Manny Ortiz is a Chicago-based photographer who also offers helpful tutorials on portraiture and wedding photography techniques. In the quick and straightforward video below, you’ll learn three easy ways to use backlighting for more pleasing portraits.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 23, 2017  |  0 comments

NASA did some incredible work to create a video that literally makes you feel as though you’re about to land on the surface of Pluto. The footage you see below was created from over 100 images captured by the New Horizons spacecraft during a six-week approach and close flyby—after a 9.5-year flight covering more than a billion miles,

Dan Havlik  |  Jan 20, 2017  |  0 comments

We’ve run dozens of stories of photographers shooting amazing photos and videos of the Northern Lights, aka the Aurora Borealis. But many, if not most, of those images and clips have required some serious traveling and trekking by the photographers to capture their stunning Northern Lights moments. Sometimes though, you just stumble upon them by sheer luck.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 18, 2017  |  0 comments

We often turn to Joe Edelman for simple lighting tutorials, and in the video below he’s a bit perturbed because photographers often mess up outdoor portraits by not using their reflectors properly. Follow Edelman’s simple advice and you won’t make this mistake.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 17, 2017  |  0 comments

Chris Burkard is an adventure photographer who travels the world looking for epic images of our untamed planet. He recently garnered a lot of attention for the once-in-a-lifetime shot above of a surfer in Iceland lit by the Northern Lights, and the video below gives you the backstory.

Dan Havlik  |  Jan 17, 2017  |  0 comments

I shared this on my personal Facebook page yesterday and it’s made the rounds of social media, but it’s definitely worth a watch if you haven’t seen it already. (And probably worth a re-watch even if you have seen it already.)

Ron Leach  |  Jan 12, 2017  |  0 comments

What if you had an “intelligent voice-activated digital assistant” to help you edit your photographs via simple vocal commands? It sounds sort of crazy, but that’s exactly what a team at Adobe is exploring as you can see in the video below from the company’s YouTube channel.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 12, 2017  |  0 comments

Optical technology has advanced dramatically since the early days of zoom lenses when the consensus among serious photographers was that prime lenses offered far greater sharpness, resolution, color rendition and contrast than zoom lenses. In the video below, Matt Granger discusses that “misconception” as it pertains today, as well as the notion that prime lenses encourage more compositional creativity by forcing you to “zoom with your feet.”

Ron Leach  |  Jan 11, 2017  |  0 comments

Steadicam has been helping filmmakers tell their stories for over 50 years, and parent company Tiffen is now in production on the new Steadicam Volt—a compact and affordable gyro stabilizer that enables smartphone users to capture smooth, professional-looking videos with ease.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 11, 2017  |  0 comments

David Bergman is an acclaimed celebrity/sports shooter known for his striking images of famous personalities as well as the 15 Sports Illustrated covers he has to his credit. In the quick video below, Bergman shows you how to take perfect portraits by first photographing your hand to check camera settings.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 10, 2017  |  0 comments

While the humorous video below is from 2011, it’s getting a lot of love on Reddit right now so we thought we’d give it a share. You’ll not only learn the four-minute method for shooting a photograph, but you might even feel a little less guilty for not owning a camera with the latest high-speed processing and focusing capabilities.

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