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Ron Leach  |  Aug 15, 2017  |  0 comments

The Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone may be a few generations old, but it’s a rugged little device and shoots some decent video under turbulent conditions as you can see in the insane two-minute clip below.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 15, 2017  |  0 comments

Photographer Matt Higgs says he’s a firm believer that the best way to become a better photographer is to “go out and do things that would normally be outside your comfort zone.” With that in mind he challenged himself to hit the streets and shoot 30 portraits of complete strangers in just two hours. As you’ll see in the video below, he learned a few things along the way.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 15, 2017  |  0 comments

We often turn to Toma Bonciu (AKA “Photo Tom”) for concise tutorials on shooting and editing landscape photographs. In the six-minute video below he provides 25 quick tips and tricks that are sure to deliver great results.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 14, 2017  |  1 comments

Landscape photographers often shoot at smaller apertures to increase depth of field in their images. But while that technique can deliver an “acceptable” zone of sharpness in both the foreground and background, there’s a better approach if what you’re striving for are spectacular images in which acceptable isn’t good enough.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 14, 2017  |  0 comments

We’ve all heard that photography “rules” are meant to be broken on occasion, but in the video below photographer Benjamin Jaworskyj takes this notion a bit further—claiming that five common precepts of photography are out-and-out ‘lies.”

Ron Leach  |  Aug 14, 2017  |  0 comments

Born on March 24, 1886 Edward Weston went from being a salesman in the Midwest to becoming a bohemian California artist and revolutionizing the style of American photography and modern art. In the charming video below you’ll earn the secrets behind his iconic images.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 11, 2017  |  0 comments

Like many techniques we employ when processing our images, a little sharpening goes a long, long way. And as Tony Northrup demonstrates in the video below, photographers who get too heavy-handed with making their images crispy, often inadvertently destroy what would otherwise be a nice photograph.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 11, 2017  |  0 comments

Whether you’re photographing exotic beetles in the rainforests of Ecuador like entomologist Phil Torres, or shooting more common insects in your backyard, the video below will help you capture dramatic images that look like they were shot in the studio.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 11, 2017  |  0 comments

We’ve been following the tragic July 16th shooting death of 71-year-old San Francisco photographer Edward French who was killed for his camera while photographing the sunrise from the popular Twin Peaks hilltop overlooking the city. Police have arrested two suspects in the murder and prosecutors say they have video evidence of the crime.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 10, 2017  |  0 comments

Many so-called “serious” shooters turn up their noses at mobile photography. But as you’ll see in the video below, we can all learn a thing or eight from photographers who know their way around a smartphone.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 09, 2017  |  0 comments

If you’re old enough to remember the New York Yankees legendary catcher and coach Yogi Berra you probably recall his famous quote, "It's déjà vu all over again.” With that in mind we thought we’d share this somewhat old 2015 tutorial because it’s just so darn cool.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 09, 2017  |  0 comments

There are numerous methods for converting color images to black and white, and some are more effective than others. In the tutorial below you’ll see how to achieve super high-quality results using multiple hue/saturation sliders in Photoshop.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 09, 2017  |  0 comments

Summer is a great time for close-up photography of flowers, insects, and other tiny subjects. But macro gear can be really expensive, especially if you want to venture into the realm of super high magnification that exceeds a 1:1 reproduction ratio.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 08, 2017  |  0 comments

Toma Bonciu is a Romanian landscape pro with a simple credo: “Photography is a craft and you should work on your skills all the time.” To help you do the same, he created the following video describing beginner mistakes to avoid if you want to capture better landscape images.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 08, 2017  |  0 comments

Are you looking for a way to add a little pizzazz to landscape photos and bring them to life? The simple Photoshop technique in the video below will add a 3D-like effect with motion to your images.

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