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Ron Leach  |  Jun 02, 2016  |  1 comments

NY-based photographer Richard Renaldi embarked on his “Touching Strangers” project in 2007, in which he has complete strangers pose together for an affectionate portrait. Since then he’s set up his 8x10 view camera in cities across the U.S. and asked passersby to interact as though they were close friends or loved ones.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 02, 2016  |  0 comments

We all know the drill: You post some images online, and BOOM—you’re barraged by a bunch of snarky comments from other “photo experts” finding fault with your work. That’s what happened to London-based photographer Sean Tucker, and his video below offers some great advice for the next time this happens to you.

Dan Havlik  |  Jun 02, 2016  |  1 comments

Photographer Simon Bruty first came to Zambia in southern Africa in 1993 on assignment for Sports Illustrated. The story, unfortunately, was a sad one.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 01, 2016  |  0 comments

Selfie stick haters rejoice: Here’s a 14-second tutorial that illustrates everything you need to know to take great self-portraits with your DSLR without using a selfie stick or other form of camera support. Of course you need to be in zero gravity so your camera will gently float in front of you while tripping the shutter with a remote trigger. 

Ron Leach  |  Jun 01, 2016  |  0 comments

New Zealand photographer Chris McLennan created some amazing images of an African pride of lions using a Nikon D800E, a remote control 4-wheel-drive "camera buggy,” and a healthy dose of creativity.

Dan Havlik  |  May 26, 2016  |  0 comments

Our favorite weird lens guru Mathieu Stern has been testing out some unusual Soviet-era Russian lens and the results have been surprisingly impressive. In fact, in the below video, Stern pairs the Jupiter-9 85mm F/2 portrait lens on a Sony A7 II mirrorless camera and some of his still photos and video are actually quite amazing.

Dan Havlik  |  May 26, 2016  |  0 comments

Don’t you hate it when you straighten a horizon in Photoshop and ended up cutting off important parts of the photo in the process? Well, Adobe has an answer for that with its upcoming Content-Aware Crop feature for Photoshop CC.

Dan Havlik  |  May 25, 2016  |  1 comments

We’ve covered how photographers and videographers are using flying drones to capture amazing aerial footage but we’ve never seen anything quite like this.

Ron Leach  |  May 23, 2016  |  0 comments

Documentaries about great photographers are rare but Don’t Blink—Robert Frank islated to open in select theaters on July 13, 2016 and you won’t want to miss it. Hollywood Reporter calls the film, “A provocative portrait of its equally provocative subject,” and says it, “vividly conveys his artistic spirit, defiant iconoclasm and lifelong aversion to compromise.”

Ron Leach  |  May 19, 2016  |  0 comments

The Google Cultural Institute has developed a super hi-res camera to help museums throughout the world digitize priceless artworks in greater detail than ever before. The custom built Google Art Camera is a robotic unit that captures hundreds of hi-res, close-up images of a painting, which are then stitched together using special software.

Ron Leach  |  May 19, 2016  |  0 comments

Anthropics Technology has unveiled LandscapePro, an easy-to-use, full-featured software package designed to take your photo retouching to the next level. Created specifically for enhancing scenic photography, LandscapePro is available in standalone and Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and Elements plug-in editions.

Ron Leach  |  May 19, 2016  |  1 comments

Yeah, we know: Selfie sticks don’t get a lot of love from serious photographers. But this fully automatic unit deserves a look, if only for a good laugh.

Ron Leach  |  May 18, 2016  |  0 comments

Here’s another video from our favorite weird lens guru Mathieu Stern who gives a preview of some cheap Jupiter Soviet lenses. Stern regularly discusses inexpensive, oddball glass that can be used on mirrorless cameras.

Ron Leach  |  May 18, 2016  |  0 comments

Shutterbug featured the unique work of expert light painter Jason Page back in 2014, and he has a fascinating new tutorial that will help you learn this popular technique. In this video, Page uses the Light Painting Brushes system to create some imaginative effects.

Ron Leach  |  May 18, 2016  |  2 comments

Last week we ran a story about a careless photographer who destroyed a national monument while light painting the site with burning steel wool. And now there’s this: A careless crew of Canadians have shared images and videos of themselves trammeling on natural wonders in Yellowstone National Park and Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats where their images show them waterskiing off the back of an RV.

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