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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.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 09, 2017  |  0 comments

We often turn to Photoshop wizard Jimmy McIntyre for quick and easy tutorials that teach you how to improve your images. In the two-minute video below, you’ll learn a foolproof method for removing chromatic aberration that causes unsightly color fringing in your photographs.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 06, 2017  |  0 comments

Almost lost midst the buzz over this week’s unveiling of Panasonic’s new flagship Lumix GH5 mirrorless camera is the introduction of the company’s Lumix FZ80, a remarkably affordable superzoom camera with an effective range of 20-1200mm and 4K capability.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 06, 2017  |  0 comments

Arizona photographer Mike Oblinski has a unique dual specialty: He not only shoots weddings but also is well known for his epic time-lapse films. In the 4K black-and-white video below, Oblinski captures some truly astounding weather and tornadoes during an incoming storm.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 05, 2017  |  0 comments

OK, bird lovers, here's something unique that will let you take great remote photos of your feathered friends. Bird Photo Booth 2.0 is an affordable bird feeder and 4K action cam combo for getting great close-ups and action shots of birds and other wildlife without a lot of fancy gear.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 05, 2017  |  0 comments

Here’s a very helpful tutorial on adding impact to your landscape photos by enhancing dynamic contrast without the need for any special plugins. The technique is based on the Soft Light Blend Mode in which whatever is neutral gray remains unchanged, while blacks get darker and whites get whiter.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 05, 2017  |  0 comments

Last month we showed you how to create better portraits by using a white balloon to soften the light from your camera’s pop-up flash. Now there are these five camera hacks to improve your photos with a simple plastic bag.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 04, 2017  |  0 comments

Yesterday we showed you how to improve landscape photos suffering from blown out clouds, but what if your image has a boring sky with no clouds at all? In today’s tutorial you’ll learn how to use Photoshop to totally replace a drab sky. 

Ron Leach  |  Jan 03, 2017  |  0 comments

We’ve all been there: You’re shooting a beautiful landscape with bright billowing clouds and some interesting shadow detail, so what do you do? You can expose for the highlights and risk introducing noise into the shadows. But if you expose for nice clean shadows, there go the highlights.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 03, 2017  |  0 comments

Forget all those fad diets that have been atop your New Year’s resolution list ever since you turned 30. Here’s a pain-free "diet" that lets photographers eat whatever they want while helping them take better photos in the coming year!

Dan Havlik  |  Dec 30, 2016  |  0 comments

A few weeks ago we shared an intriguing time-lapse video showing how much Photoshop work went into a photographer’s edit of an image he shot of two cars. In short, it was 4.5 hours of editing in post crammed into a 4-minute clip. Now, here’s another photographer who created a similarly fascinating time-lapse showing all his editing work behind a photo he shot of a car.

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