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Ron Leach  |  May 11, 2016  |  1 comments

Here’s a cautionary tale for you: An 88-year-old historic monument in Florida’s Big Cypress National Preserve has been burned to the ground by a photographer light painting the scene with burning steel wool. The unidentified photographer had climbed to the roof of the wooden Monroe Station, lit some steel wool, and began shooting without realizing he had set the building ablaze.

Ron Leach  |  May 09, 2016  |  0 comments

Felix Hernandez (AKA Hernandez Dreamphotography) is a photographer who loves playing with toys. This fun video, posted by ISO 1200, illustrates his technique for creating this “Sandtroopers” image—part of the fantastical Troopers Series he considers a passion.

Ron Leach  |  May 09, 2016  |  0 comments

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station used the Canon EOS C500 4K Digital Cinema Camera and the EOS-1D C 4K camera to shoot “A Beautiful Planet,” the latest 3D space documentary from filmmaker Toni Myers. The project, made in cooperation with NASA, premiered in New York last month and is in theaters across the country now.

Ron Leach  |  May 05, 2016  |  0 comments

When it comes to nighttime photography, it’s hard to beat the stunning work of the Signs of Light team Kim Henry and Eric Paré. This behind­–the­–scenes video provides a close look at how they create their amazing images with what Eric refers to as “simple and accessible light–painting techniques.”

Ron Leach  |  May 04, 2016  |  0 comments

Here’s a little something for those of you who can’t afford the new $6000 Leica M–D: Four quirky lenses you can get for under 30 bucks from Weird Lens Guru Mathieu Stern, whose passion is discovering odd optics you can adapt to your mirrorless camera to capture both still images and video. In this video Stern describes a quartet of lenses you can get for less than the cost of two decent cocktails in Paris.

Ron Leach  |  May 04, 2016  |  0 comments

Biologist ­turned photographer Ronan Donovan likes to get up close and personal with bears and wolves, and in this intriguing video he discusses his first project for National Geographic magazine, which appears in the May issue. His assignment was to photograph the animals in their natural habitat, and he did that and more.

Ron Leach  |  May 02, 2016  |  0 comments

Have you ever been on location with a beautiful model and great scenery, only to be foiled by a drab, overcast sky? In this two–minute video, celebrity/sports photographer David Bergman explains how to combine creative color-balance control with off–camera flash to get some stunning results on a gray day in Belize.

Ron Leach  |  May 02, 2016  |  0 comments

Sgt. Matthew Callahan is a visual storyteller whose striking images convey the unique perspective of a photographer who is also a war correspondent and former infantryman. His Galactic Warfighters fine art project combines real-world combat photography with Star Wars action figures to create images that are both painfully familiar and surreal.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 28, 2016  |  0 comments

Ever since he was young, French photographer Eric Lafforgue has been fascinated with distant lands and indigenous cultures. For the past 10 years he has traveled the world photographing people in tribal makeup, and his images are absolutely stunning.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 27, 2016  |  0 comments

Levon Bliss is a photographer who thinks big, and his groundbreaking “Microsculpture Macro Photography” show is on display at Oxford University Museum of Natural History from May 27 through October. Bliss creates his stunning work by combining 8–10,000 photos into one high–resolution image.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 25, 2016  |  0 comments

Photographer Ron Volmershausen decided to run a speed test between a rare Nikon F3H 35mm film SLR and the Nikon D3 DSLR introduced a decade later in 2007. The results in the video below may surprise you.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 25, 2016  |  0 comments

You don’t have to speak Thai to get the humor in this TV commercial for Sony’s tiny premium RX100 IV compact camera. The ad was created to run in Thailand and uses a cumbersome “human DSLR” to highlight the key features of Sony’s RX 100 IV camera which include 16fps continuous shooting, 4K video, slow-motion capture, WiFi and NFC capability, and a blazing 1/32,000 shutter. 

Ron Leach  |  Apr 21, 2016  |  0 comments

Here’s a poignant video in which legendary portrait photographer Deborah Feingold discusses a photo shoot with prolific music icon Prince, who passed away this morning at the age of 57. Feingold’s delicate approach to her craft results in unique cooperation from a variety of artists and luminaries ranging from President Obama to Desmond Tutu.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 21, 2016  |  0 comments

National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen says “I always wanted to go down to Antarctica and get into the water with as many leopard seals as I could.” In the viral video below, he almost got more than he bargained for when a massive leopard seal took both his camera and his head into its mouth.

 

Ron Leach  |  Apr 20, 2016  |  0 comments

Writer/Director Paul Ratner was doing research for his 2013 film "Moses on the Mesa,” a love story about a German-Jewish immigrant and an Acoma Pueblo woman, when he discovered a treasure trove of beautiful color photographs of native Americans. Because color film wasn’t readily available until the 1930s, many of these striking images had been colored by hand.

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