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Ron Leach  |  Mar 13, 2017  |  0 comments

Green beer is a familiar libation during St. Patrick’s Day festivities, but unless you live in Chicago, green rivers are a far less common sight. In the amazing 4K time-lapse below, Chris Biela provides a great look at the temporarily green Chicago River running through his hometown.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 13, 2017  |  0 comments

Lightroom’s Radial Filter is a powerful, easy-to-use tool that can do a lot of different things to enhance the quality of your images. In this helpful tutorial from Anthony Morganti you’ll learn several valuable tricks for streamlining your workflow.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 13, 2017  |  0 comments

Garth De Bruno Austin grew up in South Africa and from an early age decided his passion was photography and filmmaking. After numerous projects in the wild, he says, “The risks you take should be calculated, even if it’s as simple as how badly you could get hurt. If the answer is ‘not too badly,’ Go for it!”

Ron Leach  |  Mar 10, 2017  |  0 comments

Don’t be confused by the diminutive size of the new Fotodiox Pro PopSpot LED Fresnel light. While it’s barely the size of a soda can, this little powerhouse packs plenty of punch, runs on AC or battery power, and unlike other Fresnel lights never gets hot.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 10, 2017  |  0 comments

Most landscape and nature photographers consider Lightroom’s Graduated Filter to be almost indispensable for processing their images. The ability to selectively lighten or darken either the foreground or background is often critical to avoiding blown-out skies or an overly dark foreground.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 09, 2017  |  0 comments

Most photographers prefer to spend more time behind the camera and less time sitting at their computer, and it’s easy for all of us to get a bit lazy while editing our images. You can avoid this dilemma by watching the following tutorial that demonstrates how to quickly eliminate color fringing in landscape photos.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 08, 2017  |  0 comments

The remarkable story of American street photographer Vivian Maier began in 2009 shortly after her death when Chicago native John Maloof purchased what turned out to be a treasure trove of undeveloped film and negatives made by the previously unknown photographer.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 08, 2017  |  0 comments

Last week we wrote about What The Lens, a new website designed to help Canon shooters choose the lens that’s best for their style of photography. If that brand-specific tool left you in the dark fear not, because the video below provides some great advice on lens choice regardless of the camera you own.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 08, 2017  |  0 comments

Adobe Lightroom is a powerful and widely used tool, but like other comprehensive editing applications it has some hidden features that are unfamiliar to many users. In the helpful tutorial below, Anthony Morganti offers insight into a few of Lightroom’s hidden secrets.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 07, 2017  |  0 comments

Last fall during Photokina we ran a report on the weirdest lens we’ve ever seen, the Laowa 24mm f/14 2X Macro from Venus optics. And now, although there is still no information on availability or price, the Chinese company has released three short videos illustrating the capabilities of the lens.

 |  Mar 07, 2017  |  0 comments

Every so often a little eye candy helps to get your day off to a good start, and the beautiful video below is all you’ll need for today. The stunning 42-second clip shows freediver Kimi Werner exploring an underwater cave off the coast of Oahu.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 06, 2017  |  0 comments

Have you ever wondered why photos and videos of a helicopter in flight look unpredictably weird? Sometimes the helicopter blades appear as a blur, while other times (as in the video below), the blades look like they’re not moving at all.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 06, 2017  |  0 comments

This morning Adobe announced an update to their popular Lightroom Mobile app that lets your smartphone do things previously possible only with a true digital camera. Key to the update is a new HDR Raw capture mode enabling mobile photographers to achieve dynamic range on their mobile device rivaling that of a DSLR or mirrorless camera.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 06, 2017  |  0 comments

The Tone Curve is one of the most powerful tools in Photoshop, Lightroom and other image-editing software. The proper use of Curves adjustments is also unfamiliar to many photographers, and the five-minute video below will set you straight.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 06, 2017  |  0 comments

Daniel Arnold is a celebrated New York street photographer with over 135,000 fans on Instagram. In the two videos below, you’ll not only see Arnold in action, but pick up some valuable tips on improving your street photography.

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