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Ron Leach  |  Feb 16, 2017  |  0 comments

We frequently post great time-lapse videos, and readers often ask about the best way to embark on one of these projects themselves. In the helpful video tutorial below, award-winning photographer/videographer Peter McKinnon reveals everything you need to know to make a great time-lapse.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 15, 2017  |  0 comments

Adobe Lightroom is a powerful tool, and for those of you new to the software here’s a tutorial illustrating how to use the adjustment brush to accomplish some basic but important editing tasks like selectively toning up or toning down parts of an image. 

Ron Leach  |  Feb 15, 2017  |  0 comments

Here’s something a bit different from Photoshop/Lightroom wizard Jimmy McIntyre whose tutorials typically involve software tips and tricks for enhancing your images. In the video below, McIntyre refutes the myth that you should never shoot directly into the sun, and shows you how to get dramatic images doing just that.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 14, 2017  |  0 comments

Sara Lee is an underwater photographer who became enchanted with the sea while growing up in Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. She captured the dramatic images you see here of adventurer and freediver Alison Teal swimming with giant manta rays at night.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 14, 2017  |  0 comments

Mathieu Stern is a weird-lens fanatic whose videos usually involve bargain vintage optics that can be modified for use with modern digital cameras. Occasionally, though, he offers something a bit different, like the video below illustrating how a UV-modified DSLR can reveal some surprising “invisible” secrets hidden beneath your skin.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 13, 2017  |  0 comments

Artem Pryadko is a Belarusian photographer who has combined two popular forms of image capture into a unique specialty: He is using drones to make stunning time-lapse videos in the skies above his hometown of Minsk, Belarus.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 09, 2017  |  0 comments

As anyone who has attended college knows, all professors are not created equal. Lucky photography students at the University of Central Oklahoma really hit the jackpot with Mark Zimmerman who turned his classroom into a giant camera obscura.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 09, 2017  |  0 comments

Last week we shared an interesting clip from CNN Style, in which famous photographers and collectors discussed “The Power of Photography.” In the new six-minute segment below, acclaimed celebrity photographer Martin Schoeller reveals his unique approach to portraiture.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 08, 2017  |  0 comments

We recently showed you how to build a DIY tabletop “photo studio” on the cheap for photographing small objects. And now, in the video below, you’ll learn how to temporarily convert part of your home into a space for shooting subjects of all sizes..

Ron Leach  |  Feb 07, 2017  |  0 comments

Chris Biela is a Chicago-based landscape, cityscape, and time-lapse photographer, and the beautiful 4K video below shows his neighboring state of Wisconsin like you’ve never seen it before.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 06, 2017  |  0 comments

In this easy-to-follow tutorial, Chris Stocker shows you how to give your images a cinematic film look by color-grading photographs in Lightroom. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, Stocker explains that “color grading” is simply a procedure for altering and enhancing the color of your videos or still images.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 03, 2017  |  0 comments

CNN Style is a monthly, 30-minute show devoted to inspirational coverage of art, design, architecture and fashion. In episode ten, host Derek Blasberg takes an in-depth look at the power of photography, and you can watch the 24-minute clip below (with no commercials).

Ron Leach  |  Feb 03, 2017  |  0 comments

DIY projects are a fun way to make your own gear and save major bucks in the process, and the video below shows you how to construct a sturdy light stand for less than $5 worth of PVC pipe. If you really want to go “pro,” you can drop another $2 on a cheap PVC cutter.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 02, 2017  |  0 comments

Nathaniel Dodson at Tutvid is one of our go-to sources for quick and easy editing tutorials, and in the instructional video below he discusses two methods for moving images back and forth between Photoshop and Lightroom for working like a pro.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 01, 2017  |  1 comments

Mango Street Labs is a great source of short, simple tutorials that can make a big difference in your images, even if you don’t have a lot of technical expertise. In the quick video below, you’ll learn three easy techniques for dramatically enhancing your photographs.

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