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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.

Ron Leach  |  May 12, 2016  |  0 comments

Regardless of one’s political orientation, most of us would agree that the 2016 presidential campaign has been a bit bizarre. Satirical photographer Joel Strong really captured the peculiar nature of the race with this hilarious stop-motion video.

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.

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