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Dan Havlik  |  Apr 18, 2017  |  0 comments

Do you want to shoot outdoor portraits but can’t find any decent locations to serve as backdrops? Maybe you should be looking closer to home. That’s the message in our latest video with New York Times-best selling author/photographer Jordan Matter who finds five great portrait photography locations in the “ugly” neighborhood outside his studio in New York City.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 17, 2017  |  0 comments

Canon has two innovative lenses that incorporate built-in LED “Macro Lites” on either side of the front element, the EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM for M-Series mirrorless cameras, and the EF-S 35mm Macro IS STM for Canon DSLRs. In the video below, you’ll see what you can accomplish by using these lenses instead of a conventional on-camera flash.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 17, 2017  |  0 comments

Jimmy McIntyre is an image-editing expert with great tips for both novice and advanced Photoshop users. In the quick video below, he demonstrates how to combine three exposures of a scene into one perfect shot using an exposure-blending technique.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 14, 2017  |  0 comments

We received quite a response from outdoor photographers after Wednesday’s story about “Nubrella,” an innovative umbrella you wear like a backpack. But for those who require maximum protection from the elements, we bring you the Photo Pod from Under the Weather.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 14, 2017  |  0 comments

The Swiss photographer known as “Yuri Fineart” specializes in shooting landscapes and he offers weekly tutorials on using Lightroom to improve all types of images. In the video below, he demonstrates a few simple techniques for turning a “bad” Raw file into a really nice image.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 13, 2017  |  0 comments

Sometimes it’s great to get outdoors and shoot environmental portraits with a real backdrop like Colorado’s Flatiron Mountains outside of Boulder. The problem is that unless you have some sweet golden-hour light, the harsh midday sun can make such a task very difficult.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 13, 2017  |  0 comments

Erik Wahlstrom is a photographer in upstate New York with an unusual approach to landscape photography. As you’ll see in the rather poetic video below, Wahlstrom suggests finding a place that is uniquely your own if you want to create meaningful, intimate photographs.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 12, 2017  |  1 comments

If you were befuddled by a description of the “Exposure Triangle” in your first photography class, you’re not alone. This relatively simple concept can be a bit difficult to explain; unless, that is, the instructor has some red Kool-Aid and a few glasses handy.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 12, 2017  |  0 comments

Manny Ortiz is a Chicago-based photographer known for capturing the personality of his subjects. He’s also a good instructor, and in the four-minute video below he provides some great posing tips for budding portrait photographers.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 12, 2017  |  0 comments

The innovative Nubrella is a lightweight, collapsible umbrella worn with a chest harness for hands-free shooting in bad weather while keeping you and your camera gear dry. 

Ron Leach  |  Apr 11, 2017  |  0 comments

The Transform tool is one of Photoshop’s most powerful weapons, allowing you to move and change the dimensions of just about any object. In the video below, editing instructor Ed Gregory will turn you into an expert with this versatile tool in less than 15 minutes.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 11, 2017  |  0 comments

Award-winning photographer Joe McNally has been on assignment in over 70 countries across the globe, shooting for publications like National Geographic, LIFE, and Sports Illustrated, as well as a large stable of commercial clients. McNally credits part of his success to a mastery of telling stories with his images, and in the video below he reveals three secrets on how you can do the same.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 10, 2017  |  0 comments

You know something is amiss when the first three questions a photographer asks his model are, 1) Do you have a boyfriend; 2) Do you like to play; and, 3) What turns you on?

Ron Leach  |  Apr 07, 2017  |  0 comments

David Bergman is a NY-based photographer well known for his sports, celebrity, and concert images, and in the video below he’ll teach you how to harness the power of panoramic photography in less than three minutes.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 07, 2017  |  0 comments

Weird Lens Guru Mathieu Stern is our go-to source of clever ways to use cheap vintage lenses on modern digital cameras. In the quick video below he illustrates how to easily modify an old lens to create dramatic nocturnal photographs with a unique look.

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