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Ron Leach  |  Sep 14, 2016  |  0 comments

If you only have time to watch one video today, this should be it! This gorgeous short film from Uncaged Productions, shot with the Canon ME20F-SH video camera and a Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens, follows 20 high school kids at an astronomy camp along with over 600 astronomers during the August Perseids Meteor Shower.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 14, 2016  |  0 comments

It sure helps to have a sexy model when shooting swimwear, but there’s also a lot technique involved if you want to get great results. In this helpful tutorial, commercial photographer Dixie Dixon demonstrates what you need to know.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 13, 2016  |  0 comments

We’ve seen photos printed or reproduced on all sorts of papers, metals, acrylics, woods and a variety of unusual substrates before but we don’t think we’ve seen anything like what artists Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey do with their images.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 12, 2016  |  0 comments

Mathieu Stern always has great ideas on weird and inexpensive lenses and his latest project is one of his best yet. In the below video, Stern shows how you can get a 50mm F/1.2 lens for only $20.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 12, 2016  |  0 comments

If you’re like most photographers and are enthralled by everything about Ansel Adams, you won’t want to miss this video tour inside his home.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 09, 2016  |  0 comments

Here’s something fun to carry you into the weekend. Freefly, which makes the Alta 8 camera drone, released a video today showing someone surfing while being pulled by a high-flying drone. It was shot at Dash Point State Park in Washington.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 09, 2016  |  0 comments

Lenses are, perhaps, the most important (pardon the pun) element in photography but most photographers probably have no idea how they really work. If you want to learn about lens but you don’t have a lot of time and don’t want to break your brain, Canon has released simple and straightforward 3.5-minute video titled “How Lenses Function.”

Ron Leach  |  Sep 08, 2016  |  0 comments

Manuel Ortiz is a Chicago-based wedding/portrait photographer who strives to capture the spirit and personality of his subjects. In this helpful tutorial video, he enlists the help of his pretty wife Diana to provide 10 effective tips on posing women.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 07, 2016  |  0 comments

The Faroe Islands are a bucolic archipelago of about 540 square miles between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. And as you might expect, this scenic locale wasn’t high on the list for obtaining Goggle’s Street View technology. So shepherd/engineer Durita Dahi Andreassen took measures into her own hands and created the “Sheep View” project for documenting the islands.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 01, 2016  |  0 comments

The annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta offers one of the more extraordinary photo opportunities anywhere, and if you need a reason to attend this year’s event just watch the incredible time lapse below. The 2016 Festival runs from October 1-9, so you have plenty of time to plan a trip.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 31, 2016  |  0 comments

Ever since its introduction in mid-2015, the DXO One miniaturized camera for iPhone and iPad has enjoyed a small but loyal following for its compact form factor, sharp 32mm-equivalent lens, 1-inch/20.2-megapixel sensor, and impressive image quality. Today DXO announced what they call a “major update” for the device that’s sure to expand its popularity.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 31, 2016  |  0 comments

Last week’s 100th Anniversary of the National Parks Service (NPS) marked an important moment in our nation’s history, so we thought we’d share this incredible 8K time lapse video capturing the grandeur of Grand Teton National Park.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 29, 2016  |  0 comments

If you’re one of those photographers with shoe boxes full of medium format negatives and can’t afford an expensive film scanner to digitize them, here’s a simple solution: Dump out one of those shoe boxes and turn it into a scanner using the ingenious (and cheap) method provided in the following video.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 29, 2016  |  1 comments

At street level, Moscow-based photographer/adventurer Angela Nikolau appears to be a young photographer with the looks to be a model. But when you see the photos she makes after scaling some of the world’s tallest buildings, you realize first impressions can be very deceiving.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 29, 2016  |  0 comments

Jeanne Adams is Ansel Adams’ daughter-in-law and she ran the master’s gallery for 25 years. In this intimate interview from Advancing Your Photography, she provides some never-before-heard stories about Ansel’s iconic career.

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