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Dan Havlik  |  Apr 27, 2018  |  0 comments

So, let’s say you’ve shot a cool wildlife image that captures a poignant moment in the animal kingdom but, somehow, the photo looks sort of flat. Don’t worry, there’s a way to change your good image of a bird, lion, tiger or bear into a great one with the help of some proper editing.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 27, 2017  |  0 comments

Last year we featured a mind-blowing 53,000-megapixel image that Bentley Motors created for an ad campaign. At first glance the shot looked like just another distant scenic photo of San Franscisco's Golden Gate Bridge—until you used the interactive controls to zoom in so tight you could literally see the stitching on the car’s headrest as it drove across the bridge.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jan 20, 2022  |  0 comments

Creative photographers use special effects camera filters to produce unique images and videos that make us wonder, “How did they do that?” The Black Pro-Mist filter from Tiffen is a screw-in filter that delivers results that cannot be created consistently using any other method. The Tiffen Black Pro-Mist filter…

Ron Leach  |  Sep 21, 2022  |  0 comments

We’ve all captured photos that would be truly outstanding, other than the fact that colors are way off. That’s sort of like saying you’d be a great dancer if you didn’t have bad legs.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Nov 02, 2022  |  0 comments

Following closely on the introductions of the X-H2S and X-H2 mirrorless APS-C cameras, Fujifilm has announced the X-T5. Dubbed the “5th Generation System,” the X-T5 features a 40-megapixel X-Trans CMOS 5 HR imaging sensor and the new X-Processor 5 ASIC. Priced at $1699 (body only) the new model replaces the X-T4 in Fujifilm’s lineup at the same price point.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Mar 28, 2021  |  0 comments

Introducing the Gitzo Légende tripod and camera backpack, two milestone products from the camera accessory manufacturer known for a century of greatness. Backed by an unlimited lifetime warranty, user-replaceable parts and build quality in a class by itself, Gitzo Légende is certain to be the centerpiece in your arsenal of photo gear for many years to come.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 06, 2018  |  0 comments

Tom Archer is a globetrotting British landscape photographer with a portfolio full of spectacular photos. He occasionally uses Photoshop to add a bit of magic to his images, like in this tutorial with a simple technique for enhancing photos shot at night.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 25, 2021  |  0 comments

One of the banes of outdoor portraiture is that you’re always at the mercy of prevailing lighting and weather conditions. Equally challenging is the fact that, whether you’re shooting images for a client or photographing a model for your portfolio, you don’t always get to choose the time and location of a session.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Oct 23, 2022  |  0 comments

Not really, of course. But you can turn your scary Halloween decorations into thriller movie masterpieces using the Neural filters in Photoshop and a little imagination. Besides, we all know there’s no such thing as a Zombie. Right?

Ron Leach  |  Jul 15, 2020  |  0 comments

Summer is a great time to photograph birds, especially during these days of social distancing, and the quick video below is designed to help everyone improve their results. But rather than discussing gear, focusing methods, or image-editing techniques, the topic of this tutorial is a more basic one: Composition.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 08, 2021  |  0 comments

Ricoh’s line of powerful full-featured pocket cameras has undergone an interesting and welcome transformation since the first GR Digital model was introduced back in 2006. There were three subsequent cameras, all with small sensors, with a bump in resolution from the first 8.1-megapixel version.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 27, 2021  |  0 comments

Photographing birds can be challenging for inexperienced shooters, whether the subjects are stationery or in flight. There are focusing and exposure details to sort out, and composition can also be tough.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 08, 2016  |  0 comments

When photographer/naturalist Phil Torres set up a camera trap in the Amazon rainforest, he hoped to capture dramatic nighttime images of jaguars and other nocturnal animals near Peru’s Tambopata Research Center. What he discovered when he returned to the trap in the morning was something else: Leafcutter ants had eaten or damaged his gear.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 27, 2016  |  0 comments

Shiny skin can ruin an otherwise nice portrait, particularly when shooting outdoors on a hot summer day or indoors when you’re using warm lights. Thanks to this video tutorial, however, you can repair those shiny photos with some simple editing techniques using Photoshop or Lightroom.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 18, 2016  |  0 comments

Street photographer Omar Z Robles has spent the past two years photographing ballet dancers among what he refers to as the urban landscapes of New York. Thanks to a grant from the Bessie Foundation, he recently traveled to Cuba—a country with a long tradition of dance—and the images he captured are amazing.

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