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Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Mar 08, 2022  |  0 comments

Benro has reinvented the tabletop tripod. The Benro Tablepod Flex is one of those products that makes you smack yourself on the head and yell, “Why didn’t I think of that?” But there’s more than just sizzle here—there’s a fully flexible leg hidden inside each of the three rigid carbon fiber legs, and man are they useful.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 08, 2022  |  0 comments

Nothing spoils an otherwise great shot more than failing to achieve precise focus. You can compose a scene properly, nail exposure, and capture beautiful colors, but if the image is soft all is for naught.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 07, 2022  |  0 comments

Let’s face it: Not all of us have the time or means to go on safari to photograph exotic animals in their natural habitat. The next best option is a trip to the local zoo with a long lens, and that can be a load of fun.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Mar 04, 2022  |  0 comments

Topaz Labs just updated their powerful Sharpen AI software to Version 4, adding new features and improving operation. Even if you’re a superhero who never shoots out-of-focus images, we’re sure that occasionally the subject moves; Topaz Labs Sharpen AI v4 can help you there, too.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 04, 2022  |  0 comments

Unforced errors are part of the photographic process, and the goal is to not make the same mistake twice. The quick video below will help prevent you from doing that by identifying a handful of common faux pas and explaining how to avoid or fix them.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 03, 2022  |  0 comments

One of the first characteristics many photographers consider when evaluating a lens is how it renders out-of-focus portions of an image. Often referred to as background blur or bokeh, this attribute imparts a unique look and feel to an image that can be very visually appealing.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 03, 2022  |  0 comments

Every photographer has a unique approach to editing images, and a variety of favorite tools. In the video below you’ll see why one popular instructor says, “I love Layers” while demonstrating how easy they are to use.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 02, 2022  |  0 comments

Let’s face it: Money is tight for a lot of folks these days, and that often makes it difficult to justify purchasing new gear. But if you explore the used market there are great deals to be found, as long as you know what to look for and buy from a

Ron Leach  |  Mar 02, 2022  |  0 comments

One of the most basic components of great photographs is an accurate exposure with a broad range of tones, yielding details in both shadows and highlights. This goal can often be a challenge when shooting outside under complicated mixed light.

Henry Anderson  |  Mar 02, 2022  |  0 comments

If you've ever dreamed of doing a shoot at a photo studio that's bathed only in gorgeous natural light, here's a great video showing what it's really like. In the below clip, portrait and swimwear photographer Anita Sadowska takes you behind the scenes for a swimwear shoot she did recently at a studio in New York City.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 01, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’re inexperienced at portraiture and looking for a creative edge, we’ve got you covered with the straightforward tutorial below. Bet yet, you’ll be able to shoot eye-catching photos with a simple home setup and a minimum of gear.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 01, 2022  |  0 comments

Lisbon-based travel and nature photographer Andy Mumford is known for awesome imagery, and his popular international workshops in all corners of the globe. Today he shares the advice he gives students regarding the best camera settings to use for compelling outdoor photos.

Henry Anderson  |  Mar 01, 2022  |  0 comments

If you want to make your boudoir photos a little more sensual, top pro Yuliya Panchenko has six ways to help spice them up, so they really get noticed. In the below video, Panchenko shares what she calls the "six elements of erotic photography."

Ron Leach  |  Feb 28, 2022  |  0 comments

Remember the early days of the mirrorless format, with the promise of tiny full-featured cameras and equally small lenses? The idea was to give mobile photographers an interchangeable-lens kit with an array of DSLR-like capabilities in a much smaller package.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 25, 2022  |  0 comments

It’s not uncommon to have a distracting object or two in otherwise beautiful outdoor images. Sometimes that’s because you weren’t paying attention, while in other cases there was simply no way to compose the scene without the offending objects in the frame.

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