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Ron Leach  |  Mar 28, 2016  |  0 comments

In 2009, Fine Art photographer Betsey Chesler decided to use her craft to make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged teens, and she launched the Cameras For Kids Foundation (CFKF).  The idea was to put cameras in the hands of kids and teach them basic concepts of art and photography—thereby fostering self-esteem, confidence, and a skillset they could be proud of. 

Ron Leach  |  Mar 28, 2016  |  0 comments

There was considerable buzz generated at The Photography Show in Birmingham, England last week with the unveiling of the new Irix premium lens line from TH Swiss. The first in what promises to be an assortment of premium glass is the ultrawide Irix 15mm f/2.4.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 24, 2016  |  0 comments

You still have one week to pull your best images together and enter the 2016 iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS).  The competition, launched in 2007, is the first and the longest running iPhone photography competition and has engaged the creativity of iPhone users worldwide. In the past competitions entries were received from photographers living in over 120 countries.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 24, 2016  |  0 comments

Whoever said, “nothing is ever free” was dead wrong: Today you can download the latest Nik Collection of powerful image-editing software. Many of us love this suite for the simplicity it offers is getting the best out of our images. And now you can do so without spending a dime. 

Ron Leach  |  Mar 24, 2016  |  0 comments

We all know that people tend to become self-conscious with a camera pointed in their face, and the new COVR Photo iPhone Lens Case helps solve all that with a unique product that lets you take candid shots while holding your phone like a TV remote— putting your subjects at ease even if they know they are being photographed.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 24, 2016  |  0 comments

Photographers tend to be gear freaks and many of us regularly scour Craigslist and eBay for rare vintage items and the occasional bargain on current equipment. Where Craigslist really rules is on items that are simply to big or heavy to ship—like this military spec portable darkroom located in Hillsborough, NC outside of Raleigh.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 23, 2016  |  0 comments

Sony has released new firmware updates for the A7R, A7R II, A7S, A7, A7 II and A6000 cameras.  For the A7R II, A7II, A7R, and A7S cameras, Update 3.10 includes support for new lenses as well as support for phase-detection AF.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 23, 2016  |  0 comments

March 30th is Joesphine Herrick Day celebrating  the 75th Anniversary of the Josephine Herrick Project (JHP), an amazing organization that uses photographic instruction to enhance the lives of military vets, autistic children, the mentally challenged and others who can benefit from a positive influence upon their lives.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 23, 2016  |  0 comments

The responsible use of recreational drones is becoming a heightened concern as these devices are gaining in popularity among photographers and other hobbyists. Last Friday afternoon things nearly got ugly as the pilot of a Lufthansa passenger jumbo jet reported nearly colliding with a drone while on landing approach to Los Angeles International Airport.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 17, 2016  |  0 comments

Tokyo-based street shooter Bellamy Hunt (AKA Japan Camera Hunter) has just announced his very own brand of black-and-white film. He decided he wanted “something bold, slightly grainy and with strong contrast.” Hence, the birth of JCH StreetPan 400.

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