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Ron Leach  |  Oct 06, 2017  |  0 comments

Image sharpness is a critical concern for most photographers, whether they’re shopping for a new lens or shooting photos in the field. In the revealing video below, Leica photographer Thorsten Overgaard answers the question “What is sharpness in photography,” and explains techniques for achieving optimal results.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 05, 2017  |  0 comments

Many photographers are more than willing to pay a significant premium for the latest full-frame cameras, but does the difference in image quality as compared to crop-sensor cameras justify the extra cost? We don’t expect to answer this question here, but the six-minute video below provides an interesting take on the ongoing sensor size debate.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 05, 2017  |  0 comments

Marcin Lewandowski is a Polish-born photographer currently based in Cork Ireland. He’s known for both editorial and documentary work, and after watching the video below you’ll understand why his specialty is what he calls “visual storytelling.”

Ron Leach  |  Oct 05, 2017  |  0 comments

We rarely use this space for opinion pieces, but Google’s new Clips camera really bugs me and I’m going to rant a bit, so please bear with me. Billed as “A new way to capture big moments and little ones,” Clips works in tandem with the Google Pixel 2 smartphone (as well as with Samsung’s S7/S8 and the iPhone 6 and up) to let you “shoot and share like never before.”

Ron Leach  |  Oct 04, 2017  |  0 comments

Have you ever wondered about the technology that enables a DSLR’s shutter to open and close with the necessary speed and precision to create properly exposed photographs? And what about the difference between first- and second-curtain sync?

Ron Leach  |  Oct 04, 2017  |  0 comments

Photographing models can be intimidating for those new to the game, especially if you’re unsure about posing, directing and other variables required to do the job right. The video below will put your mind at ease, and help you do the same for your model, with a demonstration of what you need to know to get started.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 04, 2017  |  0 comments

There’s always more to learn about shooting and editing landscape photos, and in the powerful video below, top pro Serge Ramelli provides a bit of both. He also reveals his #1 Lightroom workflow secret, and includes a link beneath the video for downloading his presets for free.

 

Ron Leach  |  Oct 03, 2017  |  0 comments

Hey bargain hunters: Here’s a killer deal that you may find very difficult to refuse, especially if you’ve been thinking about moving up to the world of digital medium format photography. Ricoh Imaging has just slashed the price of their 51.4MP Pentax 645Z medium format digital camera body by $1,500 to $5,496.95.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 03, 2017  |  0 comments

Serious photographers ultimately strive to develop a style that’s all their own, but what better way to begin that quest than by emulating the work of a highly acclaimed pro? In this quick video, the folks at Mango Street provide some great inspiration for aspiring travel photographers by exploring the unique work of adventure/travel photographer Chris Burkard.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 03, 2017  |  0 comments

Today’s modern DSLRs and mirrorless cameras are truly wonders of technology, offering all the creative control necessary for handling just about any imaging task one could envision. But if you’re moving up from a pocket camera or a basic interchangeable-lens model, choosing the proper settings from the myriad of available options can be rather bewildering.

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