Ron Leach

Ron Leach  |  Jun 29, 2016  |  0 comments

When Cactus introduced its V6 wireless flash transceiver it created a lot of buzz because of an affordable price and it’s cross-brand compatibility. The company's newest model, the V6 II, offers all that and more; specifically, high-speed synchronization and compatibility with Fujifilm cameras (and the original five brands).

Ron Leach  |  Jun 27, 2016  |  0 comments

Here’s a fascinating video by French photographer Nède Nède who used a chest-mounted GoPro Hero4 Black to demonstrate the early collodion process invented by Englishman Frederick Scott in 1851. The technique involved adding soluble iodide to a solution of cellulose nitrate and coating a glass plate with the mixture.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 27, 2016  |  1 comments

We are big fans of the Rescued Film Project, an amazing online gallery of lost and forgotten unprocessed film from around the world. For his latest project, founder and film technician Levi Bettwieser needs some financial help to process and restore some 1200 rolls of film shot by one photographer in the 1950s.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 27, 2016  |  0 comments

Fujifilm has upped the ante in instant wireless printing with the next generation of their popular mobile printer. The new “instax SHARE SP-2” improves upon its predecessor with faster/quieter operation, improved Wi-Fi connectivity, and a totally new design.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 20, 2016  |  0 comments

OK, here’s something a bit different: A lens replica mug for coffee lovers that features a self-stirring mechanism and has a stainless steel interior to keep your drinks hot. It’s also great for icy, blended cocktails, but nobody would consume those while out shooting, would they?

Ron Leach  |  Jun 20, 2016  |  0 comments

Documentary photographer Walker Evans (1903-1975) was not only one of America’s most influential artists of the 20th century; he was a superb visual storyteller. His approach to photography was simple: “Stare. It is a way to educate your eye, and more. Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long.”

Ron Leach  |  Jun 20, 2016  |  0 comments

The legendary Bourne & Shepherd photo studio, founded in Kolkata (Calcutta), India, has sadly succumbed to the digital age after a storied history of 176 years. Bourne & Shepherd is considered the longest running photo studio of all time.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 17, 2016  |  0 comments

One of the first bits of advice offered to less-experienced photographers is to “get closer to your subject.” More advanced shooters know that moving in tight tends to avoid background clutter and emphasize the primary subject. Macro (or close-up) photography takes this tenet to the extreme and makes possible some very unique imagery as long as one owns the required equipment and employs proper techniques.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 16, 2016  |  0 comments

Our Weird Lens Guru Mattieu Stern is at it again; this time with a review of a Jupiter 21M 200mm f/4 “tank lens” that he says has “astonishing contrast and bokeh.” Stern adds that the first time he used this lens he was “blown away by the quality.”

Ron Leach  |  Jun 16, 2016  |  0 comments

Here is some spectacular underwater imagery from experienced diver/photographer Rick Sanoian, captured with Canon’s newest flagship DSLR, the EOS-1D X Mark II. Sanoian is with Backscatter Underwater Video & Photo, a large purveyor of underwater imaging gear in Monterey CA, and you’ll see why he is so impressed with the 1D X Mark II.

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