Day: December 11, 2016

Ricoh GR II review – a high-end compact for enthusiasts!

The Ricoh GR II is a compact aimed at enthusiasts with a large APSC sensor and a fixed 28mm equivalent f2.8 lens. It’s the successor to the original GR, adding Wifi and NFC, along with a larger buffer for RAW shooting, a faster shutter speed at the maximum aperture and some tweaks to the white […]

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Why a Telephoto Lens Should Be in Every Pet Photographer’s Bag

Many photographers who are beginning to dabble in pet photography ask about the best lens to use when photographing pets. While there is no right or wrong answer, as a dog photographer who primarily specializes in outdoor sessions, I use a telephoto lens for the majority of photos I take. If I were limited to […]

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Time’s running out to enter 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

2017 Sony World Photography Awards Last Call for Entries Cash prizes and Sony gear are on the line as deadlines for entry to the Sony World Photography Awards are approaching. With a little less than a month left to enter, the competition has released some early contenders. Head to the competition website to learn more, […]

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The Quintessential Tabletop Lighting Setup

Sometimes the sterile surroundings of a studio aren’t best suited to show off a product or still life. Just as a colorful backdrop can completely transform the tone of a portrait, the surface on which a subject rests can make a significant difference. The tabletop is a texture just about everyone is familiar with and is a […]

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3 Video Tutorials – Portrait Retouching Tips Using Lightroom

Many of our readers use Photoshop to edits portraits, but what if all you have is Lightroom? Or you don’t know Photoshop as well? You can certainly do most of your portrait retouching using Lightroom. Here are some video tutorials that walk you through a complete edit of one portrait from start to finish, using […]

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Choosing a Creative Exposure – A Beginner’s Guide

There are many combinations of aperture, shutter speed, and ISO that will correctly expose an image. With all those combinations, which one is the right one? If you leave your camera in full program mode, your camera will pick a combination for you. However, letting your camera have complete control is not why you bought […]

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