Kelvin Edward Avilanes

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Low-Key Light, Big-Time Love, by Alex Richardson

When he began his wedding business two years ago, Alex Richardson quickly realized that he would need to seek clients himself before couples could …

GoPro camera survives two months at sea, returns with photos intact

The popular GoPro camera has reportedly survived falls from airplanes and weather balloons, but one Australian man found that two months in the ocean …

GoPro

Take a closer look inside Canon's impressive EF 200-400mm F4L IS

Canon has posted a video showing its massive EF 200-400mm F4L IS USM Extender 1.4 X reduced to its component parts.<p>The Canon 200-400mm is an …

Here's 50 ways to use gaffer tape and some of them might surprise you

In the words of Jay P Morgan, “If you can’t fix it with gaff tape, it probably does not deserve to be fixed”, and he’s right. Gaffer tape (or gaff …

Cinematography

This abandoned town in Namibia has been filling with sand for 50 years

Kolmanskop was once full of life. The former diamond mining town, located in the Namib desert in the south of Namibia, was home to over 1,000 people.<p>They had a ballroom, a hospital, and a bowling alley among other amenities, but by 1954, it was completely abandoned.<p>Australian photographer Emma …

The Leather Clifton backpack is handcrafted from full-grain Italian leather and is designed to hold a 13” laptop as well as books, papers, gym clothes, and more. The backpack is accompanied by two organizational inserts, which fit seamlessly inside the backpack and can be completely removed if desired. The inserts can accommodate 1 DSLR camera with a lens attached and 4-6 additional lenses. A front zipped pocket is perfect for storing pens and small accessories. A layer of air mesh along the back panel and padded shoulder straps equip the Leather Clifton backpack to deliver on both comfort and style.

• Room for a camera and 4-6 lenses<br>• Dedicated compartment for a 13-inch laptop<br>• Handcrafted with full-grain Italian leather<br>• Front organizer pocket for small …

Athletic Apparel

Interview with Marte Marie Forsberg, Food Lifestyle Photographer

<i>Marte Marie Forsberg is a Norwegian photographer living in Dorset, England. She works as a food and lifestyle photographer for magazines around the</i> …

The Fastest Glass Money Can Buy

Leave it to the world of photography to confuse size and speed. In lens speak, the term “fast glass” refers to lenses with large apertures. The …

Top 10 Compact Cameras for Travelers

Upgrade your travel photos with these lightweight cameras that pack a punch.<p><i>Tom O'Brien is a mechanical engineer and the photo engineer for</i> National Geographic <i>magazine. He designs and builds custom equipment for the photographers of the magazine. You can follow him on Instagram @Mechanicalphoto.</i>

Cameras

Lens for your Leica?

So, you have gone out and bought a Leica camera/M-mount type camera. Now you have to put some glass on it. And this is where things can get tricky. …

5 reasons why you should invest in glass

<b>Invest in glass</b><br>A lot of people ask me about glass and what they should be buying, and I always tell them that they should get the best they can get. …

Good Crop Bad Crop - How to Crop Portraits

All images © Gina Milicia 2015 “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” ? Pablo Picasso When it comes to knowing what is …

How to Use Honeycomb Grids for Portrait Photography

You may not think that speedlights are the most versatile when it comes to shooting portraits. There isn’t a lot that you can do with them, right? …

How to Use a Snoot for Portrait Lighting

Using a snoot can give your photos just the right quality of light if you’re going for a high-contrast final image. In this video, Jay P. Morgan …

Been Looking for the Perfect Travel Tripod for Video? The Lightweight, Packable 'International' Might Be It

If you're a traveling filmmaker, professional or enthusiast, one of the most important investments you can make is in a tripod. The challenge is …

How to Use Lightroom's Contrast, Clarity, Sharpening & Dehazing Tools for Better Images

There are four Lightroom 6 tools that add a bit of sharpness (not to be confused with the action of sharpening) to an image. These include <i>Contrast,</i> …

Tutorial: Lightroom’s HDR Photo Merge and a Look at Its Pros and Cons

HDR photo merging has been around for a while, but only recently has it been implemented inside Adobe’s Lightroom. In this article I will show a …

Tutorials

Advice for Aspiring Food Photographers

In our latest resource, The Professional’s Guide to Food Photography, we interviewed Andrew Scrivani, a former teacher turned food photographer who …

Food Photography

How To Combine WordPress And PhotoShelter To Build Your Photographer Website

This post was written by web consultant, photographer and PhotoShelter certified consultant David Brabyn. When it comes to powering your photography …

Web Design

Tamron's 35mm & 45mm f/1.8 Lenses are Near Perfection - Resource

Jaron SchneiderSeptember 28, 2015<p>When Sigma upped their game and became a high-end lens making juggernaut, it left Tamron as really the only optics …

A Simple Secret to Better Street Photography

What separates ‘standard’ street photography—the kind of photo that only holds your attention for a moment before, poof, you’re on to the next …

Pentax full frame DSLR camera updates

October 6th passed and we did not see any official announcement for the Pentax full frame DSLR camera (the original rumor came from dpreview). The …

Slide Camera Wrist Strap . Classic

What we're made of<p>Our leathergoods, clothing and footwear are all made in Italy from locally sourced Italian and European materials. We’ve spent the …

Awesome Gear for iPhone Photography — Tools and Toys

The iPhone has become the world’s most popular camera, and for good reason. Focus pixels, face detection, auto-stabilization, optical image …

Avoid These Common Mistakes with Polarisers

Polarising filters are an important addition to anyone’s kit bag. They can reduce reflections, increase saturation and add punch to bright sunlit …

Landscape Photography: Get better HDR images with a Variable ND Filter

This is a BTS video showing the use of a variable ND filter to create a bracketed set of source images for blending manually or in HDR …

HDR Photography

This Amazing Photo Process is Called Gumoil Printing

Photographer Anna Ostanina of St. Petersburg, Russia, has spent years working with alternative photo printing techniques. Her favorite is one called …

Extreme Makeover, Camera Edition: Wood Veneers

Photographer Tyson Haslam has an interesting hobby: he takes vintage cameras and gives them a new look by replacing the rubber grips and various …