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Why Fast Rangefinder Lenses Are Almost Useless for Most Photographers

<b>Fast rangefinder lenses can be almost useless unless you have an EVF of some sort</b><p>For years I was one of those people who lusted after an f0.95 lens. …

Tips From a Professional Photographer: How to Capture the Perfect Sunrise

We've all been there, gazing at a magnificent sunrise and wanting to capture the moment, only to have the photograph turn out horrible. What is it that makes it so difficult to translate the magic and beauty of a sunrise into the perfect picture? Professional photographer Anton Gorlin, who recently …

Here’s How to Compose Landscape Photos Like a Pro with 6 Tips for More Harmonious Images (VIDEO)

Good composition skills are important for all types of photography, and when it comes to shooting landscapes they can be difficult to master because …

Landscape Photography

How to use focus stacking to get impossibly sharp photos

Adjusting aperture alone can only do so much to get sharp images with a wide depth of field — sometimes, getting both point A and point B tack sharp …

Landscape Photography

FREE PDF Visualization: 30 Inspirational New Year’s Photography Resolutions

30 Inspirational New Year’s Photography Resolutions: Kick off your photography with a fresh new start with this new FREE PDF Visualization by Annette …

Street Photography

We Are Loading Up On This 7.4% Yielder, A REIT With 40% Upside

Sotherly Hotels is a small-cap hotel REIT with a particularly strong and convincing buy thesis.<p>It combines extreme value with share buybacks, …

Investing

Check Out This Gorgeous Eclipse Time-Lapse Video and Learn How It Was Filmed

Daniel Dean knew the total solar eclipse would be an incredible opportunity for him to capture something amazing. A few months prior to the eclipse, …

A love affair with Leica

The most enviable of cameras is a hundred years old – but can its digital version capture the same charm?<p>Just off Oxford Street, there is a dusty little camera shop. At first glance, you would think it had been there for 100 years. But when I walked through the door of Aperture of Rathbone Street …

A Pic With My Leica SL Early in The Morning

A Pic With My Leica SL Early in The Morning:I hope all of you had a great weekend. It’s been hot and humid in NYC, so I’ve been doing a lot of my …

Digital Cameras

Graduated ND Filters for Landscape Photography

<i>A graduated neutral-density filter balanced the sky exposure with the foreground lupines, but was positioned too low in the scene, making its use</i> …

See the International Space Station Photobomb the Eclipse

Sorry, Sun.<p>As people across the U.S. donned solar-eclipse glasses or used homemade techniques to watch the solar eclipse on Monday, a group of people …

Use These 4 FREE Lightroom Templates to Create Simple Eclipse Photo Composites (VIDEO)

OK, so you did your homework, picked up some eclipse glasses, bought a solar filter to protect you camera, and shot a bunch of photos of the epic …

A photographer's adventure with the eclipse

San Francisco Bay Area

These 14 Places Will Let You Learn Photoshop for Free | Inc.com

But, with all its power comes a steep learning curve. And that's intimidating.<p>Simply loading up the software and trying to figure things out on your own doesn't work as well when you want to learn Photoshop as it does for other pieces of software.<p>And, while you could try and read the manuals (which …

Tutorials

NASA’s Best Photos of the Great American Eclipse

Countless photographers tried their hands at capturing the Great American Eclipse yesterday, but leave it to NASA to nail some truly incredible …

Stunning Images of the Solar Eclipse

Outdoors

Shooting the solar eclipse at DPReview headquarters

Most of us on the DPReview staff followed our own advice today: we put the cameras down, donned our eclipse glasses and just enjoyed today's show …

13 outstanding photos of the solar eclipse on Instagram

For the first time in decades, a full or partial eclipse could be seen over much of North America on Monday.<p>Normally, taking photos of the sun is impossible without specialized equipment. But when it's blocked by the moon, photography with everyday cameras and phones is possible— though still …

NASA jets are chasing the solar eclipse | Engadget Today

The Great American Eclipse captured in photos

The Great American Eclipse of 2017 made for some (unsurprisingly) great photographic moments.<p>Bill Nye, far left, viewed the eclipse with the crowd in …

How To Photograph The Eclipse On Your Phone

There are going to be millions watching the eclipse — and many will try to capture it through the lens on their smartphone. Here’s advice from the pros about how to take the best pics.<p>If you want to capture a full eclipse, make your way to the “path of totality.”<p>The first thing you want to do is …

Mobile Photography

A Definitive Guide to Not Messing Up Your Solar Eclipse Time-Lapse

<i>Credit: Rick Fienberg / TravelQuest International / Wilderness Travel</i>As most of you in the photography and filmmaking community know, on the 21st of …

Time-lapse Photography

Free Resources

These eBooks are all free for you to download as a member of my community.<p>Photographing Venice<p>Who doesn’t love Venice? And who doesn’t love to …

Photographing the Total Solar Eclipse: Tips from My Last One in 1991

<b>This is a guest blog post by Ellis Vener. All images and text by ©Ellis Vener are being used with permission.</b><p>Being in the path of totality during a …

Here's How to Photograph The Solar Eclipse Without Damaging Your Camera

Get your camera settings right.<p>Darkness is coming. At least, partial darkness, depending on where you live.<p>On Monday, August 21, people across the US …

This is the best video of Prague you’ll ever see

Have you ever been to Prague? The Czech capital is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, but capturing its essence and beauty on video is …

Here’s a Checklist for Learning How to Retouch Photos Like a Pro

If you are a photographer or fledgling retoucher opening Photoshop for the first time, it is a daunting experience, to say the least. There is a …

One hundred years of Leica cameras

<b>In 1914 optical engineer Oskar Barnack was working for Ernst Leitz when he designed the very first Leica, the Leitz Camera, or so-called Ur-Leica. The small handheld camera, one of the first to use 35mm film, finally went into production in 1925 following a long delay caused by World War One. It</b> …

Cameras

over 2 months with the X-T1

Fujifilm X-T1 with XF56mm f/1.2 EXPOSURE: 1/1250sec f/2.5 ISO 400<p>The Good, the Bad and the unbelievable<p>The end of the DSLR is near. The X-T1 is the …

Why Rangefinders? By Anthony Chang

<b>Why Rangefinders? By Anthony Chang</b><br>Today we have a guest piece by Anthony Chang discussing his reasons for choosing a rangefinder. Read on…<p>Why do I …