Our PhotoForward blog allows us the opportunity to share original news, tips and educational videos that we don’t always have room for in the print and digital editions of Rangefinder. The following is a list of the most popular posts of the year.
This year marked Rangefinder‘s fourth annual compilation of the 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography, a group of up-and-coming wedding photographers that we expect to see even more amazing work from in the future. Highlights from this year included elements of drama, mood, and atmosphere in many of the submissions, resulting in positively evocative “epic wedding moments.”
When Tamron released two new full-frame Prime lenses in its SP family with 35 mm and 45mm focal lengths, Rangefinder’s audience took notice. The new lenses offer image stabilization and enhance close focusing capabilities, as well as f/1.8 apertures. Both retail for $599.
Wedding photographer and blogger Susan Stripling highlights some of the common pitfalls and mistakes of Wedding Photographers, both avoidable and unavoidable, and how to work around them.
Rangefinder Technology Editor Greg Scoblete sat down with four Canon Explorers of Light – George Lepp, Bruce Dorn, Hanson Fong and Ken Sklute – along with photographer Peter Hurley, in March to discuss their experiences using the new 50-megapixel Canon 5DS and 5DS R cameras, which went on sale to the public in June.
These two Rangefinder Video of the Week’s go behind the scenes with photographer Miguel Quiles, where he takes our audience into his studio to show a simple, yet effective lighting setup for beauty images, as well as how he stages dramatic portraits that add dimension and character to the subject.
When lighting guru and industry leader Joe McNally stationed himself outside New York City’s City Hall, emerging newlyweds were in for a surprise! Through the back of the Nikon Wedding Truck Studio, McNally offered free, professional wedding portraits of just-married couple who might have otherwise not arranged for professionally done photos.
The National Press Photographer’s Association released the results of a study in which they took 100 professional photographs and 100 images snapped by amateurs but used by news outlets as “user-generated content,” scrambled them up and presented them to people. The study found an overwhelming preference for professional photography, and that study participants could tell 90 percent of the time whether an image was amateur or professionally shot. It also found that more time was spent, on average, with professionally generated photographs.
Anthropics newest retouching software release, PortraitPro 15, has a slew of new features and adds support for high-resolution monitors and Apple Retina displays. It also has a makeup control function and a selfie/wide angle lens distortion correction tool.