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    Storm Chasing in Texas with the Irix 15mm

    LIghtning over Happy, TX ©Jim Livingston

    The Texas Panhandle isn’t often listed as one of the most photogenic areas in the United States of America. To those who take the time for a closer look, it’s a land of hidden treasures, raw beauty and inhabitants as rugged as the landscape itself. Its unique wildlife, hard-working people and wide vistas are a […]

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    Announcing Adobe CC Support for Irix Lens Profiles

    Irix 11mm Firefly Lens

    Lens correction profiles for the Irix 11mm f/4 and 15mm f/2.4 lenses are now included with Adobe CC software. This has been the case since June 19, 2018 and ACR version 10.4. Adobe Creative Cloud users no longer have to download and install these profiles manually. Irix has offered these profiles for download for some […]

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    A Quick Guide to Wide-Angle Fireworks Photography

    Fireworks ©Nicky Xu. All rights reserved.

    Well, Independence Day is only a couple of days away here in the good, ol’ USA! If you live just about anywhere in our country, you can count on some great opportunities for capturing fireworks shots. A good fireworks display is one of the most fun, unpredictable and rewarding spectacles you can photograph. It’s also […]

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    Create Sharper Milky Way Photos with Image Stacking and Irix Lenses

    Dinosaur Under the Milky Way ©Chris Maust

    Capturing the Milky Way can be a rewarding experience for any photographer. It can also be challenging and occasionally frustrating. Bringing out the detail in that big, bright band of celestial objects isn’t always easy. This article will explore one way to enhance your images of our galaxy, using a process known as image stacking. […]

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    Focus Bracketing and Stacking Landscape Photos with Irix Lenses

    Lines in Landscape Composition

    With Milky Way season starting up, many of us will be spending a considerable amount of time out there away from the city lights. Part of the fun of these outings is including the landscapes we visit in our shots of the night sky. It also presents a few challenges, like getting those foregrounds sharp. […]

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    The Irix 11mm Lens Wins the Best in Class Award from Digital Camera!

    Irix 11mm DCA Award

    The 2018 Digital Camera Awards results are in and we’re proud to announce that the Irix 11mm f/4.0 was awarded first place in the Manual Focus Lens category! This distinction comes only a year after the debut of our ultra-wide, rectilinear full-frame lens. These sophisticated manual focus lenses could be perfect for landscape, architecture and […]

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    Golden Hour Photography: Are You Doing it Wrong?

    "Cofete Gold" ©Riccardo Mantero

    Here’s a fun little experiment: Go to your favorite photo site and do a search for “golden hour”. Chances are, the majority of the images you’ll find will have the sun in them, just about to dip below or just above the horizon. It’s also very likely that some of those sunrises and sunsets will […]

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    Irix Gives to Good Causes

    GOCC Promotion in Poland

    One of the best things about representing a company with a heart is helping to promote the causes they support. That’s why we’re proud to share the news of the current campaign of our European counterpart. For each Irix lens sold from January 11th through January 20th 2018, Irix distributor Next 77, along with its […]

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    Wide Angle Composition: Vertical and Horizontal Lines

    There’s been enough written about lines in visual composition to fill a substantial library. Nevertheless, some photographers don’t readily recognize and utilize these elements to increase the impact of their images. This is the second article in a series on effective use of line in compositions, with an emphasis on wide-angle photogtraphy. In this installment, […]

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