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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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    An Interview with Photographer and Videographer Robert John

    If you follow photography or music, the name Robert John might strike a chord (pun intended). Many of us who know the name recognize him primarily as the touring photographer for bands like Guns N Roses, Motorhead and The Cult. His work has been featured on Rolling Stone covers and in hundreds of other magazines […]

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    “Getting Your Zen on” with a Wide-Angle Lens

    Photography is a creative process. As such, it requires a balance of knowledge, skill, talent and imagination to excel. An expanded field of view introduces an element that affects that creative balance more than you may realize. In this article, we’ll explore some of the ways that happens and how to make the adjustments that […]

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    Star Trails and Time-Lapse: Two Shoots in One

    Star Trails ©David Mcalpine

    One of my favorite uses for a digital camera is wide-field astrophotography. That definition covers a lot of things, but basically, it means I like to point my lens at the night sky and capture what it holds. Of the countless photo opportunities “out there,” two of the most unusual and captivating effects you can […]

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    Wide Angle Portraits: A Study in Creativity

    Wide angle portrait ©Corentin Hais. All rights reserved.

    Many portrait photographers wouldn’t think of working with anything shorter than a “normal” focal length. Even more prefer to shoot with nothing less than twice that standard. There’s some very sound reasoning behind both stances and it’s no mystery that the main issue is distortion. On the other hand, there are always good reasons to […]

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    What to Look For in a Lens for Star Photography

    ©Stéphane Gonzales via Creative Commons

    Astrophotography is one of the most fascinating and rewarding ways to use a digital camera. Don’t let that fancy term discourage you. Star photos, Milky Way shots, photos of the moon and any similar type of photo all fall into this category. So does planetary imaging, but you don’t have to be shooting pictures of […]

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    Architectural Photography Part 2: Interior Photography Basics

    Here’s the second installment in a quick tutorial on photographing architecture. In Part 1, we explored the fundamentals of exterior shooting. Please read or review that one here, as some of the information will be helpful as we take a look at shooting interiors. As mentioned in the previous article, this genre overlaps with several […]

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    How to Choose the Best Lens for Landscape Photography

    Here’s a fun fact: Ask as many photographers as you like what his or her favorite lens for shooting landscapes is and you’re likely to get at least half as many different answers. Take a look at each photographer’s style and you’ll start to understand why. There are a lot of subjects, treatments and preferences […]

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    Irix 15mm Landscapes

    A collection of some of the best Irix 15mm landscape images. Add your own images to complete the list. Leave your vote for the best image.

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    A Comprehensive Guide to Photographing the Milky Way

    Milky Way with Irix 15mm

    For many photographers, including myself, there are few things more rewarding than capturing spectacular images of the night sky. In particular, photographing the view of our own galaxy from here on Earth is one of the most satisfying things you can do with your camera. What many people don’t know is that shots like that […]