Cory Rice

Cory Rice

Cory Rice is an artist and writer based in Brooklyn. 

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Every portrait photographer who started with a kit zoom remembers the first time they swapped it out for a prime lens. The “Wow” factor of a bright, sharp prime is hard to match, even with the best zooms. Optical benefits aside, working from a fixed focal length encourages more natural photographer-sitter interactions and better spatial awareness. Read on to learn why so many portrait...
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Watch enough online tutorials or read enough marketing copy and you might be convinced that a successful portrait requires cranking the aperture of your lens to its widest setting. While the “wide-open” approach to portraiture is far from new, its usage has surged in recent years, leading to a surplus of photos flaunting extremely shallow depth of field. As polarizing as it is popular, whether...
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Profoto has added two new modifiers for the popular B10 and B10 Plus flashes: the OCF...
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Nikon has just announced the first macro lenses to join the Z-mount lineup: the NIKKOR Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S and NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8. Both lenses allow Nikon mirrorless shooters to achieve a 1:1...
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Whether you are shooting a fashion editorial, a wedding reception, or anything in between, on- and off-camera lighting can make a huge difference outdoors. Natural light is wonderful, but there are scenarios in which you simply cannot run the risk of an unexpected cloud...
Birding USA: 10 Western Hotspots for Photographing Birds
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This article is the final installment of our three-part series covering the best locations in the United States for birdwatching and bird photography. Don’t forget to check out 10 Eastern US Hotspots and 10 Central US Hotspots for even more bird-friendly travel destinations. Finally, no birding trip is complete without a...
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This article is the second of a three-part series covering the best locations in the United States for birdwatching and bird photography. Be sure to check out 10 Eastern Hotspots and 10 Western Hotspots and don’t forget to keep a field guide handy for identifying what you...
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This article is the first in a three-part survey of the best locations for birdwatching and bird photography in the United States. Subsequent articles will cover Central and Western regions. Before visiting any of the destinations listed below, be sure you have a reliable field guide...
Five Ways to Turn your Backyard into a Wildlife Photography Studio
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Wildlife photography doesn’t necessarily entail braving wilderness in search of elusive species inhabiting remote locations. A carefully landscaped yard can supply an impressive variety of animal life to observe and photograph. In this article, we go through five tips for turning your backyard into a red carpet for local wildlife. Know your Neighbors Research, research, research. Find out what...
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Macro photo studios share many of the same basic needs and equipment as traditional photo studios—just on a smaller scale. This reduction in size both lowers the cost of entry into the genre while inviting creativity from resourceful DIY photographers. Below are some tips for expanding your macro studio using items around the house or easily obtained from local art, craft, or hardware stores....
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As a photographer who is borderline neurotic about print quality, “everyday” print jobs have always been a thorn in my side. My office is home to a Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 17" printer and an Epson Stylus Pro 9800 44" printer. While both units produce brilliant, high-quality...
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Litepanels has just announced the latest addition to the Gemini series: the 1x1 Hard RGBWW LED Panel. The new light adds a significant boost in power, as well as expanded light-shaping versatility, to the Gemini lineup, while retaining the form factor and extensive feature set that have made its predecessor, the 1x1 Soft RGBWW...
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Canon has just announced four new wireless inkjet printers, designed to cover a wide range of home or small office applications. All of the new models provide scan and print functionality, while each is tailored to meet the needs of specific workflows: The PIXMA TS3520 is a basic printer with...
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Sony has just announced the fourteenth lens to join its coveted G Master lineup: the ultra-compact, ultra-fast, and ultra-wide 14mm f/1.8 GM Lens. Ideal for capturing landscape, architecture, and astronomical subjects, as well as creative portraits...
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Once your portrait needs have advanced beyond what natural and available light can provide, it is time to begin exploring studio lighting. The best way to build any lighting kit is one light at a time. This allows you to grow with your setup, developing an...
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