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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. […] More

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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. […] More

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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 […] More

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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 […] More

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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 […] More

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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, […] More

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  • An Interview with Night Photographer and Instructor Lance Keimig

    ©Lance Keimig. All rights reserved.

    One of the highlights of PhotoPlus Expo 2017 was a fun and informative nighttime photo walk along the High Line with National Parks at Night partner and photographer, Lance Keimig. I took the opportunity to ask him about a short interview in the near future and he graciously agreed. I’m pleased to say that we’ve […] More

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  • The Concept of Line: an Introduction to Using Lines in Photographic Composition

    Lines in Landscape Composition

    Odds are, if you’ve been into photography for a while, you’ve probably heard enough about how to use lines in your compositions to feel fairly confident about them. That’s a good thing. On the other hand, there’s a more basic concept that many photographers never learn. Yes, leading lines, vertical, horizontal and diagonal lines and […] More

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  • Explore Iceland with National Parks at Night

    Northern Lights over Iceland

    Iceland’s South Coast is a photographer’s dream. We’re excited to share the news of a wonderful opportunity to experience and photograph this incredible location with some of the best! Photograph this unique island as a member of a small group, in an informal atmosphere with one-on-one guidance from experienced professionals! You can bring along a […] More

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