Rachel Leathe

Rachel Leathe has been working as a photojournalist at newspapers across the American West for several years. Currently based in New York, she moved from a place where cows outnumber people. When she’s not working, you can find her people watching, wandering through museums, and hanging out with a small dog named Loretta.

Latest Articles

5 months ago
It’s no secret that video has taken over. From TikTok to Times Square, it has infiltrated every corner of our lives. Meanwhile, the line between still photography and videography grows increasingly thin. You only need to glance at Instagram or Facebook to see this new order of things play out. It’s no surprise that in the dawn of this new amalgam era, a certain class of cameras has emerged. As…
5 months ago
If renowned landscape photographer Ansel Adams were alive today, he would surely be astounded at the variety of cameras available. When compared to his hulking 8x10 view camera, today’s cameras look like child’s play. He would also be flabbergasted at the image quality these little devices produce. In 2023, we have a bottomless well of cameras from which to choose. To help narrow down your…
5 months ago
There's nothing quite like the thrilling spontaneity of grabbing your camera and stepping out the door with no plan other than to point and shoot at whatever captivating scenes you encounter. In the realm of professional photography, where meticulous control over light, talent, and location is the norm, street photography throws all of that out the window, transforming the world into your…
5 months ago
What makes a good landscape camera? Is it the megapixel count? Sensor size? Ergonomics? This article will help you develop a personal metric for finding your ideal camera to capture everything from stunning mountain ranges to star-strewn night skies. We'll help you wade through all the technical mumbo jumbo to figure out what specs really matter for the type of landscapes you want to photograph.…
6 months ago
No matter what adventure you’re planning, finding the perfect pack is the first step. You don’t want to be ten miles deep in the backcountry, realizing that your bag lacks weather coating, or that the shoulder straps you thought were sufficiently padded now feel like a taut seatbelt. Before you run out and buy your first bag, you’ll need to think deeply about what kinds of pictures you will be…
6 months ago
Nikon married the old and the new this week with the announcement of an addition to the Z-series lineup, the Nikon Zf. The Zf has a retro-inspired look reminiscent of the Nikon FM2 but with all the modern convenience of the Z6 II, and then some.…
7 months ago
Are you a professional photo or videographer looking for a new multi-day pack? Then perk up your ears. Lowepro has an exciting new release for you: meet the Pro Trekker BP 650 AW II Backpack.…
7 months ago
This year B&H celebrates its 50th anniversary, an impressive achievement for any company but especially for one that got its start in the heart of New York City, where companies are cannibalized with astonishing regularity. Above photograph: The interior of the B&H store on 17th Street before it moved to 34th Street According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, nearly half of all…
8 months ago
I can’t count the number of times a stranger has approached me while I’ve been setting up my drone to ask if they can watch the launch. I imagine this is how the world’s first television owners must have felt as the neighborhood kids crowded around the only television on their block to witness such groundbreaking technology. Drones are fascinating little devices. They have unlocked an entirely…
9 months ago
What do spider faces, Forget-Me-Nots, and pearly whites have in common? They all make excellent subjects for Godox’s new MF-R76 CNS TTL Macro Ring Flash. Godox MF-R76C TTL Macro Ring Flash When Lester A. Dine invented the ring flash,…
9 months ago
Did you know that the first photograph ever taken was of a landscape? “View from the Window at Le Gras” was captured by Nicéphore Niépce, in 1827. It features a very abstract view from Niépce’s window. Then, in 1839, Louis-Jacques-Mandé…
9 months ago
Like a painter choosing a paintbrush, a photographer’s lens choice will dramatically affect the resulting picture. This is especially true when it comes to landscape photography. Lens choice can make a big difference when you don’t have the benefit of directing your subject. A mountain will not turn its face toward the sun, no matter how hard you beg. As a result, your creativity is limited to a…
10 months ago
As the line between professional photography and videography continues to blur, one company has chosen to cater to this emerging class of hybrid shooters.  Sony released its first full-frame, interchangeable-lens cameras, the Alpha a7 and a7R, in 2013. With the release of these twin cameras, the company unknowingly embarked on what would end up being a five-year monopoly of the mirrorless camera…
10 months ago
Nothing kills creativity faster than an aching back. For all the benefits of full-frame cameras, telephoto lenses, and dedicated flashes, there’s something to be said for the freedom that comes with a lightweight setup. If you’ve been hunting for a simple camera to stick in your bag on your way out the door, a traveling companion, or something discreet when photographing on the streets, then you’…
10 months ago
The third-party lens manufacturer iRix has released a pair of E-Mount-compatible lenses this week: the 150mm f/2.8 Macro Dragonfly and 15mm f/2.4 Dragonfly. The two…