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At first blush, the cynic in me questions why there has to be a singular day where Americans acutely focus a laser-like concentrated beam on being thankful. Why do we have a federal holiday devoted to expressing thanks? Isn’t one of the hallmarks of being a genuinely humble person to be thankful every day? Maybe […]

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I moved to Portland several years ago and aside from a brief, year-long stint in California, I’ve really come to consider the Rose City my home. With that said, for as long as I’m breathing, I’ll still be a Brooklyn kid. I was born in Brooklyn and lived there through all of my formative years. […]

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I recently released a free eBook called Moving to Mirrorless that chronicles my transition from the Canon dSLR system to the Sony mirrorless system. This excerpt outlines why I made the move and wrote the book. Enjoy! My Move to Mirrorless You may have read or heard this before but now is a truly amazing […]

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With all of the money that photographers spend on their cameras, lenses and tripods, it can be easy to overlook some of the smaller accessories that may¬†truly have a material impact on your actual shooting experiences. The photo accessories industry is teeming with all sorts of goodies & gadgets¬†that range from pure utility to chic […]

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Her vs Him

The act of creating a photograph typically falls into two broad camps. I would argue that in both camps, there are several fundamental tips around composition to always keep in the forefront of your creative mind whenever you reach for your camera or smartphone to capture something photographically. But before we get into that, let’s […]

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Disclaimer: As a member of Sony’s Artisans of Imagery program, I recently had the opportunity to extensively use an internal copy of the newly announced (and not-yet-released) Sony Zeiss FE 16-35mm f/4 lens. This review chronicles my experiences while using this lens in the field. Additionally, all photos and opinions are based off of a […]

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iPhone Day! Yesterday, I woke up at 6AM morning to head over to the Apple Store at Pioneer Place in Portland, OR. It was “iPhone Day” after all and there was a 128GB silver iPhone 6 Plus with my name on it somewhere in that store. Fortunately, I successfully preordered mine last Friday and somehow […]

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