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I always thought it would be the coolest thing to do lots of travel for a company, and the year I quit my last job I traveled to 9 countries on the company’s dime. Then I thought it’d be cool to travel as a photographer, and this year alone I’ve become a Gold Medallion on […]

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Lightroom HangoutSF-1-2

Our next Lightroom Hangout is next Wednesday, October 29th. RSVP for an hour of Lightroom learning FREE right here. Join Rob Sylvan and Levi Sim and their special guest Ron Pepper, a photographer who makes a living shooting panoramas and HDR’s photographs. It’s incredible the uses he’s put these photographic techniques to, and he’s a real a […]

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Levi_Sim_RAW-1

I had a great time making portraits with some friends the other day, practicing some different techniques and honing some skills. My camera was set to shoot RAW+JPG so I could keep the camera’s terrific black and white jpegs and a color RAW version (here’s a little more about that idea). The Argument to Use Camera JPEG […]

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Levi_Sim_MUA-1-6

Sorry, a MUA isn’t a new piece of gear… it’s a person. Working with a makeup artist (MUA) for the first time is a memorable experience. I used to think an MUA just put makeup on people, but that’s like saying a photographer just takes pictures. A good MUA is truly an artist, and their […]

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Levi_Sim_Jobs-1

It’s been three years since Steve Jobs passed away. I never imagined the impact he’d have on my life–in death at least as much as in life. I’ve read the books, I’ve seen the movie, I’ve loved the Pixar films, and I’ve bought most of the devices. However, on the day of his death I […]

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Levi_Sim_425Cover-1

You know that I don’t do the kind of review that includes target charts and intricate sharpness comparisons using sub-nanometer precision tools, and when the lens says, “Leica” on the front I shouldn’t need to. That name on a modern lens equals quality and excellence, and the availability of Leica lenses is one of my favorite […]

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Levi_Sim_Golf_Sigma_120-300mm-1

I gotta say, I loved using this lens. Sigma has really out done themselves. I know some people say they’ve owned Sigma lenses and the photos were poor…those lenses were the low end stuff; I could say the same about cheap Nikon and Canon lenses I’ve used. Sigma’s newest professional lenses, however, are the amongst […]

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