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Okay I admit it – I was trying to be cute with the title of this post. I am easily amused. What is it really about? Reflecting. Not light or specular highlights, etc. Specifically – I am talking about reflection as defined by the dictionary as a fixing of the thoughts on something; careful consideration […]

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iBlazr is a small (about one inch square) LED Flash that works (to some degree) on any smart phone or tablet. It can even mount (via a cold shoe) on any still or video camera, providing the world’s smallest LED flash and/or hot light. The package comes with the iBlazr LED flash, a diffuser, a […]

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Editor’s Note: Our founder, Scott Bourne has been enjoying the life of a “retired” photographer.  But we’ve passed on feedback that many of you would like to hear from him, from time to time.  Scott promises some new posts and we’ll be handpicking some of his most useful ones from the archives for updates. A few years back, I […]

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Article by Scott Bourne and Richard Harrington Today is the Fourth of July.  A day that traditionally means fireworks in the United States.  While you may or may not celebrate this holiday, summer is a season filled with fireworks.  Sporting events, amusement parks, and national holidays… it’s not a party until something explodes in the […]

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Way back in the day, I ran a portrait and wedding studio. My bread and butter was 5×7, 8×10 and 11×14 prints. I sold thousands each year. And my lab made every one. You see Photoshop was version 1.0, there were $100,000 Iris printers but that wasn’t practical so we paid the lab. If I […]

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Editor’s Note: This article is an excerpt from Scott’s new book “72 Essays on Photography.” It’s available on both iTunes and Amazon. “I went into photography because it seemed like the perfect vehicle for commenting on the madness of today’s existence.” – Robert Mapplethorpe I have been studying Zen Buddhism and I am struck by how so much of it […]

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Here are three quickie reviews about some gear you might just enjoy. — Slinger “BigBag” Heavy Duty Lightstand Bag There can never be too many gear bags in your closet, and if you work on location with light stands, you want this bag. The Slinger “BigBag” Heavy Duty Lightstand Bag with Wheels. At under $120 […]

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