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2015 marks the 20th anniversary of photographic IS (Image Stabilization). SLR camera shake correction began with Canon. The world’s first optical image stabilizer for 35mm SLR cameras was introduced in the EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM lens in 1995. Since then, Canon and other manufactures have made continual advancements in stabilization systems to enhance panning […]

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Photo Copyright Scott Bourne

NOTE: I made every photo for this post using a Fuji X100T and shot in JPEG mode. The images you see here are 100% right out of the camera without any modification of any kind (except some cropping here and there.) They never touched Lightroom or Photoshop. I made no tonal changes, no corrections – […]

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I have just tried Exposure.co as a new way to tell stories with my images. While I can see some people using it as a portfolio, for me, the strength is in treating it almost like a slide show or an online booklet. You can import photos (which look great on their site) and then […]

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If you are having trouble getting your photos published by a traditional publisher, consider self-publishing an e-book. After all it worked well for “50 Shades of Gray” author E.L. James. While that book isn’t a photo book, it was self-published. The book started as an e-book and was seen by a mainstream publisher who made […]

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I was lucky to get my hands on one of the first production copies of the new, updated Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens zoom lens. While most of my life I’ve preferred primes to zooms, the zooms keep getting better and better and when photographing fast moving objects, zooms give the photographer the […]

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I watched the Kennedy Center Honors recently. It is an annual event where several iconic artists are recognized for lifetime achievement. The honors are named after President John F. Kennedy. (This is not about politics.) if you are reading this blog it’s highly likely you at least partly support the arts and if you don’t, […]

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Yep you read that title right. I am going to be using the new Canon 7D MK II as my primary camera. For most of the last three years, I’ve mainly relied on Micro Four Thirds cameras from Olympus and Panasonic. They are inexpensive, super easy to carry and offer amazing image quality. In the case […]

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