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Can’t afford one of those super fast f/1.0 pro lenses so you can make your subject pop right off the screen when someone sees your photos? You can still have a nice, clean background by simply increasing the distance between your subject and the background. In the photo above, I am shooting at f/8! “How […]

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If you want to understand lighting – really understand it, prepare for many years of study. Or at least months and you might want to start with Nick Saglimbeni’s Nick Saglimbeni’s Mastering Lighting Volume 1 DVD Tutorial Series. At $150 it isn’t cheap, but it’s much less expensive than the average in-person workshop. Nick is […]

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The short answer is almost always no. Here’s the backstory. A few weeks ago I started posting pictures on my @500px account. I looked at my stats to see which cameras were used to create the most popular photos. Now it’s important to note that I am posting mostly older photographs but many in the audience […]

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I had the privilege of attending the Gulf Photo Plus PopUP Seattle event September 19th and 20th in Bellevue, WA. It’s a two-day, small boutique conference priced at $399 and designed to bring top-notch speakers for an in-depth series of educational sessions of interest to photographers. I was able to get a few minutes with Mohamed […]

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Photofocus partner Perfectly Clear is giving away free 3-day show-floor passes to PPE in New York! Photoplus Expo is the biggest trade show of its kind this year. More than 20,000 photographers are expected to attend. The show is in New York City October 22-24, 2015 at Javits Convention Center and several of the team […]

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NOTE: Cross-Posted at WeShootFuji.com I used a Sony A7r II for a half hour this week. It’s one of the most hyped cameras of the century. I admit my bias is against Sony stuff (so feel free to ignore this opinion if you like) but I did try to be as open minded as I […]

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I was asked by a reader recently if I still love photography. While I have had moments in my life when I tried to put my camera down – the answer is absolutely – yes – I still love photography. But it made me ponder why. Why do I love photography? I was forced to […]

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