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Online piracy is hurting the photo and video industry. The problem is that the people who should care the most are often the worst offenders. Why Do I Care? I’ve often been told that piracy helps sales.  I can tell you from first hand experience this isn’t true.  I’ve had numerous books, online classes, and […]

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A key ingredient to any video project is an interview.  As photographers, adding a talking subject to your next video montage or slideshow takes it to the next level.  It can add a story to your project, and stories are what people want to watch. One of the most common video projects I’m hired to […]

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Videos slideshows are a powerful way to show pictures, and I think Instagram offers a unique opportunity. The thing is, my clients love to watch a slideshow of themselves, but few other people are willing to watch a long slideshow these days. Instagram has a 15 seconds limit on slideshows, though, and that’s just about […]

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You gotta join us live for our next Google+ Hangout, totally free of charge. Not only will you learn terrific techniques, but if you tune in live, you can be entered to win excellent prizes to help you in your work. (Note: MUST BE TUNED IN LIVE TO WIN). We kick off Wednesday 5/27, 4:00pm Eastern, 3:00pm Central, 2:00pm Mountain, and 1:00pm […]

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In between jobs, a few friends and I took a trip to the beach for a little rest and relaxation. Teddy, Alec, Vanelli and myself trekked out to the Sanibel Island Lighthouse just outside Fort Myers, Florida. Some of us…Vanelli…couldn’t sit still long enough and decided to come up with a challenge. Armed with just a few beach chairs, a skim board, and our phones, we set out to create something unique – just for fun.

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Lumix GH4, Olympus 75mm f/1.8 lens, f/1.8, 1/40s, ISO 3200.

I don’t use neck straps, and I generally advise everyone against them. I think they’re a poor design and dangerous to your body–with as much shooting as I do, carrying a camera was damaging my neck. You may have read my review of the Joby wrist strap when I said it’s the only strap I’ll […]

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