MindShift Rotation 180 Pro

No one really expects to fall in love. It kind of just smacks you in the face when you least expect it. All of a sudden there’s an extra air of excitement, a little more spring in your step. This may sound ridiculous (I am talking about a camera bag after all) BUT I challenge […]

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Let’s say you just got a shiny new package from your local camera store or Amazon or B&H. In it is a brand new camera body or lens or [insert gear type here]. You’ve probably spent some hard earned money on it, right? So, it would stand to reason that you’d want to do everything […]

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On a recent Hot Gear Podcast, Rich Harrington sat with Chase Reynolds over at LensRentals.com to talk about the hot products that they just can’t seem to keep on their shelves.  And of course, with the recent release of the Nikon D810, it’s made the hot topic on this month’s “Hot Gear” Segment. Start listening […]

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Recently, I wrote a brief post on my blog that was titled, Create For Yourself, which serves as the impetus for this story. Lately, I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about my own growth as a photographer and, to a broader extent, as a creator. This introspection invariably led me to look at how […]

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I’m a formal student of photography and probably will be a life-long student of it, and I’m faced with constant struggles in class. Although fighting through the completion of degree (that doesn’t necessarily help you to not become a starving artist) is a very real, hefty and common problem that students face, there are deeper and […]

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I’ve been blessed with a dual career! For over 30 years I’ve been teaching the Martial Arts and for over 20 years I have been a professional photographer. Over the years I have learned to merge the two skill sets. In that time I’ve come to the realization misguided Black Belts and misguided Photographers have […]

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Just a few weeks ago, I got up at the crack of dawn and went to Trillium Lake with a few other photographers, intent on photographing the sunrise. Soon after we got there, we met up with a few more photographers at the same location. The lake was beautiful, and so was the mountain, but there were zero […]

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