CardsMatter

For years, when people have asked me which memory card I use – the response has been the same. “Whatever happens to be laying around.” But during the last five years I’ve been keeping better track of the cards that have the most errors and those that perform the best. I’ve evaluated whether cards are […]

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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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chromakey

Want to do chromakey shooting?  A FlexiFill backdrop is very useful for quick chromakey jobs.  This spring loaded type backdrop offers both a blue and green surface for shooting and is virtually wrinkle-free.  This is good because wrinkles cause shadows which lead to a bad key. This specific tutorial is from the Video Gear Weekly series […]

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theboxer

“I want to be a boxer!” said model Vanessa Guillemette as we were preparing a test shoot in my studio last week. She pulled out some pink Everlast boxing gloves and the fight was on… The Setting Most photographs begin with the environment. I thought about how to represent a gym-like feel. The scene would […]

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For a very long time I have operated by a simple motto: “A checked bag is a lost bag.” While that is clearly hyperbole, it’s still a good guideline for anyone who flies. Because when I say “lost bag” I mean your cameras may get “lost.” Even if your bag isn’t misplaced, there’s a real […]

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PFpodcastart
This week’s podcast catches you up three different ways.  First get inspired by photographer Kevin Weinstein as he shares practical advice about being a working photographer.  Then get a quick update on the new Lightroom CC as well as discover what new lens was just released by Lensbaby.
gpvs

I’m a big fan go shooting GoPro cameras because their size lets me get them in some great places (especially with waterproof cases) But GoPro footage is heavily compressed, which means your images can appear dull and flat. Fortunately its a pretty easy fix using Photoshop or Lightroom. Learn how to improve the look of […]

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