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Sorry, a MUA isn’t a new piece of gear… it’s a person. Working with a makeup artist (MUA) for the first time is a memorable experience. I used to think an MUA just put makeup on people, but that’s like saying a photographer just takes pictures. A good MUA is truly an artist, and their […]

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Pelican in Flight
2014-09-20 15mm LE

A couple of months ago one of my Photofocus posts Fifteen MM Fisheye Fun touched on how versatile this seemingly special purpose lens is. Here’s more. What is a Fisheye lens? Fisheye lenses come in two flavors, curvilinear and circular. A circular fisheye lens shows the photograph as a circle. All lenses project a circle […]

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Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Nick Minore.  We hope you enjoy it.  Please leave comments below about the story and if you enjoy Nick’s writing. Regular maintenance of your gear is the first step to better pictures. In our studio, we maintain our gear about once a year. Frequency can be determined by […]

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acrupdate

Adobe has just announced that the Release Candidate version of Camera Raw 8.7 and the standalone DNG Converter 8.7 are now available via Adobe Labs. Note, you won’t see this as an automatic update, and unless you need the new camera support listed below it is fine to wait until the final release version comes […]

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newadobe

This morning, Adobe announced new software updates at their Adobe MAX conference.  This includes new mobile tools as well as updates to Creative Cloud desktop applications. Stuff that you likely care about include: Photoshop CC New Creative Cloud Libraries – a powerful and easy-to-use asset manager to create, sync and share favorite colors, brushes, text styles […]

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iBlazr is a small (about one inch square) LED Flash that works (to some degree) on any smart phone or tablet. It can even mount (via a cold shoe) on any still or video camera, providing the world’s smallest LED flash and/or hot light. The package comes with the iBlazr LED flash, a diffuser, a […]

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