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Six years ago I started making pictures, and I dove right in planning to make a portrait business. The best thing I did was attend David Ziser‘s workshop where he taught me that shadow and light are the most important technical things to learn in photography. He showed image after image of stunning portraits, and […]

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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 of Thursday 3/26, 1:00pm Eastern, 10:00am Pacific/ 1:00pm Eastern. RSVP […]

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I’ve got a bit more time on my hands these days, so I’m catching up on some new photography books.  There’s two I am currently reading that I’d like to share. “The Long Exposure – A Beginners’ Guide To Long Exposure Photography” by David Cleland and “The Complete Guide To Fujifilm’s X-T1″ by Tony Phillips […]

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If you’re one of those folks who just needs to do some very minimal photo correction/editing, or you hate Adobe for charging you $10 a month for Photoshop/Lightroom, then there is at least one free, online photo editor you may want to take a look at. Polarr (https://v2.polarr.co) is a surprisingly robust, powerful and very […]

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Lumix GH4, Leica Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 lens, f/3.2, 1/50s, ISO 1000. Crank the ISO and extend battery life.

One of the best reasons to go to trade shows is to get your hands on new gear. I’m not talking about the latest camera or lens from Nikon or Canon–you can hold that and try it on at the camera store any time you want. No, the best gear to get your hands on […]

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It isn’t very often that I switch camera systems.  Especially after I’ve spent more than $10,000 of my precious life-sustaining money on crap and gear combined with more time than a grad student would study just to learn how to use it all. My photography career changed ever since, um… I wanted it to change. Part […]

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While GoPro cameras offer awesome point of view shots, they don’t have the best battery life.  I went into the test labs to see which battery lasted the longest.  Learn how close the third party (and much cheaper) batteries were to the expensive GoPro batteries.  This tutorial will help you decide which battery is best […]

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