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Adobe made a huge change when Lightroom 5 launched with Smart Previews. Smart Previews are a feature that I’ve been using since I installed Lightroom 5, but based off the majority of people I’ve talked to that use LR5, I’ve found that this remarkably simple and useful feature is under used. I encourage every budget minded person who hasn’t tried utilizing them to think about […]

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Editor’s Note: This is a highly personal story.  From time to time we put techniques aside and look at inspiration. Mental Illness and life struggles can be a taboo to talk about. Recent public figures have started talking more about it, especially since Robin Williams passed away from depression. Yes, he didn’t die from any […]

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Often times when I am shooting, I prefer the convenience of a shoulder strap.  Other times I need the stability of a tripod. In the past, making this choice meant removing the strap to attach the tripod plate or at minimum detaching a strap to make room when connecting the tripod.  Well not anymore. Meet […]

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onOne’s new Perfect Portrait 9 is a versatile tool that makes portrait retouching simple and easy.

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About two weeks ago, Sony announced the next iteration of their popular a7 full frame mirrorless camera with the Sony a7II. While the camera is not due out for another week or so, I received a unit this morning and recorded a quick First Look video, comparing it to its predecessors, the Sony a7 and a7R. […]

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This week’s podcast interviews photographers Roberto Valenzuela and Peter Hurley.  Beauty and wedding photographer Roberto Valenzuela talks about working with medium formats.  Then we join Peter Hurley for some practical advice on working with and directing your subject. Get the show here  or get it on iTunes — Don’t forget to post a review on iTunes. Roberto Valenzuela Roberto Valenzuela is a photographer […]

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A few months back Canon made what I considered to be a startling announcement. The $1799 Canon EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR Camera was coming and it would not only be a major upgrade to the 7D, but it would in fact be a mini 1DX. Those are my words, not Canon’s but that is […]

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