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You have a camera now what? I came across this meme on Facebook recently and it made me laugh yet reminded me of questions I’ve recently been asked. Being the resident photographer among friends, I’ve been asked the following questions several times over the past couple weeks. “I picking out a new camera, what’s the […]

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One of the least exciting piece of photo gear has to be a sandbag. I can’t remember the last time I was in a room filled with photographers and we enthusiastically talked about them. Although sandbags are not exciting, they are an important piece of gear that adds safety to a set. Common Uses for […]

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Photo Copyright Scott Bourne

If you want to go pro, you need a portfolio. It’s often a chicken and egg situation. You need clients to build a portfolio and you need a portfolio to get clients. There are some workarounds. Hopefully this will help. Make Your Own Assignments First, you’ve got to practice, practice, practice and do it right! […]

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I don’t care who you are or how long you’ve been a photographer, there comes a time (or in my case many times) when you will miss a shot – often a great shot – because you just weren’t ready. And the thing that kept you from being “ready” was something silly. It’s happened to […]

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You might have heard that Canon just announced two new cameras. The Canon EOS 5DS and the EOS 5DS R, which will feature a 50.6 MP sensor. Really? 50 MP? Do you really need a 50 megapixel camera? What is a Megapixel? Megapixel means that a camera can capture 1 million pixels per image. That means a […]

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2015 marks the 20th anniversary of photographic IS (Image Stabilization). SLR camera shake correction began with Canon. The world’s first optical image stabilizer for 35mm SLR cameras was introduced in the EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM lens in 1995. Since then, Canon and other manufactures have made continual advancements in stabilization systems to enhance panning […]

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Photography is one of those professions that, from a distance can appear as an idealistic, fun and (dare I say) easy existence in terms of a career. Yet upon entering the world of paid photography, would-be pros find themselves immediately faced with a demand for an exceedingly high-level of image quality, and an even higher […]

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