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If you are having trouble getting your photos published by a traditional publisher, consider self-publishing an e-book. After all it worked well for “50 Shades of Gray” author E.L. James. While that book isn’t a photo book, it was self-published. The book started as an e-book and was seen by a mainstream publisher who made […]

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I wouldn’t necessarily consider myself a “morning person”, but when I travel my alarm is almost always set to wake me up before the sun rises. Whether it’s to photograph landscapes and nature, or to walk through a less-crowded market, I always find that time is on my side when I get up early. Here […]

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Before I moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2011, I had never seen a waterfall. I suppose you wouldn’t expect to see one in the middle of Brooklyn or Manhattan, where I grew up. So, you could imagine my incredulous amazement when one of my colleagues from my former employer, onOne Software, took me to […]

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If you plan to print your photos, its essential to know that ratio to crop to.  Otherwise you may end up with unexpected results. What is aspect ratio? Aspect Ratio of an image describes the proportional relationship between its width and its height. The most common aspect ratios are 4:3, 3:2 Other aspect ratios, such as 5:3, 5:4, […]

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When it comes to printing out photos, we want to make sure everything is perfect and part of perfecting printing is understand some aspects of what happens at the lab. You have your print ready, you send it to the lab and it comes back cropped in a little bit. Every lab has a bleed/trim […]

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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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