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Mike Hedge

Mike Hedge, landscape photographer

This week we’re getting to know community member, Mike Hedge by finding out his answers to four questions and sharing a few of his images. How did you get started in photography? I am not even sure why I bought my first camera back in college. I guess I was looking for a creative outlet. By education, I am a
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Mike Hedge

Mike Hedge, landscape photographer

This week we’re getting to know community member, Mike Hedge by finding out his answers to four questions and sharing a few of his images. How did you get started in photography? I am not even sure why I bought my first camera back in college. I guess I was looking for a creative outlet. By education, I am a
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What Nikon needs to do to stay in the game

Back in the day, there were two primary camera brands — Canon and Nikon. If you walked into any camera shop, Canon and Nikon were the main brands you saw. The companies moved the photography industry forward year after year, from film cameras to DSLRs. Even today, if you walk…

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