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Mike Hagen

Using the Sony Xperia 1 for portrait photography
This is part two of my two-part review of the Sony Xperia 1 camera system. Sony’s PR firm sent a new...
Capturing outdoor and travel photographs with the Sony Xperia 1
This is part one of my two-part review of the Sony Xperia 1 camera system. Sony’s PR firm sent me a...
Combining the SpyderCHECKR with the SpyderCUBE for high-end results
The Datacolor SpyderX Capture Pro bundle comes with four tools designed to help you attain professional-level color accuracy and focus...
Calibrating your camera’s autofocus system with the Datacolor SpyderLENSCAL
Making sure your camera’s autofocus system is properly calibrated can be important for a variety of reasons: Determining if your...
How to use the SpyderCHECKR for accurate and consistent colors
As photographers, we spend thousands of dollars on camera gear and lighting equipment. We also take great care to pose...
How to use the Datacolor SpyderCUBE for white balance and contrast
Achieving accurate colors and contrast in your images can be difficult for many photographers. Without the proper tools, you are...
Customizing Nikon Z 6 & Z 7 function button for autofocus
This year I added Nikon mirrorless cameras to my photo business and have been very happy with them. After spending...
Creating visual dissonance in outdoor and travel photography
One of my favorite things to do in photography is finding patterns. Like most people, I am drawn to patterns,...
Four creative techniques for photographing fireworks
Fireworks photography is a great way to get your creative juices flowing. The traditional approach for shooting fireworks is to...
Using the texture slider in Lightroom Classic
I use Adobe Lightroom Classic every day in my photo business and rely on it to help me produce images...
Having fun with the Canon IVY Cliq+ camera and printer
Photography should be fun. That's one of the reasons why I wanted to test out this new Canon IVY Cliq+...
Best organizational practices for Luminar 3 catalogs
In addition to being an excellent image post processing tool, Skylum's Luminar 3 is also a digital asset management tool....

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