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Scott Wyden Kivowitz

Which Nikon lens should you buy?
Five incredibly useful photography gadgets
Should you REALLY use a Variable Neutral Density filter?
Charge your batteries before every photo session
Powerful and versatile light: The Genaray 34″ Spectro LED Baton Light
Five steps to get out of Auto mode
Popping the question: All about surprise proposal photography
What you’ll learn, and why you should attend the Lightroom Virtual Summit
Four ways to photograph white backgrounds
The perfect light for photography finally determined
I put Adobe’s Super Resolution to the test
The easiest way to add sun flare to photographs

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Charge your batteries before every photo session

Please charge your batteries before every photo session. That is my public service announcement for you. I share this sentiment because someone I was helping out made the mistake of not charging a battery recently. At least twice a week

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Five steps to get out of Auto mode

When just starting out in photography the typical person will begin their journey with the camera set to Auto. Using this mode tells the camera to choose the ISO, shutter speed, aperture, flash and focus. To be honest, the Auto

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Four ways to photograph white backgrounds

Sometimes the simplest things can produce the most results. Sometimes the least expensive things can open up more doors than you ever thought was possible. Sometimes photography feels like magic. White backgrounds are such things. Below, I will be sharing

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nasa-Perseverance-rover

The perfect light for photography finally determined

This just in. We have finally, after hundreds of years making photographs, discovered the perfect light. That’s right, folks. The absolutely best time to photograph anywhere on Earth has been discovered. Grab your cameras, grab a lens. Which lens? It doesn’t matter because the

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super resolution

I put Adobe’s Super Resolution to the test

I put Adobe’s Super Resolution feature through a pretty good, non-scientific test. In fact, I compared it to what I believe is currently the best enlarging software for photographs, Topaz Gigapixel Ai. In the video below you will see me

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sun flare

The easiest way to add sun flare to photographs

I’m a Lightroom Classic user, and have been since Adobe first released Lightroom. But is Lightroom the best and easiest way to add sun flare to photographs? I have created my own Lightroom presets to make light leaks and flares.

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mirrorless weight

Should you switch from a DSLR to mirrorless?

If you have been considering the switch from DSLR to mirrorless then listen up. Heck, watch this video. You see, it’s a myth that switching to mirrorless with save you enough weight to make a huge difference. Unless, of course, you

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clubhouse

Should photographers use Clubhouse?

By now I am sure you have heard about Clubhouse. But if not — it’s an audio-only social media platform and it’s mobile app-based. Basically, Clubhouse is a platform where you or anyone can host a talk on a virtual stage.

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What an L-Bracket is and Why you need one

What an L-Bracket is and why you need one

If you are the type of photographer who has their camera on a tripod more often than not, then listen up. You need an L-Bracket. There, I said it! An L-Bracket looks exactly how it sounds. It’s a tripod plate

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auto

Five steps to get out of Auto mode

When just starting out in photography the typical person will begin their journey with the camera set to Auto. Using this mode tells the camera to choose the ISO, shutter speed, aperture, flash and focus. To be honest, the Auto

Read More
white backgrounds

Four ways to photograph white backgrounds

Sometimes the simplest things can produce the most results. Sometimes the least expensive things can open up more doors than you ever thought was possible. Sometimes photography feels like magic. White backgrounds are such things. Below, I will be sharing

Read More
nasa-Perseverance-rover

The perfect light for photography finally determined

This just in. We have finally, after hundreds of years making photographs, discovered the perfect light. That’s right, folks. The absolutely best time to photograph anywhere on Earth has been discovered. Grab your cameras, grab a lens. Which lens? It doesn’t matter because the

Read More
super resolution

I put Adobe’s Super Resolution to the test

I put Adobe’s Super Resolution feature through a pretty good, non-scientific test. In fact, I compared it to what I believe is currently the best enlarging software for photographs, Topaz Gigapixel Ai. In the video below you will see me

Read More
sun flare

The easiest way to add sun flare to photographs

I’m a Lightroom Classic user, and have been since Adobe first released Lightroom. But is Lightroom the best and easiest way to add sun flare to photographs? I have created my own Lightroom presets to make light leaks and flares.

Read More
mirrorless weight

Should you switch from a DSLR to mirrorless?

If you have been considering the switch from DSLR to mirrorless then listen up. Heck, watch this video. You see, it’s a myth that switching to mirrorless with save you enough weight to make a huge difference. Unless, of course, you

Read More
clubhouse

Should photographers use Clubhouse?

By now I am sure you have heard about Clubhouse. But if not — it’s an audio-only social media platform and it’s mobile app-based. Basically, Clubhouse is a platform where you or anyone can host a talk on a virtual stage.

Read More
What an L-Bracket is and Why you need one

What an L-Bracket is and why you need one

If you are the type of photographer who has their camera on a tripod more often than not, then listen up. You need an L-Bracket. There, I said it! An L-Bracket looks exactly how it sounds. It’s a tripod plate

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Why I went with the iPhone 12 Pro Max

In this article and in the video down below, I’m going to share why I went with the iPhone 12 Pro Max. I’ll be coming at this from the standpoint of a photographer, a video creator and a father of

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