This week, Bob Coates told us why the micro four-thirds format is still great, while Julie Powell showed how she uses Plotaverse for some amazing commercial photographs.

Bryan Esler reviewed the Tamron 28-200mm for Sony and Bob Coates explained how he finds similar photos in a snap. Levi Sim gave us a creative double exposure idea, and finally, Michèle Grenier walked us through the importance of color calibration.

Why the micro four-thirds format is still solid - Even in this day and age I am hearing from some photographers that the micro four-thirds format is not good enough. I disagree wholeheartedly! My start with micro four-thirds For years I was looking for a camera system where the files would not explode in post-processing. My wife was always complaining that I was bringing […]
Creating commercial product shots with Plotaverse - I recently wrote a post about the fun you can have playing with Plotaverse software, but there is a serious side as well. In addition to the fun, you can create some really cool, but effective commercial product shoots. Everything is moving to a video platform these days, as it is often much simpler to […]
Is the Tamron 28-200mm for Sony the latest and greatest all-purpose lens? - In my tests with the Sony a7 III, I tried out a few different lenses, one being the new Tamron 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD (B&H | Amazon). This lens has a unique place in the E-mount lineup, as it competes directly with Sony’s 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3, but offers slightly better low-light performance on the wide […]
Locate similar photos in a snap - I saw that Excire Search would help find images, but it is an Lightroom Classic-based plugin. At that point I didn’t give it much thought, as I am an Adobe Bridge, Camera Raw and Photoshop user. I put away any ideas of using this tagging and visual search software, until I was asked to take […]
Portrait Tips: Try something new with old friends - I’ve never done the double exposure effect in Photoshop before, but my client had this idea that she wanted to use one with an upcoming magazine article and she asked me how I would do it. This was also my audition for a new job, so I was super anxious. A philosophy professor wrote the […]
How to know when your white is really white - Are you delivering digital photos and/or selling prints? Then having accurate colors is essential! Make sure to know when your white is really white by using grey cards and calibrating your monitor and camera. What are you talking about? My white IS white, I see it right now on my screen! Yeah, you really think […]

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