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This year was the first year I’ve done client gifts for the holidays. For me, it was a chance to say “thanks” and have them remember me as they head into their holiday season, and most importantly, into the new
Every holiday season I face the same issue that many other photographers face: my loved ones want to get me photography-oriented presents but they have no idea what to get me. This problem is compounded by the fact that anything
Note: We’ve got two hangouts next week Lightroom is Thursday with Scott Kelby and Business with Justin and Mary Marantz on Wednesday. You gotta join us live for our next Google+ Hangout, totally free of charge. Not only will you
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
Dubbed as the most famous photo ever taken — or at least the most recognizable — “Bliss” is better known as the wallpaper of Microsoft’s Windows XP in the early 2000s. Since estimates say that billions of people have seen
Are you a fan of unusual lenses and vintage lenses or just curious about adopting different lenses to your digital camera? With different adapters for various mounts now available, it’s a lot easier to experiment with weird lenses or special
I recently rested Adobe’s new Super Resolution in my “Four steps to Resolution in Camera Raw” article. Naturally, my initial curiosity was about enhancing detail on night photos. But how does it do for portraits? Enhancing portrait details Almost everyone values detail
This morning, Samyang announced the 24mm f/1.8 FE autofocus lens for Sony cameras. Designed for landscape and astrophotography, the 24mm f/1.8 features a short minimum focusing distance with corner-to-corner image quality. Features include a Focus Hold Button and LED indicator,
As always, the P|PW Online agenda is jam-packed with excellent programs on the hottest topics. There is something for everyone, no matter what your skill set of experience. So, sign up now to maximize your value! Five days packed with
Living in Sedona, I have been privy to lots of beautiful changing scenery due to changing light conditions. The most interesting images happen on the edges of light when sunrise or sunset occurs. Or, when you find the edges of
In this article, I’ll be discussing the importance of your business name for those looking to start a photography business or thinking about rebranding themselves as a photographer! Common naming conventions When it comes to picking a business name for
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
Using a low aperture for getting the shot in tricky light is often a great way to shoot a scene. I recently photographed a Red Riding Hood inspired portrait session in a redwood forest. Even though it was shot at
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