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The Power of a Photograph

Almost twenty years ago Atlanta was frenetically preparing for the Centennial Olympic Games. Immediately after every Olympics, the Paralympic Games are held. These disabled athletes have lots of determination and

How to take a Passport Photo

A passport photo is NOT a portrait – it’s a reference photo. Much like a driver’s licenses, its sole purpose is to reference your likeness. Taking your own photo is easy, once you know the requirement.

Lens Distortion in Portraits

As a portrait photographer, I love getting a close, tight shot that really captures the personality of my subject. Understanding the limitations and effects your gear has on the final

36 Hours in Pittsburgh | Tips for Packing Essential Gear

What started out as a quick 36-hour trip to Pittsburgh turned into a full-scale video production to help out a friend of mine with a shoot. Luckily for me I was traveling as a one-man band and because I’m flexible, I was able to gain a new client.

Preparing for a Long Production Day

Media professionals can all relate to the long production day. Whether you’re a landscape photographer waking up at zero dark thirty to capture the first light or a wedding photographer shooting from bridal prep straight through to the reception, we’ve all had those days. In the video world, I’ve had my share of long production days, especially when they’re back to back.

Hate Noisy Pictures? This May Help…

Photographs are wonderful things, and one of their amazing characteristics is the detail we can see in a picture. I’m pretty observant of details in face to face contact, so

The Search for a Perfect Camera

I’m in the market for a new camera and it’s been a struggle to decide which one I want. Being a techie, I’ve analyzed every spec and feature from all the cameras, weighed cost and portability, and compared it to the gear I already have. And still no answer.

Enter to win a new camera, studio lighting kit and more!

It’s our birthday, and we want to celebrate with you! Check out our 21st birthday contest and enter to win a new camera, Drobo 8D, X-Rite calibration tools, XPozer prints, Skylum software and more!

Plus, by entering you’re automatically eligible to win one of our monthly prizes. This month we’re giving away a studio lighting kit from B&H!