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The Easy Way To Take Better Travel Photos

The Internet is full of articles telling you how to take better travel photos. Most of them offer solid advice, although a bit benign. Stud your location, look for the light, etc. Nothing wrong there, but not particularly helpful to stand out. As it turns out, there is something you can do to take better […]

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Alesha

Photographers: Know Your Gear

How many times have you heard someone tel you that you have to know your gear? Too many. It’s almost cliché.  How do you know when you know your gear? The Aha Moment The problem with truly getting to know your gear is that there can be so much of it. It’s not just a matter […]

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Mastering The Model Shoot: The Light Meter Video Review

Mastering The Model Shoot: The Light Meter Video Review

The timing of Frank Doorhof’s new instructional video, Mastering The Model Shoot: The Light Meter, is perfect for me.  After years of shooting without a light meter, I finally decided to purchase a Sekonic L-758DR DigitalMaster Flash Meter.  Didn’t have a damn clue how to get started. When I saw that Frank released this video, I […]

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Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Today is a national holiday in the USA commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. That’s no small measure in itself, as the only two other people to warrant a national holiday for their birthday are George Washington and Christopher Columbus.

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Home Studio Photography Setup

Home Studio Photography Setup

There’s a question I hear over and over from photographers about locations.  How do you get access?  One place should be a simple answer.  Shoot at home. It’s a bit of work, but so is lugging all of your gear to a studio and paying for the privilege to shoot there. Here’s how I created […]

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Magic Kingdom Glassblower

New Blog Design for the New Year

I decided it was time for a new blog design for this site. There was a lot about the old site that I liked under the hood, but it lacked some modern features and style that I desired. The vendor for the old theme, StudioPress, doesn’t seem interested in doing the things that I want […]

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How To Improve Color In Lightroom

How To Improve Color In Lightroom

Everyone wants to make their photos pop. You can find a ton of tutorials showing how to manipulate sliders in Lightroom or use plugins, but there is a simple tool that I don’t see mentioned very often. If you want to know how to improve color in Lightroom, you need to start with with your […]

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