The Printing Problem

As much as I hate to admit it, I don’t have much of my own photography printed to hand on my walls. The few prints I do have are all from Artistic Photo Canvas, and I’m quite pleased with them.  However, I want more and I want variety. Canvas isn’t always the right choice. The […]

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Back & Forth with B&H Photo

I guess nobody is perfect. I’ve done business with B&H Photo Video for a number of years with great results, but a recent transaction left a bad impression with me. It started last week when I placed an order for a couple of new items from Lastolite – a Brolly Grip and Tri-Fold Umbrella. Combined, […]

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Ignorance is Bliss

I’ve been doing quite a bit of learning lately. Photography, lighting, Portrait retouching, how to pose models.  Would you like to know what I’ve learned? I’ve learned that I was happier when I didn’t know some of the things I’ve learned. Ignorance is bliss.  Sure, you may feel confusion because you don’t know how to do […]

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Another Shot with my Wacom Intuos 4

Lots of people love the Wacom Intuos 4 tablet.  They swear by it, claiming it’s much more natural than using a mouse. Based upon that, I bought one a couple of years ago and really hated it. In fact, I regarded it as the worst money I ever spent on anything related to photography.  Perhaps […]

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Shooting Tethered: Aperture vs Lightroom

Disclosure Before this past weekend, I’ve never shot tethered.  Even now, my experience is really limited to just doing some test shots based upon things I observed at the Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It – Hands On workshop I attended on Friday. If you’ve been shooting tethered, you know everything I’ll discuss here. This […]

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Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

A few days ago, I was reading another photographer’s blog and something caught my eye. It was almost a throw-away line, not the topic of the whole post.  Essentially, he noticed that GPS tagging that seemed so important a year or two ago seems to be on the decline. Furthermore, he didn’t other photographers to […]

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Waiting on the New Elinchrom Octabank

Look at it. This is the Elinchrom 74″ Octabank that creates such delicious light that you want to lick it off your models. It’s not cheap, though. Add it to your cart over at Adorama and it’s roughly $1055.  I have lusted after this light modifier from near and far away. At the moment, I […]

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