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Insuring Your Photography Equipment

During the last week I recorded an inventory of all my photography equipment. Don’t get me wrong, I know what I have and can name each item. This time I wrote down, if you can call using a computer writing down, the complete name of each item, the serial number and the price I would […]

Your Weekend Photography Project – Action!

As you may know, I spent August 25th through the 29th enjoying the events surrounding the MotoGP motorcycle race in Indianapolis, Indiana. I rented a Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens from Pro Photo Rental, which I will review next week (spoiler: I LOVED IT). I had a TON of fun honing […]

Portraits of Love Project – A Great Cause

Portraits of Love is a project coordinated yearly by the PhotoImaging Manufacturers & Distributors Association (PMDA) and offers families of deployed military personnel free portraits for the holiday season. Portraits of Love offers professional photographers and portrait studios an opportunity to use their talents and resources to show their appreciation for our military personnel serving […]

It’s Not Just The Camera

How many times have you heard the comment, it’s not the camera that takes a good photo, it’s the photographer? Well, if that’s true, why do professional photographers, those that make their living with photography, use mostly DSLR’s? Some of the Pro’s were using SLR film cameras when the digital revolution began and it was […]

Web Workshops I’ve Got My Eye On

Hi friends! I’ve been collecting a list of web workshops and seminars that I would like to attend, and I thought I would share them with you. THIS WEEKEND: I won’t be able to attend this one, since I’ll be in Indianapolis photographing the MotoGP race, but I would have liked to attend! Mark Wallace, […]

Lighting – Where To Begin

One of the most intimidating things to venture into in photography is studio lighting. At one point or another we all feel a bit limited by using only ambient light or light from our pop-up or external flash, and we begin to entertain the thought of getting a few lights. So we start to research, […]

Balancing Ambient Light with a Speedlite

Sometimes it is necessary to compensate for a background that is over-exposed, especially when shooting in bright light (as in outdoor photography). When using a speedlite as a fill flash, this is very easy to do. Different camera brands achieve this in different ways, so here is how to balance ambient light with light from […]

Your Weekend Photography Project

This weekend I challenge you all to capture an unusual point of view. Use a Manfrotto Magic Arm or a Joby Gorillapod to take remote photographs from improbable angles. Get down on the ground and shoot up from under the subject. Climb up on your roof (safely!) and give us a birds-eye view of your […]

Giveaway: How to Succeed in Commercial Photography

How to Succeed in Commercial Photography: Insights from a Leading Consultant by Selina Maitreya is an excellent guide for any photographer looking to break into the professional world. Maitreya offers sensible, concise advice on being competitive, building a team, developing a powerful online portfolio, setting and meeting goals, overcoming fear, and accepting success. She encourages […]

EXIF Data – The Other Perspective

By Steve Russell Last Thursday my friend and business partner, Tiffany, posted the article My Take on Sharing EXIF data. If you haven’t read her article, I suggest that you read hers first so that you get the complete perspective. Frankly, I thought it was a great idea for an article but she included the […]