How to Turn Your Simple Pictures Into Art

The Philosophy I won’t take too long with this since my last post was all about artistic vision and philosophical ramblings. This post is meant more as a tutorial. However, there are a few things I would like to share here. Sometimes, my goal when I am out and about shooting is to capture something […]

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Live Show Recap: Food Photography

Hello again! It feels like we just looked at your food, yet here you are again, making us hungry. PhotoNews: Squarespace is sponsoring us making a podcast! What do you think the name should be? This is a poorly executed PS job. Insane painting with light: In other drone news… Dscovr Here are some notable photo […]

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Vase and camera

6 Reasons You Should Own a Vintage Lens

  In the last couple of years vintage lenses have been showing up in image descriptions and hashtags all over the internet. But why now and why would anyone want to use yesteryear’s glass? With mirrorless systems and their adapter friendly designs bursting onto the scene, there has been a rebirth of sorts for the millions of […]

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Live Show Recap: Cars

Hey friends! We reviewed your car photos! There were some gems, if you’re into that sort of thing. We have a video on car show photography here. to click through and a few cents for your purchases will go to us! This coming Thursday we’ll have Toby and Christina on the live show! We’ll be […]

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Live Show Recap: HDR

HDR: the good, the bad and the ugly. First off: NO SHOW NEXT WEEK. It is Thanksgiving in the US, so we’ll be eating to excess with our families. The week after will be “Cars”, then the week after (Dec 10th) Toby and Christina will be on the live show! Black Friday! November 27th, we’re […]

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How to Create Dramatic, Eye-catching Portraits

Have you ever come across a portrait that seems to reach out and grab you? For me, it’s National Geographic’s “Afghan Girl” cover photo by Steve McCurry—her haunting beauty, direct eye contact and the juxtaposition of complementary colors make an unforgettable and iconic portrait that’s difficult to turn away from. Whether it’s strong eye contact, unusual […]

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Live Show Recap: Emotions

Emotions! You got ‘um, we reviews ‘um. PhotoNews: Get rich and Annie Leibovitz can photography your pregnancy Epson gave us a P600 and it is crazy impressive Toshiba Satellite S Ricoh Theta S 360-degree camera! Google Cardboard  We start reviewing photos at 13:19, and what a start Pick for this sad child Sarah Bowman! Aggression Grandma […]

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How to Shoot Action on a Budget

The thing that got me into sports photography is high school band. Before you chew too much on that non-sequitur, let me explain. See, I’m a marching band instructor with a small high school in Maryland. I wanted to make images of the kids performing and rehearsing for our various media outlets, and I wanted […]

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