Live Show Recap: Outdoor Portraits

Guys, everyone was losing their minds about how bad the sound was on this video at the beginning, but watching it back now it seems you are all hyper-sensitive babies. You can skip to 16:07 if your darling little ears can’t handle it ūüôā So Justin wasn’t there this week, he had family in town […]

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Sony a7S II Review (with Sample Photos and Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V4xPWcsceQ The Sony a7S II is Sony’s full-frame, low-light camera. It’s 12 megapixels, which means it doesn’t provide the most detail for still images. It’s true capabilities are seen once you begin shooting video, but we’ll get to that a little later. When compared to the less expensive, 36-megapixel D810, the Sony images are cleaner […]

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Live Show Recap: Fashion Photography

Hey all!¬†We had a fun show last week looking at your fashion photos. We start off with PhotoNews and this crazy Light L16¬†which Tony is dubious about. Chelsea appears to have some trypophobia¬†triggered by the look of it. Chelsea heralds David Carson for standing up for artists #teamdavid http://photogrammar.yale.edu/¬†is a great site of early 20th […]

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The Story Behind the Image

Inspiration Let me tell you about an image¬†which is¬†truly¬†special for me. My middle daughter, Amy,¬†loves to swing.¬†As I watched her enjoying herself, the scene brought me back to the carefree times of my own childhood.¬†I quickly ran inside the house and grabbed my¬†camera to capture the moment. I asked my wife to give the swing […]

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Using Photoshop to Create Dynamic Eyes

I love Photoshop‚Ķ. No really, I love it.¬† I can‚Äôt believe I‚Äôm uttering those words but it‚Äôs true. As a beginner photographer, I had a rough start with my editing.¬† I had no idea where to start so I resorted to using free programs I found on the internet.¬† I thought these programs were genius!¬† […]

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Live Show Recap: Fall/Autumn Photography

Here we are again, reviewing your Fall/Autumn photos! Don’t mind the screen going black at the beginning there for a minute, we come back. Lots of blood moon talk at the top of the show, check out that post at sdp.io/moonshot if you haven’t already! PhotoNews: Facebook is¬†allowing gifs as profile pictures! I’m team gif […]

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Tips for Shooting Fall Foliage and Autumn Scenes

Fall is one of the most photogenic seasons, but can also be the most frustrating to shoot: the weather can be unpredictable¬†and the intensity of the colors can be difficult to capture.¬†If you don’t live in an area that lends itself to beautiful landscapes, you might end up feeling the odds are against you for […]

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Live Show Recap- Food Photography

Guys, oof, where to start with this one. If you watched it live you saw a real train wreck. If you didn’t watch live, you will be very confused as there was a character in the beginning of the live show that we wound up ditching partway through and then editing out before reposting the […]

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Photographing the Moon

September¬†27, 2015 had a “blood moon” visible where we are in North America, and by great luck, we had clear skies. I’ve never shot a lunar eclipse before, and I was surprised how challenging it was. First, here’s a¬†30 megapixel comp of a sequence of stacked exposures. Feel free to download it (by clicking it), […]

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Live Show Recap: Architecture Photos

Last night we reviewed your architecture photography and got rowdy! Tony and Chelsea went to the Canon expo (watch the video on it here) and you can answer our poll question about your fave tech from the expo at sdp.io/poll29. We start with PhotoNews¬†at 4:21¬†talking about the Adobe Premiere Pro update that is only exciting […]

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