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My Corporate Portrait Shoot

In Standard by Patrick

Several years back, I was approached by a non-for-profit organization to shoot some staff photos. Recently, with all the staff turnover they have had, they inquired if I would be interested again in shooting more portraits. I agreed and I wanted to do a blog post for this shoot to share how I went about the shoot. Often times with …

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Christmas Wish List

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Each year I get a lot or emails asking about gear, a photographers favorite thing! This year is no different and with Christmas right around the corner, inbox is getting stuffed with questions asking about camera gear gifts and gifts related to photography. Just to clarify about these gift giving suggestions, to make it on the list, it has to …

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Gear Review – Think Tank Video Tripod Manger 44

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What to do with your tripod, light stands, backdrop poles and stand and other items that are too long for a normal travel bag. Enter the Think Tank Video Tripod Manger 44. Think Tank Photo added this case to their ever-growing lineup, and this one is a big beast! It’s called the Video Tripod Manager 44, and it’ll hold tripods …

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Podcast #6 – Starting out in photography

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Getting started in photography does take some persistance and work. In this episode I share my journey on getting established with a bit of luck at first and then planning. Greetings and welcome to another episode of my podcast! Thanks for taking the time from your week to listen. I want to thank your for reTweeting and/or sharing on Facebook. …

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Profoto B2 Dead Battery Fix

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Imagine my dismay when I setup my Profoto B2 lights to test them for an upcoming shoot and the battery was dead. Even more disturbing for me was it did not even want to charge when plugged in. I use these lights on a regular basis so it was not a matter of never charging them and they have not …

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XQD Update

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In my previous post “Are XQD Cards Obsolete“, I was wondering the direction the industry is going. Some DSLR cameras that utilize this technology were becoming limited once Lexar decided to close up shop. A current search on B&H Photo only shows 2 vendor choices Sony and Delkin. Delkin is relatively new to the XQD arena, so we will have …

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Are XQD cards obsolete?

In Standard by Patrick

Without our precious memory cards, our visual storytelling is non-existent. We all rely on this miracles of photography to keep our images safe and bring them to life on our desktops, laptops or tablets. If you are like you me, XQD cards are the lifes blood of the camera. These roughly 1 inch x 1.5 inche cards hold all our …

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Podcast #5 – Updates from Adobe Max

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In this episode – Highlights from Adobe Max Adobe just wrapped up there version of Photoshop World and announced some nice upgrades to the software we use the most like Photoshop, Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic along with some brand new software for you social media aficionados that do video. Greetings and welcome to another episode of my podcast! Thanks …

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Podcast #4 – Where do you get inspiration

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Greetings and welcome to another episode of my podcast! Thanks for taking the time from your week to listen. I want to thank your for reTweeting and/or sharing on Facebook. I’d be grateful if you would continue to do that. It is greatly appreciated as we want to share what we have to offer with all of you! If you …

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Quick Tutorials

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Greetings all! I have been posting video tutorials on my you tube channel as well as on my web site for both Lightroom and Photoshop. They are quick easy videos usually under 5 minutes on tips and techniques that I have learned over the years from others or have discovered that help me post-process quicker. I hope these tips and …