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Tru Life Acrylic Prints -WOW!

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There is this great satisfaction that I feel when getting a print. Whether that print is for myself or when giving a print to a client as a gift or part of a paid project. Printing serves a specific role for me. First we sell gallery prints. Second, prints are used as gifts to clients as a means to say …

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2018 Top Nine Instagram

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Many thanks to all who stopped by my Instagram in 2018, and I enjoyed viewing a lot of your pictures as well. There is more to come in 2019.

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Happy Holidays

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Here’s wishing all a holiday of love and laughter. May your homes be filled with peace, health and happiness in the New Year.

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Stocking Stuffers

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After my initial post for my annual Holiday ideas for the photographer, I was asked about less expensive items. Let’s face it, we have not picked a cheap hobby or profession, but we still all enjoy cost savings. So that has led to this post on stocking stuffers. Sensei Metal Filter holders Rocket Blaster Dust Bulb Really Right Stuff Multi …

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My Corporate Portrait Shoot

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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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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?

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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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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 …

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Nikon Z7 Sensor cleaning

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I am seeing more information, and getting questions in my in-basket about the Nikon Z7 sensor and cleaning it. I am going to be up front and honest and tell you that I don’t own the Nikon Z7 mirrorless camera. I have friends that did buy one and they are perplexed on how to clean the sensor as well. Sensor …