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Things I wish Instagram had

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I love Instagram and use it daily for posting and inspiration. It is the only social media platform for photographers out there. I know there are other that let you post your pics, but Twitter was late to the game and they count it against your already low 140 characters, Facebook allows pics as well but only recently started getting …

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Where’s the photographers Christmas List

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I have been getting a ton of emails this holiday season asking me where my Photographers Holiday wish list post is. Fair question as I have done this for the past five years. Inevitably there are those that email and thank me for the recommendations and then I have those individuals who write in to tell me they are never …

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Holidays About Town

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Like most towns and cities, each one has there own traditions. Where I grew up, one event that everyone looked forward to was the huge light fest at the Water Treatment plant. Each year it seems the plant would add more and more lights to the display. It became so popular that the city permanently added parking spots with a …

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A Flame With Color

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It is no secret that fall is one of my favorite times of year. The magical color displays put on each year by trees standing as sentinels awaiting the palette of fall. I did not have to go very far this year to capture some of my favorite shots. Just few miles from home, in the big city is a …

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The Nikon Museum

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Museums are a great place to not only view history, but to photograph history. What I enjoy aside from the history, is the challenge of the photograph. Usually the lighting is harsh fluorescent, sodium vapor or incandescent. Sure the advanced cameras can handle the lighting as most can compensate in the menu by setting the appropriate lighting scenario, but even …

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Lexars New XQD Card

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Earlier this week Lexar, and industry leader in memory cards, announced its newest member to the lineup. The Professional 2933x 128 GB XQD 2.0 Card. This card is aimed at high end photographers who need and desire speed for both writing stills and video in a hurry. Here are the specs: Lexar Professional 2933x XQD 2.0 card is the fastest …

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Lightroom Returning to Old Import

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If you’re one of those unhappy photographers about the redesigned Lightroom Import tool that appeared in the latest update, there’s some great news for you today. Adobe has heard your cries, and in typical Adobe form, listened to their customers and now the company says that it will restore the previous import experience. The screens are vastly different and the …

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Fall Color is coming

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I am fortunate and blessed to live in an area of the country that has four seasons. One of my favorite is fall and the unbelievable show that it puts on each and every year. Depending on the weather, some of the color displays are vibrant and last quite a while, while others are fleeting obeying the whims of Mother …

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Passion in Photography

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Every now and then, we all need something to rekindle the drive and desire of what we all love to do, photography. The most recent piece on Scott Kelby’s blog by his guest this week is a must read if you have lost your passion. All creatives experience some form of block at some point and need to find new …

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Behind the Scenes at the Georgia Aquarium

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Visiting sites when traveling, especially those that are educational and involve animals or the outdoors are really part of of our family vacations. This year was no different while visiting the south we stopped at the Georgia Aquarium. It houses tens of thousands of animals, representing several hundred species, all of which reside in 10 million US gallons of marine …