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I Am Thankful

I know, I know. Thanksgiving Day was last week but that doesn’t diminish the importance of wanting to be more mindful of being thankful, right? It’s certainly easy to write about how thankful I am for having cameras, lenses, and computers to work on my photography. I guess that would be a given. I am very thankful for all of that …

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The City by the Bay: An iPhone Story of Intent

I have little doubt that most—if not all—of you have heard some derivative of the photographer’s mantra: the best camera is the one you have with you. To some degree, I appreciate the idea but I’d expand on that to discuss the importance of intent. Sure, having a device that is capable of taking photos is important. In actuality, it’s sort of …

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Manarola: By Day and By Night

One advantage to scouting a location early is that you can usually secure the best spot to get a great composition of an iconic place such as Manarola, Italy. I remember visiting Cambodia several years back and was intent on capturing the sunrise over Angkor Wat. I remember hearing the 2:30AM alarm and immediately cursed myself. I’d never get my …

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Flixel Cinemagraph Highlights #2 – Thomas Brand

We’re about due for a new installment of my Flixel Cinemagraph Highlights series, right? I know, I know… I proselytize about cinemagraphs a lot and I do so because each time I see a strong one, it just knocks me out. And what I really enjoy about them is that you can expand on your creativity, as Thomas Brand clearly …

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Glory in Infrared

When you find yourself in Oregon in late October and the weather forecast calls for temps in the mid-50s with party cloudy skies, you don’t waste time sitting at home. A plan to visit Silver Falls State Park took form quickly and with Saturday morning kicking off, Nicole, Jess, and I beelined it to there. I packed my Sony a7R II …

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The Photo Show is back!

After a summer-long hiatus, I’m so happy to be back with a new episode of The Photo Show! Doing a live show was something that I found immensely rewarding because it gave me the opportunity to dive into an entirely new way of broadcasting. It resulted in me learning new technologies and best practices and, thankfully, there is still SO …