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3 Hidden Features in Snapchat

There’s no denying that Snapchat is the current ‘darling’ social platform and, when used effectively, it can yield wonderful results in terms of supplementing your brand identity. It all boils down to merging two things: 1. knowing who your audience is and 2. understanding what type of content is best suited for Snapchat. With that said, you may not know …

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The Photo Show: Episode 14

It’s time to kick off Episode 14 of The Photo Show! Come on in and join the fun! Feel free to ask your questions in the comments section, too! In this episode: • Abobe just announced an update to Lightroom CC that brings some cool new features and a bunch of updated lens profiles • Bill Scott, a member of …

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Photo Tip: Simple Is Beautiful

I’ll be the first to admit that I fall into the common trap of overcomplicating my composition when a simple one would be just as effective, if not more so. It’s an easy thing to do and you shouldn’t beat yourself up over it. We’re so driven to create unique compositions that it can cloud the intent of conveying the …

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My Flixel Foray Into The Cinemagraph

I can’t remember how many years ago I first met Flixel’s CEO, Phillipe LeBlanc. I know we were at a trade show but I can’t recall which one. I know we had a few chats about the cinemagraph and while I had seen some examples of them before, I had never experienced any with the polish and elegance as the ones …

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Photo Tip: The Benefits of Compression

The first few times that I photographed this footbridge at Gorton Creek, I used an ultra wide angle lens and was very close to it. While doing it that was let me fill the frame with the bridge, it also added a bunch of distortion. By using a longer focal length (in this case, I used my Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 telephoto …

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Photo Tip: The Bridges of Little Zig Zag Falls

I love Little Zig Zag Falls and it’s mostly because of the challenges that the area has. Walking in either direction from the makeshift parking area, you immediately become aware of the sheer busyness of the creek. But it’s not a busyness caused by people. Rather, it’s a product of the vast number of fallen tree trunks and branches that you’ll see …