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My Favorite Photo Editing Gear

In Gear, Landscape, Photo Redux, Video by Brian MatiashLeave a Comment

I wanted to try something a bit different with the third episode of Photo Redux. While I normally show a screencast of how I edit my photos, I thought it’d be interesting to splice in an over-the-shoulder feed of the gear I use while doing so. Specifically, I highlight the use of my Wacom Intuos Pro tablet and Palette kit. …

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Peak Design Everyday Sling 5: The BEST Way To Travel With The DJI Mavic Pro & Spark

In Drone, Gear, Kit, Video by Brian MatiashLeave a Comment

I admit that I get distracted pretty easily, especially when I’m flying my DJI Mavic Pro drone. Often times, I’ll only pack that and no other camera gear because I want to focus all of my attention of flying and not changing between using that and my camera. So, when I saw that Peak Design released the svelte Everyday Sling …

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Check Out All The New Goodness From Peak Design

In Gear by Brian MatiashLeave a Comment

I’ll just come out and say it. I absolutely love Peak Design. But it’s not just the products that I love. It’s the whole package. The people who work there, the culture, and the causes they so transparently and strongly advocate for makes me proud to wear and use their gear. It also makes me want to go above and …

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A different approach to sharing gear lists

In Gear, Kit by Brian Matiash1 Comment

For the longest time, I’ve managed a page on this blog that serves as a laundry list of the photo gear I use. It was an easy place to point people to whenever the question about camera bodies and lenses came up. It is also a decent way to earn some incremental revenue because each of the products leverage affiliate …

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These are the most useful shutter speeds to remember

In Gear, Photo Tip by Brian Matiash7 Comments

Recently, photographer Tony Northrup posted a video where he pleads to stop asking him about the camera settings he used to take his photos. To summarize my understanding of it, Tony believes that, rather than concern yourself with those settings, you should focus on the experiences and what I call “soft metadata” that went into creating the photo. While I …

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Managing Your Image Archive

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A few months back, I was asked by the editors of Digital Photo Pro magazine to write about my onsite and offsite image archive strategies. I’ve always prided myself on the borderline neurotic detail I pay to how my image archive (and video archive) gets backed up onsite at my home office as well as offsite, just in case something …