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Photo Tip: Shoot the same things a thousand times

In Architecture, Photo Tip, Urban by Brian Matiash2 Comments

Depending on how much mental fortitude you have, thinking about how to photograph something that has already been photographed a thousand times in a unique way could prove to be… daunting. And, to a degree, that is rightfully an appropriate reaction. In these instances, I find that it helps to think about this endeavor the same way many adventurers think …

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5 Tips For Photographing The 2017 Solar Eclipse

In Gear, Photo Tip by Brian Matiash2 Comments

I know, I know. The image above doesn’t depict an eclipse and that’s mostly because I’ve never photographed one yet. But, I have photographed the sun many times and I like palm trees, so there’s that. :) All jokes aside, on August 21st, 2017, a rare celestial event—the total solar eclipse—will occur over a swath of the United States. The last …

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Conquer Summer Photo Obstacles with ON1 Photo Raw

In ON1, Photo Tip, Video by Brian Matiash0 Comments

Summer is a fantastic time, right? Hot weather, a bright sun and blue skies. Who could ask for more? Photographically speaking, I am sure that many of us can raise our hands. I can’t count the number of times I’ve gone on a shoot during the summer only to have to contend with the blazing sun casting tons of dappled …

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The Most Important Filter I Use

In Gear, Photo Tip by Brian Matiash3 Comments

Whenever I head out on a shoot, I always pack certain “staples” like spare batteries, SD cards, and lens cloths. Those are the basics… the things every photographer packs… or should pack. In addition to those necessities, there is one more piece of kit that ALWAYS makes it in my back and that’s a Circular Polarizer (CPL). Of all the filters available, …

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Capture your best fireworks explosion

In Photo Tip by Brian Matiash4 Comments

Tomorrow is the Fourth of July and in the United States, it symbolizes a lot of different things to a lot of different people. From the celebration of our country’s independence to enjoying the peak summer season, July 4th often results in family and friends coming together to enjoy each other. And then there are the fireworks. You can’t have …

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Photo Tip: Providing a Sense of Scale

In Landscape, Photo Tip by Brian Matiash0 Comments

Appreciating the importance of including a sense of scale in my photos is one of the great ironies of my photography career. Too often, when I photograph a waterfall or some landscape scene, the objective of conveying its enormity or vastness falls flat because the viewer has nothing else of familiar size to compare it to. And this is where …