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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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Photo Tip: The Importance of Being Prolific

In Landscape, Photo Tip by Brian Matiash6 Comments

A few weeks back, I read this fantastic article on The Next Web (TNW) that talks about focusing less on being original and more on being prolific. It clearly serves as the inspiration for this post. Look, I completely get it. One of the most innate desires of any creative is to leave their mark on the world. We create …

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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 …