Firmware: The Most Important Part of Your Gear That You Might Be Ignoring

February 27, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Sometimes, as photographers (and rightfully so), we have tunnel vision directed at the creative side of our art. Lighting setups, editing techniques, the “best way” to do a black and white conversion on an image are just a few examples of the things on which we, as artists, tend to focus. The other side of the coin is our physical gear – camera bod...
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Oh THAT'S what that button is for!!

February 25, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
So, if you've ever worked with me, you know I'm a strong proponent of knowing your camera. You are a much better photographer when you can focus on the story in front of you, rather than the dials and settings. Which is why I'm a little ashamed to admit that there has been this mysterious button on my camera... actually, every camera that I've ever...
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Bokeh: Beyond the f-stop

November 11, 2015  •  2 Comments
Bokeh: Beyond the f-stop Holiday lights are about to be everywhere! And what’s prettier than twinkle lights in bokeh? I’m noticing on forums people asking how to get that pretty bokeh. Things like… I’m using a large aperture so why am I not getting what I want? It’s not just about using f1.2 or 2.8. Let’s delve a little deeper… Trouble-...
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My Spring Project

April 15, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Ok so remember my blog giving some tips to get you motivated to choose a photography project... well, I decided that I really needed a project that used some of the tens of thousands of images that I have of my daughters and I wanted them to help me with it. So instead of taking new pictures, I put some of our previous images to good use. For two p...
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The Value of a Good Production Team

April 15, 2015  •  1 Comment
by Michael Lee, co-founder of The Photocoop, a photography community and rental studio Currently, I’m putting together an updated version of a promotional slide-show video for our studio, The Photocoop. In doing so, I had asked my partners to submit their best works, or at least the works that they’d be most proud to show off. And when I...
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