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Sigma 150-600mm Sport vs. Contemporary: Full comparison and review

I bought both the Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Sport and the Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary version and I’ve spent over 40 hours reviewing these lenses to provide this full and in-depth review for you guys. The results of my testing have been extremely surprising.  When it comes right down to it, I would choose the Sigma 150-600 Contemporary (the one that is nearly …

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My Top 10 Favorite Photography Books of All Time

I have a slight addiction to photography books.  The photo above is a stack of some of the ones that I’ve read over the last year or so.  I’m always loooking for new tips and techniques, and there is a lot you can learn in books. But I also have dozens of photography books that really didn’t teach me anything …

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How to Replace a Sky in Real Estate Photography in 30 Seconds or Less

Real estate photography is typically a high volume and low margin business.  You do a lot of shoots for not a lot of money for each shoot, so you have to learn to shoot efficiently and quickly in order to make your work profitable. Sky replacements generally take too long for all but the higher-end real estate photo shoots because …

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DJI Phantom 3 Hardshell Backpack Review

When I bought my first DJI Phantom (the original one), I didn’t get a backpack and after breaking enough little parts by having it rattle around in the back of my car, I knew a hardshell backpack would be the first accessory I’d buy with my DJI Phantom 3 Professional that I just got a few weeks ago. There have …

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6 Ways to Photograph Interior Windows in Real Estate Photography

Photographing rooms with windows is probably the most challenging aspect of real estate photography.  The extreme dynamic range created by a dim interior of a home contrasted with the bright daylight of the outdoors makes for a difficult exposure. There are many different ways to handle this high dynamic range (bright brights and dark darks) situation.  These are a few …

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Photographing Snow Monkeys in Japan (Plus 10 tips for making the trip)

If you’re following my instagram profile, you know that this week I’m in Nagano, Japan photographing the snow monkeys.  It’s an absolutely awesome location for a photographer, and the photos are turning out pretty cool. I wanted to share with you some information about the trip if you’re considering coming down to Japan, and also some helpful tips for getting …