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Instagram Tips for Photographers: Growing & Maintaining Your Fan Base

Instagram:  the social media site that is both the best and worst thing ever for photographers.  It makes perfect sense for photographers to use Instagram.  I mean, it’s a photography platform!  However, since everyone has a camera (whether it’s a DSLR or a phone or a point and shoot or a vintage film camera), everyone is now a photographer and …

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The Aquapac Waterproof DSLR Case – Come On In, The Water Is Fine!

  A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article about some inexpensive options for trying out underwater photography. While playing around with iPhone cases and underwater point and shoot cameras is a lot of fun and well, better than nothing, it won’t take you long to start wishing for the control and quality that you can only get with …

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How to Process a Portrait in Lightroom

Whether you’re brand new to Lightroom or if you’ve logged many hours in the program, learning how to process a portrait efficiently and skillfully is a never-ending process. There’s always one more thing you could consider to enhance your images. What I’ll do here is take you through the process I’ve developed after about two years of steady experience with …

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7 Tips For Rodeo Photography

Rodeo photography is one of those genres that allows a photographer to capture sights that will transport the viewer back in time. In this article, I will toss out some tips that will help you have a decent foundation to shoot rodeo. Rodeo was formed out of the dust of ranches throughout North America. It allowed the working cowboy and …

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5 Reasons to Outsource Post Processing

  Aside from taking the actual pictures many of us photographers enjoy the post processing part of the workflow.  This could be simple exposure adjustments to cropping and straightening to running a Lightroom preset or some spot/blemish removal.  It is not unusual to perform any of these during post processing after a photo shoot. However, what if the need to …

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Graduated Neutral Density Filters & Filter Holders Reviewed

For anyone who is unfamiliar, a Graduated Neutral Density Filter (GND) is a filter that only darkens a portion of the field of view of your camera.  The general purpose is to use the darkened portion of the filter to reduce the brightness of a very bright sky, while allowing your foreground to remain relatively much lighter. It is very …