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Peak Design Bag Review by Brian McGuckin

Last year I was on a hunt for the perfect camera bag for photographers.  Testing out bags from companies such as MindShift, ONA, WotanCraft, Saddleback, and many others, I was given a last minute messenger bag from Peak Design called the Everyday Messenger.  By now, I’m sure most of you are familiar with this bag that was designed with the …

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10 Tips for Cold Weather Photography

For those of us in the northern hemisphere, it is that time of year again.  The time when the earth’s axial tilt keeps the sun at a lower angle in the sky, the days are shorter, and the temptation to stay inside is greater.  When the temperatures drop and the cold wind is blowing, it can be difficult to get …

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43 Goals to Help you Become a “Real” Photographer

Not long ago, I set out to find what the photographic community defines as a “Real” photographer.  I scoured the internet and asked many in the photography community, including some of the Improve Photography readers.   I got a lot of the obvious answers, but also some very unique ones.     What was most apparent from my talking to photographers about this …

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Lightroom Photoshop Roundtrip 101

Lightroom to Photoshop & Back! Roundtrip 101 Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (The Applications official name) and Photoshop are two extremely powerful and therefor popular image editing applications. In addition to the many tools available to us in Lightroom, we also get an exceptionally good file management system that keeps our thousands of files neat and orderly. On the editing side of …

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iPhone RAW Photos – Now It’s For Real

If you’ve read my previous articles, you will know that I am a big fan of mobile phone photography. Or, perhaps you have seen some of my iPhone photos in those articles and not even realized that they weren’t taken with a “pro”, interchangeable lens camera. The “camera in your pocket” can be a very powerful tool that should not …