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The Best Circular Polarizing Filter For The Money Is…

This is the next in my series of filter reviews.  I have spent the past few months REALLY getting to know the ups and downs of the various filters that have been provided by a number of great manufacturers.   If you are considering the purchase of some filters, please consider checking out some of my other reviews: ND Filters …

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Review of the Lensbaby Composer Pro II with Edge 50 Optic

Lensbaby is a lens company most photographers have heard of, but a lot have never tried.  They aren’t like Tamron or Sigma or the other companies that are trying to compete with your camera manufacturers.  Lensbaby throws a whole different dynamic into the lens game by offering lenses that are all about creativity and fun.  Indeed, if you have never …

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F-Stop Ajna Review: A Durable 40L Hiking Pack For Your Camera Gear

Over the past year I have been on a search to find an ideal backpack to use for bringing my photography gear into the field.  During my search I quickly realized that a perfect pack just doesn’t exist for all uses.  So, instead of trying to find a pack that would work both for a day hike and a weekend …

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Lumenzia Action Panel Review

In my last installment, I reviewed the “Dynamic Range With Luminosity Masks” tutorial created by Nick Page for Improve Photography Plus.  In my goal to learn how to use luminosity masks in my workflow, I wanted to add an action panel.  I ended up with Lumenzia.  This is my review and first impressions of the panel. In my last installment, …

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Photographers Guide to Black Friday and Cyber Monday

It’s that time of year when all you see and hear is “Black Friday sales…” followed by the latest huge TV or Smart Phone.  So what about us Photographers?  Where do we go for the best of the deals this weekend?  I asked a number of different Photography vendors and a few answered and a few said just keep check …

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Full Frame Camera – Six Months Later – Was It Worth It?

A major consideration for many photographers is the size and quality of the camera’s sensor. More often than not, camera body discussion revolves around comparisons between cropped and full frame sensors. In June 2015, just a few months into my effort to begin a portrait photography business, I was already obsessed with comparing camera body statistics. I just knew that …