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Jim Harmer’s Block Method Composition Tutorial Review

When it comes to the technical aspects of photography, there are a lot. Proper exposure, depth of field, composition. A quick Google search on just composition can make anyone’s head spin. That same search lists articles listing anywhere from 10 to 20 different rules and techniques. A recent addition to the Improve Photography Plus library of instructional videos is Jim …

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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, …