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Best 8 Photo Backpacks for the Money

I have long been a sucker for camera bags.  As much as I try not to waste money, I had gone through a handful of camera bags trying to find the perfect bag.  I tried a lot of budget bags with moderate success, but at the beginning of this year (2016), I decided to find the perfect all around bag, …

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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 …

A Photographers Review of the LG V20’s Camera

Photographers rely on their smart phones for everything.  We have our banking, email, Rolodex (for you young’uns that is the contact list), to do lists, and in the last couple of generations a camera that we use daily.  Up until recently I have been a devoted Windows Phone user (don’t laugh I still think it’s the best mobile platform) but …