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Five Reasons To Consider Mentoring with Erica Kay

As many of you know, many of the authors and podcasters affiliated with Improve Photography are ‘homegrown.’  I remember hearing on a podcast episode quite some time ago how both Erica and Nick met Jim Harmer at one of the Free Photography Workshops hosted by Improve Photography.  Every good creative, be it a photographer, musician, painter… whatever, tend to share …

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Breakthrough Photography Announces 100mm Square Filters. I shot the prototype.

Breakthrough Photography has recently released the details of their newest endeavor – entering the drop-in filter market.  Frequent listeners and readers had already caught wind of at least some of the coming product line, with both Nick Page & I having announced previously that we have been shooting with prototype drop-in filters from Breakthrough. For anyone who is unfamiliar with …

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Why You Should Do A Styled Photography Shoot

Investing in ourselves is the most important thing we can do as photographers. From gear to software to websites to training, investing in ourselves is a continuing process. One of the best investments we can make as a photographer if we shoot portraits and weddings is to participate in a styled photography shoot. The benefits of participating in a styled …

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21 Photography Tips for Paris

I spent seven nights in Paris a few months back and had great intentions of adding to the great series of “A Photographer’s Guide to … (Boston, Death Valley, Joshua Tree, Glacier,  Philadelphia and so on)” we have seen on the website recently.  Unfortunately, our second day there, the whole family came down with something.  I never fully recovered and, while …

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Best L-Bracket For Pentax Cameras

As a Pentax shooter, there are just some facts of life that I have learned to accept. The fact that the lens and accessory market is very limited compared to Canon and Nikon. So when I find a piece of gear that I need/want that works with Pentax, I feel like I just won the World Series. Well, not really …

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Top Ten Photo Tacos of 2016

Top Ten Photo Tacos of 2016 I want to thank all of the readers of this site and the listeners of the Photo Taco Photography Podcast for making 2016 such a great year!  Based on your feedback there were some format changes made to the podcast and I think it really helped make the show better, so thank you for …

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5 Tips To Speed Up Lightroom

5 Tips to Speed Up Lightroom Created: 12-29-2016 Introduction Hey everybody, this is a quick and rough adaptation of a Photo Taco podcast episode called “5 Tips to Speed Up Lightroom” you can listen to here.  I offered a couple of tips for squeezing the most speed out of Lightroom that you can.  As I recorded the episode in mid-November …