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Second Shooting Weddings: 11 Things You Should Know

Before we discuss second shooting, let’s talk about how I got into it and how you might do the same. If you’re already an accomplished shooter, you’re welcome to scroll down to ‘Part 2’ to learn more about second shooting. Also, Improve Photography’s Portrait Podcast recently did an episode on second shooting. Listen Here    When I started getting into photography …

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8 Things I Learned Switching from a Crop Sensor to a Full-Frame Sensor

Discussions abound concerning the pros and cons of a crop sensor dSLR versus a full-frame dSLR. Whether you’re considering features like low-light capabilities, depth-of-field, the “crop effect” of the sensor, or simply the cost differences, the choice between a crop or a full will inevitably be a big choice you make when buying new gear. What gets lost in many …

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20 FANTASTIC Photography Accessories Under $100

A few years ago, we released a “best photography accessories” post, and it was really popular.  It’s time for a 2016 update. Some of the items from 5 years ago are still on the list and remain in my photo bag.  Others are new items that I’ve tested more recently. #1 Pec Pads I can’t believe that more photographers haven’t …

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12 Tips for Traveling with a Drone

I am sure there are many of you out there like me who have heard all the ravings about drones and wanted to try one, but could never find a justification to actually purchase one.  Like many hobbyists, I am busiest with my camera when I get to travel.  Because my wife and I usually prefer to travel internationally, I …

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Luminosity Masks – Explained!!

  Luminosity Selections & Masks: Amazing Power and Control And Not As Hard As You May Think There is a very good probability that you have heard the term “Luminosity Masks” since you have been involved with digital photography. It is one of those “scary, complex” terms used to describe a technique or method to edit digital images that only …

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Ring Shots: Tips for Photographing Wedding Rings

Photographing wedding rings is one of my favorite parts of a wedding day.  It’s my chance to sneak away from the hustle and bustle of the wedding and create something truly epic and creative for my clients.  Whether I’m catching things on fire, getting in touch with my inner pre-teen girl with sparkles, or hunting down the special elements that make up a …