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Peak Design: Everyday Messenger vs. Everyday Backpack

Anyone who has followed me for very long knows I love Peak Design.  I own a lot of their gear and have reviewed a handful of things in the past, including one of their straps, clips, and a couple of their pouches.  I like Peak Design for their innovation and willingness to step out of the traditional way of doing things …

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Photographing Wildlife in Winter – It’s Surprisingly Fun!

Perhaps this makes me a lousy Canadian, but I’ve never been a winter person. I hate being cold and see snow as an inconvenience that serves only to make my commute exponentially longer. Winters have always been for hibernating, reading books and binge watching Netflix…until now. I’ve just learned a secret. It turns out winter IS good for something, after …

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8 Tips for Better Photography Client Communication

Writing emails, meeting with clients, talking about contracts and expectations: these are not the reasons most of us come to the business of photography. For the hobbyist-turned-small-business, client communication might not be a strength or a desire. However, without proper attention to client communication, you might be missing out on several ways to enhance your website, your blog, and your success. …

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9 Tools for the International Travel Photographer

For the holidays this year, I took my family of four (wife and two toddlers) on a sixteen day European vacation.  We had a great deal on a hotel in Paris so we planned around that and ultimately packed too much travel into too little time.  We flew into Amsterdam, spent the day there before catching the train to Paris …

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11 Things to Keep in Mind When Photographing Snowy Landscapes

For many landscape photographers, images of snowy landscapes often make up a very small portion of their portfolio.  Depending on where you live, snow man be nonexistent or make the landscapes you want to photograph difficult to access.  If you do have access to a fresh snowfall, do not miss out on the opportunity to get outside with your camera …

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Get Focused! Image Stacking for Maximum Depth of Field

One of the primary objectives when making an image is to achieve proper focus to draw attention to a subject or areas of interest.  For some photographs, such as portraits, only the person or people in the image may be in focus.  In other situations, however, it may be preferable that everything in the image be in focus.  This is …