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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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Head-to-Head Review of Four Westcott Light Modifiers

If you have looked into flash photography at all, then you surely know the name Westcott.  When I was first shopping for new flash modifiers,  Westcott was the first place I went as they were the main name I knew and they have a reputation in the industry for producing high quality lighting gear.  Their website has about everything you …

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A REVIEW OF EVERYTHING IN MY CAMERA BAG

A couple weeks ago I attended the free Improve Photography workshop in Glacier National Park with 25 Improve Photography readers and Jim Harmer.  Kevin Jordan was there and wrote an awesome guide last week.  I also attended the Zion National Park workshop last year, but I was much better prepared this time and have loaded my camera bag with a …

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Photographing Couples: Tips for Authentic Poses and Interactions

As a follow up to my last blog post on photographing women, this week I’ll be talking about photographing couples.  I’m constantly asked about photographing couples and how to best pull out natural and authentic expressions and poses during a couples session or a wedding.  I’ll admit that I never felt very confident in this area until about a year …

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Color Perfect: Xrite ColorChecker Passport

Xrite ColorChecker Passport: Your search for perfect color ends here! You have probably been around digital photography long enough to have heard how vital it is to have a properly calibrated display. But just how accurate are your colors from your camera? There are no set standards for what actually is RED, GREEN, BLUE, YELLOW, PURPLE, etc in modern digital …