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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 …

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Mindshift’s new Multi-Mount Holster is My Favorite Holster Bag

I love holster bags.  I think they are perfect for every situation where you don’t need a tripod.  I usually do not like to carry a lot of gear so I want a bag that will just fit my camera, a spare battery and a spare memory card.  Unless I am shooting landscapes or using a flash that is all …

Photographing Rainy Weather in Nauvoo

On my mega-long road trip last week, I stopped to do photography in the beautiful city of Nauvoo, Illinois.  The city is full of rich history which is related to my religion, so it was an especially important shoot to me. I planned to wake up at 5AM to get out and shoot the sunrise, but I awoke at 3:45AM …

Canon vs. Nikon: What’s the difference? (Updated for 2012)

I know what you’re thinking, and I think you’re wrong.  That may be a confrontational way to start this post, but this Nikon vs. Canon DSLR debate is fueled by such passion in 2012 that I have to explain what we’re discussing here. Both Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras provide fantastic image quality and similar features.  Because there are so …

The Difference Between Full-Frame and Crop Sensor DSLR Cameras

One member of our community, Sean Allen, sent in a question to me through our Facebook Fan Page, asking the difference between full frame and crop sensor DSLR cameras.   Some of you may already know the answer to this question.  If you do, please share your knowledge in a comment below. Welcome to the Full frame vs. crop frame …