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7 Things I Learned Switching From Canon to Nikon

The first DSLR camera I ever bought was a Canon Rebel XS.  Between seeing Canon cameras in advertisements and having friends who shot Canon, I never really considered another camera manufacturer.   As my photography progressed, I eventually realized that I wanted to make the leap to a full frame camera.  Despite only owning one Canon EF (full-frame compatible) lens—a …

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Ways to Give Back Through Photography

Photographers and creatives tend to be extremely giving people.  There may certainly be some exceptions to this really broad generalization, but I believe it to be true the vast majority of the time.  People who find themselves moved and touched by the beauty in the world generally like to share out and spread that beauty.  It’s what we do.  Something …

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The Ultimate Guide to Shooting Milky Way Photography

With the low light capabilities of digital cameras drastically increasing in recent years, Milky Way photography is booming in popularity.  As a result, it is becoming more and more common to see photographers staying out past sunset and late into the night.  The easiest way to ensure that you capture a compelling Milky Way photo is to do the proper …

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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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Miggo’s New Pictar Kickstarter could Change your IPhone Photography

  The innovative company Miggo just announced a new kickstarter project to follow up on previous successes such as the Agua (which I will be reviewing in the future).  The Pictar is a new photography tool that will help you gain complete control over your iPhone and make it so much easier to take quality photographs.  Given Tracy Munson’s recent …

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5 Tips to Improve Your Outdoor Sports Photography

Your child is now old enough to start playing sports.  Like any proud parent you run out to the nearest big box store and pick up the latest camera kit.  The one with the latest camera body and a couple of lenses.  You arrive at the first game with your new camera, now what? That was me about 10 years …