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4 Tips for Shooting Sports in the Rain

Fall is here and the weather is changing. Gone are the days of bright and harsh sunlight and now for the cloudy and gloomier days.  The clouds we like as a sports photographer because the bright summer sunlight can be harsh and cause shadows on faces.  I heard one photographer once say “clouds are natures softbox.”  I always liked that …

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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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Instagram Tips for Photographers: Growing & Maintaining Your Fan Base

Instagram:  the social media site that is both the best and worst thing ever for photographers.  It makes perfect sense for photographers to use Instagram.  I mean, it’s a photography platform!  However, since everyone has a camera (whether it’s a DSLR or a phone or a point and shoot or a vintage film camera), everyone is now a photographer and …

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Time to Upgrade your Lens Strap? A Review of 17 Popular Straps

Are you ready to upgrade your camera strap?  If you are anything like me, you are so focused on planning a photography trip, buying a new lens or expensive gear that you do not even think about upgrading your camera strap.  This all changed for me when I switched from Nikon to Fuji.  Even though I always hated my Nikon strap, …

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Mastering Curves: The Post Processing Power Tool

When it comes to post processing digital images, there is one tool that has as much power and use as any other and that would be the Curves adjustment tools offered in Lightroom and Photoshop along with many other editing applications. This article will deal with two of the most popular and those are Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. Photoshop and …