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6 Top Cameras for 2018 Under $5,000

In Gear by Brian Pex6 Comments

There has never been a better time to be a Photographer. It doesn’t matter if you’re a Pro, Pro/Enthusiast, Amature or just starting out, it is a very good time to be involved in the Photography world. From the top brands right on down to the lesser known and even Chinese knockoff products, there is …

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Review of the Mindshift Gear Backlight 36L

In Gear by Brent Huntley4 Comments

I’ll admit that I am a bit of a Think Tank fan boy as the Streetwalker Hard Drive is my favorite all-around camera backpack.  Because of this, it was natural to look at Think Tank’s sister company, Mindshift Gear, when I was looking for a larger hiking backpack.  After looking through all the various options …

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25 Tips for Winter Landscape Photography

In Landscape/Nature by Rusty Parkhurst2 Comments

Winter is in full swing for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere. Depending on where you live, cold temperatures and perhaps even snow may be in your forecast. Photographers who enjoy getting outdoors to shoot face a few more challenges during the cold winter months. Although freshly fallen snow can make for very beautiful …

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Smoke Photography – A How-to Guide

In Photo Basics, Uncategorized by Rick Ohnsman8 Comments

You may have heard the expression; “It’s all done with smoke and mirrors.”  The Urban Dictionary defines the phrase this way: Smoke & Mirrors 01: Something / Someone that deceives or distorts the truth.  02:Something / Someone that distorts or blurs facts, figures, etc., like a magic or  conjuring work; artful deception; tricky inventiveness. I …

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13 Things That Helped Grow My Photography Career

In Photo Basics by Kirk Bergman11 Comments

At the close of 2017 and the beginning of an exciting new year in 2018, I reflected on what made me a better photographer and what helped me grow.  My photography endeavors aren’t a full time job like I would love them to be, but instead, it is a self sustaining side business that makes enough …

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Top 10 Tips for Photographing Intimate Landscapes

In Landscape/Nature by Frank Gallagher9 Comments

  Put photographers in front of a gorgeous landscape and we’re happy campers.  We’ll drink in the beauty of the grand vista and make an artful composition.  And we’re so taken with the beauty of that great, big, majestic scene that we just might miss the other photographic possibilities at our feet, or off to …