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7 Ways Photography Will Kill You

In Photo Basics by Andy Perkins5 Comments

The solutions to decreasing risk as a photographer are limiting distractions and recognizing stress in the business of photography. Once you understand these you will be better equipped to keep the Grim Reaper at bay. Photography is not off-shore oil drilling, police work, or firefighting. It’s not even a contact sport. I’ve never met an …

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Review of the Aqua Backpack and Sling Bag from Miggo

In Gear by Brent Huntley3 Comments

Miggo is an interesting company that I have written about twice before on Improve Photography.  I first learned about them when I saw a Kickstarter for their Agua Storm-Proof Holster.   I was immediately intrigued, got my hands on one, and reviewed it in this article from last year.  During that process, I got to know …

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Peak Design Capture Pro: It’s the Perfect Camera Accessory

In Gear by Matt Gavin6 Comments

If like me, you love camera gear you will love the products produced by Peak Design.  All of their products have a huge appeal which is backed up by a number of successful Kickstarter campaigns.  Peak Design claims to be a completely crowdfunded company, so their complete success is based on people believing in the …

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25 Hiking Accessories for the Outdoor Photographer

In Gear by Brent Huntley9 Comments

For me, hiking and photography almost go hand in hand.  Sure, I do a lot of photography that doesn’t involve hiking, but a good chunk of the photography I enjoy involves hiking.  While I love hiking, it can ruin a photography trip if you run into trouble on the hike.  Whether it is just being …

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How to Choose a Camera and Not Regret Your Purchase

In Gear by GregNoel10 Comments

  How to Choose a Camera and Not Regret Your Purchase The moment you decide to buy a new camera or upgrade from your existing one is an exciting time.  You start imagining all the great photos you will take with the new camera and planning shots in your head.  You can’t wait to see …

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Turning your iPhone into your back up camera with Pictar

In Gear by Brent Huntley6 Comments

I am the very definition of a hobbyist photographer.  I work a full time job, doing photography mainly on the weekends and when I travel and do not do paid shoots, although I have sold some images through stock websites.  Because of that, I try not to spend too much money on my camera gear. …

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How to Choose Your Next Lens

In Gear by GregNoel9 Comments

One of the biggest decisions every photographer has to make is what should their next lens be.    There are hundreds of options available and navigating through the vast sea of options can be quite daunting.  Nikon currently has over 170 lenses available and Canon has over 80 in their EF Lineup alone. Then add the …

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Review: Mastin Labs Presets

In Post-processing by Grant WhittyLeave a Comment

Film is not dead, folks. For some time many thought that film would eventually die out since digital is so much easier. Surprising to some, film is back, and on the rise. It’s not likely that film will be used more than digital, do to cost and time. However, I am beginning to see more …