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HDR IS NOT A RELIGION

July 25, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
HDR is a technique used in digital photography to create an exposure that is more like you see with the human eye or a balance of highlights, mid-tones and shadows. Wiki defines it: 'High-dynamic-range imaging (HDRI) is a high dynamic range (HDR) technique used in imaging and photography to reproduce a greater dynamic range of luminosity than is p...
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The Thin Line Between Amateur and Pro

June 22, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
I am regularly asked, 'Should I get cards printed?' What a difficult question. Just that they asked tells me they are thinking about hanging their shingle to represent themselves as a professional. My usual answer is why do you think you need business cards. This is where you need to stop and seriously, is this what I want? Why do you think you're...
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Get Your Work Out There ...

June 22, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
You can reasonably go for years thinking your the best photographer on earth, staying isolated from any opinion. The real test of your work is to put yourself out there, getting feedback from your peers. So as you develop your style, and you should never stop honing your craft, always compare your work to others 'doing your style' and see what is w...
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A Practical Look at Polarizing Filters

May 05, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
I get a lot of questions regarding, what type of polarizer to use? Meaning should I get a circular polarizer or a linear polarizer? On the surface one would say a circular polarizer is used on all modern DSLR or SLR cameras if you are still using film. For the sake of this subject I need to assume two things, this is not a technical conversation a...
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