Gevon Servo Gevon Servo

Gevon Servo aka @GServo is an eclectic, NJ/NY Photographer. He’s a Nikon shooter, by choice nevertheless, will always test any piece of photography equipment. He believes that like ‘Photography’, ‘Coffee’,’Beer’ and ‘Comics Books’ and other things ‘Geek’ “You must try everything once to discover what you want to try again.

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Review: Samsung NX3000

The Samsung NX3000 has surprisingly versatile RAW files.


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Five Tips to Help You Efficiently Complete a Photography Assignment

Photography is a cooperative craft at times. Sometimes you have to capture another person’s vision.


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Lessons Learned While Refining My Street Photography

On the surface street photography can look easy. You go for a walk and take photos. I have learned enough to know there is a lot more to it.


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Why Any 50mm f1.8 Is A Go To Street Photography Lens

They are the Volkswagen beetles of photography and just may be the best lenses for street photography.


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How to Stay Out of Trouble With Police as a Photographer

Staying out of trouble with police as a photographer requires you to keep a couple of tips in mind and always be calm.


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Review: Sony VG-C1EM Vertical Grip for A7 A7R and A7S

In all honesty it’s the perfect Sony A7 accessory for me. It was worth every penny, practical and adds a lot of functionality.


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Review: MS Optical Perar 24mm f4 Super Wide (Sony Full Frame E Mount)

This is another lens that’s not for everyone, but it’s fantastic. It’s a minimalist lens with out all the modern bits.


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Consider A Portable Battery Charger For Micro USB Cameras

Now when I forget to charge my batteries I plug-in my camera on a train or while taking a coffee break. This can all happen in my bag and the camera can stay out of sight while charging.


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Starting Small in Concert Photography

One of the biggest issues newer photographers have is access, but local free festivals provide an excellent opportunity for practice that doesn’t cost your soul.


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Why Getting it Right In-Camera Is More Important Now Than Ever

Creating an image is similar to constructing a building. If you don’t get it right, you have to go back in and fix it.


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Things You Give Up With Lens Adapters

I have used lens adapters on mirrorless cameras like the Panasonic GX7 and Olympus Ep1. They taught me that adapters were not that bad idea. When I made the decision to buy the Sony A7.


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The True Cost Of Cheap Photography Products

Sometimes the cheaper products aren’t worth purchasing in the first place.


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An Updated Review of Instagram 6.0 (Android)

When Facebook purchased Instagram I thought it was doomed. Luckily Facebook did not screw things up too much.


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More Ways Photographers Can Benefit From Having Confidence

Over the years of developing my photography skills, one lesson stand out. Photography requires confidence.


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Review: The Nitz Wrist Strap V2

The Nitz Strap is a strap that does a great job for an affordable price.


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Review: Nikon DX 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR (Nikon F)

Nikon’s DX 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR may be the only lens you need.


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Advice For The Local Street Photographer

It’s not about the amount of gear you have, it’s how you use it. Your back yard can hold a lot to photograph.


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ThinkTank Releases The 4 Wheeled Airport Roller Derby

ThinkTank’s new Roller Derby camera bag is designed for photographers with an active lifestyle.


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Review: Domke Chronicle Camera Bag

There are camera bags, and then there are camera bags with heritage and tradition. The Domke Chronicle Camera Bag falls under the latter.


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First Impressions: Panasonic FZ1000

The FZ1000 is meant to be a top end bridge camera for Panasonic–and this fact is clearly evident with the addition of 4k video recording capabilities.


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Op/Ed: Why I Bought a Sony A7

After a lot of thought and a price decrease from Sony, I picked up an A7 with the 28-70mm kit lens. A few people had to pick up their jaws from the ground, so I figured I would explain my purchase.


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Review: Helios-40-2 85mm f1.5 (Nikon F-Mount)

The Helios-40-2 85mm f1.5 is a lens design from the sixties with loads of character. While it’s definitely not for everyone, it’s an affordable entry into the world of portrait lenses.


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The Pros and Cons of Manual Focusing

There are pros and cons to using manual focus. It’s an acquired taste. Somewhere in your photography life you will do it.


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Review: Panasonic Lumix GX7 (Micro Four Thirds)

The Panasonic GX7 is a surprisingly likeable camera, even for die-hard DSLR users.


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Review: Blackrapid Cross Shot Camera Strap

Like many of their other straps, it features durable polypropylene webbing, a rubber shoulder pad for comfort, and their special FastenR and ConnectR locks.


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Six Reasons To Invest In Rain Gear

Sunny days are boring and hold little drama…


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Review: Manfrotto 682B Pro Self Standing Monopod With Retractable Legs

I know monopods are not meant to stand completely alone like tripods. It’s nice to have a little more flexibility though.


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Op/Ed: 5 Reasons To Reconsider Camera Shops

Here are some reason I think photographers should reconsider using camera shops more often.


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Colbert Reads Photographers’ Minds And Slams Amazon Over Insane Patent

Stephen Colbert went to town on Amazon for its recent seamless-white background patent.


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Forge Your Own Photography Path

You may not have the best camera in the world. You may not have the fastest lens. But if you dare call yourself a photographer, you have to forge your own path.


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Review: Samsung 60mm f2.8 Macro Lens (NX Mount)

The Samsung 60mm 2.8 macro is a good lens. In the end that’s all that matters. Its does its job well.


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Five Tips on Adding New Styles Of Photography To Your Portfolio

Lately there’s been a bad trend in photography: photographers stealing or buying images, to make their portfolios look better. As photographers we must keep growing and learning. If we do not incorporate different styles of photography in to our workflow, our portfolios become stagnant and people will lose interest. To grow  you have to make some


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5 Ways To Critique Your Own Photos

Often our photography has a lot going for it. Sometimes it lacks a clear identity. Before we display our images, we get it critiqued. The first person who critiques your work should be you.


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5 Things to Do and Not to Do as a Spouse and Photographer

What makes this important is our spouses can be our biggest supporters. Handled wrong they can also be our worse enemies.


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7 Tips for Photography In The Early Spring

When early spring comes, whether it’s late or not, it brings rebirth and renewal. Gone are the days of winter.


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Review: Nikon D3300

The Nikon D3300 is way cheaper than the Nikon V3 and much more practical.


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Geek Shooting: The Beginners Guide To Designer Toy Photography

There is one thing these toys all need, good photography.


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Five Photography Spring Cleaning Tips

Well after a LONG winter, we may get a spring. It’s now a good time for some photography spring cleaning.


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Review: Manfrotto 393 Heavy Duty Gimbal

Honestly, shooting with big lenses can be a bit bonkers. You are going to need a Gimbal to make the experience more civilized.


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Review: Tamron 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD

With some imagination, you have a lens that can be used for a variety of creative projects. The Tamron 150-600mm f5-6.3 is a reasonably priced lens that really delivers.


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K.I.S.S. Your Photography (Keep It Seductively Simple)

In my study of photography, I have found some the best images I have seen are simple yet seductive.


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4 Lenses Every DSLR Owner Should Snag

Sometimes for simplicity and frugality’s sake, I wish I could start my photography life over. I


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Let Logic Guide Your Gear Purchases

Logically, great gear is wasted on the inexperienced. Just because you have $20,000 worth of photography gear does not mean you’re a good photographer.


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Five Ways to be an Event Shooting Ninja Photographer

Event photography requires that you keep a couple of major points in mind as you go about shooting.


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Review: Samsung 20mm f2.8 Pancake Lens (NX-Mount)

With the Samsung 20mm f2.8 pancake lens you get a nicely designed piece of glass that’s small, lightweight and great value.


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Seven Tips for Becoming a Serious Photographer

One of the secrets of being successful photographer is being prepared and working hard.


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Useful Photography Tip #91: How to Work With Groups For Event Photography

Not all event photography can be done alone. Some times the scope of an event can span days as well as different locations.


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A Second Chance With The Nikon Df

The Nikon Df is not the most so sought after DSLR, but it does have its strengths.


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Useful Photography Tip #90: Create a Photography Journal

As a photographer it can be hard to track your progress. If you are starting out in photography, or branching into new styles, you take a lot of photos and do a lot of projects.


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Quick Tips To Get More Comfortable With Yourself As A Portrait Photographer

You get better with experience. There are very few who start off at the top. This is ultimately true in Portrait photography.


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