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Review: Vanguard Quovio 44 Backpack

I’ve always been fascinated by turtles, carrying their entire home on their back in such a small package. With the Quovio 44 you’ll feel like certain unnamed superhero turtles, only your weapon of choice is a camera....
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Testing the Sigma SD1 Merrill In the Studio

The Sigma SD1 Merrill is in its own right a revolutionary camera. Every other color camera on the market uses a Bayer pattern of alternating Red Green and Blue pixels, which they then interpolate data from nearest neighbors to fill in the missing two colors. This is a primary reason for jaggies, blurred edges, moire, low light artifacts and other unpleasantries. Sensor manufacturers have found various solutions to these issues both physical such as antialiasing filters and through improved fimrware and software. The only cameras on the market which do not have to deal with these issues in some way or other are dedicated black and white cameras such as the Leica M Monochrom for stills and the Red EPIC Monochrome (available soon) for video....
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First Impressions: Manfrotto Modosteady “Transformer”

The Manfrotto Modosteady was one of the coolest products I saw at Photo Plus Expo this year. A veritable transformer for photography and video, it aims to provide three essential pieces of equipment in one compact form. Basically, it is a tripod, stabilizer, and a steadicam all in one....
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Quick Look: Photogenic ION Battery Pack

The Photogenic ION, scheduled to be on shelves in January, is a battery pack for anyone that needs portability as well as the power of studio strobes....
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Lexar Announces a New 400x 256GB SD Card

In this blog post, Lexar announces their new 256GB SDXC card with 400x speed. Read more at The Phoblographer....
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Useful Photography Tip #9: Get the Most Out of Your Mac

In this article I give some easy suggestions on keeping your Mac performing to its’ best. Read more at The Phoblographer...
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Useful Photography Tip #8: Give the Bride and Groom a Moment to Breathe

In this quick tip I give an idea for getting some great natural wedding photos. Read more at The Phoblographer....
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Useful Photography Tip #7: Cross Your T’s and Dot Your I’s

In this quick tip I discuss some ways to protect yourself legally as a photographer. Read more at The Phoblographer...
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Useful Photography Tip #6: Making Your Subjects Look Better

In this article I give tips on making your subjects look better than they think they can. Read more at The Phoblographer...
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Useful Photography Tip #5: Using a Superzoom Lens at Occupy Wall Street

In this article I write about how using a superzoom lens help to take better pictures in a congested street environment like Occupy Wall Street. Read more at The Phoblographer....
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Useful Photography Tip #4: Tips For Photographing in the Snow

In this article I give some tips on shooting photos in snow. Read more at The Phoblographer....
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Useful Photography Tip #3: Finding Inspiration For a Music Shoot

In this article I discuss finding inspiration for a music shoot. Read more at The Phoblographer....
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Useful Photography Tip #2: How to Save a Mixed Lighting Shot in Post-Production

In this post I teach a quick two step technique for fixing a mixed lighting photo in post-production. Read more at The Phoblographer...
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Useful Photography Tip #1: Lose Unwanted Glare With a Polarizing Filter

In this post I discuss using a polarizing filter to reduce unwanted glare in your images. Read more at The Phoblographer...
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Coping With Mixed Lighting As a Photographer

In this tutorial, we discuss techniques for avoiding or working with mixed lighting. Read more at The Phoblographer....
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Review: The Profoto D1 Studio Kit 500/500 Air

In this post we review the Profoto D1 Studio Kit 500/500 Air kit as a portable studio lighting kit with built-in wireless control. Read more at The Phoblographer....
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Review: Tamron 18-270mm f3.5-6.3 Superzoom Lens

In this article I test the award winning Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 superzoom lens. Read more at The Phoblographer....
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Ten Ways to Take Better Photos Without Spending More Money

In this blog post, we talk about how you can step up your photography skills without spending a cent. Read more at The Phoblographer....
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The Phoblographer’s Library

In this post I list out some recommendations for building your photographer’s library. Read more at The Phoblographer....
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Review: SpiderPro Holster

In this post I review the SpiderPro Holster System for large DSLR cameras. Read more at the Phoblographer...
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Why You Shouldn’t Build Your Photography Site in Flash

In this post I talk about why flash is a really bad option for a photography website and suggest some alternatives. Read more at The Phoblographer....
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Field Instructional: Shooting in Extreme Locations Such as Haiti

In this post I talk about techniques and gear used when shooting in extreme environments such as Haiti. Read more at The Phoblographer....
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Field Review: LiteTrek Portable Strobe Kit (Day 3) – Ghosts of Stroud cemetary

In this blog post, we use the LiteTrek’s stroboscopic effect to capture creative photos in a cemetary. Read more at The Phoblographer....
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The Phoblographer’s Father’s Day Gift Guide

In this article I give ideas for the perfect Father’s day gift for the dad that loves photography. Read more at The Phoblographer....
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The Sigma SD1 Foveon sensor better be amazing

In this article I talk about some of the detailed specifications released by SIGMA on their soon to be released SD1. Read more at The Phoblographer....
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Field Review: Impact LiteTrek Portable Strobe Kit (Day 2)

In this post I take the Impact LiteTrek Portable Strobe Kit on location for a shoot in an abandoned factory. Read more at The Phoblographer....
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Review: The Lowepro CompuDay 250 backpack

In this post I review the LowePro CompuDay 250 backpack, designed primarily for street photographers and photojournalists. Read more at The Phoblographer....
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Field Review: Impact LiteTrek Portable Strobe Kit (Day 1)

In this post I will begin a field review of the Impact LiteTrek Portable Strobe Kit with an overview of the equipment. Read more at The Phoblographer...
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Lens showdown: Nikon 50mm 1.8D vs the Tamron 28-75mm 2.8 XR Di LD

In this post I put the Nikon 50mm 1.8D up against the Tamron 28-75mm 2.8 for a showdown. Read more at The Phoblographer....
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How to Not Suck at Retouching – Sharpen with high pass

In this blog post I talk about using High Pass as a better way to sharpen your images. Read more at The Phoblographer...
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The Upgrade Path From the Amateur to the Pro Kit

In this blog post I outline one possible upgrade path from the amateur to the pro kit. Read more at The Phoblographer...
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Top 10 things I don’t Want to Shoot Without

In this post I list and explain the top ten things I don’t want to shoot without and then 5 things I rarely use. Read more at The Phoblographer...
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An Introduction to Golden Spiral Composition Method

In this blog post we introduce readers to an alternate composition method, The Golden Spiral. Read more at The Phoblographer....
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Changing The Quality of Light Outdoors

In this blog post I discuss using outdoor light when it works and finding ways to change it when it doesn’t. Read more at The Phoblographer...
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The Phoblographer’s Checklist on How to Not Kill Yourself in a Photo Studio

In this blog post, we discuss some of the studio risks, how to avoid them and what to do if it goes wrong. Read more at The Phoblographer...
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Understanding Light: Intensity vs. Quality

In this blog post I use examples to demonstrate the difference between light intensity and quality. Read more at The Phoblographer...
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How To Not Suck at Retouching

In this blog post I discuss a professional retouching technique that anyone can learn. Read more at The Phoblographer....
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