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Fun with a bowl of water

Fun with a bowl of water

I recently had a chance to try out something fun that I had been meaning to do for sometime.  I setup a bowl of water and a strobe and tried my hand at capturing the effects of water dropping into a large white pasta bowl. The setup for this is actually pretty basic.  A large […]

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Using Depth of Field to isolate a subject

Using Depth of Field to isolate a subject

A great way to isolate your subject from the background and or foreground is with a narrow depth of field.  I will often shot subject at a variety of depths of field (DoF) when I am shooting and then select later which one best suits the subject matter.  One thing to be careful of is […]

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Why your DSLR meter is usually wrong!

Why your DSLR meter is usually wrong!

The meter inside your camera generally right 80% of the time. It is that 20% that will vex and frustrate you though. One of the most important things you need to learn is how your equipment works and why. The meter inside you camera is a “Reflected” light meter. It measures the amount of light […]

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Do you carry 2 cameras at once?

Do you carry 2 cameras at once?

If you are carrying 2 cameras with you and need a camera strap to allow you to carry both and easily switch from using one to the other then the BlackRapid DR-1 double strap may be the solution that you are looking for. I recently purchased one of these and used it for about 6 […]

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Do you need a filter?

Do you need a filter?

I get asked this question quite often by people in my workshops and by people that meet me while I am out shooting. It used to be that you needed to keep an assortment of filters at the ready to better realize your artistic vision when shooting with film. In my opinion today you really […]

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Choosing your next lens

Choosing your next lens

If you are like most people with a DSLR you are itching for your next new lens.  This is one of the most commonly asked questions that I get at my workshops or when people see  me out shooting.  My answer is always the same “It depends”. Maybe not the most helpful answer but this […]

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