Review: Forever Thine Wedding Workflows by Sleeklens

A wedding photographer’s job is just getting started when the wedding ends. With hundreds or even thousands of shots captured at a wedding, there needs to be a way to edit all those pictures in a quality way. Sleeklens asked me to review their Forever Thine Wedding Workflow package, which offers 112 Lightroom Presets and 23 Brushes for […]

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Swarovski CL Pocket Binoculars in Nepal

Harsh Conditions on the Circuit I was loaned a pair of CL Pocket Binoculars for evaluation on my recent trip to Nepal. So how did they fare? Did the binoculars stand up to the brutal abuse and intense conditions along the circuit? Find out in this first hand review of Swarovski’s new product. Initial Impressions […]

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Battle of The 50s: A Bokeh Comparison

This is a totally unscientific, just for fun bokeh comparison between three (four?) of Canon’s 50mm lenses.   What Makes Good Bokeh? What’s attractive to you may not be the same for everyone else, but in general the more rounded the out of focus elements the more pleasing the bokeh. Good bokeh shows the background […]

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Review: Canon 50mm f1.0L. Yeah, 1.0!

A Big Old Heaping Pile of Glass… The first thing you notice about this lens is the glass. This lens is all glass with a little bit of that nice “L” series black plastic wrapped around it. This thing weighs 2lbs – it’s even heavier than the 5D Mark III camera it was attached to for […]

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Instagram… in Real Life

This is Gracie. She’s my family dog, and this is her “portrait”. The picture’s out of focus, the colors are horrible, and yet something about this picture screams awesome. It’s awesome because it’s real. No Instagram, no batteries, memory cards or digital cameras, and not much in the way of photoshop, either. In fact there’s […]

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