Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Amazingly Awesome PocketWizard PC5N Locking PC Sync Cable

The failure of my 580 EX II strobes to fire has given me more stress than any other single piece of photo equipment that I’ve ever owned. But now those days are over. The reason the flashes were failing to fire was not because of the strobes themselves, and not because of the PocketWizards, but […]

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CPS, TF Camera Repair, and the Canon Factory Service Center

As it turns out, CPS is well worth the investment should you ever damage your equipment. But in the interim, here’s a tip: Don’t try to balance your iPhone between your head and shoulders while securing your camera to your tripod. Better yet, don’t talk on your phone at all when using camera gear. My […]

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Portrait of a Skateboarder, No.2

Here’s another outtake from the skateboarder Anthony Najera and I were photographing at Scion Skatepark in Lewisville on Monday night. Not sure if I like this one or the first one more. Photograph taken at Scion Skate Park in Lewisville, Texas on Monday, July 8, 2013. This portrait was made using a Canon 5D Mark II (because […]

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Portrait of a Skateboarder

Awesome portrait of a skateboarder I was photographing at Scion Skate Park in Lewisville, Texas on Monday, July 8, 2013. This portrait was made using a Canon 5D Mark II (because I, like an idiot, dropped & damaged my 5D MkIII, currently out for repair), two Canon 580 EX II strobes at full-power, fired remotely […]

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What are you doing with your Saturday night?

I’m spending mine reading PDF’s about advanced luminosity masking in Photoshop CS6. *yawn* I hope you’re having more fun than I am. This song is helping to keep me awake and energized as I continue bulldozing through these tutorials:

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Survey: People Aren’t News Reading; They’re ‘News Snacking’ [Infographic]

Survey: People Aren’t News Reading; They’re ‘News Snacking’ [Infographic] Surprise, no one [except persons aged 55+] is reading the news anymore. Perhaps because real journalism is dead, with only the hollowed out shell of sensationalist crowdsourcing left in its place. In addition to reporting on what people aren’t reading, this is an article about the […]

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Blogger Beware: You CAN Get Sued For Using Photos You Don't Own on Your Blog

Blogger Beware: You CAN Get Sued For Using Photos You Don’t Own on Your Blog Click the link above for an awesome article written by Roni Loren on the topic of being sued for using photos you don’t own on your blog. Although most of my readership are photographers, the article was written for writers, […]

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Blogger Beware: You CAN Get Sued For Using Photos You Don’t Own on Your Blog

Blogger Beware: You CAN Get Sued For Using Photos You Don’t Own on Your Blog Click the link above for an awesome article written by Roni Loren on the topic of being sued for using photos you don’t own on your blog. Although most of my readership are photographers, the article was written for writers, […]

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Formatting USB Jump Drives For Mac/Windows Compatibility

If you’re a photographer like myself and you deliver your final product on a USB jump drive to your client(s), there’s a Mac and Windows compatibility issue that I and I’m sure many of you have run into in the past. The issue is with the formatting on the USB jump drive. For example, if I open […]

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