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Updated Google Terms of Service and Privacy Policy

The new Google Terms of Service, effective April 14, 2014, states in part: “Some of our Services allow you to upload, submit, store, send or receive content. You retain ownership of any intellectual property rights that you hold in that content. In short, what belongs to you stays yours. [<–LOL, not really.. read on..] When you […]

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Sky Replacement and Accurate Color Blending in Photoshop CS6

**UPDATE: Be sure to check out the video I made to go along with this tutorial, found at the bottom of this post.** Some of the most powerful and visually aesthetic content in both landscape and architectural photography lies not in the foreground, but in the sky. A salient and impactful visual property, skies enhance […]

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Lens Comparison: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM vs. Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM

Canon vs. Sigma (logos).

After spending most of the day indoors as a result of inclement weather, friend and photographer Thorpe Griner and I decided that we would spend our Sunday afternoon doing something useful: a lens comparison test. We had both bought large aperture 85mm lenses not all too long ago. Mine from Canon, and Thorpe’s from Sigma. So we […]

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Printing and Standardized 3:2 Aspect Ratios

Recently, as I was creating price lists for my new client portal and print shop, I had to research what the “full-frame”, 3:2 aspect ratios were for the list of ‘standard’ (aka, common) print sizes that my press makes available. This research is annoying, as I’d often encounter partial lists that were sometimes mixed with […]

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Globe Runner SEO Group Photo

Yesterday afternoon I took a group photo at Globe Runner SEO, a boutique search engine optimization company located in Lewisville, Texas. Technical settings: To light this image, I used two Canon 580EX II strobes both with silver umbrellas set to 1/8th power on either side of the couch at a distance of about 7 feet. […]

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Globe Runner Group Photo

Yesterday afternoon I took a group photo at Globe Runner, a boutique search engine optimization company located in Lewisville, Texas. To light this image, I used two Canon 580EX II strobes both with silver umbrellas set to 1/8th power on either side of the couch at a distance of about 7 feet. The strobes were […]

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Gift Cards, Rebates, and Endless Frustration: How Square, Inc. Saved the Day

A few weeks ago I purchased a few new photography lenses from Canon USA through B&H Photo Video using their online store. The lenses I purchased – the new Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM & Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM – were both (and at the time of this article, are currently) […]

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Screamin’ Deal Alert: New Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II Lens just $1899!

Screamin’ Deal Alert: New Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II Lens just $1899 with rebates and stuff! It’s normally around $2,500 at B&H Photo, but when you add the lens to the Checkout (and actually go to checkout) it then shows a lower price of $2,199 — PLUS there’s a $300 mail-in rebate which brings it […]

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Screamin' Deal Alert: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens just $1899!

Screamin’ Deal Alert: New Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens just $1899 with rebates and stuff! How To Claim This Awesome Deal… It’s normally around $2,500 at B&H Photo, but when you add the lens to the Checkout (and actually go to checkout) it then shows a lower price of $2,199 — PLUS there’s […]

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Reverse Geotagging on Instagram – Tag Anyplace from Anywhere

Oh. My God. The issue of geotagging on Instagram has plagued my life since Columbus set sail for America. I’ve been working on a solution to this problem for months, and Google was no help… I am an avid user of Instagram (MaskerPhoto), and, frequently, when I upload images to my Instagram account I like to […]

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