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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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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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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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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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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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Post Production: How to Quickly Separate Photographs from XMP Files

A client recently asked me for my .RAW images to deliver to a photo editor for a family shoot I did in North Texas. The shoot was for an online ad campaign for health insurance, and the deliverables – my .RAW files – sitting fees, etc. were negotiated prior to the shoot. So, the shoot […]

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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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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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Sam Hurd and Amazing Photos

Today I read an article by Gizmodo editor Michael Hession that I thought was just amazing, and I have to share it. “Photographer Sam Hurd describes on his blog how to use [a prism] to produce some stunning results. Hurd shows off his the technique when photographing couples, but the same idea is begging to be put to […]

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Build your brand with Facebook

As many of you already know, being a professional photographer is no easy task. There is almost always something to be done when you’re managing your own business, and unlike a lot of other careers, you don’t get paid overtime or time-and-a-half, you don’t get vacation days or health insurance, or a lot of other […]

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