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Successful Printing Starts With the Image

Successful Printing Starts With the Image

In all my years of printing and teaching printing workshops, the single most important thing I’ve learned is that 75% of a print’s success depends on the quality of the photograph. Unless you start with an image that already has something to say, it will be impossible to produce a print that resonates with others.…

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The Importance of Principles Over Formulas

This is something I’ve talked about many times in my books and workshops, yet it bears repeating often—we are all susceptible to short term tactics over long term strategies. Who doesn’t like the rush of immediate success? I sure do. Yet formulas often leave us without a good “why,” whereas a deep understanding of the…

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Finding The Right Photography Workshop For You

This guest post is by photographer Martha Villada, who is also a long time student and friend. She shares some questions and answers you might have about photography workshops. Thanks Martha! Are you wondering if a photography workshop is really worth the money? A better question might be, “what are my goals for taking a…

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Field Test: FLM CP-26 Travel Tripod

Although I receive many requests, I don’t do many reviews or field tests partly because there are plenty of review sites already, and mostly because I’d rather focus on the things that really inspire me. So when I do spend the time to create one, I only want to do them for the gear I…

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Feeling Instead of Seeing

Fog and Trees, Hudson Highlands / Olympus E-M1, f5@1/25th sec, ISO 400, 43mm (40-150mm f/2.8 lens), no filters – developed in LR 6.10 “If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees.” – Hal Borland I’m often asked how to stay inspired when visiting familiar locations, especially when they are places you…

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