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Powerful Portrait Prime Lens - Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 Review

This past weekend, I had a chance to try out the Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 E-Mount lens. Here's what I found out after using it. 

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How I Photographed Hanson and Icona Pop - 4 Concert Photography Tips

Taking photos during a concert can be a challenge. Here are four tips to help you improve your concert photography. 

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5 Reasons Why The Canon 5D Mark IV Is A Great Choice For Startups

After spending a week hands on with the Canon 5D Mark IV, it’s proven to be a solid powerhouse for delivering high resolution images for clients. Here’s 5 reasons why I would recommend the Mark IV for startups.

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Best Reads in Photography This Week - 2/1

A lot of articles have come out on what’s happening in the photography world. Here are my favorite articles and videos this week.

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CES 2019, Nikon, and Atomos: Updates and News

I’m a photographer, and more often than not, I’m a one-man operation. I use a tool, a camera, to do my job, so I try to pay attention to developments in my industry to know what the current trends are to make better decisions for both future investments, and what clients are looking for when it comes to delivering the most value and the best experience.

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2018: The Year in Review ​

2018 has been a long year, what feels like eons. I've spent a lot of this year here, in Seattle, working on various projects for clients across the country. A few projects that I had the pleasure of working on provided a lot of lessons. to take into 2019. Here are some of my favorite ones.

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Sony #BeAlpha Seattle and Hiatus

Last night here in Seattle, Sony held a community event, inviting the photography community at large to come, have fun, try out various Sony Alpha bodies and lenses, and shoot different subjects in different scenarios while mingling over cocktails and color science.

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PSA: Backing Up Your Data & Trying New Things

As a working professional, there is nothing worse than losing your data. That data is valuable, and if it’s a source of your livelihood, should be protected thoroughly. If your clients are hiring you and are relying on you to have a reliable method to back up your data, make sure that back up has a back up.

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Nikon Z7 | Hands-On Preview & First Impressions

Last night in Seattle, WA, local camera shop Glazer's had a special event for photographers and videographers in the area who wanted to check out the latest offering from Nikon. With the recent announcement of the Nikon Z Series, a new lineup of cameras and lenses for the brand, they've been doing events over the country for creatives to come and try out their latest piece of hardware. 

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Thoughts on the Nikon Z + DJI Mavic 2 Pro & Zoom

Last week, the floodgates were opened on official news from both Nikon and DJI on their newest tech after what seemed to be months of leaks and rumors. Nikon offered up their new mirrorless camera line, the Z Series, a clear response to Sony's own mirrorless lineup and the shift that it they have caused in the industry by rapidly delivering multiple iterations of cameras over the past few years. 

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Los Angeles: Beyond Hollywood

I've made it no secret that I love Los Angeles. It's a beautiful, sprawling city with so much history, and a hub of the entertainment world. Working with entertainers and talent, giving them images that they can use for promo, marketing and behind the scenes, it's a city I want to get way more familiar navigating. 

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Starter Series Episode 2: 35mm f/1.8!

It's a new week, which means it's time for a new episode of Starter Series, my YouTube series based on finding affordable equipment to help you create better photo and video content. This week, the topic of interest is the 35mm f/1.8 lens, and for this video, I'm using the DX cropped sensor version.

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Behind the Scenes: Karlie Hustle, Host of the Brutally Honest Podcast

There have been a bunch of projects that I have been working on for the past few weeks. I've been reaching out to mentors and people with whom I'd love to collaborate. That time has been spent talking to fellow creatives in adjacent fields, asking questions on how to make something that you, dear reader, can get value from and that is authentic to myself. 

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