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Behind the Lens

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To Go or Not to Go …

To go, or not to go …. The Photographic Conundrum Evaluation Day trips, long weekends, week-long photography trips and local spots – to go or not to go – that is the question. Whether it is easier to sit on the couch and flip through the...

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Top YouTube Photographers to Follow – 2017

One of the things that I love about photography are the other photographers I've met or whose work I can follow.  Thanks to the internet your exposure to other photographers  around the world is at your fingertips and a cause for spending some free time seeing...

Industrial Iris Studio

  We are finalizing the details of our new commercial studio for creating prints for Commercial, Healthcare and Hospitality businesses. Industrial Iris Studio is the commercial side of our fine art photography business where we will be exploring new print mediums, multimedia development and original music...

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A look behind the scenes

We've been working on developing some behind the scenes videos based on our travels and photo shooting hikes. We recently went to shoot the Fall color in Arkansas and put together this teaser of the trip while editing the longer version of several hikes. Hope...

Book Review: Arkansas Treasures by William Rainey

  We went to Arkansas this past year for our Fall Color photography trip and during the trip we spent a day in the field with William Rainey, a superb Arkansas photographer. Seeing his work online spurred us to sign-up for a one-day one-on-one field workshop...

Get Critiqued

  One of the best things you can do is get your work in front of others.  Before you display your work out for the public to see, it can help to have other photographers look at your work and get their feedback.  They may see...

The Path(s) You Choose

Whether you are a photographer or not, the same holds true for all professions. Somewhere along the way someone created the expectation that the path on the left is how anyone’s path who “has it together” should look like. The idea that one would decide...

Guanella Pass, Colorado

The Road Less Traveled

[caption id="attachment_51033" align="alignnone" width="705"] Guanella Pass, Colorado[/caption] One of the great things about photography is that you see so many places that you would otherwise never see if you were not out seeking new images.  It is a big part of being a photographer that I...

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A Photographer’s Studio – Kevin Kubota

There's nothing quite like reaching that point in your business where you can create a space which gives you the opportunity to expand creatively, financially and create new opportunities.   Kevin Kubota, voted a Top Ten Wedding Photographer also has four other businesses he runs from his...

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A Photographer’s Studio – Chase Jarvis

There's no question having a studio space to call your own is a great thing to have.  While a lot of photographers work from their home or even a garage studio there comes a time after your business has grown that some dedicated, versatile creative...

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A Photographer’s Studio – Jody Dole

I'm a big fan of having spaces you can dedicate to your passions and one of my passions is photography.  Having a space of some sort that you can dedicate to what you love to do just enhances the love of doing it.  For me,...

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A Photographer’s Studio – Modern Shed

We're in the process of considering how to create a photography studio to help give us more room in our house and give us a better defined space for our post production work.   We're exploring the construction options of one of the larger Modern-Shed structures...

Nikon D800E

To get the “E” or not

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0plNkdLkeE The new Nikon D800/E is the first digital SLR that broaches the medium format threshold at a much saner price.   One of the big questions of late concerning this new camera is whether to go with the D800 or the D800E version.  The difference being the...