“Congrats to Skip Cohen, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 WPPI Honors of Excellence Awards.” Those words were a long time coming. My friend Skip has been a major force in the photography industry for his entire adult life. For more than 40 years he’s had a passion for helping people find […]

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It was a long time coming but Fuji is finally shipping the successor to the X-Pro1 – the Fuji X-Pro2 is a stunning update that most Fuji shooters are at least interested in. There was a lot of hype about this camera from the Fuji ambassadors so I wanted to give the camera a once-over […]

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I was talking with a young photographer who I admire the other day, and I advised her to be bold – to move forward – and to do it now. Don’t wait for permission from someone else to take the next step in your career because permission is rarely given. If you wait on permission […]

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I don’t use flash very often and I especially don’t use it very often with wildlife but it is possible. For this image made with a Canon 1D MK II and Canon 500 f/4 lens, mounted on a tripod with gimbal head, I used a Canon flash with a Visual Echoes FX-1B “Better Beamer” Flash […]

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If you’ve read my reviews of Think Tank Photo bags you know I am a fan. So when I heard that some of the people from Think Tank started another brand called MindShift Gear, I decided to take a look. With the same attention to quality and detail, MindShift Gear is tackling a different segment […]

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I’m going to share an exercise with you that is so simple, some of you may have trouble believing it can work. But it does. Over the years I’ve shared this with hundreds of photographers – in person, at workshops, seminars, etc. I’ve also extended this information via blogs and podcasts to countless thousands. Of […]

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I have been talking about going to work to find that last two percent of every photograph that can be improved. In today’s simple illustration I’ll show you two images. The first is un-retouched. It features a cormorant and if you look closely at the bottom right of the image, you’ll see another bird extended […]

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