Tech Friday – The Annual Gear Guide from Scott Kelby

Every year for 7 years now Scott Kelby has released his "Annual Awesome Holiday Gear Guide". His guide always has great buys for any photographer in the family from expensive buys to very affordable buys. His two stipulations for the guide is: 1. Uses the product himself 2. Would recommend to any friend   Continuing in the same vein, I'd like to introduce the products that I love, really really want, or the ones that I'm borderline obsessed with.   The products I already use and don't want to ever do without again: Snapseed for iOS – the best thing about this as of...
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Should you Watermark?

Should you Watermark?
Should you watermark your photos? And is it “professional” using a watermark? Before you can answer either of those questions you have to ask yourself another question: Why are you watermarking?   Let’s go with the first answer: Watermarking to “protect” your images from copyright infringement online. You could use the biggest most elaborate watermark that prevents anyone from ever stealing your photo.     But then again it is protected only because the picture becomes almost unusable. And in this case you do look like a very unprofessional photographer....
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Barber Vintage Fest

Barber Vintage Fest
This past weekend I went to Birmingham for the 8th Annual Barber Vintage Fest at Barber Motorsports Park. It was the second time I had been to the park. I went back in April for the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. It was as beautiful as ever and we enjoyed some truly wonderful weather. I went up early for the MotoGiro South event. I drove the chase truck behind all of the vintage motorcycle riders. It was a beautiful drive up and down, the winding route through the countryside of Birmingham.       Above: It was a vintage motorcycle event; Some of the bikes needed a little...
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Saints vs Redskins

Saints vs Redskins
The New Orleans Saints have not had a great start. In fact they have had a terrible start at 0-4! At least I got to attend the Saints vs Redskins game and take some shots of the game. Being that our seats are about the 7th row, its almost like being on the field. Not really.. but it's close enough to get a few good shots. So I "snuck" my 70-200mm into the game (It's a 1/2" longer than the max 6" lens they allow us "non-photographers" to bring into the game) and was able to snap off a "few" shots during the game. I say a "few" very sarcastically...
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My first Photoshop World

My first Photoshop World
I spent the last week in Las Vegas to attend NAPP's Photoshop World (also celebrated my anniversary while there). The conference didn't start till Wednesday but on Tuesday I went on a pre-conference photowalk with Erik Valind. Erik is a super nice guy and also a great photographer so it was really an honor to have him lead the photowalk.   Here are a few shots from our walk: Above: Aria Hotel and Casino       Above: Paris Hotel and Casino   Above: Inside Caesars Palace   Based on what I've heard, for last few years at Photoshop World, Westcott has setup a...
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Fishing Down South..
A couple months ago I took a quick two-day fishing trip around Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana with some family. I had just bought my waterproof camera – in fact it actually came in the mail right before I left to go to Slidell to meet up with my family. So it was great to get to use it right away. That being said, I purchased Nikon's waterproof AW100. All the pictures below were taken with it. First impression were awesome. It has a fairly large dynamic range for such a small camera, and it really packs a punch into one little device.   It was a day and a half of just fishing. We...
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