Posts tagged Ontario
The Basics of Using Speedlights

Here's a post for the people who own a Speedlight but have no clue how to use it.  This is the post I wish I had when I first got into using flash.  Instead I was the idiot who spent two years using TTL or straight-up guessing.  Don't be like I was.  Read this post.  It's way better than reading the manual, and it covers probably 90% of what you need to know to understand your flash!

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Why You Should Think Twice Before Investing in Pro Lighting Gear

I know how it feels to be frozen in your tracks at B&H staring at some Profoto, Wescott, or Dedolight gear, dreaming of a bank account that could afford your wildest dreams.  It's hard to look away, and it will haunt your every waking moment... alright, I'm being melodramatic, but you get my point.  Here's the thing though, there are many instances where (despite how you may desperately try to justify it to yourself) it's not necessary whatsoever.

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Putting in the Work

Photographer Tony Corbell once said, "Quality doesn't come easily.  There are no shortcuts and it often requires great sacrifice."  He's totally right, it is a long road, one I hope to keep walking for years to come.  Today's post discusses the process of becoming a professional, on stepping outside of traditional photography rules, and the hours and years it can take before you truly come into your own.

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The Value of Thankfulness

I think it's important to say, "Thank you."  Here goes!

I love being a military photographer.  There's nothing I could ever imagine suiting me more than doing what I do in the position that I'm in.  I've been blessed beyond measure to have had the opportunities that I've had, and I want to take a moment to say that it's not lost on me.

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Compression and Composition

Lenses are one of the biggest influences on determining how a final image is going to look.  Sometimes it's hard to decide which lens to use, so this week's post is a short one on how compression affects an image, and how it should be a factor in deciding your lens choices in the composition of a photo.

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A Couple of Great Questions

This week I was approached by a colleague about my business, as he himself is looking at starting his own.  There are dozens of approaches to the business of booking clients, and also subsequently how much of their lives to post online.  This week's blog post talks about how I handle these matters, and why I've made the decisions I have.

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How To Take Great Photos

Today's post is for people who are looking at taking better photos. You may know how to use your camera, but sometimes you find yourself having an issue really making your images stand out.  This post is directed towards the average Joe or Jane, intended to set you on your way with a few ideas and approaches that the pros use to make their images pop.

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