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Editor’s Choice

It’s always fun to see your images published in popular places. The Guerrilla Gravity Megatrail bike won Editor’s Choice in the popular mountain biking magazine, Dirt Rag. This happens to be my photo AND my personal bike, photographed in my studio! It was published in Dirt Rag in 2015.

Before & After: Real Estate Photo

My biggest competition in the real estate photography market are the agents themselves, or the sub-$200 “speed shooters”. These speed shooters blow throw a property fast because they have to hit several houses in one day. They often don’t use tripods, and any lighting beyond an on-camera flash is non-existent. I recently had a client that had previously hired another photographer to shoot the home’s interior. In this hot real estate market, that MLS listing netted them three (3!) showings in over a month on the market. The seller hired a new agent, who immediately came to me to reshoot the property. The photo comparison below says it all. Which photo set would you want representing your property?

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The Gear List

Every year or so I get the itch to upgrade or change around my gear selection. After some recent changes and additions, here we go…

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BTS: Out of the Ashes

Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at how I created the Out of the Ashes beer image (you can see the final images here).

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BTS: La Sportiva Solution

Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at how I created the La Sportiva Solution shots (you can see the final images here).

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BTS: New Belgium shoot

I got inspired to create these images for New Belgium Brewing after picking up a six-pack of their Pumpkick Fall Seasonal beer and seeing the pumpkins on the front porch and snow in the forecast.

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nikon almost won.

The last month has been spent in a flurry of research, frustration, returns, and exchanges. It all started with my decision to upgrade from my Sony a900 (see my post Selling Out, Moving Up.) I diligently did my research and got pretty excited about the reviews and image quality of the Nikon D800/D800E.

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lightroom 4 prevails.

I finally gave the new Lightroom 4 a shake-down editing some photos from a recent trip. I love the new features and pixel pushing power. The highlight recovery paired with shadow lightening is an astounding improvement over Lightroom 3. Add in the new behavior of the clarity slider, the RGB channel curves, the overall new processing engine, and the new chromatic aberration tools (this one just released the 4.1 RC2 beta).

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lightroom 4 beta.

The new Adobe Lightroom 4 beta has been released, along with a slew of new features. I’m excited about the new processing capabilities and video processing features. That’s right! Lightroom 4 will now support a whole bunch of real-time adjustments to the videos you’ve taken with your DSLR (and hopefully iPhone). The rest is pretty vanilla for an entirely new product launch, but I’m hoping that Adobe left out some goodies in the beta that will show up in the full version.

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from me to you.

I stumbled upon one of the coolest photography styles I think I’ve ever seen this morning

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