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Why a 50mm Lens Belongs in Your Camera Bag

Why a 50mm Lens Belongs in Your Camera Bag

When you’re shooting with a digital SLR, you can get very different outcomes depending on what lens you use. But it’s easy to get overwhelmed with lens options. There are so many out there, and you have to consider prices, name brands versus “imitation” lenses, the lens “speed,” and more. Early in my photography journey, I joined a photo forum that […] Read More

Get More From Amazon Prime By Sharing It

Get More From Amazon Prime By Sharing It

Amazon made headlines a couple weeks ago by announcing its first-ever price increase for Amazon Prime: a one-year subscription now costs $99, up from the original $79 rate. If you’ve been on the fence about getting or keeping a subscription, perhaps this nudged you toward the “no” side. But I think Amazon Prime remains a […] Read More

Simple Ways to Snap Great Family and Group Photos

Simple Ways to Snap Great Family and Group Photos

Have you ever tried to organize a picture of a large group of people and found that it’s like herding cattle?  Usually, people don’t know where to stand or how to arrange themselves. They need someone to guide them — to be their leader. Thats where you, as the photographer, step in. After all, the person with […] Read More

Geek Vs Geek: Is Microsoft’s New Office 365 Personal Too Little, Too Late?

Geek Vs Geek: Is Microsoft’s New Office 365 Personal Too Little, Too Late?

We’ve lived with Microsoft’s new annual subscription version of Office for a year now, and opinions are still mixed from pundits and customers alike (this time last year, Dave and Rick argued about the virtues of paying a subscription versus buying Office outright). Now Microsoft has announced that there’s soon to be a less expensive, less […] Read More

Relive the Glory Days of Text Adventures with Free Hitchhiker’s Guide Anniversary Edition

Relive the Glory Days of Text Adventures with Free Hitchhiker’s Guide Anniversary Edition

Oh, happy day. Growing up, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” was one of my all-time favorite books. And with the help of author Douglas Adams (who died way too soon), it became one of my all-time favorite games. Specifically, it’s a text adventure game — nomenclature that won’t make much sense if you’re under […] Read More

Capture the Perfect Smile in Kid Photography

Capture the Perfect Smile in Kid Photography

In the ten years I’ve been a professional photographer, I’ve learned that kids just don’t always smile on command for the camera. And the phrase “cheese” just doesn’t work like we think it should. If you’re frustrated getting your kids to smile for pictures, try these simple tricks I’ve found to be fail proof. Sing […] Read More

Finally, One Travel-Bag Gadget to Rule Them All

Finally, One Travel-Bag Gadget to Rule Them All

My travel bag is getting ridiculous. Mobile charger, mobile router, mobile media hub, AC adapters, and on and on. I’m pretty sure I’ve heard snickering from TSA agents as I pass through security. That’s why I’m fairly excited about a new product that recently emerged on crowdfunding site Indiegogo: the HooToo TripMate Elite. It’s five, […] Read More

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