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Globe Runner SEO Group Photo

November 22, 2013

Yesterday afternoon I took a group photo at Globe Runner SEO, a boutique search engine optimization company located in Lewisville, Texas. Technical settings: To light this image, I used two Canon 580EX II strobes both with silver umbrellas set to 1/8th power on either side of the couch at a distance of about 7 feet. The strobes were remotely triggered with dedicated PocketWizards from a Canon EOS 5D Mark III with a Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II USM telephoto…

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Gift Cards, Rebates, and Endless Frustration: How Square, Inc. Saved the Day

November 20, 2013

A few weeks ago I purchased a few new photography lenses from Canon USA through B&H Photo Video using their online store. The lenses I purchased – the new Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM & Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM – were both (and at the time of this article, are currently) available with $300 mail-in rebates, each, for a total of $600. The Canon “Select EF Lenses Mail-In Rebate” reads, in-part: “Receive an American Express Reward…

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Reverse Geotagging on Instagram – Tag Anyplace from Anywhere

September 3, 2013

Oh. My God. The issue of geotagging on Instagram has plagued my life since Columbus set sail for America. I’ve been working on a solution to this problem for months, and Google was no help… I am an avid user of Instagram (MaskerPhoto), and, frequently, when I upload images to my Instagram account I like to simultaneously add them to my Instagram Photo Map. The problem I’m describing exists when there is a difference in the geography between where the image…

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Post Production: How to Quickly Separate Photographs from XMP Files

August 5, 2013

A client recently asked me for my .RAW images to deliver to a photo editor for a family shoot I did in North Texas. The shoot was for an online ad campaign for health insurance, and the deliverables – my .RAW files – sitting fees, etc. were negotiated prior to the shoot. So, the shoot was over, I’m at my computer – importing images into Lightroom (Lr), going through my typical workflow process; keywording images, organizing them, and so forth.…

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CPS, TF Camera Repair, and the Canon Factory Service Center

July 11, 2013

As it turns out, CPS is well worth the investment should you ever damage your equipment. But in the interim, here’s a tip: Don’t try to balance your iPhone between your head and shoulders while securing your camera to your tripod. Better yet, don’t talk on your phone at all when using camera gear. My day came to quick and unfortunate end when both my 5D Mk III and attached 16-35mm f/2.8 II USM lens went shattering into pieces after…

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Formatting USB Jump Drives For Mac/Windows Compatibility

July 1, 2013

If you’re a photographer like myself and you deliver your final product on a USB jump drive to your client(s), there’s a Mac and Windows compatibility issue that I and I’m sure many of you have run into in the past. The issue is with the formatting on the USB jump drive. For example, if I open a new USB jump drive and format it on my Mac, then transfer the .jpeg images onto it, then hand it off to a client…

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