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Are Photos Living Entities?

Are Photos Living Entities?

A photo is taken in an instant, snapped as you perceive the moment, recording indefinitely the raw values encoded from the sensor to the memory card. How then can a photo be a living entity?

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Are We Facing Hard Times Getting Recognition for Our Photographs?

Are We Facing Hard Times Getting Recognition for Our Photographs?

It’s amazing what modern software can create within seconds and how we can alter images with only a few clicks. What does it do to our reception of photography?

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Ranking My Photography Gear Investments Best to Worst (Part Two): My Not so Great Investments

Ranking My Photography Gear Investments Best to Worst (Part Two): My Not so Great Investments

In last week’s article, I took you through the four best investments that I’ve made since becoming a professional photographer. But, since there are two sides to every coin, I guess it’s only fair to also tell you where I’ve gone wrong.

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The Gear Trap Is a Problem, but Cheap Equipment Can Also Limit You

The Gear Trap Is a Problem, but Cheap Equipment Can Also Limit You

Most of us are familiar with “the gear trap,” the fine line that’s crossed when a shooter makes a top priority of continually researching and purchasing newer and better camera equipment. This can be a dangerous money pit. But there are times when your gear must be upgraded, lest you suffer the technical shortcomings of outdated or inadequate equipment.

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Comments Suggest the Newly Announced Pentax FA* 85mm f/1.4 Is Just a Rehoused Sigma Lens — Probably Not

Comments Suggest the Newly Announced Pentax FA* 85mm f/1.4 Is Just a Rehoused Sigma Lens — Probably Not

When Pentax released its 24-70mm f/2.8 lens back in 2016, people quickly realized that it was little more than a rehoused Tamron lens without the VC feature. More recently, Pentax has announced that it’s developing a new FA* 85mm f/1.4. Although there are certain physical similarities to a Sigma lens, I doubt that it’s the same lens.

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You’re Never Too Old to Take up Photography and Now Is the Best Time to Start

You're Never Too Old to Take up Photography and Now Is the Best Time to Start

Photography isn’t a young person’s game, though it may look it from afar. And now might be the best time there will ever be to give it a chance.

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The Client Wants to Buy Their Favorite Image From the Photoshoot, but It Is Not Sharp. What Do You Do?

The Client Wants to Buy Their Favorite Image From the Photoshoot, but It Is Not Sharp. What Do You Do?

It’s a very mixed feeling: you are happy they like the shot, but you are also disappointed that it’s not sharp. I’m going to share my way of dealing with the situation, but I am also curious about your way of handling the problem.

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Why f/1.4 Doesn’t Mean Professional Anymore

Why f/1.4 Doesn’t Mean Professional Anymore

For the last couple of decades, a prime lens wasn’t professional grade if it didn’t have a maximum aperture of f/1.4. Times have changed, however, and now, you have to look past the aperture to really understand where a lens is positioned. Want to know what drove this change?

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