Mango Smoothie

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Meet Armando, a fantastic photographer from Colorado.  He is a professional retoucher as well and from what I understand his work is printed throughout Colorado on billboards. Neat stuff! During our recent trip to Maine a waitress accidently called Armando the name Mango.  It turns out that when Armando was younger that people would call Continue reading…

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Do Photos Have To Be In Focus To Be Good Or Interesting?

Out of focus photo

What do you think? There are thousands of photographs from the history of photography that are not in focus.  So why do people get upset when a photograph is out of focus? It really depend on the photo. That’s my opinion at least. Photos don’t have to be perfectly in focus to be interesting. This Continue reading…

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Thoughts from Padawans – Kyle Van Etten

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I decided to start a series of articles from my apprentices at The Arcanum. It’s a way for them to get their work out there, and at the same time share their thoughts from their experiences learning in The Arcanum. With that said, read on to learn from my apprentice. Kudos to you if you Continue reading…

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My Favorite Photography Podcasts

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I have had the honor of being a guest on many photography podcasts.  In fact, two of them are by far my favorite podcasts in the photography industry. Every so often photographers ask me what podcasts I recommend.  I never kept a list like that before, so I figured now is a good time to Continue reading…

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No Spilled Milk

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It is always a blast to photograph the Lawrence mills.  It is one of those locations that photographers could visit over and over and always see something new to photograph. On the way up to Maine for a big photo trip, we made a pitstop at the mills.  This time I noticed something I somehow Continue reading…

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WE35 Research & Presenting Faces in 35

Faces in 35 - Jeremy

My friends at The Photo Frontier have a new research project going on called WE35. The goal is to use only a 35mm lens (or equivalent) and to document various things that come up in scenarios. So I decided to take my first project and put it into full effect during Thanksgiving.  I knew I Continue reading…

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2014 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals For Photographers

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Every year I like to share some of my favorite Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals for photographers. This year I’m happy to share another list and this time also some of my own fresh deals! My Deals From November 26 – December 1, 2014 you can save 66% on any of the products sold Continue reading…

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How Photographers Can Find Their Vision

Vision Path

A common thread amongst newer photographers, and photographers looking to grow, is vision. I’m often asked about how to find vision. The answer isn’t simple, and I have actually written about it in the past. I don’t think it can be taught because a photographer’s vision isn’t black and white. There are so many colors Continue reading…

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Jordan Pond in Acadia National Park

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Jordan Pond is beautiful location tucked away in Acadia National Park in Maine. It is a location where you can see mountains in the distance.  The mountains are called bubbles because the are extremely round and resemble bubbles. I love scenes like this for a few reasons. The rocks and driftwood in the water sits Continue reading…

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My Friend Daryl

Daryl

This is my friend Daryl. He and I met via social media many years ago. One day he said to me that he keeps struggling to join the photowalks I was organizing on a regular basis. So my reply to him was something along the lines of… “then let’s plan one together so you have Continue reading…

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