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Prime lenses and more expensive constant aperture zooms are great, but sometimes the humble kit lens hits the sweet spot of usability and quality, plus low cost!
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This week, I share photos and videos captured with my iPhone 12 Pro Max from my morning at the Grand Canyon!
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New course! This completes the course on editing in Lightroom for maximum impact with minimal time!
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This is a unique lens for APS-C E and L mount cameras!
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This week, I have the second module in the course on editing in Lightroom for maximum impact with minimal time! This module introduces complexity to the edits!
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Costumed projects can be challenging, but if you create an environment around the costume, your photo will come to life!
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And here are links to a few of the Back in Stock items I think are pretty neat!
Leica Vario 24-90mm f/2.8-4
Fujifilm 50mm f/1
Voigtlander 35mm f/1.2
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There is a lot of photo and video capability in this small package! Links I mentioned below…
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My reviews of more gear you might like…
Sony ZV-1
Sony RX100 VII
Sony a7S III
Sony a7R IV
Sony a7C
More reviews in this playlist!
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See the project that prompted this train trip here!
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This week, I discuss three of my best tips for photographing fall colors and I also share upcoming projects!
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This is a wonderful prime lens for anyone’s collection!
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This is a fabulous 24mm prime option for Nikon Z and Sony E users – landscapes, astrophotography and more! I mention many things in this video, links are below…
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Find the lens for E on Amazon here
Or on ViltroxStore.com for Z here
Or on ViltroxStore.com for E here
Check out the Nikon 24mm f/1.8 S here
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Links to some of my reviews of other Z lenses from independent lens manufacturers…
Viltrox 20mm f/1.8 Z
Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 Z
Lensbaby Optic Swap (Lensbaby has other lenses in Z mount too!)

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This week, I discuss my latest astrophotography outing, where things didn’t quite go as planned, but the trip was salvaged!
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The latest in Nikon’s Z mirrorless camera lineup is fun and capable! Links I mentioned in the video are below…
Nikon Z fc body & kit
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This week, I discuss f/2.8 lenses versus f/4 lenses!
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Self-portraiture can be intimidating. These are my best tips to make the process more enjoyable!
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Westcott Solix Lights
Leica SL2
Sigma 90mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary
Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN Art
 
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Film photography in 2021? Yes! Also, my links and codes to KEH are below!
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This week, I share photos from two recent outings, along with why I used the settings I did. Plus, an update on upcoming videos!
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These two new I Series prime lenses in Sigma’s Contemporary line are FANTASTIC! They’re made for both Sony E and Leica L mounts. Find out more here
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This is the fourth complete course in SnapChick University! Learn how to capture meaningful nature photos, from start to finish!
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I adore this lens! I have used it on both Leica M mount and L mount bodies and it’s a dream. Links to the lens, adapter, and other projects where I’ve used it below!
Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4
Leica M to L mount adapter
Using the lens on the train & in San Francisco!
Using the lens on the Leica M10-R!
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