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The contest is over but you can still show off your everyday stories on my Facebook page here! Remember, contest entries are due by Sunday, June 1, 2014, 11:59pm PDT!
See the results video, where I announce the two winners, here!
Find out more about the RODE SmartLav here!

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You Are The Artist: Unexpected Art from Everyday Objects

Equipment for Photographing Wildlife – VIP Mailbag

Why Is My Camera Not Working?

Charge Up Your Gadgets and Light Up the Night

How to Take a Better LinkedIn Profile Photo

Chick at Nite: Photography Equipment Extras – SnapChick Question of the Day

Chick at Nite: SnapChick Reviews the Grand Canyon

SnapChick Friday Night Rewind: Nicole Renee Part 3

SnapChick Friday Night Rewind: SnapChick Bikini 2013 – Part 2

SnapChick Healthy Tip #2 – Fruits and Veggies are your Friends VLOG

A new tattoo? VLOG

A peek at what I’m doing this weekend! VLOG

Driving in the Forest VLOG

SnapChick Healthy Tip #3 – Sun Protection VLOG

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After finally getting my own LinkedIn account, I headed into the studio and to my desk to take some good profile shots! Here are a couple samples and a video where I give you tips on making the most of your LinkedIn profile photo!
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Connect with me on LinkedIn here!
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You can find out more about the RAVPower Duo Portable Charger and Camping Lantern here!

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You can share your unexpected art from everyday objects for #EverydayMay on my Facebook page here!
You can also find my video on using the everyday in your portraiture here… You Are the Artist: Normal People Doing Normal Things

I recap the week and build a LEGO set, plus talk about what’s coming up next week in the video below! Scroll down to find links to all of the stuff that I talk about in the video!
Telephoto Lenses, Film Cameras & Chinese Food – SnapChick Q&A I even answer what to do when your friends invite you to parties but tell you to bring your camera!
What’s Up With 3rd Party Lenses? I share a bunch of photos for everyone and even full-size downloadable images for VIPs!
Improving Your LinkedIn Profile Pic – Preview I recently got my own LinkedIn account but I need a new profile photo! I’ll be posting a video on how to improve your LinkedIn profile pic next week.
Chick at Nite: Breaking Down Nikon and Canon Terminology I include a table in the post, demystifying the different terms for bodies and lenses!
SnapChick Friday Night Rewind: SnapChick Bikini 2013 – Part 1 Sneak Peek Should I do a SnapChick Bikini 2014??
Pic of my new sound recorder I’m always tinkering with my process for making videos!
Pic from my business meeting with Raymond Sometimes I make Raymond the Intern lie on the floor and color with me…
LEGO Star Wars battle video It’s TIE Fighter versus Millenium Falcon!
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I recently set up my own LinkedIn profile and, of course, I need a new photo! I started out in the studio but I’ll be taking more photos and sharing them, plus a video, next week.
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I’ve been skeptical of third party lenses in the past. When I had a chance to spend some quality time with one, though, I found that not all of my doubts were founded…
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I experimented with three lenses and three camera bodies – I had all the lenses on all the different bodies. Here are three of the photos from the video, along with technical specifications…

Nikon D50 + Nikkor 18-70 f/3.5-f/4.5 DX
Aperture: f/6.7
Shutter Speed: 1/60
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 52mm


Nikon D5000 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 DX
Aperture: f/4
Shutter Speed: 1/2500
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 38mm


Nikon D300s + Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 for DX bodies
Aperture: f/4
Shutter Speed: 1/90
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 22mm

If you want more info on a third party lens like I used in the video, you can find an updated Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 lens for Nikon DX bodies here. I review the version without a built-in motor here. And I talk about variable aperture zoom lenses versus fixed aperture zoom lenses here!
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Let’s wrap the week up and then talk about what I’ve got in store for you next week!
The contest for Abstract April was Abstract Color Studies. This week, I announced the two winners in a video! If you want to learn more about the prizes, you can find the cool gadgets here… RAVPower Duo 7800mAh Portable Charger/LED Camping Lantern & RAVPower Luster Mini 3000mAh Portable Charger
I don’t leave my furniture anywhere for too long. This week, I Redesigned How I Work… again!
I answered a question from the VIP Mailbag about working with models. I talked about what to do before working with a model.
We all find ourselves in situations where the equipment we have with us isn’t optimal. But does that mean we can’t get good photos? I talked about Adapting To The Photography Equipment That You Have Today in a video.
The SnapChick Photography Theme for May is #EverydayMay! Watch the video to find out all about it. I’ve been posting photos every day! I plan to post at least one every day this month.
I posted a VLOG about purchasing sunglasses this week.
Chick at Nite was Setting Your Camera For The Zoo and the SnapChick Friday Night Rewind was from a shoot where I used Moody Selective Lighting.
Last, it’s First Sunday today! I’m taking photos with my Nikon 1 V1 and I’ll post some of my photos on Facebook tomorrow!
You can follow me on Facebook to keep up with the happenings in SnapChickLand! This week, I’ll be posting more Everyday May photos, I’ll be doing a photo shoot, and I’ll answer all the questions you guys asked me this week in a big Q&A video!

The announcement of Nikon’s new 18-300mm f/3.5-f/5.6 DX lens got me to thinking about my own 18-200mm f/3.5-f/5.6 DX lens. How would it perform on my Nikon D800 for portraits?

Technical Details:
Nikon D800 + 18-200 f/3.5-f/5.6 DX
Aperture- f/6.3
Shutter Speed- 1/100
ISO- 3600

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