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This Blog has MOVED!

And split into two, actually!

Previously, joshliba.wordpress.com was a blog for both the work and portfolio of Josh Liba Photography, and sometimes featured non-wedding related posts like how-to, processing tips, camera tips and techniques.

Both of these have been expanded and now inhabit two easy to find blogs:

Joshliba.com: The main Josh Liba domain is now a complete website portfolio and blog in one website.  If you’re looking specifically for the blog posts (which will now only be limited to Weddings, Engagements and Portrait Photography showcasing), you can jump directly to joshliba.com/blog

Josh Liba Answers:  What about all the handy how-to posts and the photography tips and techniques?  Well, I field a lot of questions every week from photographers that haven’t been able to find a direct and easy-to-understand answer to their photography questions.

I can relate – Sometimes finding the answer to a specific photography question requires searching through hundreds of search result pages, and countless forum posts with varying opinions and techniques.

I created Josh Liba Answers because I love answering questions and helping people get the answers that they want and understand.  I also work with whatever level the photographer is at, and their photography budget!  So many times I see photography questions answered with condescending disrespect, bias, and un-helpful gear recommendations.

Check out the new Josh Liba Answers blog too!

There will be ONE more half-post on this wordpress.com site, coming up this week, detailing how I got married and moved my life to Colombia.  It will just be the first part of the story!   If you want to read the full account, you’ll need to be on the new blog at joshliba.com/blog !

IF YOU WERE SUBSCRIBED TO THIS BLOG, you will need to RE-SUBSCRIBE to the blog at joshliba.com/blog to receive new post notifications by e-mail.

Thanks for supporting this site and continuing to follow my work and me.  I really am grateful for everyone’s views and comments and hope to see you at the new blogs!

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Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro: Real Wedding Review (Ring shots!)

This blog has been moved to joshliba.com/blog, and you are currently viewing an archived post.  To visit the new blog, click here!

In looking at some of the search terms that bring people to this blog, I noticed a few searches for “Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Macro lens and wedding rings” and also the question, “Is the Tamron 90mm good enough for weddings?”  I’m pretty sure I googled those exact same phrases when doing research on this popular lens.

“Is it good enough?”  Short answer: Yes. It’s good enough.  It’s actually one of the best.

Optically, the Tamron performs as well, if not better in some respects, than name-brand Nikon ‘Micro’ lenses triple it’s price.

Also, as a wedding photographer, this lens only comes out of my bag once during the day, so I don’t feel like dropping over a thousand dollars for a lens that gets used for maybe ten shots.   Read more

Andria & Roosevelt: Engagement / Nikon D7000 Pics & Tips on Picking Portrait Locations

Aspiring portrait photographers! Chances are, you've got great backgrounds all around you! Before you drive 40 minutes to some national park, or some other lavish area, see what kind of backgrounds you can make with that tree in your own backyard! You might be surprised.

Nikon D7000, 35mm f/1.8G, 50mm f/1.4D, 85mm f/1.4D

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Human: At the Heart of the Image

Again, this isn't another "It's not the camera..." post. Why? In those posts, people hint that the camera is the great and perfect tool, and if you make garbage images, you are solely responsible. It implies that the camera is on a higher level that you as a clueless user, need to reach. Let's turn that around.

Instead of focusing on the photographer's faults, focus on what the camera lacks

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Tito & Samady are Engaged! (and Nikon D7000 = ISO Awesomeness)

Tito and Samady are engaged! Shot with the new Nikon D7000. I'm continually blown away with the ISOs that I can get away with on the D7000 body, besting the ISO noise performance of my pro-body D300s.

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Shut Up and Shoot

I get a little annoyed about forum-photographers who spend more time posting in an online forum, identifying the imperfections of their cameras and lenses, than actually going out and shooting something meaningful. But whose photography job demands the level of perfection that you're asking for? Let's consider the facts...

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Q&A: Good Portrait Lens for Nikon DX Camera?

When answering photo questions extensively, I have decided to post my replies to this blog!

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