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

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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

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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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