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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


Sneak Peek / Software Review: Tito & Samady’s Wedding

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A large preview with more pictures of this wedding has been up for some time on my Facebook Fan Page!  If you’re not already a fan, please check it out!

Another point of this post is testing out a new plugin for Adobe Photoshop that allows for easy diptych and triptych creation, specifically for photo blogs.  Earlier, I was checking out a very well put together plugin called Storyboard from the people at Code & Hustle.  Great interface, operates right within Photoshop, and really snazzy, quick results.  This review from Photo Concentrate’s blog sold me on the idea.

But!  Leave it to the open-source coding crowd to create a Photoshop extension panel that does nearly everything that Storyboard does, namely, resizing and arranging multiple images for blog posts… for FREE.  Well, can’t beat that price.  Check out the free Photoshop extension, Tych Panel by Reimund Trost.  Blazing fast, a great automated mode, and simple effective layouts in no time.

Big geeky smiles of approval went into this post – Thank you Tych Panel, for making it possible.   Read more

First Wedding with the Nikon D7000: Jason and Martine

I received a Nikon D7000 last Thursday in anticipation of a wedding on the same Saturday.  Two days is not the most optimal time to test new gear, but having owned or used a number of Nikon consumer DSLR bodies (D40, D5000, D90) I figured it would be an easy learning curve - and it was!

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