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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

Tips: If You Can’t Go Big… Go Small! Be H.A.P.P.Y.

A big part of being an artistic photographer is how you see the world.

Sometimes, this means making the ordinary into something interesting.

If you happen upon a majestic purple waterfall cascading down a mountain covered in tropical parrots, then your pictures will basically make themselves.

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Technique: Shooting Against Strong Backlight (with Flash!)

The sun is high in the sky and blowing out your background! How do I shoot a subject against a strong backlight with flash?

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