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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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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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Technique Tuesday: How to slice a banana in mid air… Without the mess!

Check out the series of shots here. You might believe that after many tries and many bananas, I was finally able to nail the shots I wanted. Truth is, I only took 5 exposures and using Photoshop, arranged the elements to my liking. Today's technique will NOT cover how to actually slice a banana clean in half... but to totally make it look like you did!

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Painted HDRs

How to get that Painted HDR look - without the overdone HDR nastiness.

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02: Create a Simple Diptych in Photoshop!

A diptych is a presentation of two complementary photos in one picture. This is the easiest way I could find to do it in Photoshop CS4.

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01: Add Cinema-Style Bars to your Photos

How to add even, proportionate cinema-style (letterbox) bars to your photos.

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