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NEW ON1 Photo RAW 2017.5 Update And Better Fujifilm RAW Support

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ON1 Photo RAW 2017.5 If you want to get 20% off the new ON1 Photo RAW, use discount code: FMEON1 ON1 has been doing great things for photographers with the release of ON1 Photo, and They have quickly been adding features and fixing bugs along the way. They truly listen to their photographers and have […]

Fuji X-T2 RAW Files – Lightroom Vs On1 Photo RAW Vs Capture One Pro

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RAW Processor Showdown! It’s no secret that the three biggest RAW processors right now are Lightroom CC, On1 Photo RAW, and Capture One Pro. As with anything, each processor has it’s pros and cons, but the big deciding point for me lately has been how these processors handle Fujifilm RAW files. In my video below, […]

I’m In Panama City Beach For The Next Week!

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The Land Of Vibrant Sunsets… My family and I always spend about 8-10 days out of every year in Panama City Beach, Florida. The gulf coast has amazing seafood, white sand, clear water, and magical sunsets! Need I even say more? We just arrived a couple of hours ago, and I’m already craving fresh seafood! […]

Tilley Hiker’s Hat Review – Landscape Photographer’s Best Friend

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The Best Hiking Hat You Will Ever Own… I have been looking for the perfect outdoor hat for a long time, and I finally found the perfect one. The Tilley Hiker’s Hat provides great protection from the sun, it has a lifetime warranty, and it is so comfortable that I could sleep in it.  I […]

On1 Photo RAW 2017 For Fuji X-T2 RAW Files?

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Search For The Best RAW Processor… It’s no secret that Fujifilm shooters are always on the search for one RAW processor to the rule them all. The most popular options right now seem to be Iridient Developer for Lightroom CC and Capture One Pro. I personally use a mixture of Lightroom and Capture One Pro. I tend […]

NEW Quadcopter Photo – Flying Above Carter’s Lake

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Carter’s Lake In Autumn Carter’s Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes I have ever visited. The color of the water is such a nice tone of blue, and the entire lake is surrounded by huge mountains and chiseled rock walls. This particular day was below freezing outside with a very uncomfortable breeze cutting through […]

New Quadcopter Photo – Dead Wilderness

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Quadcopter Photography Is Too Much Fun… Ever since I bought my DJI quadcopter a year ago, I have really been loving aerial photography! Sure, it’s not a 36 megapixel full frame sensor with amazing image quality, but resolution is the last thing on my mind when I’m flying! It keeps me super creative! Why does it […]

How To Prep Your Photos For Printing – Fuji X-T2 20×30 Print

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My Prepping Workflow… Printing my work is one of my absolute favorite ways to showcase my photographs. There is just something special about seeing my work as a physical object that I can hang in my office. I appreciate it in a different way, and I really hope this blog post inspires all of you to […]

Don’t Awaken The Darkness

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Weekend Trip To The Mountains… We spent the weekend in the Blue Ridge Mountains at a beautiful cabin right at the top. The cabin had an amazing wrap around porch with a great overlook, so it wasn’t hard to find a location to continue testing out the Fuji X-T2. Here is a short video I made […]

Fujifilm X-T2 Full Review – One Camera To Rule Them All?

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The Opening… I have been a Nikon DSLR shooter since day one, and as a landscape and nature photographer, I have always been pleased with the image quality and dynamic range of the Nikon system. For the last three years, I have been testing almost every mirrorless camera on the market to see what all […]

Disney Day 4: Magic Kingdom And Magic Sunset

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Golden Hour Got Funky Fresh… We spent most of today in Magic Kingdom taking some family photos with the kids and visiting all of the iconic rides. It’s been a fantastic day, but I was a little bummed that the weather was supposed to be gross and cloudy this evening. I knew that it was probably […]

Disney Day #3: Animal Kingdom And Swahili Soul

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Swahili Saxophone Player And A Huge Gorilla… If you follow my YouTube channel, you have heard me say millions times that the best time to take photos in Disney World is at night. Well, Animal Kingdom is an exception to that statement. Why? Most of Animal kingdom is covered with trees due to all of the […]

Disney Day #2: Epcot And Dinner At Tokyo Dining

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Good Food, Good Light, And Great Friends…   Today we spent the first half of the day in Epcot while our friends and their son traveled from Georgia to spend the week with us.  It’s always nice taking photos and being in Disney during the most uncrowded times of the year. THAT is where it’s […]

Disney Day #1: Animal Kingdom And Tornado Warnings

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Gale Force Winds… I am very thankful that we left for Disney on Saturday instead of Sunday since the storms were crazy all over Florida today! There were 40 to 50mph wind gusts, and the clouds were pretty crazy looking. Since it was our first day waking up here in Disney, we decided to head […]

Family Vacation: Desolation Of Disney & Packing My Fuji XT2 Kit

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Rain, Rain, Rain…Oh, And Severe Thunderstorms… Ok, so it’s the morning of our trip to Disney World with our good friends, and the weather is not behaving for us at all. It’s about a 7.5 hour drive to Disney from our house, but it’s looking like it might be a VERY long trip based on the […]

Why Are Fujifilm X Cameras So Special? Fuji XT2 Mini Review

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Ohhh, so THAT Is What Fuji Fanboys Are Talking About… I am going on three weeks of being a “Fuji Shooter” with my X-T2, and I can say with complete confidence that it has exceeded my expectations.  I am primarily a landscape/nature photographer and have always used my big Nikon DSLRs. I have been very pleased […]

Fuji X-T2 vs Nikon D810: Low Light ISO Showdown

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The ISO Showdown… I have been using my Nikon D810 now just about every day for 2 years. I have put it through hell with crazy weather conditions, quicksand, salt water, UNDER water, etc…but…I have never truly tested the high ISO noise performance of this camera. Now that I think of it, no one has […]

Fuji X-T2 Landscape Photography VLOG

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Testing The Fuji X-T2 This was my first time bringing the Fuji camera for a day of landscape photography while leaving my Nikon D810 at home, and the X-T2 honestly impressed me way more than I thought it would I have been shooting on 35mm full frame Nikon cameras for as long as I can remember, and […]

Photo Contest Winner Announced & Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas To All Of My Awesome Viewers!! Thank you so much to all who participated in the Christmas Photo Contest!  It was very fun going through everyone’s entries, and we even had two honorable mentions along with the winner. It was very tough deciding on our favorite out of the top 3 photos, but […]

Old Dapper German Man

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Road Trip To An Old Bookstore… So, I’m a bit of a History nerd…and when I say a bit, I mean I might be obsessed. However, I only take interest in specific historic cultures and events. In this case, I was traveling out-of-state to a bookstore that supposedly had two old books I have been […]

Digital Blending Your HDR Photography

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Blending Your Brackets WITHOUT HDR Software… HDR(High Dynamic Range)is one of those styles of photography that some people love, some people hate, and some people just don’t understand. This fun style of photography is nothing more than capturing multiple photos of a scene at different light values in order to blend the best part of […]

Kai Wong Says Goodbye To DigitalRev TV

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Kai Wong Says A Bittersweet Goodbye To DRTV… One of my favorite YouTube photography presenters, Kai Wong, announced that he is leaving DigitalRev and starting his own adventure on his personal channel. Kai has been the main presenter for DRTV since 2009 with Lok, his cameraman, copresenter, and “bro from another mo” as Kai describes […]

Best Black Friday/Holiday Camera Deals 2016!

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Camera Deals Or “SCAMERA” Deals? Ok, so I typically never get too excited about Black Friday camera deals since most of them are “SCAMERA” deals. However, this year, Nikon and B&H are doing some pretty killer camera bundles and discounts! If you’re a Nikon shooter or you’re thinking about switching to Nikon from another brand, now […]

So Shines A Good Deed In A Weary World

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Little House In The Forest… This is just one of those photos that was really fun to capture and post process. I’m not 100% sure why this happens, but every once in a while I really show favoritism towards a specific photo. I was on my way to a small town in Alabama to shoot […]

Desoto State Park In Autumn

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 The Hunt For Autumn Colors… As an outdoor photographer, Autumn is one of the best times for adding great images to my portfolio for print sales and licensing. However, the past two years have been really dull and flat where I live in Georgia, so I typically have to drive out of state to find vibrant colors. […]

An Unexpected Journey To Maryville, Tennessee

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An Unexpected Journey To Maryville, Tennessee… My wife and I love visiting quaint little bed and breakfasts every Fall with her parents. We all love hiking and the outdoors, so it makes our trips super fun and filled with adventure. To make a very long story short, we all booked a B&B that we had never been to before, […]

The Historic/Haunted Oakland Cemetery

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Taking Photos In A Graveyard… I’m not sure how many of you have had the privilege of visiting Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, but it is one of the coolest, creepiest, and most historic locations I have ever photographed. Being that I am obsessed with history, what intrigued me the most about Oakland Cemetery is the fact […]

Autumn Night On The Lake

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The Magical Smell Of Autumn & My Sixth Sense This was just one of those Autumn nights that I’ll always remember. I was at the lake hiking most of that day just enjoying the outdoors, and I wasn’t planning on staying for sunset since I was pretty tired from the 6 mile hike around the […]

Majestic Dolphins Of Shell Island

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A Three Hour Tour One of the coolest moments from my trip to Florida was when my dad and I hired a private charter to take us to a secret part of the infamous, Shell Island. My dad’s favorite thing in the world is fishing, and If you told him that he had to fish for […]

My View From Panama City Beach

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Any Of My Viewers Live In PCB, Florida? Let’s Shoot Together!  I arrived in Panama City Beach yesterday where I will be spending the next week with my wife, daughter, and parents. It’s my daughter’s first vacation and first time to the beach, so this week will be a blast just taking photos of her! […]

Firestorm

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Resist The Cliché Sunsets Sunsets over large bodies of water can often be hard to photograph since it’s so cliché to have that “perfect” sunset photo that we have all seen a million times with the over saturated purple clouds, the orange sun reflecting on the sand, and the perfect silhouette of a seagull flying off into […]

Photokina 2016 New Cameras

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It’s Been Interesting So Far… Ok, so this year’s Photokina has been great for Fuji with the new Medium format Mirrorless GFX, great for Panasonic with the new GH5, great for GoPro with their Hero 5 and Karma drone, decent for olympus with their new mirrorless “Pen” cameras, terrible for Sigma with their overpriced 500mm […]

Nikon Announcement For Photokina 2016!

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Nikon Announcement! With Photokina only 48 hours away, Nikon just posted on all of their social media that they have “news” for us tomorrow, September 19th, at 10am EST. This is really exciting! It finally confirms that Nikon is going to have a big reveal for Photokina. However, there are a ton of people wondering what […]

Mill Of Middle Earth

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The Accidental Waterfall This location was simply a joy to explore and photograph. It’s actually a little frustrating to blog about because it’s so hard to explain the pure and zen atmosphere of this place. It was very much like being in Middle Earth, hence the name of this photo.  The cool history behind this […]

Ascending To The Heavens

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Quadcopter Photography I think this was one of the first really good sunsets I photographed with my quadcopter. I am still blown away by the technology and the ability to capture photos from hundreds of feet in the air with full control over ISO, shutter speed, and even HDR brackets! The Sunset I was on […]

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NEW PHOTO - Against The Grain
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The @loweprobags Whistler 450 makes it so much easier to take my gear around sand and be assured that it's not going to creep its way into my cameras! A truly amazing bag and very comfortable! And of course, my #tilleyhat kept the sun out of my face 😀
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Fuji X-T2 with Fujinon 16-55 f/2.8
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NEW NIKON CAMERA - #d7500 I'm not sure how if feel about it....
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NEW PHOTO - "The Mysterious Rain boot"
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NEW PHOTO - "Beach Life"
This was a digital blend of 4 images. I was under the pier taking photos of a different composition when the sky randomly lit up with these beautiful colors, so I quickly turned my camera and thought the legs of the pier would make a nice compositional element to frame the sunset.
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