ThunderBay Flex 8 – A Thunderbolt 3 Storage, Docking, and PCIe Expansion Box


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We take a first look at the new ThunderBay Flex 8. Is it a dock? Is it a RAID? Is it a PCIe expansion box? The answer is yes to all three, down one Thunderbolt 3 cable. (Cat not included)

Why EXIF data isn’t that important


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In today’s article, I’m going to discuss why EXIF information is not that important. Before I do that, let’s discuss what EXIF is. What is it, and why do people think it is important? EXIF is an abbreviation that stands for “Exchangeable Image File.” It stores all the metadata related to your image file — […]

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Guest Blog: Wedding Photographer Bob Davis


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What the Flash?

I am not a newcomer to photography or photographic education, but I am new to the KelbyOne family. I’m honored to be among many of my photographic heroes. My goal is that after you read this blog post, you will be motivated to join me on the journey and exploration of lighting.

Light is at the core of our creative practice; without light, it would be impossible to create photographs. Although with the advanced technology of today’s cutting edge cameras, you can make a picture by moonlight, not all light is good light. I photograph people, and

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Apple Updates the 27-inch iMac


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Today Apple has announced a major update to the 27 inch iMac. Faster Intel processors, more memory, better GPUs and a new option for Nano-Texture glass. The 21.5 and the iMac Pro also get updates.

Insta 2020


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Instagram is the main social media platform exclusively centred around imagery, but things have changed and video is becoming as important as still photography. What else do we need to know about the ever-changing Instagram in 2020? Well, it’s #TravelTuesday, I’m Dave Williams, and I’m about to share what I’ve learned so far this year. Let’s go!

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Small but mighty: Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV perfect for the beginning photographer


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Early this morning, Olympus announced the upcoming OM-D E-M10 Mark IV camera, the fourth iteration of the company’s beginner camera model. Compared to the Mark III version, the Mark IV boasts some new features that are borrowed from its pro-level cousins that you wouldn’t expect to see, all within a very small footprint. I was […]

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I really don’t have a post for this morning….


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…and if you think it’s because I stayed up way too late last night playing Call of Duty Modern Warfare with my friend Terry, man are you off base. 😉

Anyway, sorry I whiffed on today’s post, but if you’re a Lightroom user, I did (earlier in the day yesterday) get a post together for my other blog (yes, one blog is clearly not enough, though I obviously have a hard time keeping up with even one), and it’s on how to create multi-photo layouts in Lightroom’s print module (and no you don’t have to print the layouts —  you Continue reading “I really don’t have a post for this morning….”

How I pack for night photography — tips for organizing your camera backpack


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How you pack and organize your belongings for hiking or travel directly impacts your experience. This is true of all forms of photography, but perhaps especially night photography. After all, you will need to access your belongings repeatedly in the dark. Probably like you, the way you pack will change over time. But here’s how […]

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On Photography: Don McCullin, 1935-present


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“I’m not an artist. I’ve been struggling against that word all my life. The American photographers all want to be called artists. I’m a photographer and I stand by it.” – Sir Donald McCullin CBE Royal Air Force assistant Don McCullin grew up in London’s war-ravaged Finsbury Park. During the early years of World War […]

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Fantastic beast! Reviewing the Sigma 14mm f/1.8 Art series lens


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If you’re in search of a wide-angle lens — be it for architecture, weddings or creative portraits — one of the single best options in the entire photography space is the Sigma 14mm f/1.8 Art series lens. It’s become a workhorse and a staple in my arsenal of lenses — let’s get to it! When […]

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New KelbyOne Class: The Art of Black and White Photography


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The Art of Black and White Photography with Serge Ramelli

Ready for a master class in fine art B&W photography? Join Serge Ramelli as he takes you through his workflow for capturing and preparing photos to be included in fine art photo books. The beginning of the class takes a very detailed look at some of his favorite photos from his book on Paris. From there, Serge moves on to a behind the scenes look at some of his top photos from New York.

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How to know when your white is really white


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Are you delivering digital photos and/or selling prints? Then having accurate colors is essential! Make sure to know when your white is really white by using grey cards and calibrating your monitor and camera. What are you talking about? My white IS white, I see it right now on my screen! Yeah, you really think […]

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How I got the photo: Comet NEOWISE


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Although I do night photography, I usually don’t photograph specific celestial events. But I had never photographed a comet before, and I couldn’t stay away. Planning the location Finding where the comet would be visible was simple since it would be located just under the Big Dipper. It would be visible from approximately 9:30 p.m. […]

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New KelbyOne Class: Secrets to Amazing Photo Composition from the Masters


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Secrets to Amazing Photo Composition from the Masters with Marc Silber

Improve your ability to tell stories with your photographs by learning new compositional tools and secrets from the masters! Join Marc Silber as he demonstrates and explains over 80 different composition techniques that you can mix and combine in your own photography.

Marc uses a series of live shooting examples, diagrams, and examinations of photographs to illustrate each tool and technique. You’re sure to come away with a new perspective on composing photographs, and an expanded visual vocabulary for communicating with your images.

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Is the Tamron 28-200mm for Sony the latest and greatest all-purpose lens?


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In my tests with the Sony a7 III, I tried out a few different lenses, one being the new Tamron 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD (B&H | Amazon). This lens has a unique place in the E-mount lineup, as it competes directly with Sony’s 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3, but offers slightly better low-light performance on the wide […]

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Guest Blog: Photographer and Awesome Mom Gilmar Smith


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If you follow my work, you know I am passionate about bringing my kids’ imagination to life, and since most of us are getting to spend more time with our kids at home, I want to share some of my favorite tricks with you so you can create the most amazing memories with your family too!

My approach when it comes to working with kids is a little different from other photographers I know. When I work with kids, I step down and let the kids take the Creative Director role (with a little guidance of course). So how do

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FCP.co Live Show 15 – YouTube and Final Cut Pro X


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We will be talking about how to use Final Cut Pro X with YouTube – or better still, how to maximise the discoverability of your YouTube videos and channel. YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world, so why not use all the features?

Why the micro four-thirds format is still solid


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Even in this day and age I am hearing from some photographers that the micro four-thirds format is not good enough. I disagree wholeheartedly! My start with micro four-thirds For years I was looking for a camera system where the files would not explode in post-processing. My wife was always complaining that I was bringing […]

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Four Landscape Photography Recipes


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The publisher of my book, ‘The Landscape Photography Book” made this excerpt available to everybody, and it the recipes behind four different landscape images, and the recipe to get similar images like it yourself. These are from the “Photo Recipes” chapter of the book. In it, I cover:

  • The Characteristics of each type of shot
  • The Ingredients to make it happen
  • The Location where each was taken
  • The Camera Settings used in each shot

Here’s the link to check them out.

Thanks to my awesome publisher, Rocky Nook, and to Ted, Scott and whole Rocky Nook crew for making

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On Photography: Robert Farber, 1944-present


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“If you want to make good photographs, a camera has to second nature to you. Devoting too much attention to technical decisions can interfere with your creative process.” -Robert Farber Robert Farber, a painter with a camera Robert Farmer was born on Leap Day, February 29, 1944. He always wanted to be a painter. He […]

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