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Jason C.K.

Thoughts on the Sony Alpha 7R III

Just like the Alpha 7R2 before it the R3 has been reviewed to death.  Most of the reviewers just have to throw something out there for click bait.  I’m going to try and cover some of the details you might... Continue Reading →

Shooting in Harsh Sun: Solutions for a problem every portrait photographer faces

It's the middle of the day and the sun is pouring down creating insanely harsh shadows on your model; so you do what most of us do, look for a shady spot.  Well you wouldn't be shooting outside if you... Continue Reading →

Photoshop Tip #2: Give dull hair a quick & easy boost

In the image below we have a situation that comes up a lot; dark hair over a dark background and the hair just doesn't pop.  Start looking at portraits and you'll see it time and again.  I'm going to show... Continue Reading →

Photoshop Trick: Remove creases & wrinkles in clothes with the heal brush

Super fast and simple step by step Photoshop method to remove creases and wrinkles from clothing. First take a look at the short video to get a head start and to see how easy it is; then follow the simple... Continue Reading →

Did the Sony A9 just make mirrors in cameras as useful as your appendix?

The high end digital camera market has slowly been moving toward mirrorless options and away from traditional mirrored DSLR's.  In recent years this movement has picked up speed in leaps and bounds.  With the release of Sony's A9 the mirrored... Continue Reading →

Tips on how to shoot your safe and sane fireworks.

4th of July is getting close.  Not all of us will be going to Disneyland or Cal Expo or some other big fireworks show.  Even if your just shooting good old safe and sane fireworks it doesn't mean that you... Continue Reading →

Neutral Density filters for portraiture?

Most of our customers at Action Camera know the value of a UV filter.  They can tell you it's a good idea to put one on to protect your exposed outer lens element.   Most know it can also add some... Continue Reading →

Getting great portraits with a single inexpensive 19″ ring light

Lights, lights and more lights.  As a full time wedding and portrait photographer I have a vast array of lights; 8 or 10 speed lights, 5 or 6 high powered strobes, half a dozen LED panels, 3 or 4 florescent... Continue Reading →

85mm Showdown: Zeiss Batis vs. Sony G-Master

If you shoot one of the Sony full frame mirrorless cameras, then adding one of these two lenses can give you the ultimate portrait shooting machine. Which one is for you?  If you've asked yourself that very question and still... Continue Reading →

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