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Canon RF and EF 35mm lenses
02/20/2021
Gear

Review: The Canon EOS RF 35mm f1.8 Macro v. the Canon EF 35mm f1.4L II USM for R5 Mirrorless Camera

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R5 follow-up review
02/06/2021
Gear

Canon EOS R5 Six Months Later – Follow-up and Updated Review

After owning the Canon EOS R5 mirrorless camera for six months, I wanted to update you on my experience with the camera as a...

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Parabolic softboxes
01/16/2021
Gear

Do parabolic soft boxes make a difference? Do they create narrower, more focused soft light?

For the last few years, often times, I have used a parabolic style soft box as a main light. Last year I mentioned in...

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mola beauty dishes
12/26/2020
Gear , Lighting Technique

Which Mola for your moolah? Comparing three different beauty dishes during a portrait photoshoot

Three years ago I bought a Mola Setti and Rayo 15" beauty dishes, because I wanted to upgrade from my Profoto Silver Softlight. While...

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Favorite things 2020 holiday gift guide
12/19/2020
Gear

My 2020 holiday photography gift guide

I wanted to share with you guys my top 10 favorite pieces of cool gear that I added to my kit in 2020!

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Canon 85mm shootout
12/13/2020
Gear

Sharpest 85mm lens for Canon R5 RF 85mm f2 Macro v RF 1.2 L USM v EF Sigma Art 1.4 EOS Review

After watching several YouTube Reviews where people only shot these lenses at f2, I decided to make a review where we test everything from...

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TRIGGER WARNING BOKEHOLICS: Three reasons why prime lenses are not just for bokeh.
11/10/2020
Fundamentals , Gear

TRIGGER WARNING BOKEHOLICS: Three reasons why prime lenses are not just for bokeh.

In today’s video we’re gonna talk about why prime lenses are not just for bokeh.

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X1D2
11/02/2020
Gear

UPLOAD 4K Does medium format really out preform 35mm? Hasselblad H1XD II, Canon EOS R5, Nikon D850 -RAW files

We've all heard that medium format is better than 35mm, but is it really true? The purpose of this review was to test the...

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How to set up the Hasselblad X1D II 50C medium format mirrorless for studio portrait photography
10/14/2020
Gear

How to set up the Hasselblad X1D II 50C medium format mirrorless for studio portrait photography

I tested Hasselblad's 50MP mirorrless camera in the studio and put it though its paces for about a month. Here is how I set...

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Hasselblad X1D II 50C Full Review: how the medium format mirrorless camera preforms in the studio
10/04/2020
Gear

Hasselblad X1D II 50C Full Review: how the medium format mirrorless camera preforms in the studio

I tested Hasselblad's 50MP mirorrless camera in the studio and put it though its paces next to the 45 megapixel Canon EOS R5 while...

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Full Review of the Canon EOS R5 for Commercial and Portrait Photographers switching from the 5DIV
09/01/2020
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Full Review of the Canon EOS R5 for Commercial and Portrait Photographers switching from the 5DIV

After using the R5 for a full month as a professional commercial studio and portrait photographer, who shoots some video, I have decided to...

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biilingham what's in my bag
08/22/2020
Gear

What’s in my bag? Moving from ThinkTank to Billingham

Watch as I unbox my new Billingham 445 camera bag and move out of my old Think Tank Photo Retrospective 30 2.0 messenger bag.

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