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November 24th, 2015
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Photography Insight eBook

Posted By Jay Goodrich
10 years is a long time in many ways. Laptops last two or three years, cars perhaps twice that, but as I approach my 10th anniversary as a full-time professional photographer, I chose to look back along the road and create a new eBook. One that chronicles many of the lessons I’ve learned, conclusions I’ve …
November 4th, 2015
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5 Destinations for Focusing on Abstract Photography

Posted By Jay Goodrich
Iceland by Jay Goodrich
Abstract photography is possibly the most difficult style of photography there is. It forces the photographer to look outside the box and discover something that is not as literal as, “being in the right place at the right time.” Many photographers ask me how to accomplish great abstract photos. I think this is because of the …
June 23rd, 2015
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Photograph Your Friends and Family

Posted By Jay Goodrich
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Have you ever considered using your friends and family to add a human touch to your images? More often than not, most of us go camping, hiking, or just head into nature with a group of our friends and family. Taking the opportunity to use any of these people as a human connection within your …
June 3rd, 2015
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Instagram – The Photographer’s Friend or Foe

Posted By Jay Goodrich
Instagram Collage by Jay Goodrich
Company History Instagram made its inauspicious debut as an app for the iPhone on the social media circuit on October 6, 2010. It was originally created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, and a short 6 months later they managed to acquire $500,000 in seed money. From there, in just a little over 2 years after …
May 1st, 2015

Best New Features of Lightroom CC

Posted By Jay Goodrich
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Last week Adobe released its newest version of Lightroom; it is now known as Lightroom CC or Lightroom 6 depending on how you purchase the software. Lightroom CC is available in Adobe’s Creative Cloud and will continuously be updated from now and into the foreseeable future. If you decide the Creative Cloud isn’t for you, you can still …
March 25th, 2015

How I Choose a Photograph

Posted By Jay Goodrich
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If you read last week’s post you would know that I have a bunch of projects in the making. A large part of my job is editing the thousands of images that are attached to any one project. Choosing the right photograph from a scene or a series of scenes that are all related can be the …
March 11th, 2015

Filtration Revisitation

Posted By Jay Goodrich
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We have received a bunch of feedback and additional questions about the primary filters I use in the field. Some have even asked about filters that we did not mention in our last post on filtration. In order to give everyone a bit more info, here is a second post revisiting filtration. THE UV FILTER …
February 24th, 2015

3 Creative Tactics for Better Photos

Posted By Jay Goodrich
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As photographers, we are always on the quest for what I call “Optimal Light”; you know, that beautiful light that hangs on the margins of the day – sunrise/sunset. But what if that light was non-existent on the only day you had the opportunity to head out and photograph? Are there any creative tactics for …
February 3rd, 2015

‘F’ the Rule of Thirds

Posted By Jay Goodrich
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“You learn a lot of things on the way to 500. None more important than this… ~ The Knockaround Guys. The rule of thirds is probably the first and quite possibly the most popular compositional tool out there for photography. I don’t really know anyone who hasn’t started to become a decent photographer who hasn’t followed …
February 14th, 2014

Tamron Tipcast ‘Shooting Landscapes’ Video with Ed Heaton

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
Shooting Landscapes With Ed Heaton
In the most recent edition of the Tamron Tipcast web series, professional landscape photographer Ed Heaton illustrates tips for getting started with landscape photography with both compositional basics and technical details. For more videos on macro photography, storytelling, and DSLR video equipment, check out the TamronVids Youtube channel.