Acessory or Lens? First Impression of the Olympus 15mm BCL

Acessory or Lens? First Impression of the Olympus 15mm BCL

Did I really need this lens? Was I only interested in it because of the price? How often do I really put the intended body cap on our camera?Those were the question I kept asking myself as I added and deleted this lens from my cart. I'll admit, it isn't the most practical lens, especially since it's a focal length (and aperture) that's covered by just about all my zoom lenses, but when you factor in its price... and mainly it's size, it's hard to convince yourself that it's not worth the pickup. 

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You Don't Have To Go Far For Street Photography

You Don't Have To Go Far For Street Photography

I use to be afraid to admit when I was in a creative funk. How could I teach strength in street photography and have weakness myself...? That use to be my thought process, but I understand that I need to continue what I started with this blog and that's being as transparent as possible. For the last few days, I've been telling myself that I need to make another YouTube video, but I just haven't been able to get up and go do so. The idea of walking around downtown AGAIN just seems so boring, on top of that it takes so much to get the video prepped. I have to shower, make sure my hair looks somewhat decent and then after all the photographing, edit the video. It's a lot more work than what it use to be... when I use to just go outside and take pictures.

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I Need Some Positive Words...

I Need Some Positive Words...

I'm just not in a good place right now... As creatives it's safe to say that we've all been in this situation at one time or another, typically I just blog about it, post like 5 Tips To Get Out of Your Creative Funk, but today that type of remedy won't cut it. 

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Why You Should Shoot With Vintage Lenses

Why You Should Shoot With Vintage Lenses

The #1 question I get from you all is what gear do I use, I think many of you assume because I'm a blogger and I put my work out there for the public to see that I have a fancy setup... It's quite the opposite. Besides my Lumix 12-35 (which I bought for vlogging ) I have splurged on a prosumer lens in I don't know how long. In fact, the majority of my lenses tend to be within the $20-50 range, how do I buy so cheap? Well, for the past 2 years I've committed myself to mainly buying vintage lenses. I'm not the only person, ever since mirrorless cameras began to gain popularity and rival full-frame cameras vintage lenses have gained respect amongst the community, if you have yet to get in on this opportunity then you better do so now, here's why.

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Street Notes Assignment #3 | Don't Move

Street Notes Assignment #3 | Don't Move

Here it is everybody! My third assignment out of the Eric Kim Street Notes Workbook. Remember with these assignments I'm not going in numerical order, so if you have the book and you've taken on these assignments as well please keep that in mind. As usual, I have a BTS look at how I captured these photos below, be sure to like and subscribe to the channel! #4 coming soon!

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Raw Photo Challenge #29

Raw Photo Challenge #29

Sooo I totally forgot who submitted this image... I just want to apologize for that right away. Okay, RPC #29 is live! This week we have a pretty cool image, it's definitely not my style in terms of what I photograph but I put a lot of effort into my edit below. I'm excited to see what you all come up with, it's a bit of a lowlight image, so it's for sure going to be a challenge. As always you guys can use my edit as inspiration or create something wild and spontaneous all on your own. EIther way, I'm excited to see what you all create. Happy editing!

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What I've Learned From Hosting My Own Weekly Challenge

What I've Learned From Hosting My Own Weekly Challenge

Creating the Raw Photo Challenge was one of the best things I've ever done. Week in and week out it's one of the main reasons my website gets traffic. The premises? I simply host a RAW photo and the group dissects it, each individual repost their own rendition of the photo to the Facebook group and as a community we give feedback. It's fun and I can see it turning into a hub that photographers really appreciate. Not only does it bring traffic to my website, but it's an authentic forum for photographers to get together and edit work that they possibly would never get the chance to photograph. It took a few weeks, but when the challenge took off I knew it was going to continue to be popular, but what I didn't anticipate was how much I'd personally learn from creating the challenge each week.

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