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A Day Away With Sigma

With work and school in the city and campus area, I often get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life in the city. The other day, I had the opportunity to take the Sigma 35mm and 85mm out to my friend Stephen’s farm. As we drove past the open fields listening to country […]

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Two Kings

Last Wednesday, our friends at Promowest hooked us up with a couple of press passes for Sonnie to capture some shots of legendary blues guitarist B.B. King when he was at the LC Pavilion. Sonnie took the Tamron 70-200 F2.8 USD VC and captured some incredibly crisp shots. B.B. King is 88 years old and still touring and playing Lucille like he’s […]

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Birding with Tamron’s New Zoom

This past weekend Sonnie took the exciting new Tamron 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD and a Canon 5D Mark III to Blendon Woods for a test-run. Unfortunately, the weather conditions weren’t ideal for bird photography, but Sonnie managed to capture a few shots despite the relative lack of birds. This is a sharp lens, even at 600mm. […]

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Unleashing Your Pet Photography with Sanho iUSBport Camera

Annie photographs weddings and engagements at A Girl in Lace, but in her spare time she’s happy taking shots of her lovable four-year-old yorkiepoo (yorkie-poodle mix), Linus. Recently, she utilized the Sanho iUSBport Camera wireless tethered camera controller for a dynamic shoot with the pup. The cool thing about the Sanho iUSBport is that not only can you […]

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High School Football Playoffs with the Nikon D610

I graduated from Solon High School in 2004. At the time, we were a formidable Division I powerhouse when it came to OHSAA football. Over the past 9 years, the Solon Comets have had some ups and downs, but this year they snuck into the playoffs with an amazing last-second field goal in the final […]

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Going Under with the Latest Nikon 1

I’ve exalted the virtue of mirrorless systems before on this blog, and I still stand by my claim that mirrorless are great alternatives, both for their size and their flexibility. Not to mention that they just keep getting more and more powerful (see: Sony Alpha 7 and 7R). The Nikon 1 AW1, Nikon’s latest in the […]

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Fall Photos, Seventeen Years in the Making

This past weekend I drove home to celebrate my mom’s birthday. We had planned on going to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, so I brought along an Olympus OM-D E-M5 with two Panasonic lenses, the Lumix G X Vario 35-100 and the Lumix G Vario 100-300, to cover the entire focal range that I expected I would need […]

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LumoPro 3-in-1 Compact Umbrella: More for Less

I’m all about simplicity when it comes to my lighting setups. The less equipment I have to bring with me to shoot the better. I use one light as much as possible, which means that I also only tend to carry one modifier. I don’t like bulk; I like to travel light (if you’ll pardon […]

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Gearing Up: Making Memories for the New School Year

Kids grow up so fast, don’t they? It feels like just yesterday that everyone was having fun in the sun (probably because for a lot of kids it was yesterday), and now they’re already back in school, pencils and paper in hand, ready to fill their little heads with incalculably important lessons. Then, soon enough, the school […]

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