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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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Photo Frosh: Foggy Adventures in Landscape

When I first started working at MPEX and learning about photography, one of the photographers that initially grabbed my interest was Ansel Adams, as I suspect is the case with many photographers. There’s not much that I can say about Adams that hasn’t already been said, but it doesn’t hurt to reiterate how iconic and emotional […]

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Photo Frosh: Self-Portrait Revisited

After writing about selfies last week, I got to thinking about the last time I’d taken a self-portrait. It had been almost an entire year since I put effort into capturing a quality self-portrait, and as per Kevin Deskin‘s suggestion to “turn the light and lens on myself” once a year. I’d only been working at […]

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Photo Frosh Photo Challenge #6: Low Angle

The Photo Frosh Photo Challenge is a newbie’s attempt to complete all thirty of these prompts while (hopefully) learning something in the process. Ever since the LP180 was announced, I’ve been getting manual flash fever. I don’t really use flash, like ever, but I’ve been wanting to learn manual OCF, so why not now when we have the best […]

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Photo Frosh Photo Challenge #5: High Angle

The Photo Frosh Photo Challenge is a newbie’s attempt to complete all thirty of these prompts while (hopefully) learning something in the process. Let’s chalk up this one as a valuable learning experience. I’ll be honest: I was not looking forward to tackling the High Angle leg of this 30-part challenge. Why, you ask? Well, I happen […]

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The Photo Frosh’s First Photo Walk

This summer, one of our goals at Midwest Photo Exchange was to offer photo walks that would prompt area photographers to explore the various sights that our fair city has to offer. We’ve been working with Aaron Sheldon, a photo walk enthusiast and the leader of last summer’s Columbus legs of the Scott Kelby Worldwide […]

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Photo Frosh: “30-Day” Challenge #4: Texture

[Note: This is part 4 in a 30-part series. To catch up on the first three parts, click here, here, and here.] Before we get into it, I thought I should provide you with a little bit of background on this series. I never took photos before I began working at Midwest Photo Exchange. That’s […]

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Photo Frosh: “30-Day” Challenge #2 – Rule of Thirds

The second challenge in Expert Photography’s 30 Day Challenge was Rule of Thirds. I was thinking that this one would be easy. After all, the rule of thirds is basically the first thing anyone learns about composition in photography. I remembered that much from the one and only photography class I’d ever taken, which was back […]

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