MPEX Experience, TJ Hansen's Blog

TJ’s Daily Photo #16- Tiffany Wilson

The Daily Photo #16- January 16th, 2016. Tiffany Wilson Meet Tiffany, a photographer and videographer here in Columbus. She is full of positive energy, so I wanted some highlights and brighter tones in the picture, but I didn’t want high-key light. I wanted to keep some muted tones and color and maintain contrast against the white side of […]

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The Daily Photo #2- Julie and The Liz

TDP #2, January 2nd, 2016. Julie and The Liz. Lighting diagram. I wanted to separate the subject off of the background, so I made sure that the subject was far enough from the background to minimize the spill. The fast shutter speed and small aperture ensured that there was no ambient light in the photo. […]

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Hometown Heroes, MPEX Experience

Hometown Heroes: Jon Cowley Revisited

It’s been a pretty miserable winter here in Columbus. Not only have we had to deal with ten inches of snow on the roads, piles of ice the size of baby elephants on the sidewalks and subzero temperatures, but we also have to deal with people calling into NPR wondering why their specific streets haven’t […]

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MPEX Experience

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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MPEX Experience

Tips & Tricks: High Noon

Our Tips & Tricks series aims to give beginners, amateurs and professionals alike more ways to approach different aspects of photography and videography. For each installment, we’ve enlisted the expertise of our staff and have received their feedback on method and equipment. We all know noon is never the best time to get outdoor portraits. […]

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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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Gearing Up: Lens Filters

We get a lot of questions about lens filters. There are so many different kinds that all do different things that we decided we should put a post together to help you decide whether you even need one, and if you do, which one you should choose. Big thanks to Jacob for filling in the […]

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Shooting in the Rain

It’s another rainy day in Columbus, Ohio, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop making photographs. 1. Digital Photography School helps you prep your gear to keep it safe before you go out there to do your thing in the elements. For example, tip #2 is “know your gear’s limits”: Check your user’s manual […]

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