guest blog, MPEX Experience

Barcelona – Out Of My Comfort Zone

Our friend, Leonardo Carrizo, is a multi-media storyteller who travels around the world capturing the story behind the destination. Read about his journey to break out of his photographic comfort zone in Barcelona! In addition to leading a National Geographic Student Expedition in Ecuador this summer, I also taught a Travel Photography seminar with Putney Student […]

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guest blog, MPEX Experience

A tour of Quito with Fujifilm X-Pro2

Our friend, Leonardo Carrizo, is a multi-media storyteller who travels around the world capturing the story behind the destination. Recently, he took the Fujifilm X-Pro2 on a photographic journey to Ecuador. Ecuador feels like a second home to me by now, I traveled to Ecuador over seven times covering most of its diverse regions and cultures. Even […]

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guest blog, MPEX Experience

Streets, shadows and stars. The Fujifilm GFX 50S goes to New York.

Columbus-based photographer and our friend, Aaron Sheldon, took the Fujifilm GFX 50S on a working vacation to New York for his new photography project, Small Steps 2.0. Hey, want to see pictures from my Summer vacation?  How about if I tell you they were all taken with the Fujifilm GFX 50S and it was a working vacation?  I […]

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Gear Review, Hands-On Impressions, MPEX Experience, SoftLiteStudios

Pop, Pop, Power To Spare, Anywhere – First Look, Profoto B1X 500 AirTTL Monolight

As destination workshop providers, instructors and guides, we don't get to shoot nearly enough studio images. So when an opportunity comes along to break out the studio strobes and craft some well thought lighting and imagery, we get excited. When Profoto sends us their new flagship portable strobe we get downright ecstatic. As we both love landscape images, what better product to test out, in the great outdoors and put it through its paces.

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Gear Review, MPEX Experience

Small, Fast & Strong – The Sigma 100-400mm f/5.0-6.3 DG HSM | Contemporary Series Lens

Tim Neumann and Lorie McQuirt, known by many for their work at MPEX Learning Studio classes, Soft Lite Studio workshops as well as coordinating Central Ohio Photographic Society (COPS) meetings, took a minute of out their busy schedule to take the new Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG HSM OS Contemporary Lens for a spin for MPEX-Experience! Written By: […]

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SoftLiteStudios, Tips and Tricks

Gone Fishing

Written by: Tim Neumann and Lorie McQuirt We have been doing a lot of street photography lately. It’s the in thing to do when the weather starts to get nicer out and the locals come out of their self imposed hibernation and explore the warrens right outside of their Winter dens. If you are like […]

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Gear Review, guest blog, Hands-On Impressions, MPEX Experience

Flexing the FujiFilm GFX 50S: From the street to the moon!

Columbus-based photographer and our friend, Aaron Sheldon, took the new Fujifilm GFX 50S for a test drive around town while capturing images with astronaut extraordinaire, Harrison, for their ongoing photography project, Small Steps are Giant Leaps. A few weeks ago, Midwest Photo offered me the chance to try out the brand new Fujifilm GFX 50S for 24 […]

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MPEX Experience, TJ Hansen's Blog

TJ’s Daily Blog #74- Business Class/Working Class

TJ’s Daily Blog #74 Business Class/Working Class “Photography is pretty simple stuff. You just react to what you see, and take many, many pictures.” -Elliot Erwitt When I go out to practice my photography I am not really looking for something in particular. I try to have a clear head when shooting, with no preconceived idea […]

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TJ’s Daily Blog #68- High Contrast Streets, Part 2

The Daily Blog #68 High Contrast Streets, Part 2       When shooting street photography I try to practice looking. I am looking for everything and nothing in particular, all at once. I know it sounds out there, but I am looking for light, angles, gesture, and singular moments. It could be something very simple, or a complex, […]

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MPEX Experience, TJ Hansen's Blog

TJ’s Daily Blog #67- High Contrast Streets, Part 1

The Daily Blog #67 High Contrast Streets, Part 1     When making high contrast photos there are some things you can do in post-production, but the main consideration is the light. The higher the sun is in the sky, the higher the contrast will naturally be. Make sure that you expose for the highlights and let the […]

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