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Staff Showcase: Dennis & T.J.

Here at Midwest Photo Exchange, we don’t just employee salespeople. We employ photographers. Good photographers at that. Staff Showcase highlights our employees’ work. Dennis and T.J. recently ventured out to the studio with Dennis’ Hasselblad H1D 22mp and a Broncolor Senso 1200 A2 Kit to take some professional photos with a medium format camera. They hired […]

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Mock-Ups: Martin Schoeller

In Mock-Ups, T.J. and Michael work together to recreate celebrity portraits from professional photographers and show you how they did it. One of the more iconic celebrity portraitists is Martin Schoeller. His portraits have a very distinct look thanks to his very narrow depth of field, his head-on composition and subtly awkward crop, and his deceptively simple lighting arrangement. His aesthetic is […]

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Mock-Ups: Nadav Kander

In Mock-Ups, T.J. and Michael work together to recreate celebrity portraits from professional photographers and show you how they did it. Nadav Kander is a London-based photographer known for his dynamic portraits. He utilizes dramatic lighting and dramatic composition to create some of the most intense portraits I’ve ever seen. You may have seen his recent […]

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Tips & Tricks: A New Twist on Light Painting

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 MPEX staff and have received their feedback on method and equipment. Light painting seems to be popping up everywhere recently. Digital photography has […]

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Gearing Up: Fuji X-E1

The Fuji X-E1 has long been one of our favorite mirrorless/interchangeable lens cameras. Its 16-MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor eliminates the need for an optical low-pass filter, which is used in conventional systems to inhibit moiré at the expense of resolution, allowing the sensor to capture unfiltered light from the lens and produce unprecedented resolution. The OLED electronic viewfinder provides […]

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MPEX Newsletter: Photoshop World 2013 Edition

We’re very excited to be heading to Orlando, Florida, next week for the 2013 Photoshop World Conference & Expo. We’ll be at Booth #329 giving away all kinds of fun photo-related accessories. We’ll also be hosting a slew of excellent educational demos at our booth during tradeshow hours. You can find our complete schedule of […]

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Tips & Tricks: High Dynamic Range

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 MPEX staff and have received their feedback on method and equipment. High dynamic range can be a touchy subject among photographers. Some find it […]

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Tips & Tricks: Recording Sound

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 MPEX staff and have received their feedback on method and equipment. “In the same way that painting, or looking at paintings, makes you see the […]

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Pro Tips with the MPEX Staff: Week 2

This week, Sonnie (our resident Canon expert) and T.J. (our resident video expert) gave us some pointers. We discussed photo grips, macro lenses, sliders, and recording sound for video. Sonnie wanted to highlight the Phottix series of battery grips for Canon cameras. Pictured below is the Phottix BP-50D, but we have a wide selection of Phottix battery […]

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