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Photographer’s X-T1 Took an Oil-Slicking and Kept on Ticking

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Cross-posted from fstoppers.com [by David J. Fulde] When Reddit user Grahamr1234 went out photographing with a friend, the last thing he expected was to go for a swim in some oily water and nearly ruin his beloved Fuji X-T1 and Samyang 12mm f/2. After trying on his own, he decided to turn to the Internet for some help recovering his beloved camera. After giving the camera and lens a gentle clean with a cloth, taking…

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How This Photographer Made $10,000 in One Day Shooting Santa Sessions

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Cross-posted from fstoppers.com [by Kelly Lane] The mall, removed. The cheesy decor, gone. The long lines, nope. Santa Sessions have become all-the-rage and photographers are making these shoots more of a high end experience. I witnessed a shoot first hand and to be honest, $10k seems to be just the tip of the iceberg. Here’s what I learned. As a former family photographer I had to know more about these Santa sessions. What they are,…

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Santa Fe Photographic Workshops – Winter/Spring 2019 Member Discounts

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SFPW would like to offer ASMP members a $200 discount on upcoming Workshops. As a member of ASMP, you have made a commitment to your photography. This winter, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops can help you build on that commitment with programs designed to move your career forward. The Workshops are offering ASMP members a special $200 discount on the following workshops*. Log in and go to the SFPW Member Benefit page to acquire benefit discount…

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Questions with a Pro: Doug Gritzmacher

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Doug Gritzmacher. Doug is a Denver, Colorado-based photographer, cinematographer, and video producer who manages to maintain three successful businesses simultaneously. He has these three business to ensure that his various skills and creativity can come through in his work. Here, Doug details the mindset he has while shooting, the advantages and disadvantages of business diversity, and the differences between his still photography and video work. We asked: In what ways do…

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Louis Stettner: An Unclassifiable Vision of New York and Paris

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Louis Stettner was one of the great documentary photographers of the last – and this – century.  His images of Paris and New York are poetic and singular, and reflect his friendships with both Brassai in Paris and Weegee in New York.  The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has mounted an exhibition of his work, to go until next May.  For those not on the West Coast, here’s a sample on PDN Online. An…

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Giving Thanks in 2018

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I want to wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.  I hope you all have time to step away from the challenges and stresses of daily work to spend quality time with family and friends, sharing blessings, joys, and laughter. It is also a time to reconsider how we can use our talents, time, and resources to give to others around us who may simply need our attention and support.  For me, Thanksgiving is deeply intertwined…

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