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I want to let you in on a not-so-secret, secret. My number one rule for staying creative, is well, as simple as – keep creating. Everything that you create leads to something else that is creative. Sitting stagnant in a room with nothing to do is the best way to NOT stay creative. Get off of social media. Stop browsing the web. Use

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Sony a9 v. Canon 1DX Mark II

The release of the new Sony a9 this spring finally sparked interest in the mirrorless camera market for me. I have tested other Sony cameras but had hangups with their operation and how I specifically work as a photographer. When Sony announced the a9, their press release specifically addressed the issues that I had with previous bodies so I knew that Sony was listening to photographers like myself. I decided to

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Leica SL – Speed Test

My obsession with the Leica SL began shortly after my friend Alan Sund sent me home with his father’s 1955 Leica M3. That’s right a 62-year-old camera that was still completely operational. It didn’t take me long to realize why this was the case. The construction of this Leica M3 film camera was essentially bomb-proof. Which makes complete sense, since Leica cameras have been the camera of war journalists since the

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Capture One Pro Desktop by Jay Goodrich

Using Capture One Pro Instead of Lightroom

Capture One Pro Introduction As many of you know I have been struggling with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for some time now. It began when I replaced my main office computer with a new Apple Retina 5K iMac. Lightroom is slow, clunky, and crashes often. I cannot stand calling Adobe’s tech support as they seem to farm out the service overseas and everyone you talk to appears to be reading a queue

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Professional Photographer Portrait of Jay Goodrich

Think Before Becoming a Professional Photographer

I want to throw the romance of photography and being a professional photographer in the garbage can for a few minutes. This post is to give you some idea of what you may be stepping into should you decide that you absolutely need to become a professional photographer. I am not speaking of getting published once in a while, winning a photo contest here and there, or traveling the world taking

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