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Replichrome vs. VSCO – Which one should you buy?

Like many people, my reaction to Totally Rad announcing a new set of presets to emulate film was “Aren’t you a bit late to the party?”  VSCO has been making film presets for Lightroom for quite awhile now, and there are other options as well, like Alienskin Exposure. But the more I read about them, the more intrigued I got, and hey, I found a coupon.

If you want a quick and dirty breakdown on…

ripoffs and cancellations – recent workshop drama

I almost feel like this industry could use a news corespondent to keep tabs on all the shit that hits the fan. In the last few weeks, there’s been two stories making waves in social media. First there was the announcement that JB Sallee cancelled a workshop with low attendance. This on its own would not be news-worthy except for two things: the workshop in question was billed as sold out, and…

thoughts on the canon m

I have kind of unique problem.  I’ve run out of gear to buy.  Our two ThinkTank Airport Internationals have overfloweth. Remember being obsessed over that lens you HAD to have?  I kind of miss that.

So with a lack of “normal” gear lust, and a mini-vacation on the horizon, our thoughts have been smaller cameras that still deliver acceptable quality for snobs like us.  The thought of a new…

don’t be this guy

I have been fuming about this one for a couple weeks, and I just didn’t know what the appropriate arena was to to discuss it.  I would LOVE to post this on my actual wedding photography website, because I really think this is something all brides and grooms should be aware of.  But instead, I decided to put it here, because I don’t want to alienate our clients, who are really nice peo…

an open letter to PIX

Like many people in the photo world, I stumbled upon PDN’s atrocious new online magazine for girltographers yesterday, PIX.  I sat in amazement for 20 minutes as I skimmed through each insipid page of it. The fact that something like this exists illustrates everything that is wrong in this industry right now. The letter from the editor is cringe-worthy, addressing female photographers as peo…

post number one

Hey there.  This blog has been in the making for awhile.  Basically I wanted a place to write about photography – the wedding photography industry, in particular – and life as someone trying to escape the rat race and turn photography into my full time profession.  I have been taking photos for money since 2007, and I first got interested in photography in a high school darkroom class…