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Drew Allen

Drew Allen

Besides being the managing editor of this blog, I'm also a drummer, a husband, and a father, not necessarily in that order. I love good stories, and great design, and I probably quote the Office more than I should but less than I could.

Own-a Ona: Camera Bag Review

The beauty of working at a startup is the endless ability to learn, change, and grow. By reaching out to other photo-based startups, we’re able to get a glimpse of the future of photography and how we can all work together to better that future. This is how we discovered ONA, a startup that is making waves in the camera bag industry. After a little chatting about life, love, and the pursuit of peanut butter, we exchanged products and agreed …

Personalized Valentine’s Day Gifts

February is almost here, and we all know what that means…..Valentine’s Day! Yes, the day that brings hope to some and fear to others.  Most of us are clueless when it comes to choosing the right gift, and it’s never fun searching for a last minute Valentine’s Day gift.  But one thing is for sure, whether you believe in celebrating or not, you have to do something for Valentine’s Day!! We’ve worked hard to remove some of the uncertainty for …

Artist Interview Series: Laura Hundersmarck

It’s no surprise that, from time to time, we come across photographs that makes us do a double take.  Certain pictures you connect with and admire in ways that are difficult to understand or express.  Other times you know right away why you’ve fallen in love with a particular image.  We’ve had both such experiences with the work of Laura Hundersmarck. Laura is a photographer from right here in Gainesville, Florida, and we recently had the chance to pick her …

How to Take More Than Just a #Selfie

Upgrade Your Game from #Selfie to Self-Portraiture Tired of taking the same old #selfie day after day, week after week? Are you tired seeing other people’s same old selfies just as often? (Pro Tip: Send them this article.) For centuries photographers have been using self portraiture as the key to unlock their full potential. Now it’s your turn to use the same techniques to take pictures of yourself that are far too awesome to be simply labeled “#selfie.” Unlike a …

Our Fans Have 23 Tips For People New To Photography

We asked you for some photography advice for newbies, and you guys responded in full.  We’ve compiled all of the of advice and put it into one list.  Here you go! Take your camera everywhere and use it. – Wendy B.M. Fill the frame. – Richard H. [shoot] what would look cool. – Ronny H. Get at your subject’s level. – Daniel A. Get closer. – Jacki B.T. Background-subject-lighting-click! – Bill B. “Originality is undetected plagiarism.” (William Ralph Inge) – …

Why the British Isles are a Top Photography Destination

Join me as I tour with you the places we all hope to visit and photograph. Photographers are constantly looking for new and exciting places to take their camera, and with so many wondrous locations around the world it can be hard to know where you should head on over to next! The best places are usually those that stand out for their incessant blend of colors, diversity, and natural beauty. Today, we show off the… British Isles From the …