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A Fracture Fan Journeys to the Amazon Rainforest

To say our customer Palmer’s photographs blew us away is an understatement. Palmer traveled to the Amazon Rainforest in Para, Brazil after being hired to capture the story of the rainforest and the indigenous people who protect it. In order to complete the job, Palmer spent several weeks in the rainforest with camera gear powered by portable solar panels. He is now displaying his Fractures in his studio to serve as a reminder of his memorable trip which has influenced him …

3 Photo Apps That Will Make Your New Year Outstanding

With a new year, come resolutions and goals to better yourself. Usually at the start of a year, one looks back and thinks on how they should improve as a person and reflect on what they were able to accomplish in the span of 12 months. We think these photography-related apps will help you reach your potential and start off the year right: HEIRLOOM Heirloom helps you scan your old photos with your smartphone, eliminating the need for a desktop scanner. All you …

Gazillions of Baby Photos: An Interview with Casey Liss

In addition to being the Marketing Director here, I’m a bit of a tech nerd. I’m not a developer, but really interested in app development, and the way Apple and other big tech companies grow and change. As such, I’ve become a big fan of the Accidental Tech Podcast. They really got me with their reference to the “load-bearing pinky” (about holding your iPhone to use your thumb to tap the top row of apps.) Recently one of the hosts …

6 Gifts That Will Spread Smiles to the Photographer In Your Life

When your family member, friend or significant other is a photographer, it can be difficult to find that perfect gift for them. For that reason, we’ve compiled a list of some unique gift ideas for your photo-loving star! 1. Check out this handy dandy camera mug. NOW STOP! Before buying this gift, make ABSOLUTELY SURE that your photog friend does not already have this mug.  Our unofficial survey of photog friends informs us that many photographer friends have multiple mugs like this already! …

Aspect Ratio Demystified

The concept of aspect ratio is something that some people are familiar with, but many don’t fully understand. The term “aspect ratio” refers to the relationship between two sides of a rectangle. All digital cameras and smartphones have a default aspect ratio.  The term does not refer to the exact measurements of the rectangle sides, but rather how the sides compare to one another.  The two most common aspect ratios for digital photography are 4:3 (used by most point and …

5 Unique Ways to Take Better Photos

Let’s learn to take better photos, and turn those photos into stunning art hanging on your walls. Tip #1 – Know your camera. Take time to get to know all of your camera’s features and functions. Of course, shooting on the auto setting is convenient, but you’ll ALWAYS get better results by being able to comfortably adjust your exposure speed and aperture settings. Being able to quickly and confidently change your settings manually will give you the power to get a …