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Week #17 – Landscapes – Photo Challenge

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We live in a beautiful world. It’s often that I find myself wishing I had my camera on me as I drive past a scene. Landscape photography is the capturing of a scene of the environment around you. It was be wide or narrow. A Landscape is the scene in front of you. This week’s challenge is to go to your favorite space, go for a walk in the park, or hike somewhere and capture a landscape. Challenge yourself to …

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Week #16 – Smartphone – Photo Challenge

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The camera we have with us most often is likely our Smartphone. Smartphone cameras have come a long way over the years and can rival point-and-shoot style cameras these days if the lighting conditions are right. This week I want you to focus on using your smartphone camera. If your phone’s camera has a manual camera option, use that. If not, download a manual camera app and try to use manual camera settings to capture your photos. After you have …

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Week #15 – Blue – Photo Challenge

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The color blue is interesting to me. As a primary color, it plays a huge role in photography. Blue can mean the obvious, which is color, but it also describes a mood. Blue cooler tones give off a different emotion than warmer orange colors. In this week’s challenge, use blue to direct your photography. You can use Blue as a color, or Blue as a concept. Have fun!! Upload your Week #15 challenge photos to the new Album in the …

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Week #14 – Textures – Photo Challenge

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Textures are everywhere. What I love about texture is that it’s something that can be seen and felt. The texture of an item is how we connect with it. In photos, I have always used textures to connect my subject to their environment. In this week’s challenge, I want you to capture the texture of your environment by exploring it. Upload your Week #14 challenge photos to the new Album in the Ditch Auto Group: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1486521208038409&type=1 If you post your …

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Week #13 – Small Objects – Photo Challenge

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Small objects are all around us. We collect them, they are on our desk, and if you have kids, you raise them. In this week’s challenge I want you to focus on the small things around you and find a unique way to capture them. If you have a macro lens, or your camera has a macro mode, give it a try. If not, try to find a unique way to capture your small object to create an interesting look. …

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Week #12 – High Angle Photography – Photo Challenge

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Composition is an important part in storytelling with your photography. Deciding the angle in which you will direct your camera at your subject or point of interest can make a huge difference in the emotion you are portraying. In this week’s challenge, I want you to capture from a higher perspective. Your subject can be anything you would like. The challenge is to get higher than it. Enjoy this different perspective on capturing photos this week. Upload your Week #12 …

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Week #11 – Straight Out Of Camera – Photo Challenge

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Welcome to the Week #11 Ditch Auto Weekly Photo Challenge. This week I want to challenge you to get it right in camera. I have mentioned many times before that the best policy is to try and get it right in camera rather than relying on post processing to fix your images. I have watched as many of you have improved in many areas of your photography over the past weeks and I think it is time to share some …

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Week #10 – Black & White – Photo Challenge

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Up until now, we have focused mostly on the camera. As Photographers, we often spend time on our computer with our images after we capture them. This week, we will be challenging ourselves to create a Black and White image. I want you to capture your images in color on your camera. Try to get exposure and the look you are going for in-camera, but imagine it as a black and white image. You will then create your black and …

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DJI Phantom 4 Pro Top Five Video Settings to Change

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If you want to shoot the best quality video possible with the DJI Phantom 4 Pro, there are some settings you should change. The Phantom 4 Pro has a great camera for it’s size and cost, but it needs some help with settings to assure you get consistently great video from it. Here are the Top 5 Video Settings to Change on your DJI Phantom 4 Pro:

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DJI Phantom 4 Pro Top Five Photo Settings to Change

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DJI launched their Phantom 4 Pro with a better camera than they have ever put on a Phantom line drone. The larger sensor does a great job of rendering out fantastic photos. Even with the better camera, it is still important to have your settings right to assure you are getting consistently great photos from your Phantom 4 or Phantom 4 Pro. In this video, I discuss the top 5 photo settings I change in my Phantom drones to get …

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Review: Think Tank Photo Airport Helipak V2 for DJI Phantom

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You bought a DJI Phantom 4 to explore. You take it places and explore new heights with it. Though it came with a functional case to carry it in, it’s not a very useful case when you want to travel or go out and explore. Think Tank Photo has updated their Airport Helipak for DJI Phantom 4 and Phantom 4 Pro and I have one in the studio to check out. I have flown all over the United States with …

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Microsoft Surface Book with Performance Base Lightroom Performace

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The Microsoft Surface Book appears to be a creatives dream machine. Adobe has made some major upgrades over the years in the area of touch to its products, mainly Adobe Lightroom. Adobe Lightroom is a fantastic tool for photo editing and post-processing, but can the Microsoft Surface Book sufficiently run Lightroom? Will it’s dual core i7 processor produce enough power to keep up with your workflow? These are all questions I attempted to answer in my video showcasing Lightroom Performance …

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Review: Manfrotto MPIXI-B PIXI Mini Tripod

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The Manfrotto Pixi is one of those pieces of camera gear you don’t take serious until you actually try it. I have some real legit tripods from Manfrotto, but I also know that they make some consumer level stuff that I wouldn’t have a use for. The Pixi Mini is a tripod that also acts as a handle for your camera. In a world where selfies and vlogging are a part of daily life, you need a lightweight tripod that …

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