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Photographing with Film VS Digital

April 19, 2024 - Hey Ya'll! Hope you're having a great week! I know I've been writing a lot about film photography the last month or so a...
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How to Meter for Film Photography

April 11, 2024 - Hey Ya'll! Happy Friday! Hope your week is going great! Me? I'm doing well and excited about this weeks topic. As you kn...
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My Newest Film camera is 50yrs old!

April 05, 2024 - Hey Ya'll! How's your week going? Mine? Pretty good. It's a rainy day so I thought I would catch up on writing some Blog...
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Vintage Lenses on New Cameras

March 29, 2024 - Hey Y'all! Hope you're having a Super week. This week I want to talk about gear again. LOL! Thats what I do. Now you kno...
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What's your favorite Lens?

March 22, 2024 - Hey Y'all! Hope your having a great week. Me pretty good. This week I want to talk about my favorite lens and maybe you...
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Scanning Film

March 15, 2024 - Hey Everyone! Hope you've had a great week! This week is a continuation of last week about scanning your photo negatives...
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How I Develop Print Film

March 08, 2024 - Hey Everyone! Hope your week is going well! This week I want to talk about how I develop my film. Yes I said film! There...
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12 Rolls, an additional Photo Project.

March 01, 2024 - Hey ya'll! Hope you're having a great week! Me doing great. This week I wanted to talk about an additional photo project...
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Migrating to new Mac Mini M2.

February 23, 2024 - Hey Everyone! Hope ya'll are doing great. As a spoiler alert I will be talking about computers on this blog. Computers a...
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Upgrading my Main Computer

February 16, 2024 - Hey Everyone! How's your week been? Me? So So. I have been dreading upgrading my computer for a few years. This week I w...
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2024 Photo Project

February 09, 2024 - Hey Everyone! Hope your week is going well! This week I want to talk about a photo project I have in mind for 2024. I th...
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Washington NC Photowalk

February 02, 2024 - Hey Y'all! Hope you're having a great week. This week I want to talk about a recent photowalk I did in Washington NC. No...
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Shooting in Super 35mm?

January 26, 2024 - Hey Everyone! How's your week going? Mine? Fantastic! At the time of writing this blog it is a week before Thanksgiving...
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Sony A7C New EDC?

January 19, 2024 - Hey Everyone! Hope your week is going great! Mine pretty well. This week I want to talk about yet another change in my c...
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Tarboro NC Photowalk

January 12, 2024 - Hey Y'all! Hope you're doing well. I've just started a photography project of visiting small towns in eastern North Caro...
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Big Changes in 2024! I've Cropped out the Crop.

January 05, 2024 - Hey Everyone! Hope you have had a great week. Me it's been a crazy one so far. I can't believe what I have just done. I'...
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Shooting Full Frame Again. My Thoughts?

December 29, 2023 - Hey Y'all! How are you doing this week? Me? I'm doing great! I have been shooting quite regularly after returning from m...
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My Camera Setup for 2024

December 22, 2023 - Hey Everyone! Hope you're having a great week. The new year is almost here and I wanted to talk about my camera set up f...
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Full Frame Lens Upgrade

December 15, 2023 - Hey Y'all! How's it going this week? Me? Pretty well! This week I want to talk about my full frame set up. This is somet...
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Motion and Shutter Drag!

December 08, 2023 - Hey Everyone! Salutations! Hope you're having a great week. I have and have been busy writing blogs. Its been a rainy we...
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Photography Should be Fun!

December 01, 2023 - Hey Y'all! Hope you're having a great day. Me Fantastic! Its a rainy day here so I thought I would sit down and talk a l...
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My thoughts on buying used and MPB.

November 24, 2023 - Hey Y'all! Hope you're having a great week. This week I want to talk about gear. No surprise I am a gear head. LOL I do...
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Bokeh What is it and how do I create it?

November 17, 2023 - Hey Y'all! Hope you're having a great week! This week I want to talk about this funny word we use in photography, Bokeh.
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Treat Photography like a Sport?

November 10, 2023 - Hey Everyone! How's it going this week? Me? Not bad thanks for asking. This week I wanted to talk about improving your p...
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Fall Workshop What Worked and what Didn't

November 03, 2023 - Hey Everyone! How's it going this week? This week I want to talk about my Fall Colors workshop and what worked and what...
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Fall Colors Trip To North Carolina Mountains

October 27, 2023 - Hey Y'all! How are you doing this week? Me? Great! I just got back from a week long Photography trip with my Photography...
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What are my Favorite Photography YouTube Channels?

October 20, 2023 - Hey Everyone! Hope you have had a great week! I have been on a blog writing blitz this week making many blogs for future...
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Raleigh Photo walks

October 13, 2023 - Hey Y’all! Hope you are doing great this week! Me? Pretty well. This week I want to talk about taking small photo walks...
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A typical Camera Club meeting. What to expect.

October 06, 2023 - Hey Everybody! Hope you're having a great week. Me? Pretty good. Last night my Photography Club had it's monthly meeting...
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Get ready for Fall Colors!

September 29, 2023 - Hey Y'all! Hope you're having a great week! Me? Great! It's the last week of August. That means its hot sticky but it al...
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Fall Colors Trip Gear

September 21, 2023 - Hey Y'all! Hope you're doing well this week. Its almost fall and that means Fall Colors! Leaves changing and the temps d...
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Custom Camera Modes/Settings

September 14, 2023 - Hey Y'all! How's your week going? This week I want to talk about Custom Camera Modes/Settings. Do you even know what the...
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30 Day Challenge! To improve your Photography

September 01, 2023 - Hey Y’all! Hope you’ve had a great week! Me pretty good, thanks for asking. This week I have another challenge to help i...
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Get into Focus "Focusing Modes"

August 25, 2023 - Hey Y'all! How's your week going? This week I want to work on your Focus! This topic I came about while listening to my...
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Keywording Sucks! Until Now?

August 18, 2023 - Hey y'all! How's everyone doing this week? Good I hope. Let me tell you I really love photography. Some parts more than...
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Greenville SC Trip

August 11, 2023 - Hey Y’all! How’s it going this week? Me? Pretty good. Thanks for asking. This week I want to talk about a trip I took to...
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How to use GPS to Geotag your photographs

August 04, 2023 - Hey y'all! How is everyone doing this week? Me? Pretty good. Hey have you ever looked at one of your old photo's and sai...
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Best Laid Plans? McAfee's Knob

July 28, 2023 - Hey Y'all! Hope you're having a great week. Me not too bad. This week I want to tell you about a recent trip to the Appa...
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Travel Photography with Family

July 21, 2023 - Hey Y’all! Hope everyone is having a great week! Me? I have been having a good week. I’ve been traveling with my wife an...
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Incorporate Mobile Device into your Photography

July 14, 2023 - Hey Y'all! Hope your week was a good one. Me? Busy, Busy,Busy. This week I want to talk about something that is easy and...
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Things you need for a Photography Trip

July 06, 2023 - Hey Y'all! Hope you had a great week. This week I want to talk about taking a photography trip and what you need for you...
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The Camera's that Made Me

June 30, 2023 - Hey Y'all! How are you doing this week? Me? Pretty well. This week I want to talk about he past. We all have one and mos...
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Stepping out of your Comfort Zone "Photography Wise"

June 23, 2023 - Hey Y'all! Hope your having a great week. Me? Not too bad. Today's blog is about stepping out of your comfort zone in ph...
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Tips for shooting in the Rain!

June 16, 2023 - Hey Everyone! Hope you had a super week! Mine? Pretty good thanks for asking. This week I want to talk about shooting in...
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Being A Nimble Photographer. Lessons learned from Low Country Trip.

June 09, 2023 - Hey Y'all! Hope you're having a great week. Me? Well I came down with the Covid so I've got some time to catch up on my...
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My thoughts on AI in Photoshop

June 02, 2023 - Hey y'all! Hope you've had a super week! Mine? Not too bad. This week I want to talk about Photoshop and the New Generat...
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Playing Chess not Checkers when doing Photography?

May 26, 2023 - Hey Y'all! Hope you had a great week! This week I want to talk about something that I just figured out. I recently went...
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Challenge Yourself! One Lens Challenge!

May 19, 2023 - Hey Everyone! Hope you've had a great week! You know sometimes you just have to challenge yourself. Here lately I've bee...
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Low Country Trip

May 12, 2023 - Hey Y’all! I hope that you’ve had a great week. I certainly have. This last week I took a photo trip with a couple of Ph...
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Shooting What You Can't See? Infrared Photography

May 03, 2023 - Hey Everyone! Hope you're doing well this week! I'm doing pretty well. This week I want to talk to you about a type of p...
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Cleaning your Camera

April 28, 2023 - Hey Everyone! Hope you had a great week! This week's topic is from a fellow camera club member. As one of the officers i...
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Tripods , Three Legged Monster Revisited

April 21, 2023 - Hey Everyone! I hope you had a Fantastic week! Me? Well thanks for asking it was great! This week I want to Revisit a Bl...
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First things to do after you get your New Camera

April 14, 2023 - Hey Everyone! Hope everyone is have a great week! I am. This week I want to discuss the things that you should do after...
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Table Top Photography

April 07, 2023 - Hey Everyone! Hope everyone is healthy and safe today. This week I want to talk about something I don't talk about a lot...
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Bringing a Friend on Adventures

March 31, 2023 - Hey Everyone! Hope your week has been Fantastic! Mine has been pretty good. Thanks for asking! This week I want to talk...
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Basic Tips to Astro Photography

March 24, 2023 - Hey Everyone! Hope everyone is doing well and is healthy and safe. This topic is a spur of the moment one that just occu...
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The Scoop on Light Meters

March 17, 2023 - Hey Everyone! Hope you had a great week. This is a continuation on basic topics of Photography that I have been doing th...
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Day Hike and Scouting Gear

March 10, 2023 - Hey Everyone! Hope y'all had a great week. This weeks blog might be more of a hiking blog than a pure photography blog b...
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Camera Kits. Do you have more than one?

March 03, 2023 - Hey Everyone! Hope you're having a great week. This week I'll be talking about a first world problem. I have noticed tha...
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The Basics "The Exposure Triangle"

February 24, 2023 - Hey Everyone! How was your week? Mine was pretty good. Thanks for asking. LOL Hey today I want to talk about something v...
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Camera Modes Which One and Why?

February 17, 2023 - Hey Everyone! How's it going this week? I'm doing fine thanks for asking. This week I want to get into basics a little....
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Choosing your first Prime Lens

February 10, 2023 - Hey Everyone! Hows your week going? Mine Great! Thanks for asking. Today I want to talk about your first prime lens. The...
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Macro Photography "how to"

February 03, 2023 - Hey Everybody! Hope you're having a great week. This week is a continuation on Macro Photography. I've got a pot of Chil...
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Macro Photography for Beginners "Gear"

January 26, 2023 - Hey Everyone! Hope you had a great week! This week I wanted to talk or share my thoughts on Macro Photography. Now I'm n...
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Hiking and Walking to improve your Photography

January 20, 2023 - Hey Everyone! Hope you had a great week. This weeks title might having you think that I'm a little crazy. And I am! LOL...
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Kit Lenses with Primes

January 13, 2023 - Hey Everyone! How's it going this week? Hope you're having a good one. This week will be a bit controversial for serious...
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New Year, New Plans

January 06, 2023 - Hey Everyone! I hope today is a great day for you. As this is the first Blog of the new year I thought I would take time...
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The Year in Review 2022

December 30, 2022 - Hey Everyone! Hope you're doing great! This week I want to look back at my photography of 2022. It has been a big year f...
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First Camera "What should I get?"

December 24, 2022 - Hey Everyone! I hope everyone is having a good new year. This week I want to discuss something that happened to me over...
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GAPC Fall Trip "Virginia!"

December 23, 2022 - Hey Everyone! This week I wanted to talk about the Fall Colors trip that my Photography Club GAPC (Goldsboro Area Photog...
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Recharging Station at Home and Traveling

December 16, 2022 - Hey Everyone! Hope you have had a great week! This week I want to talk about how you recharge your electronics and batte...
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Landscape Photography "What Lenses to use?"

December 09, 2022 - Hey everyone! Its Max again with my thoughts on photography. Hope you had a great week. This week I want to talk about L...
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Photography fail? Or Not.

December 02, 2022 - Hey Everyone! Hope you had a great week. This week I want to talk about a trip I took last weekend. It was a spontaneous...
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How to Prevent GAS “Gear Acquisition Syndrome”

November 25, 2022 - Hey Everyone! Hope you have been enjoying your week. By the time this Blog is released it will be in the Holiday season!...
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Is your Camera Customized to you?

November 18, 2022 - Hey Everyone! Hope everyone is doing well this week. This week is about customizing your camera to you. If you have a mo...
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My thoughts on Street Photography

November 11, 2022 - Hey Everyone! I hope you had a great week. This week I want to talk to you about Street Photography and what it means to...
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Pretty Pictures not good enough for Photography anymore!?

November 04, 2022 - Hi Everyone! Hope you had a great week! This week I want to talk about the modern Photographer and how the role of Photo...
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5 Mistakes that Beginner Photographers Make

October 27, 2022 - Hey Everyone! Hope you had a great week! This week I want to talk about Mistakes we all have made in photography. Now I'...
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My Evolving Workflow

October 21, 2022 - Hey Everyone! I hope everyone had a great week! This week I want to talk about my ever evolving workflow. This year I ha...
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Photographers "Do You Need a Laptop?"

October 13, 2022 - Hey Everyone! Hope you had a great week. This week I bring up a question that I've had on my mind a while. One I'm sure...
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Boston, The Big Experiment!

October 07, 2022 - Hey Everyone! Hope you had a great week! I had a great one. Last weekend me and some of my photography friends went to B...
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Raw or JPEG?

September 30, 2022 - Hey Everyone! Hope you had a great week. This week I want to talk about the difference between shooting in RAW and JPEG...
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Fall Colors Workshop Waynesboro VA

September 25, 2022 - Hey Everyone! This blog is a special edition than my normal Friday blog. The Goldsboro Area Photography Club (GAPC) has...
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What is your EDC (Every Day Carry) Camera

September 22, 2022 - Hey Everyone! Hope you had a great week. This week I want to talk about the camera you take with you where ever you go....
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How do you Share your Photography?

September 16, 2022 - Hey Everyone! Hope you had a great week! As Photographers we should take photographs for ourselves first. Taking what we...
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RavPower File hub Update.

September 08, 2022 - Hey Everyone! I hope everyone is doing great this week. If you can remember when I took my trip to Utah I was using A Ra...
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Tripod Replacement for Urban Photography

September 02, 2022 - Hey Everyone! Hope you're doing great this week. In a couple of weeks I have a trip planned that will take me in an urba...
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My Urban and Street Photography Kit for an upcoming trip.

August 25, 2022 - Hey Everyone! Hope you are doing well. For the last couple of weeks I have been fine tuning my camera gear for an upcomi...
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My Trip to Shenandoah National Park

August 18, 2022 - Hey Everyone! Hope your doing great this week. I just got back from a weekend trip to Shenandoah National Park. This tri...
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Photography Hacks and Best Practices.

August 11, 2022 - Hey Every one! Hope your having a great week! This week I want to go over some hacks and best practices that I have deve...
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Advantages of shooting a Full Frame Sensor Camera.

August 04, 2022 - Hey Everyone! Hope your having a great week. Last week I talked about the advantages of shooting a crop sensor camera wh...
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Advantages of Shooting Crop Sensor Cameras!

July 29, 2022 - Hey Everyone! Hope you had a great week. This week I want to talk about Mirrorless Crop Sensor Cameras and the advantage...
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Timing is Everything! For National and State Parks.

July 22, 2022 - Hey Everyone! Hope you're great this week. I just got back from a hike with my hiking buddy "Forrest the Wonder Dog" and...
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What do I Shoot? Stills!

July 15, 2022 - Hey Everyone! Hope you had a great week. This week I wanted to share my thoughts on how I approach photography. People I...
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Photographing Vast Landscapes

July 08, 2022 - Whats Up Everyone! Hope you had a nice week. In this weeks discussion I'd like to talk about photographing vast, large l...
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Advantages of having a Photography Wingman for Travel!

June 30, 2022 - Hey Everyone! I hope everyone is doing well this week. As you know this year I have been concentrating my photography an...
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Photography Trip without Computer. How did that Go?

June 23, 2022 - Hey Everyone! How's your week going? This week is an update or a review on my workflow while on the road. I did a blog o...
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What went right on my Utah trip.

June 16, 2022 - Hey Everyone! How has your week gone? Me? I'm still reeling from my trip to Utah. And don't worry I'll bore you with all...
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Unexpected Surprise!

June 10, 2022 - Hey Everyone! Hope you are doing well this week. This week has been a big week for me. I traded a couple of camera's in...
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Utah Trip Review!

June 03, 2022 - Hey Everyone! I hope that you are doing well this week. Well I just got back from a trip out west to visit 6 national Pa...
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Why and What to print

May 27, 2022 - Hey Everybody! This week I wanted to talk about the importance of printing and what to print. When I started photography...
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Photography an Excuse to Get in Shape!

May 20, 2022 - Hey Everyone! I hope everyone is having a great day. This weeks topic is kind of strange. How can photography be an excu...
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Traveling with Camera's

May 13, 2022 - Hey Everyone! I hope this last week was a good one for you. This week I want to talk about traveling with your camera. M...
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Accessories for Beginning Photographers

May 06, 2022 - Hey Everyone! I hope everyone is doing well this week. This week I want to talk about what accessories I think beginning...
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National Parks VS State Parks

April 29, 2022 - Hey Everyone! Hope your week has gone well. Today we have the battle of the parks. National VS State parks. First of all...
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My Big Trip of the Year

April 21, 2022 - Hey Everyone! Hope you had a great week. This weeks blog is about my big trip this year. I have been hinting around it b...
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Congaree NP Photography Trip

April 14, 2022 - Hey Everyone! Hope you're doing great today. This week I want to tell you about a weekend trip me and some other "Photo...
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My Mobile Workflow Revised

April 08, 2022 - Hey Everyone, Hope everyone is doing great in these trying times. This week I want to talk about my mobile workflow when...
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For Travel Backup SD cards without a Computer!

April 01, 2022 - Hey Everyone! Today I'm talking about a topic that I've been trying to perfect for the last couple of years. Backing up...
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What's in your Camera bag?

March 18, 2022 - Hey Everyone! Hope you've had a good week. This week I want to talk about what you have in your camera bag. That's right...
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Trip to New Jersey

March 17, 2022 - Hey everyone! Hope you are doing well today. This week I want to talk about a trip I took with a photography explorer fr...
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Trip Planning

March 11, 2022 - Hey Everyone! This week is about trip planning! I am currently in quarantine due to Covid symptoms so I have plenty of t...
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Roadside Photography

March 04, 2022 - Hey Everyone! I hope that you are doing well and are healthy today. This weeks topic is Roadside Photography. What is Ro...
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How Things Change But One Thing Stays the Same

February 25, 2022 - Hey Everyone! Hope today finds you well and safe. Today is another soap box day. Just an old guy griping about days gone...
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Shoot with Purpose!

February 18, 2022 - Hey Everyone! Hope you're having a great day! This week I want to talk about how you shoot. When you either go out on a...
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What Plug-ins I use in Lightroom

February 11, 2022 - Hey Everyone! Hope everyone is doing fantastic today. This week I want to talk about plug-in's and what I use with Light...
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Using Old Tools with New Cameras

February 04, 2022 - Hey Everyone! Hope you are doing great today! This week I want to talk about old camera tools that still work today with...
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What Digital Photography Has Given Us

January 28, 2022 - Hey Everyone! Hope everyone is doing fine this week. Today I want to get on a soap box a little and Reminiscing of film...
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New "New Years Tradition"

January 21, 2022 - Hey Everyone! Hope you are doing well so far this New Year! Back in 2020, my photo buddy, Robert, and I went to the coas...
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What My Filters Do

January 14, 2022 - Hey Everyone! Hope you are doing well this week. This week's topic came from one of my camera club members that read an...
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Off Camera Lighting. Settings TTL vs Manual

January 07, 2022 - Hey Everyone! Hope you had a super week! This week is a continuation of last weeks blog. Off camera lighting. If you hav...
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Updating Firmware on Everything!

December 31, 2021 - Hey Everyone! Hope everyone is well and healthy today. This week I want to discuss something I don't think I have talked...
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Using Camera's as Tools

December 17, 2021 - Hey Everyone! I hope this week finds you healthy and excited about photography! This and every week I give you my though...
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What Lens is best for Street Photography?

December 10, 2021 - Hey Everybody! I hope this day finds you well and Happy! Today's subject on what lens is best for street photography is...
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Filters I Use for Photography

December 03, 2021 - Hey Everyone! I hope ya'll are doing fine this week. This week I'm going to talk about filters and how I use them. I wro...
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Troubleshooting , Its what we do!

November 26, 2021 - Hey Everyone! Hope everyone is doing great today! This week I wanted to talk about the act of capturing your image. What...
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Family Portraits over the Holidays

November 24, 2021 - Hey Everyone! Hope everyone is doing great! The holidays are coming up and its a really good time to get your camera out...
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GAPC (Goldsboro Area Photography Club) West Virginia Trip

November 19, 2021 - Hey Everyone! Hope Everybody is doing great. This week I wanted to tell you about my photography club's trip we took to...
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Buy New or Used?

November 12, 2021 - Hey Everyone! I hope ya'll are doing well today. This weeks topic is a big one for me. New or Used? For most of us money...
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Off Camera Lighting

November 04, 2021 - Hey Everyone! I hope your week has been great! This week I want to talk about a subject that I truly love but is scary f...
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Get the spots out! Sensor Cleaning

October 28, 2021 - Hey Everyone! Hope you had a great week. This weeks discussion is on cleaning the sensor of your camera. First a disclai...
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What I Don't Miss Anymore!

October 22, 2021 - Hey Everyone! Hope everyone has had a great week! This week I want to talk about something new in my bag. Something I ha...
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Lens Hoods and UV Filters?

October 14, 2021 - Hey Everybody! Hope your week is going well. This week I want to talk about two pieces of equipment that can be controve...
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The Myth About Always Shoot at 100 ISO!

October 08, 2021 - Hey Everybody! Hope this week has been fantastic for you! This week I want to talk about ISO settings on your camera. On...
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Buy Nice or Buy Twice!

September 30, 2021 - Hey Everyone! Hope you are doing well today. This week I want to talk about purchasing equipment. Now I have GAS (Gear A...
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What Color Space Should I Use? SRGB or Adobe RGB

September 23, 2021 - Hey Everyone! Hope your having a great week! This week I want to talk about Color Space. What color space is and what yo...
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Learning Your Photo Equipment

September 16, 2021 - Hey Everyone! Hope y'all are doing great this week. This week I want to talk about learning how your equipment works. Ev...
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My Favorite Photography Accessories! Part 2

September 09, 2021 - Hey Everyone! I hope y'all are doing great today! This week will be a continuation of last week's discussion of my favor...
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My Favorite Photography Accessories! Part 1

September 02, 2021 - Hey Everybody! Hope your having a great day! This week I want to talk about my photography accessories that I like the m...
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What Lens Should I Get? Nifty 50!

August 27, 2021 - Hey Everyone! Hope you're doing great today! Today I want to talk about lenses. I get asked from time to time by new pho...
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What Camera should I get?

August 19, 2021 - Hey Everyone! Hope you're doing great today. This week I want to talk about cameras! Yay! I haven't talked about cameras...
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New Photography Style for me!

August 13, 2021 - Hey Everyone! Hope y'all are doing great today. This week I want to talk about shooting something new. Something that is...
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Will things get back to Normal?

August 06, 2021 - Hey Everyone! Hope your week has been good. This blog will be more of me just talking to you instead of telling you abou...
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Gear Review Aftershokz Bone Conduction Headphones

July 30, 2021 - Hey everyone! Hope you're doing well today! Today I'd like to do a gear review. I don't do many, but maybe I should bein...
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If you Pack it in Pack it Out! Please

July 23, 2021 - Hey Everyone! Hope you are doing fine this week. This week I want to talk about all of the new people that have started...
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What I Take Backpacking on a Weekend Trip

July 16, 2021 - Hey Everyone! Hope everyone is doing well this week. I am a gear guy. Let's face it I love gear. Whether its Photography...
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Dealing With Failure

July 09, 2021 - Hey Everyone! Hope everyone is doing well this week. Today I wanted to talk about failures. Yes failures. Everyone has t...
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Hiking Footwear

July 02, 2021 - Hey Everyone! Hope y'all are doing great this week. This week I want to talk about hiking and backpacking footwear, prob...
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Favorite Backpacking Accessories

June 25, 2021 - Hey Everyone! I hope you've had a good week and everyone is healthy and safe. This week I want to talk about some of my...
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The 10 Essentials of Backpacking

June 18, 2021 - Hey Yall! Hope everyone is doing fine this week. This week I wanted to cover the 10 essentials of things that you need t...
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Cooking on the Trail

June 11, 2021 - Hey Everyone! Hope you've had a great week. This week I'm going to be talking about cooking on the trail while backpacki...
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Backpacking Camera Kit

June 04, 2021 - Hey everyone! Hope you are doing well today. This week I want to talk about my backpacking camera kit. Now if you have f...
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Pack Third Item of the Big Three

May 28, 2021 - Hey everyone! Hope you are having a great day! Today we're going to discuss the final item of the big three for backpack...
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Sleep System 2nd of Big 3

May 21, 2021 - Hey Everyone! Hope you had a good week! Today we're going to talk about Sleep Systems, the 2nd part of the Big Three. Th...
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Shelter First of Backpacking Big 3

May 14, 2021 - Hey Everyone! Hope today fines you in good health and happy! This week I want to talk about Backpacking and the Big Thre...
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Where Can I Backpack?

May 07, 2021 - Hey Everyone! I hope everything is great with you today. Today we are continuing Backpacking theme. This weeks question...
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Backpacking-More than Just Hiking!

April 30, 2021 - Hey Everyone! I hope today finds you healthy and safe. This week I'm going to start a series on backpacking. What it is,...
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Remote Shutter Release

April 22, 2021 - Hey Everyone! I hope today finds you healthy and happy! Today I want to talk about using a remote shutter release, why y...
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Camera Bag First Aid?

April 16, 2021 - Hey Everyone! I hope today finds you healthy and happy. Today I want to talk about first aid products that I cary with m...
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Spring is here!

April 09, 2021 - Hey Everyone! Hope you're doing well today! Spring is here! In North Carolina spring is in full force with pollen, sprin...
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My Close-Up Photography Setup

April 02, 2021 - Hey Everyone! Hope all is well in your world. This week I want to talk about my close-up photography setup. When I say c...
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Teardrop Trailer Camping What I like and dislike

March 26, 2021 - Hey Everyone! I hope everyone is healthy and safe today. This week I want to talk about teardrop trailers. I have been a...
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Exploring Croatan National Forest

March 19, 2021 - Hey Everyone! I hope everyone is safe and healthy. This week I want to talk about exploring one of North Carolina's four...
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Backpacking 5 Things I Love and Hate about It

March 12, 2021 - Hey Everybody! I hope everyone is healthy and safe today. Today's subject is about backpacking and the things I love and...
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My Studio Light Setup

March 05, 2021 - Hey Everyone! I hope today finds you safe and healthy! Today I want to talk about my studio lighting set up and the stro...
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My GoPro Setup

February 26, 2021 - Hey Everyone! I hope today finds you healthy and safe. This week I want to talk to you about my GoPro action camera setu...
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What Photography Phone Apps Do I use?

February 19, 2021 - Hey Everyone! I hope today finds you healthy and safe. It has been rainy and dreary here in North Carolina the last coup...
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New Exploring Vessel

February 12, 2021 - Hey Everyone! I hope today finds you healthy and safe. Most every year I usually get myself something camera or photogra...
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Trip Planning "How I Plan for a Trip"

February 05, 2021 - Hey Everyone! I hope today finds you healthy and safe. Today's topic is "Trip Planning." I love to take trips to photogr...
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Exploring your Backyard

January 29, 2021 - Hey Everyone! I hope today finds you healthy and safe. Today I want to talk about Exploring. I think exploring is embedd...
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Do I need all of the photo Accessories all of the time?

January 22, 2021 - Hey Everyone! I hope today finds you healthy and safe. The holidays have passed, and I hope Santa brought you something...
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My New Photo Projects for 2021

January 15, 2021 - Hey Everyone! Hope everyone is healthy and safe today. I have finally done it. I have made the decision of what my proje...
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My Photography Bags and How I Use Them.

January 08, 2021 - Hey Everyone! I hope today finds you healthy and safe. Today I want to talk about something that is near and dear to my...
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Monitor Calibration - When and Why

January 01, 2021 - Hey Everyone! I hope today finds you healthy and safe. Today I want to talk to you about why I think you should calibrat...
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Idea Board "What is it?"

December 25, 2020 - Hey Everyone! I hope today finds you healthy and safe! This week I want to talk about coming up with ideas that can beco...
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Shooting in Black and White "Monochrome Experience"

December 18, 2020 - Hey Everyone! I hope today finds you healthy and safe. This week I want to talk about black and white photography and wh...
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End-of-year book? "Why I think you should"

December 11, 2020 - Hey Everyone! I hope today finds you healthy and safe. This week I want to talk about making an end-of-year book. This i...
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Winter Photography "Dressing the Part"

December 04, 2020 - Hey Everyone! Hope I find you healthy and safe this week. This week I'd like to talk about winter photography and how to...
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Using your Mirrorless or DSLR as a WebCam.

November 20, 2020 - Hey Everyone! Hope today finds you healthy and safe. Today I want to talk to you about something that I just started doi...
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Do You Need a Tripod?

November 13, 2020 - Hey Everyone! I hope today finds you healthy and safe. Today I want to talk about the three-legged monsters known as tri...
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Ole Betsy! How she takes me places!

November 06, 2020 - Hey Everyone! I hope everyone is healthy and safe today. Today I want to talk about an old friend of mine, Betsy. Ole Be...
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Rainy Day Photoshoot How and Why?

October 30, 2020 - Hey Everyone! I hope everyone is healthy and safe. Today I want to talk about doing landscape photography in the rain. Y...
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Visit Your State Parks

October 23, 2020 - Hey Everyone! Hope everyone is healthy and safe today. State parks are one of your state’s treasured resources. These hi...
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iPad Mini for Photos and Camping?

October 16, 2020 - Hey, everyone! I hope everyone is healthy and safe. Today I want to talk about something new that I have added to my cam...
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Under-Rated Car Camping?

October 09, 2020 - Hey Everyone! Hope everyone is healthy and safe today. Today I want to talk about car camping. First, let's describe wha...
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Homemade Hammocks and Camping Gear

October 02, 2020 - Hey everyone! Hope everyone is healthy, safe, and inspired. This week I'm going to talk about something I thought I woul...
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A Little Backpacking and Two State Parks

September 25, 2020 - Hey everyone! Hope everyone is healthy and safe. Last weekend my son and I took a trip to the mountains for a little bac...
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Lume Cube Panel Mini Review

September 18, 2020 - Hey Everyone! Hope everyone is healthy and safe today. This week's blog is a review of the Lume Cube Mini bi-color light...
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Inexpensive Things to Spark Your Photography

September 11, 2020 - Hey Everyone! Hope you're doing fine today and are safe, healthy, and inspired. As you all know I sometimes have GAS (ge...
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Sony 70-350 Lens Review

September 04, 2020 - Hey Everyone. I hope everybody is healthy and safe today. Today I want to talk about my newest lens that I got a couple...
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Where's Your Gallery?

August 28, 2020 - Hey Everyone! I hope today finds you healthy and safe. Where's your gallery? What a question. I thought of this at my vi...
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My Landscape Lens Setup

August 21, 2020 - Hey Everyone! I hope today finds you healthy and safe. This week's blog is about my landscaping lens setup and what I th...
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One Week -- Nine State Parks

August 14, 2020 - Hey Everyone! I hope everyone is healthy and safe today! This week's blog is about a trip I took a few weeks ago to get...
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Gear Review Lume Cube 2.0

August 07, 2020 - Hey Everyone! Hope you are doing well. Today is a review of a new addition to my camera bag -- the Lume Cube 2.0. This i...
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What Camera Mode to Shoot In

July 31, 2020 - Hey Everyone! I hope today finds you healthy and safe. Today's topic is what camera mode should you shoot in? Let's go b...
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Photographer’s Are the Ultimate Scavenger Hunters

July 24, 2020 - Hey everyone! Hope ya'll are doing well and are healthy and safe. What's up with the title this week, "Photographers Are...
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Landscape Photographers "Leave No Trace"

July 17, 2020 - Hey Everyone! Hope everyone is healthy and safe. Photographers are tearing up the landscapes we love. With the growing p...
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How to "Slowly" upgrade your Photo Equipment

July 09, 2020 - Hey Everyone! Hope everyone is healthy and safe. As you know photography is an expensive hobby. Unless you're one of the...
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Do I need to upgrade to full frame?

July 03, 2020 - Hey everyone! Hope everyone is healthy and safe. This week's topic is about upgrading your camera kit to a full frame se...
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I’m all in, are you?

June 19, 2020 - Hey, everyone! I hope everyone is doing well and is healthy. I'm all in, are you? What does the title of this blog mean?...
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Camera Bag Extra Items!

June 12, 2020 - Hey Everyone! Hope y'all are healthy and happy. Last week we talked about the pre-shoot checklist, and this week I want...
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Pre-Photoshoot Checklist

June 05, 2020 - Hey Everyone! Hope y'all are healthy and safe this week. I've got a question for you. Have you ever gone to a photoshoot...
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The Importance of Setting Goals and Personal Projects

May 29, 2020 - Hey Everyone! Hope everyone is safe and healthy. Today I'm going to talk about setting goals and creating personal proje...
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Merchants Millpond State Park NC

May 22, 2020 - Hey Everyone! I hope everyone is safe and healthy. Last week I took a little day trip to Merchants Millpond State Park i...
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What New Have You Learned?

May 16, 2020 - Hey Everyone! I hope y'all are doing well and are healthy. At the time of this writing, most if not all of the states ha...
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Backyard Camping

May 08, 2020 - Hey everyone! Today's topic is about camping in your backyard. Yes, your backyard. I know a lot of you haven't slept in...
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It's Prime Time "List of My Favorite Prime Lenses"

May 01, 2020 - Hey Everyone! Today I'm going to talk about using prime lenses and my favorite ones. Now this is not an original topic....
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Luminar 4 Review

April 24, 2020 - Hi Everyone! This is a review of Luminar 4 and the editing possibilities that it brings. As you know, I have been a true...
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What About After the Coronavirus is Gone?

April 19, 2020 - Hey Everyone! I hope everyone is safe and healthy. This will be my last blog about the Coronavirus. But this one is abou...
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10 At Home Photography Ideas To Try While You're Stuck At Home

April 10, 2020 - Hey Everyone! I hope everyone is healthy and safe. During the Coronavirus situation that we have going on now, a lot of...
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Routine, Routine, Routine

April 03, 2020 - Hey Everyone! I hope everyone is doing well and is healthy. In my last blog I told you to look for that silver lining in...
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Finding the Silver Lining to Self-Quarantine

March 27, 2020 - Hi Everyone! I hope that all of my friends and followers are safe and healthy. The last week or so the Coronavirus has b...
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Backpacking - My Social Distancing

March 20, 2020 - Hey Everyone! This week I want to talk about my favorite social distancing technique. Backpacking! No, not the kind of b...
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Why Are Photographers Emotionally Connected to Their Gear?

March 13, 2020 - Hey everyone! This week we'll talk about why photographers are emotionally connected to their gear. You have all heard t...
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How I Camp / My Different Camping Setups When I Camp

March 06, 2020 - Hi Everyone! This week I'm going to talk about all of my camping systems and when I use them. You would think that you w...
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What About Video for Digital Storytelling?

February 28, 2020 - Hey Everyone! This week I want to discuss video. Now I'm not an expert at all and really don't know a lot about shooting...
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Into the Future of Photography

February 21, 2020 - Hey Everyone! This week I'm going to don my cape and turban and pull out my crystal ball and look into the future of pho...
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What’s in My Photography “Editing” Toolbox?

February 14, 2020 - Hey Everyone! This week I thought I would talk about what’s in my photography editing toolbox. If you have someone build...
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Composite Photography/ Fake News?

February 07, 2020 - Hey Everyone! What a title. I thought of this subject while at my photography club's meeting the other night. We were go...
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What to Do With Old Photos

January 31, 2020 - Hey Everyone! Hope you're doing well. While on the way to work the other day (I always have a long commute and time to t...
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Day Hikes for Photographers

January 24, 2020 - Hey Everyone! Today I want to talk about something that is near and dear to my heart and that's taking a hike. Taking a...
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Finding the Sweet Spot of Your Lenses

January 17, 2020 - What does it mean to find the sweet spot of a lens? All lenses are not the same. And even at different apertures on the...
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Setting Goals and Planning Trips for the New Year

January 11, 2020 - Hey Everybody! The first of the year is a busy one for me, planning the upcoming year and setting goals, both photograph...
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What's in My Bag for 2020?

January 04, 2020 - Hey Everyone! Everybody loves gear talk, and I thought I would do a what's in my bag blog to tell you what I'm toting ar...
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The Scoop on Lenses

November 28, 2019 - Hey Everyone! Last blog we discussed camera bodies and when and if you should upgrade. This blog we'll be talking lenses...
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When Should I Upgrade?

November 23, 2019 - Hey everyone! The holidays are almost upon us and spending is rampant with Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Everything is...
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What Photography Does for Me

October 25, 2019 - Photography is more than just a hobby for me. Photography got me out. It got me out of the house. It got me out of my sh...
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After Workshop Report - "What Worked and What Didn't"

October 19, 2019 - Well, I went on my camera club's annual fall colors workshop. I didn't get to go to the full week-long workshop, but I d...
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I'm Back! What I've Been up To

October 06, 2019 - Wow! It's been a long time since my last posted blog. I've had a lot of family things going on and really haven't had th...
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Luminar 3 with Libraries First Look

January 13, 2019 - Hey Everyone! I hope everyone's new year is starting out good. In this blog post I want to talk about the new Luminar 3...
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Capture One Editing Software First Thoughts

December 25, 2018 - Hey Everyone! This blog I'm going over my first thoughts on Capture One 12 as an alternative to Adobe Lightroom. First a...
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Keeping Photography Sharp During Holidays

December 16, 2018 - Hey Everyone! The holidays are upon us and everyone is hustling and bustling to get things done before the family comes...
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Help Portrait "Photographers Giving Back"

December 08, 2018 - The first Saturday in December since 2008 has been Help Portrait day. All over the world on this day photographers get t...
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Photography Trip Packing

November 10, 2018 - Hi Photo Buddies! My last blog was about my photo trip I took to Washington DC with my camera club on our annual Fall Wo...
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Fall Workshop Washington DC

November 03, 2018 - Hey everyone! Its been a while since I've written a blog sorry for that but we had our yearly fall workshop with my phot...
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My Mobile Computing "updated"

September 15, 2018 - Hey Everyone! I'm sitting here while Hurricane Florence is outside. As of this point we've had over 11 inches of rain an...
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Luminar Photo Editing Software "First Impressions"

August 27, 2018 - Hey Everyone! Today I want to talk about a new (new to me) photo editing software called Luminar from Skylum. I have bee...
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Product Review "Rokinon 24mm f2.8 AF Lens"

August 12, 2018 - Hey everyone! I just added a new lens to my kit, the Rokinon 24mm f2.8 AF (Yes, Auto Focus!) lens. If you don't know the...
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Pentax MX 35mm Film Camera

July 30, 2018 - I started taking photographs with my mom's Kodak Brownie camera when I was a little boy, and that really sparked somethi...
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Argus Rangefinder

July 22, 2018 - Hey everyone! A couple of weeks ago it was International Camera Day. I was looking for a rangefinder type camera, prefer...
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1961 Canon Canonet 19

July 14, 2018 - The Canon Canonet 19 is a sleek retro looking camera with great lines and a non-cluttered look. It was the first of the...
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My Film Project

June 05, 2018 - I have started shooting film again. Why, you ask? I began my photography obsession many years ago in the mid '70s, which...
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'Podcasts' The Ones I Listen to

May 31, 2018 - In my current "real job" I do about an hour or so commute every day to and from work. To occupy my time, I have listened...
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RAW+JPEG! and why you should shoot this way

May 30, 2018 - "I only shoot in RAW because only amateurs will shoot in JPEG." Have you heard this or something simular to this? I have...
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My Work Flow

February 03, 2018 - Hey everyone! I have done a few blogs and videos on different portions of my process but haven't really gone through the...
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My Mobile Computing

January 14, 2018 - Hey Everyone! Hope everyone is dealing with the cold weather better than I am. As I get older the cold affects me more t...
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Photo File Backup Strategy

January 07, 2018 - Hey everyone! I hope the holidays were safe and full of happy memories. It's the beginning of the new year, we've had ou...
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Lightroom Catalog Management on Laptops

December 16, 2017 - Hey everyone! Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving holiday and ate lots of Turkey! I know I did. This blog is about how...
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I Jumped! Making the Switch from DSLR to Mirrorless, Nikon to Sony

November 02, 2017 - Well everyone, I have finally made the switch. I am officially a full-time, mirrorless shooter! As you may know, I have...
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Does Gear Really Make the Photo II, Post trip conclusions

October 28, 2017 - Hey everyone! I hope you've had a good couple of weeks. Well, this is a Part II to the "Does Gear Really Make the Photo?...
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Product Review Neewer N40S

September 19, 2017 - Hey, Everyone! I've got a new product review that I want to share with you. As you may know, I have fallen in love with...
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Does Gear Really Make the Photo?

August 14, 2017 - They say that admitting to a problem is the first step in solving a problem, so here goes. I have been a gear hound for...
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William B. Umstead State Park Hike

December 13, 2016 - Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, the William B. Umstead State Park is a great park with 22 miles of hiking trails tha...
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Hiking Gear

December 09, 2016 - As a landscape and nature photographer, hiking is kind of second nature. You have to get to great locations to get great...
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Charleston SC Photo/Camping Trip

November 19, 2016 - I n August my wife and I took a weekend trip to Charleston, South Carolina. We took our Teardrop trailer and stayed on J...
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Grayson Highlands State Park Virginia

November 17, 2016 - Grayson Highlands State Park in Virginia is a must see if you live in the southeastern US. This lovely park, perched hig...
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2016 Fall Colors Workshop

November 15, 2016 - Yet again I have had a long break between blog posts, mostly because of my laziness, I guess. Life gets in the way. My w...
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New Personal Project "365 Print"

May 08, 2016 - Hey Everyone! I know it's been a while since I've posted, but as all of you know, life gets in the way of things. A lot...
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Teardrop Trailer

April 08, 2016 - A couple of weekends ago my wife and I became the proud owners of a Little Guy T@G Max Teardrop camping trailer. Teardro...
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Wedding Shoot

April 01, 2016 - ​Hey everyone! I know it's been a while, but I have been busy the last month or so. First, I purchased a small Teardrop...
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Product Review "Yongnuo 622N and 622N TX TTL Speedlight Triggers"

February 26, 2016 - Hey, Everyone! This is another product review. This week it's on Speedlight Triggers. I have triggers that I use for my...
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Product Review "Yongnuo 568EX Speedlight"

February 19, 2016 - Hey, Everyone! I just got booked to do a small intimate wedding for one of my daughter's co-workers and friends, so I ha...
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Photo Walk "Fayetteville NC and Airborne Special Operations Museum"

February 12, 2016 - Hey, Everyone! I'm really starting to like photo walks. Last weekend my wife and I went to Fayetteville, North Carolina,...
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Lake Pungo, Lake Mattamuskeet "Photography Workshop"

February 05, 2016 - This weekend I went on a wildlife photoshoot at Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge with my photography club. We usua...
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Manual Focusing " Vintage Lenses"

January 29, 2016 - Hey everyone! In this blog I want to talk about mirrorless cameras and how they have brought back vintage lenses. Lenses...
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Day Trip to NC Transportation Museum

January 22, 2016 - I got to ride on a CHOO, CHOO! I took a day trip to the NC Transportation Museum. It is a fun Museum to visit especially...
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Photo Walk "Raleigh NC"

January 15, 2016 - This last weekend I went on a Photo Walk with some friends in my Camera Club to Raleigh NC. Raleigh is the Capital of NC...
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Photography Day Trip "Cedar Point"

January 08, 2016 - As a photographer wether it be professional or a hobbyist we get very busy in our daily lives and trips to just do photo...
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New Year's Photography and Backpacking Resolutions

January 01, 2016 - Hey Everyone! I took a week off for Christmas and I hope everyone had a Happy and Safe Holiday! Its the time of the year...
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Top 10 things begining photographers should Know or Do

December 18, 2015 - As a new year is approaching I figured that it would be a good time to go over some things that every photographer shoul...
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Spot "Find Me" Satellite Messenger

December 11, 2015 - Hey everyone! As your may have guessed I take a lot of trips by myself and most of the time I'm in the woods out of cell...
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Holiday Photography

December 04, 2015 - Hey everyone and Happy Holidays! This time of the year is filled with joy and happiness and we should show that in our p...
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Apple Fan Boy " Why I choose Mac as my computer platform"

November 27, 2015 - Hey Everyone! Its the holiday season and I wanted to start by wishing everyone happy holidays! I am a Apple Fan Boy! Th...
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Adobe Lightroom Develop Module Part 2 "Detail Corrections"

November 22, 2015 - This is the second part of a two part series of the Develop module in Adobe Lightroom. With the tools that are provided...
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Lightroom Develop Module Part 1 "Global Effects"

November 13, 2015 - Lightroom Develop Module is where all the work on editing photo's in Lightroom is done. I have decided to do the develop...
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Fall Colors Workshop

November 06, 2015 - I attended my photography's club 2nd annual Fall Colors workshop in the mountains of North Carolina. Last year 8 of us w...
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Adobe Lightroom "Map Module"

October 30, 2015 - What is the Map Module? The Map Module in Lightroom lets you see where your photo's were taken in Google Maps. It is als...
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Adobe Lightroom "Library Module"

October 23, 2015 - Organizing, Rating, Culling, Exporting, Social media, Collections, Key wording. These are all things that Adobe Lightroo...
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Adobe Lightroom "Importing Photo's"

October 16, 2015 - This is the first in a series of tutorials on Adobe Lightroom. While I was at a local Photography Club meeting I overhea...
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What's in My Bag? Or Bags?

October 02, 2015 - There are many "whats in your bag" blogs or videos but I just don't have one bag, I have many. I have my daily carry bag...
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Camping Cuisine! " Cooking on the Trail"

September 25, 2015 - ​Backpacking came to me later in life and is still considered new to me. Backpacking came to me at first just as a way t...
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The Photographers Eye! How to See the world like a Photographer!

September 18, 2015 - People often say you take good pictures or where do you go to get good Photos? The real answer is that good photographs...
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Three Legged Monsters! "Tripods"

September 11, 2015 - Tripods, Tripods, Tripods! Tripods can be a very controversial subject among photographers. Some don't even own one and...
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Groupies! Photography Clubs / Organizations

September 04, 2015 - One of the best decisions that I have made "photography wise" was to join my local photography club. For years I have be...
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Tools of the Trade "Camera's"

August 28, 2015 - I have been taking photo’s for many years starting in the 60’s taking photo’s with my Mom’s Kodak Brownie. Through the y...
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