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Tips & Tutorials

Cameras & Gear

Software & Apps

Presets & DVLOP

Productivity, Workflow & Business Stuff

The Epic Podcast

The Epic Workshop

Other Cool Stuff

TRENDING POSTS

Canon R6 // full review after 30,000+ images in real world use 

Review Article of Canon 50mm f/1.2 RF Lens after 100,000+ images

2020 State of the Wedding Photography Industry // the annual report

Signal Flow Workshop // entire video about how to make your own LUT and creative profiles 

DECONSTRUCTIONS

DECONSTRUCTION // in camera triangle starburst reflections 

DECONSTRUCTION // in camera high contrast & upside down 

DECONSTRUCTION // in camera flare w/ a special batch of tilt shift lenses (video/article) 

Tutorial & Deconstruction // freelensing w/ mirrorless cameras & battery powered atmosphere

DECONSTRUCTION // wedding portrait using infinite mirrors w/ ultra ultra ULTRA wide lens

DECONSTRUCTION // elegant composition, AfterShoot AI culling update, canon r5 & r6, more!

DECONSTRUCTION // today we UNITE PHOTOGRAPHERS + freelensing w/ a 50mm f/0.75
DECONSTRUCTION // zoom wedding bts, raw files, portraits

DECONSTRUCTION // working along side videographers

DECONSTRUCTION // wedding day session at sunset

Portrait Deconstruction (Replay-able) Live Stream - Happening 3:15 EST March 15th 2020

PORTRAIT DECONSTRUCTION // double exposure prism shot

DECONSTRUCTION // video bts of a recent elopement and scan through all 1,600 unedited images

PORTRAIT DECONSTRUCTION // 2 portraits from real south asian wedding w/ GoPro footage

PORTRAIT DECONSTRUCTION // video and insight into 4 portraits

PORTRAIT DECONSTRUCTION // video and analysis of couples session

PORTRAIT DECONSTRUCTION // first thoughts on new 15-35 RF

PORTRAIT DECONSTRUCTION // video and analysis of couples session

PORTRAIT DECONSTRUCTION // parking lots tend to enable effortless creativity

portrait deconstruction // in camera double silhouette

3 portrait deconstructions // in camera examples, but a software tutorial about multiple exposures coming soon!

portrait deconstruction // 4D image making

a few portrait deconstructions, d850 #3stepclick, etc.

combo post. portrait deconstruction, workshop video pirated, and new merch tier

portrait deconstruction & workshop video update!

BTS deconstruction of my second most popular photo of the year!

connect your images for maximum impact. portrait deconstruction!

portrait deconstruction!

portrait deconstruction + a few discount codes for patrons only!

i'm starting a photography studio + 2 portrait deconstructions.

portrait deconstruction

portrait deconstruction

portrait deconstruction

portrait deconstruction & content aware crop technique

portrait deconstruction

portrait deconstruction

raw files + before and afters

multiple exposures tutorial & deconstruction // guest article #3

double exposure raw files

before/after edit

TIPS & TUTORIALS

LIGHTROOM V10 // review of the new color grade module 

Have you ever blacked out while shooting? 

Tutorial & Deconstruction // freelensing w/ mirrorless cameras & battery powered atmosphere

Magically Erase Videographers w/ the Auto Align Tool

VIDEO // How to livestream directly into a client gallery

TUTORIAL // how to use Lightroom (or anything else) in VR w/ giant desktop displays

The Epic Workshop Online // Session 3 // Pre-Liveshoot, Inspiration, Posing, and 5L's

TUTORIAL // my entire podcast workflow and equipment list
TUTORIAL // Spark AR make your own Instagram filters and supercharge your social media impressions

TUTORIAL // how to revolutionize your editing w/ custom shortcuts. this will change your life.

TUTORIAL // how to use your Lightroom preset on instagram. includes my Spark AR starter kit & 3 presets

TUTORIAL // software tools for travel. remotely mount external drives, remote desktop control, wifi prioritization, more!
Forum Discussion // "My reception photos are bad. How do you make yours good?"

VIDEO // How I manage stress free wedding day family photos!

Watch my LIVESTREAM edit of an entire shoot!

Quick Tutorial // Skin Retouching for Dummies

Video // Wedding Toasts! My thoughts and the tempo of my shutter

TUTORIAL // How to hack your preset files to enable impossible lightroom adjustments

Tutorial // When Liquify is better than Content Aware or Clone Stamp tools!

the problem is always your lighting, not your processing.

Flash Tutorial // How to make reception photos always look like the party of a lifetime

Tutorial // How to create double exposures when your camera doesn't support them!

Video & Tutorial // My Perfect Strap/Bag Hack for Mirrorless Cameras

LIVESTREAM! (re-watchable) Beginning to End Image Edits

Tutorial // Using Anamorphic lenses for still photography

street photography for shy photographers // the formula that revolutionized my approach

you have unlimited gmail addresses + how to filter difficult to work with clients

The Epic Finalizer Mastering Preset // Why you should be mastering your images w/ detailed walkthrough

Tutorial // Detailed Camera Settings, Setup, & Use

what to blog vs what to deliver? eos-r full galleries + raw files

Tutorial! Automating Branded Graphics for Your Business

technique: in camera day/night double exposure

posing your clients! video tutorial outlining my approach to posing clients

night portraits! step by step tutorial to achieve painterly light without flash.

Understanding Light / Guest Article #1

COLOR SPREADING! in camera RGB technique

BOUNCE FLASH! how to and why it's the most critical skill to develop

why it took 200 photos to make one night portrait.

epic portraits: how to video

customize every single graphic in lightroom.

post processing bokeh natively in lightroom?

CAMERAS & GEAR

Self Cleaning Sensors and Lenses // video + article 

MY CAMERA SETTINGS // video w/ timestamps & chapters 

REVIEW // Canon 50mm f/1.8 RF (article & video) 

MACBOOK M1 and the missing feature 

REVIEW // Canon 85mm f/2.0 (article & video) 

ZEISS ZX1 // the camera of the future full review (article & video) 

PEAK DESIGN VS AMAZON BASIC BAG? 

Hasselblad 907x 50c unboxing & first impressions (video & article) 

PIXII digital rangefinder // review & why I'm keeping the worst camera I've ever owned. (video & article) 

Quasar Q-LION // review and setup of my LED tube lights for video (video & article) 

Full Review Article of Samyang 14mm f/2.8 RF Lens after 10,000+ images

Canon R6 // First Impressions Review (video & transcription)

#79 the one about the Canon R5
Canon R5 // full review after real world use and 15k+ images made

Review Article of Canon 50mm f/1.2 RF Lens after 100,000+ images

Canon R5 vs R6 vs R?

70-200 f/2.8 RF, Signal Flow Preset Pack, and exposing industry scum.

#76 the one about protests and iMacs

TUTORIAL // my entire podcast workflow and equipment list

The Epic Workshop Online // Session 2 // All Things Technical

VIDEO // why I don't shoot w/ lens caps

What's in my bag for weddings? 2020 edition.

Video // canon r5 development confirmed, but the bigger news is image.canon

REVIEW // sony tough sd memory cards. ALSO BETA TEST THE NEW SEARCH BOX OF MY ENTIRE FEED!

REVIEW // the holy grail of external ssd & 7 port hub (perfect for travel)

REVIEW // the holy grail of portable LED lights

#69 the one about lightphone II, the d780, and the state of the industry report

TUTORIAL // software tools for travel. remotely mount external drives, remote desktop control, wifi prioritization, more!

VIDEO REVIEW // peak design everyday sling V2

REVIEW // sigma FP mirrorless camera

review // godox V1 speedlight
LIVESTREAM! (re-watchable anytime) w/ CEO Brandon Wong to Review the newly released Salsa Photobooth

first impressions of the manfrotto pro light reloader air-55 carry-on camera roller bag. wow, needs a new name.

Video & Tutorial // My Perfect Strap/Bag Hack for Mirrorless Cameras

Tutorial // Using Anamorphic lenses for still photography

LIVESTREAM! (rewatch-able ) Full Wedding Walk Through w/ the Canon EOS-R

review // canon 28-70mm f/2.0 RF

canon vs sony mirrorless // a discussion with ryan brenizer and sam hurd

review // canon eos-rp

full review of the canon eos-r after 30k and selling off my entire nikon arsenal.

#61 the one about EOS-R and new Apple iPads Pro

everything i hate about the Nikon Z7 and the start of my complete switch to Canon Mirrorless

#59 the one from india w/ the nikon z7

#58 the one about podcast equipment and italian weddings

#57 the one about Nikon mirrorless and making money from single card slots

The Nikon Mirrorless Z6 and Z7 are here, and this is why there's only one memory card slot.

q&a: can the sony a9 replace nikon/canon?

update after my first session w/ fuji x-h1

gear review: sigma 85mm f/1.4 art

video // fuji x-h1 unboxing & first impressions

mamiya 80mm f/1.9 lens mount modification

profoto a1 flash // gear review

gear review: Nikon 28mm f/1.4e and 28mm 1.8G

tilt shift lenses and the revolution of focus peaking

review: Nikon D850

what's in my bag? gear inventory for destination weddings

review: GIFYYY. the photo booth from the future?

gear review: sigma 135mm f/1.8 art

dead simple and effective bag tracking

video review // peak design everyday sling

SOFTWARE & APPS

My IG account got banned? Follow along my journey! UPDATE - How I got it restored! 

PS Neural Filters + LR Texture = Ultra Fast Skin Retouching 

How to Make Instagram Guides & my client engagement session template 

SEO // my website stats, tracking dashboard tools, and my strategy 

Dead simple & reliable HQ remote podcast & video software 

Memory Card Recovery? 

Implementing Auto ISO via Register/Recall (video & transcript)

Aftershoot Beta is downloadable, New Milestone Reached, and more updates!

Watch Lightroom annihilate Photo Mechanic importing & culling

Use Tappy to NFC your contact info while working, Annual Subscription for 10% off, and upcoming posts!

Magically Erase Videographers w/ the Auto Align Tool

App I use to edit my Instagram Reels Videos

Regain control of your social media, folder actions, and recover your high res files 2.0

Preset Download // How to Fix Thinning Hair in 5 seconds

Adobe's Editing Social Network, ISO Adaptive Presets, and Jemi

Productivity & Workflow // auto milestone emails that keep me on time

Lightroom Cloud Sync Plugin // my setup that actually makes it work

AfterShoot ALPHA TEST // artificial intelligence to cull raw files

TUTORIAL // how to use Lightroom (or anything else) in VR w/ giant desktop displays

WORKFLOW // quick video how to use my favorite automation app

TUTORIAL // Spark AR make your own Instagram filters and supercharge your social media impressions

TUTORIAL // software tools for travel. remotely mount external drives, remote desktop control, wifi prioritization, more!

TUTORIAL // how to use your Lightroom preset on instagram. includes my Spark AR starter kit & 3 presets

REVIEW // software that reduces your raw file size by 80%

Tutorial // When Liquify is better than Content Aware or Clone Stamp tools!

review of SuperHuman // my ultimate email app

QT Albums & a book that made me switch album companies after a decade.

this tool supercharged my google SEO and ability to blog w/ ease.

Tutorial! Automating Branded Graphics for Your Business

#46 the one about iPhone x camera apps, Elon Musk, and Thanksgiving

instastory templates and why the D850 has made me more creative

Lightroom classic... good, Lightroom CC... bad

dvlop profile vs adobe standard. (also, see the 58mm Nikon is sharp as heck! even at 1.4)

review: Loupedeck lightroom controller

this app cut my editing time in half.

list of plugins i use on my wordpress site

PRESETS & DVLOP

Signal Flow available for early release to patrons TODAY. 

Using BitDepth to finalize your own presets 

Preset Download // How to Fix Thinning Hair in 5 seconds
Editing Patron RAW files w/ Signal Flow

70-200 f/2.8 RF, Signal Flow Preset Pack, and exposing industry scum.

TUTORIAL // how to use your Lightroom preset on instagram. includes my Spark AR starter kit & 3 presets

TUTORIAL // How to hack your preset files to enable impossible lightroom adjustments

The Epic Finalizer Mastering Preset // Why you should be mastering your images w/ detailed walkthrough

tea. earl grey. hot. is my new baseline preset. powered by DVLOP V2. built for all skin colors.

sharpening & grain + my presets for both

DVLOP live edit stream #2

DVLOP Live Edit Screen Recording

dvlop // lightroom live edit!

#39 the one about DVLOP and severe physical pain

i just spent $300 on freaking presets.

PRODUCTIVITY, WORKFLOW & BUSINESS STUFF

Email Template // my inquiry reply & personal rules 

Ads & Marketing // the simple, but critical tools that I use for my entire business 

Full Client Gallery to Blog Post // video & transcript 

Entire Client Wedding Gallery // video walk through & link of entire wedding day 

THIS WORKS, BUT PROCEED WITH CAUTION // a breakdown of my holiday print sale strategy 

Productivity & Workflow // auto milestone emails that keep me on time

Lightroom Cloud Sync Plugin // my setup that actually makes it work

Complete 2020 Workflow, Folder Organization, Backup, LR Speed Optimization

#74 the one about airbnbs in NYC, milkadamia, and art gallery app for extra revenue

3 PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS // new patron only benefit 1:1 productivity platform

The Epic Workshop Online // Session 6 // Workflow - Import, Backup, Optimize, Edit, Delivery!

The Epic Workshop Online // Session 4 // All Things Branding w/ Ryan Hunley and Sam Hurd

#73 the one about productivity overload with no burdens

TUTORIAL // my entire podcast workflow and equipment list

The Epic Workshop Online // Session 1 // Business & Client Experience

WORKFLOW // quick video how to use my favorite automation app

DECONSTRUCTION // video bts of a recent elopement and scan through all 1,600 unedited images

Q&A // a recent interview w/ Professional Photo PPM

TUTORIAL // how to revolutionize your editing w/ custom shortcuts. this will change your life.

VIDEO // Exact system I've used to generate $2100 in print sales in the last 30 days

Why need to update your portfolio immediately (and how to choose photos to get the bookings you want)

Nessa K VIDEO on Culling in Lightroom - Workflow Optimization

3 Case Studies: Effective Websites // By Ryan Hunley

this tool supercharged my google SEO and ability to blog w/ ease.

Tutorial! Automating Branded Graphics for Your Business

my detailed instagram analytics.

a guide to writing your own copy.

ultimate desktop organization?

my contract & how i get referrals even if a client cancels their wedding.

client session STYLEBOOK template files!

Stealing Position Zero with Google SEO/ guest article #2

#48 the one about what comes after blogs

ever lost high res files? get 'em back.

how much I make. where it all comes from. where it all goes.

Calendar management!

Fastest Lightroom/Workflow Possible.

this app cut my editing time in half.

instant Lightroom speed boost.

PODCASTS

#85 why buy and hold never works. the GME fiasco 

#84 sam got banned from instagram, clubhouse, and crypto! 

#83 the one about inquiry responses and the m1 chip 

Episode 6 of Strangers Should Talk w/ Andreas Roksvaag 

Episode 5 of Strangers Should Talk w/ Jesse Murch 

Episode 4 of Strangers Should Talk w/ Kate Merrill 

Episode 3 of Strangers Should Talk w/ Aidan Hennebry 

Episode 2 of Strangers Should Talk w/ Steven Neaves 

Episode 1 of Strangers Should Talk w/ Benj Haisch 

#79 the one about the Canon R5

#78 the one where sam orders a pixii camera, and we talk to a nurse

#77 flying on airplane, zoom group productivity, and a covid test

#76 the one about protests and iMacs

#75 the one analyzing 2020's state of the industry report

#74 the one about airbnbs in NYC, milkadamia, and art gallery app for extra revenue

#73 the one about productivity overload with no burdens

#72 the one about covid-19, cancellations, money, and movies

#71 the one about corona virus on lazy sunday

#70 the (LONG) one about star wars rise of skywalker

#69 the one about lightphone II, the d780, and the state of the industry report

#68 the one about iPhone 11 Pro's 3 camera lenses

#67 the one about Milwaukee and mirrorless creativity

#66 the one about Jony Ive leaving apple and Shootproof acquiring Tave

#65 4 days. 3 weddings. 1 fever. the one about Magmod

#64 the one about sharpening and metal credit cards

#63 the one about FaceTime eavesdropping

#62 the one about Bose Frames and Budgeting for Time OFF!

#61 the one about EOS-R and new Apple iPads Pro

#60 the reason why you won't be able to return your Nikon Z7

#59 the one from india w/ the nikon z7

#58 the one about podcast equipment and italian weddings

#57 the one about Nikon mirrorless and making money from single card slots

#56 the one about dieting, buying fake followers, and secret projects

#55 the one about solo, queer eye, and nikon mirrorless realities

#54 the one about the oscars, podcasts, and history

#53 the one about moviepass and engagement photos

#52 the one about google business, oculus go, and doom

#51 the one about bridal shows

#50 the one where we stream the Prisms album on instastory!

the real #49 the one about 28mm nikon mirrorless and prisms new record

#49 the one about Star Wars: The Last Jedi

#48 the one about what comes after blogs

#47 the one about cryptocurrency and first looks

#46 the one about iPhone x camera apps, Elon Musk, and Thanksgiving

#45 the one about nathan's trip to facebook HQ

#43 the one about the new Lightroom

#42 the one about crunch time

#42 The one about Nikon D850 hands on Review and new Apple Products!

#41 the one about the eclipse and Nikon d850

#40 the one about 70-200mm lenses

#39 the one about DVLOP and severe physical pain

#38 the one about wwdc and night portraits

#37 the one about Sony, Shoes, and Posters

#36 the one about insurance and stolen luggage

THE EPIC WORKSHOP

The Epic Workshop 2020 // my entire new workshop is going online.

VIDEO // Workshop Session 4 is open for all patrons.

The Epic Workshop Online // Session 6 // Workflow - Import, Backup, Optimize, Edit, Delivery!

The Epic Workshop Online // Session 5 // The Full Client Session

The Epic Workshop Online // Session 4 // All Things Branding w/ Ryan Hunley and Sam Hurd

The Epic Workshop Online // Session 3 // Pre-Liveshoot, Inspiration, Posing, and 5L's

The Epic Workshop Online // Session 2 // All Things Technical

The Epic Workshop Online // Session 1 // Business & Client Experience

OTHER COOL STUFF

This is the mask you should be wearing, and yes it's in stock.

HOW TO VIDEO // state of the industry data analysis for yourself

2020 State of the Wedding Photography Industry // the annual report

PODCAST // Blacklight episode # 50 Award Culture

THE LEGACY LAB // Basic Lightroom Shirt, Hoodie, and more

Loneliness by Ryan Brenizer

PepperCast w/ Pepper - a service that manages your business admin from PR to client email

when you’re stuck... work from the opposite to achieve success.

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