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How to make my Instagram secret sauce

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I’ve been answering this question quite a lot on Instagram lately and decided to write a how-to guide here to point people to. Here’s the question: “When you post it is accompanied by another close up of your post over two tiles, how do you do that?” Well, Mick (and everybody else), here’s the secret.

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Hanging with the Pelican – A study in “working” the shot

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Stupid bird kept moving his head! There were a lot of variables to keep track of. There was heavy wind and the woman’s hair was blowing all over the place. Also, the pelican was moving its head all over the place and when a pelican is looking sideways, you have a shot. When a pelican is looking away or directly at you its narrow head disappears into its neck and you lose your shot.

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11 Photography Lessons 2016 Taught Me

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All in all 2016 was one hell of a year. As I do at the top of each year, I’m currently ruminating on what I’ve learned, where I’ve grown, and where my growth has maybe been stopped or slowed. I’m not a big fan of listicles, but I’ve got one here for you anyway. What started out as a list of 3 or 4 items that I have learned over the year quickly Tribbled into a list of 11 items. Let’s dig in.

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10 Photography Rules I Learned in 2014

In Creative Process, Photography by Chris Foley2 Comments

2014 Was a very strange year for me, both personally and for my photography. I learned some things along the way, and I’ve put aside ten of those things here to share with you. I’d love to know if any of these things resonate with you at all. Keep in mind, these are not 10 universal rules of photography. Not by any means. They are 10 rules for me. Ten things that I’ve learned through the course of pounding my head against the wall over and over again while chasing my own muse. What’s interesting to me is that none of these 10 rules is technical in any way. They’re all process stuff, the feely stuff. The artist stuff.
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The Little Camera that Changed My Mind – Fujifilm X-E2

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While packing for a recent trip to NYC, I decided to leave my Full-Frame Canon 6D at home and bring instead only my Fujifilm X-E2 and a single “kit” lens, the excellent Fujinon 18-55mm f/2.8-4 medium zoom lens. I’ve been very apprehensive about investing in this system because until this trip I simply was not convinced that I could produce the same level of image quality from a smaller, “toyish” camera system.