Impossibly Long Development Times from Impossible Film AKA Not-So-Instant-Film

I love shooting with instant film! It’s magical to see a print develop right in your hands.

We have a bunch of Polaroid cameras hanging around and so I was excited to finally give the Impossible Project Polaroid film a try.

Unfortunately it was pretty disappointing to discover that their color film takes about 45 minutes to fully develop! Not-so-instant film!

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Quick Introduction to External Flash

Have you ever used an external flash before? If not check out this quick introduction!

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Canon Autofocus Mode Trick

Today I want to share a trick with you that I’ve been using the increase my keeper count when taking photos of my quick moving son!

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Photo Journal: José González Live

Recently I had the opportunity to photograph a live music show by José González. We were lucky enough to be contacted about the show by his label and when I asked for a press pass they set me up! Here’s a look at some of the shots I got, and a few things I learned along the way!

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New Guide: Smartphone Photography 101!

A new guide hits the site today! Smartphone Photography 101!

Smartphones have become a ubiquitous presence in our lives and have completely transformed photography.

It’s now easier than ever to capture your life and immediately share it with the world through your smartphone.

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6 Features That Should Have Been In Lightroom 6 (But Aren’t)

Lightroom 6 (aka Lightroom CC) was just announced (click here to find out what’s new!). I’ve been eagerly waiting for this release – pretty much from the moment Lightroom 5 was announced. And I have to be honest: I’m disappointed. Here’s what’s up.

From where I stand, it seems like significant development on Lightroom has stalled. Lightroom 6 is a fairly incremental update from Lightroom 5. Yes, there are some new features (like HDR, pano merge, GPU performance boost, facial recognition, etc.), but none of them are particularly innovative. Add to that the fact that Lightroom 5 was also a pretty incremental update from Lightroom 4 and you can see that it’s been a long time since anything really revolutionary has happened with this software. The biggest problem is that there are major areas that have been needing improvement for years, but have been mostly ignored.

So here’s a list of the features I think Lightroom 6 should have had…

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What You Need To Know About Lightroom 6 (aka Lightroom CC)

Lightroom 6 (also called Lightroom CC) was just announced this morning (Tuesday April 21, 2015). It’s available as a standalone product (Lightroom 6), as well as a part of the Adobe Creative Cloud program (Lightroom CC). Here’s what you need to know about this latest version of Lightroom.

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