Author Archives: Scott

Saal Digital Paper Sample Set | Examining Paper & Print Types

17 Pearl, Reflection

While ordering the professional line photobook from Saal Digital, I was also able to get a paper sample set. In this article we will look at all 15 types in detail. I have two Youtube videos available if you are interested in seeing the photobook process (Design & Reveal, Photo Selection Time-lapse). I took three groups of photos for each print type (see my Youtube video here about taking photos … Continue reading

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Acdsee Photo Studio Ultimate

I’ve been using Acdsee’s photo software since the 2017 version. This is a full organization and editing environment for photos. It has a mixture of non-destructive editing as well as layered raster editing. There is a lot of functionality that I won’t be able to cover here. I feel like I’ve only just started to scratch the surface of what it offers in terms of features. I got into it … Continue reading

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My Canon EOS M50 Hybrid Camera Settings

Here is a list of my current settings for hybrid work with the Canon EOS M50. I have a video on Youtube detailing the entire list. Tab 4: Menu display: Standard Mode guide: Disable Feature guide: Disable I understand the point of these features, but they get in the way. The feature guide is something you might want to use for a few minutes to see any little details Canon … Continue reading

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Photoshoot in the Snow, Rain, and Wind

My friend has hosted a cosplay photoshoot event multiple years at a horse ranch. Usually we have had it in the summer time, but this time we tried it in the fall (October). It worked out nicely, but there were a lot of challenges with the weather! The nice thing about trying it at this time of year is that we had really unique results. I ran into a few … Continue reading

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Sony A7 Hands-On And Opinion

After trading in and consigning my Nikon full-frame cameras and buying EF-M gear, I’ve been considering a Sony A7 as something to use for adapting lenses mostly so that I could get a full 35mm sensor format. Is this camera still worth considering? Surprising it’s still sold new, so I was able to check one out at my local camera shop! Thanks to Camera Craft in Rockford, Illinois for allowing … Continue reading

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Perseverance, Perspective, and Determination

Back in September I was trying to record footage for a video about my first outing with the Canon EOS M100. The place I went was so horrible due to the mosquitoes that I only stayed around 10 minutes. That didn’t leave me with a lot of content, but I’m determined to make it work! With a slight shift of the theme I came up with this for all of … Continue reading

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Photographer Meetups and Tough Memories

I had planned on making a fun completely upbeat video about attending a recent local photographer bonfire event. There were not a ton of people this year, so I thought I’d pull out the photos from previous years to include in the video below. The thing with photography is that it captures moments. As time goes on fun moments can have a different perspective. I decided to talk a little … Continue reading

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Canon EOS R Hands-On And Opinion

I tried out Canon’s first full-frame mirrorless camera. It looks like a mirrorless mixture of the 6D mark II and the 5D mark IV. In the linked Youtube video I go over various aspects of the camera with a heavy slant toward ergonomics. I will say that the grip on this camera is my favorite out of all of the mirrorless cameras I’ve tried thus far. In this video I … Continue reading

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