Should I buy used or new?

A question I get asked a lot, even more this time of year, is “should I buy used or new when buying camera equipment and accesories?” Well my opinion is that unless the used equipment is really priced low, buy new! Lenses – There is so much for sale on line such as Canon 50mm …

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Cold Weather Shooting – Equipment

Well shooting in the cold can do some strange things to your body. But it can do even more strange things to your camera equipment.  A camera that works great one minute can stop working altogether in real cold weather.  A tripod that you love in the warm weather can be a pain (literally) in the cold. If you want to have some real fun try changing your camera settings when your hands are numb with the cold. So to make it more enjoyable here are some tips for Cold Weather Shooting – Equipment.

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Print your own pictures?

Should you print your own pictures? I get asked this a lot from people that I know outside of the studio and even from customers at the studio. As much as I would like to say no to everyone, and instead you should bring your printing to me 🙂 , there are some things that …

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Patience

Patience, patience and yes more patience

I cannot believe how fast people expect things to be done, they order something on line and when it is not here the next day they get upset. They go into restaurants, order and start complaining that they have to wait before the waitress even gets to put the order in. Well it is the same thing with pictures, people drive to Waterton and if they do not get a picture in a couple minutes give up and go home. Some things require a lot of patience and sometimes that means coming back again and again. I have gone to take pictures of different things and after 20 or even 60 minutes I know that I am not going to get the shot that I want at that time, so I either leave and come back another day or I take a break for a while. Yes sometimes the day is a wash and the best thing that you can bring home are some memories. Other days things go amazingly well and you come home with dozens of images and life seems good!

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