DJI Phantom 3 Standard, Three Days In

When it comes to photography, I sometimes make big purchases. That’s partially because I am a little enterprising. I have a goal to improve my work with the PineandLakes Echo Journal partially through the tools I have available to me. In one respect, that includes camera gear. That’s why I bought my own camera even…
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Gear Review: Canon 10-18mm 4.5-5.6

Just this week I received my first lens upgrade. Because June 2016 is a three pay period month, I was able to invest my extra pay period into gear for my newspaper job, my weekend of photography at my uncle’s wedding and hopefully a future side-job doing real estate photography. At the recommendation of a…
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Happy Mother’s Day To Me…a Single Dude

I anticipated a very difficult Sunday. I bought mom’s mother’s day present(s) early this year, just after she went to the hospital and things still sounded potentially routine. I got her some things that I knew she wanted, they weren’t very expensive, but the way she talked about them, I was kind of excited to…
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$800 For Reupholstery, Who Are They Kidding?

I have a few habits in my life that are all about feeling good. I do my best to cheer people up when it is within my power. I think my go-to method of cheering someone up is to do something for them, since I can afford to do things for them more than I…
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Cheap Lens Filters Can Work For News Too!

It’s amazing what cheap accessories we can actually use to improve our photography. Among the cheapest are filters. That’s not to say that some day you won’t want more high quality glass (filters), but it is okay to start with one of those $12 starter kits with a few specialties thrown in (shop around, prices…
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