Category Archives: Photography

A look behind the scenes of sessions and projects from Photographer, Jon Decker.

Creating Backplates for Future Photo Composites

A couple of weeks ago Jean and I traveled to Ireland for our long-delayed (5 years) honeymoon. While there I wanted to grab as many photos of the deteriorated castle walls as I could in the hopes of using them … Continue reading

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New Video! – Hotel Room Superhero: behind the scenes

This is the behind the scenes explanation of a photo that I took for Facebook. The photo was entertaining to make and to be questioned about. You can find it at http://ift.tt/1rGdy3O

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GPS Tagging in Lightroom

For a while now, I’ve avoid using GPS tagging with my DSLR because the 5D Mark II doesn’t support GPS natively and the GPX workflow is often wonky or requires yet another third-party application. I use Lightroom for cataloging and tagging and wanted a … Continue reading

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ConnetiCon Craziness and Camera Control

Over the weekend I drove down to Connecticut with my friend, Matt, and crashed ConnetiCon. I ran around all day capturing images and working myself to dehydration. I just now got a chance to start perusing the images to make … Continue reading

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Top 5 inexpensive flash modifiers

Introduction Here’s a list of my five favorite ways to save on traditional flash modifiers. Some of these modifiers are DIY, so be ready to use scissors and other crafting tools if necessary. I’ll try to list only the cheapest options … Continue reading

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DIY: Cardboard Beauty Dish

For a while now I’ve kept up with sites like DIY Photo and Instructables, not because I ever make the projects presented there, but because the ideas often inspire me to try alternate methods for accomplishing my own projects. Last … Continue reading

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Product Photography Lighting Tests

I haven’t really shot any product photography, but it’s something I need to do more for the business in the future, and I need to practice it more. This shot is the first thing I photographed after taking and online … Continue reading

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Magic Lantern Cropmarks

I use Magic Lantern Firmware on my Canon cameras. It’s not an absolute must-have for photography, but it does add some fun features that I enjoy using. One of those features is the custom cropmark overlays. Below is a link … Continue reading

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Can photography be learned for free?

I recently had a conversation with an individual during one of my photowalks in Portland, Maine. The individual, let’s call her “Jane”, had been shooting photos for a while and had participated in a couple photo contests at a local … Continue reading

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Photography: Cropping or Framing

With the advent of Facebook and the popularity sharing albums full of random photos with one’s friends several trends have arisen. First the concept of what makes an interesting photo has been totally replaced by tag worthy-ness. More importantly, however, … Continue reading

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