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Here are some ideas, hints, and tips to help you with various photography subjects.

How Photowalks are Organized

How Photowalks are Organized

This is the nitty-gritty roadmap details on how Houston Photowalk (HPW) Organizers and Hosts plan events. Sit bag and dig in. This is what our volunteers do to make sure you have a great Photowalk! Why Does It Take So Many Words To Explain How Houston Photowalk Events...

Shooting in the Rain (on a Budget)

Shooting in the Rain (on a Budget)

The conversation of canceling a shoot due to the rain came up recently, and I always remind folks how much money production crews spend bringing in a fake-rain setup. So its pretty awesome when Mother Nature provides rain for free. Shooting in the rain can be a lot of...

The “Nice Shot” Comment Myth

The “Nice Shot” Comment Myth

Comments on Photos, good or bad? Most people appreciate and maybe even crave feedback, especially positive. When it comes to photography, there are those who are very comfortable providing constructive, well-crafted critiques. These paragraphs of personal opinions are...

Using an iPhone / iPad for Document Storage

Using an iPhone / iPad for Document Storage

The iBooks App Many folks know that their iPhone and iPad can read books using the iBook App from the App Store. Its free and very simple to install. What many folks don't know is, it can be used to store things other than just ebooks. My iPad is full of PDFs I've...

Low Light Photography Class – Products Discussed

Low Light Photography Class – Products Discussed

In Part 1 of our photography class, “A Focus On Gear”, we discussed many different products and how to evaluate what will work best for your needs. As promised, here are a list of products and brands that I’ve used over the years, and some comments on each. A Good...

Working with Large File Repositories and Backups

Working with Large File Repositories and Backups

We shift files back and forth trying to find the best backup strategy. But the activity of moving files around only increases our chance of loosing important data. At one point or another, we've all lost a file forever. Maybe it wasn't a significant tragedy, or maybe...

Photography Travel Packing List

Photography Travel Packing List

Checklists are lifesavers. Checking a list can make sure you don't arrive in Belize with a perfectly good camera and tripod -- but no tripod quick release plate. The 24Moves Photography Travel Packing List About once a year, I update my photography checklist just...

Safer Lightroom Catalog Backups

Safer Lightroom Catalog Backups

Backups are crazy important. No matter how "good" hardware gets, nothing is 100% reliable. So everyone should have two backup strategies -- a backup medium and an off-line backup (even if it is just a USB drive you keep in your desk at work!). Workflows and Backups...

Why Do We Walk?

Please note: This was originally published on our former website The "Three Reasons" We occasionally talk about the "Three Reasons" we photowalk. This page provides a bit of depth to the subject. In brief, the "Three Reasons" are Fun and Safety (we hang out together...

Photowalk Checklist

There's nothing worse than getting to an event and realize you forgot something. Event photographers usually (religiously) use checklists to make sure everything is ready on event day. Here is a version of my Event Checklist, modified for photowalks (and includes a...

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