Are Rules Limiting Your Work?

October 10th, 2012 by Robert Rodriguez Jr.

Rules, rules, rules. It seems like everywhere you turn these days there are rules. Rules to keep us safe, rules on running a business, rules for being a good parent, rules for being a “normal” member of society, and finally rules for making good images or a successful photograph.

They’re Here – Gura Gear Refurbished Special

October 9th, 2012 by Clay Cook

They’re Here. These Kibokos have been refurbished at the Gura Gear factory with the addition of two extra support stitches near the harness. These stitches were missed in the initial manufacture. That’s it! As good as new, with big savings, and Gura Gear’s full warranty!

OPG Caption Contest – Winner!

October 5th, 2012 by Clay Cook

We Have A Winner!

Congrats to Elizabeth! The winner of this weeks caption contest! She will receive a free Black Rapid RS-7, Sling Strap!

If you would like to submit a photograph to the OPG Bi-Weekly Caption Contest, you may add the image to the Outdoor Photo Gear group on Flickr or post the image on our Facebook wall!

OPG Caption Contest – Win a Black Rapid RS-7!

October 3rd, 2012 by Clay Cook

Win a Black Rapid RS-7, Camera Strap!

Every other week Outdoor Photo Gear will be hosting a caption contest and will be giving away one awesome prize to the best entry. The contest will be judged by the entire staff at OPG based on the following; creativity, originality (from other posts) and comedic value.

It’s Not About Your Photography, It’s About You

October 1st, 2012 by Robert Rodriguez Jr.

In photography, the more failure there is, the better. I went out this morning and failed. I went out yesterday and failed. To be honest I haven’t succeeded in over three weeks, and I go out four to five times a week. That’s ok, success will come, and then I’ll have to start over again- that’s life. I stay up at night wondering if I really have what it takes to see this through to the end. Then the morning comes and I tell myself there’s no way in hell I’m giving up.

Seneca Rocks, West Virginia

Andy Williams’ Review of Gura Gear’s Bataflae

September 28th, 2012 by Clay Cook

OK guys, this isn’t your normal review, but I cannot resist telling you all about this camera backpack.

As you know, we don’t really have sponsors here at Muench Workshops, and when we promote something, it’s simply because we love it. I’m going to tell you today about Gura Gear’s newest camera bag, the Bataflae. I’ve been using Gura Gear bags for a couple of years now. They were conceived and designed by my good friend Andy Biggs. Yeah, I know, many of you will first say, “what the eff, $450 for a camera bag????” I get it, I truly do.

Now let me tell you why that money is well spent.

Data Backup for Photographers 101

September 26th, 2012 by Robert Rodriguez Jr.

 

We all know how important back up is, don’t we? You certainly don’t need me to tell you how critical it is to make regular backups of your data, to multiple locations, on and off site, and to test your backups on a regular basis. If you are not doing this, then you are taking a huge risk that can easily be mitigated with today’s advanced backup technologies.

I’ve used many different backup strategies over the years, and tried different scenarios in order to keep my personal and professional data safe. As they say, it is only a matter of time, not if, but when. And I have lost data in the past, either because my backup strategy wasn’t robust enough, or because it was too complicated and difficult to do regularly. I’ve simplified things drastically recently, so I wanted to share my current system and why it works for me.

OPG Bi-Weekly Caption Contest – We Have A Winner!

September 21st, 2012 by Clay Cook

We Have A Winner!

Congrats to Ryan! The winner of this weeks caption contest! He will receive a free Think Tank Photo Retrospective LC2!

If you would like to submit a photograph to the OPG Bi-Weekly Caption Contest, you may add the image to the Outdoor Photo Gear group on Flickr or post the image on our Facebook wall!

A Visit with Outdoor Photo Gear

September 11th, 2012 by Martin Bailey

I recently had the pleasure of visiting my friend Chris Klapheke at Outdoor Photo Gear, in Louisville, Kentucky. After a few hours catching up, we decided to do a quick video to show you some of the gear that I use from OPG.

I display a number of shortlinks for the products we look at as the video progresses, but I’ll list them all after the video too.

Chris also gave us an incredibly generous 10% discount by using the code MBP10 until Sept 2012, so if any of this stuff, or anything else from Outdoor Photo Gear’s line up appeals to you, now is the time to pick it up!

Don’t forget to select the HD version under the cog-wheel in the video settings and go full screen, to enjoy the video to the fullest.

 

Free Webinar from X-Rite! Landscape Edits and Enhancements in Lightroom® 4

September 10th, 2012 by Clay Cook

Lightroom 4

X-Rite is offering two free webinars September 11th!

Adobe’s new Lightroom 4 offers new options for editing and output that make this a must-have upgrade for Lightroom users. In this free webinar sponsored by X-Rite, host Joe Brady will explore both basic and advanced image editing techniques in this new update and the importance of solid color managed workflow to take advantage of the new features.

One of the new additions to Lightroom 4 is its ability to soft-proof. Now you can choose your custom printer profile and see what effects it will have on the printed image. This makes monitor profiling and accurate printer profiles an important part of Lightroom 4′s workflow. We will walk you through the process from creating custom monitor and printer profiles to applying them in your Lightroom 4 workflow.  Register now to reserve your spot.

Click here to register!

Check out the great X-Rite color management products we carry HERE