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Photographer Resources

  • Lens Choices for Outdoor Photography
    December 15, 2014

    Lens Choices for Outdoor Photography

    From the snow capped peaks of the Cascade Range to the windswept waters of the Columbia River Gorge, the Pacific Northwest is a big draw for outdoor -enthusiasts. With adventure waiting around every corner, there is also ample photographic opportunity. So when you next hear the call of the wild, here are the best lenses for capturing wildlife, portraits, and landscapes on your journey. As with all creative endeavors, rules are meant to be broken, so we have included a notable exception within each category. In addition, and of most interest to experienced shooters, you will find a pro tip at the end of each category to enhance the learning objective!
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  • How to Clean a Lens
    May 21, 2014

    How to Clean a Lens

    Written by Daven Mathies Our customers come in all the time asking us to show them how to properly clean a lens.  That’s when we bunch up the bottom part of our shirtsleeve and… Just kidding! Getting that schmutz off...

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  • July 30, 2013

    Choosing Your Next Lens

    Written by Daven Mathies If you just purchased your first DSLR or other interchangeable lens camera, you're probably wondering what lens to get next. In fact, many new DSLR owners have actually asked me, “What’s the next lens?” While this...

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  • December 3, 2012

    How and Why to Buy a Used Camera or Lens

    It’s no secret that camera gear is expensive. There are certainly those willing to pay any premium for the latest and greatest, but most of us have to work within a limited budget. Purchasing a used camera or lens can be great, but there are some important things to consider if you’re thinking about going that route.
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