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Kristen Ryan 6 hours ago

Aperture: ƒ/2.8 | Camera: NIKON D810 | Focal length: 70mm | ISO: 3200 | Shutter speed: 1/250s | The post magnatiles appeared first on… Read More

punch 7 hours ago

Aperture: ƒ/1.8 | Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II | Focal length: 35mm | ISO: 2500 | Shutter speed: 1/80s | The post untitled appeared fi… Read More

better late than never
Nina Mingioni 8 hours ago

Aperture: ƒ/5.6 | Camera: Canon EOS 6D | Focal length: 100mm | ISO: 640 | Shutter speed: 1/125s | The post better late than never appe… Read More

Parade Boots
kmarleau 8 hours ago

Aperture: ƒ/2.8 | Camera: NIKON D700 | Focal length: 24mm | ISO: 2000 | Shutter speed: 1/320s | The post Parade Boots appeared first o… Read More

dance party at the bowling alley | boyhood
akowalski 9 hours ago

Aperture: ƒ/2.8 | Camera: NIKON D700 | Focal length: 24mm | ISO: 3200 | Shutter speed: 1/60s | The post dance party at the bowling all… Read More

helping dad feed the cows
April Burns 10 hours ago

Aperture: ƒ/2 | Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II | Focal length: 50mm | ISO: 200 | Shutter speed: 1/800s | The post helping dad feed the c… Read More


Product Blog

gifts, gear, and hot product picks for photographers
Wish List: Love These Photo Mugs
Rachel Nielsen 1 week ago

When I came across these mugs, I knew I was in serious trouble. They have some of the cutest designs I have ever seen for... The post Wish L… Read More

Feeling grateful: Thank you gifts
Melissa Stottmann 2 weeks ago

At the end of each year I get all mushy and reflective about the people who have supported my business and hired me throughout... The post F… Read More

Traveling for the holidays? Pack light, pack smart!
Lauren Sanderson 2 weeks ago

More than 30 percent of Americans travel during the holiday season, and whether you use a DSLR, mirrorless or smartphone camera, here are si… Read More


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Personal Photo Project: fishermen

Personal Photo Project: fishermen

In Newport Beach, California there’s no better place to buy fresh seafood than directly from the fishermen. In 1891, a local fisherman grew tired of selling his fish to wholesalers and founded Dory Fleet Fish Market, where fishermen could sell directly to the public. Not long after I moved to Newport Beach a friend of mine told me about it and being a seafood lover I shortly became a regular. Today many of the fishermen have switched from dory boats to commercial boats, which are required to dock at the nearby Newport and Huntington Harbor. Now, just one boat keeps the Dory Fleet Market tradition alive. I really wanted to document the dory boat tradition so I decided to do a photo essay on the routine of fishermen that sell their fish at the Dory Fleet Market.

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17 photos that bring us joy: the word project

17 photos that bring us joy: the word project

2014 has seen a wonderful start to the CMteam Word Project, with almost a years worth of images and words. Each month, the CMteam are given a single word and asked to interpret it through individual images.

This month, to represent the festive season, the word Joy was chosen. It’s particularly poignant to end this years project with such a word, and it perfectly sums up what this project has meant to everyone who has participated.

The CMteam look forward to continuing the Word Project into 2015, expressing creativity and diversity through their unique styles and perspectives.

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Bre Thurston’s favorite things

Bre Thurston’s favorite things

Lock up your wallets because we’ve got a fun, and tempting, series for you to get to know the CMpros a little better! What better way to learn about them than to ask them what their favorite things are, photography related or not? Next up is Bre Thurston sharing what she loves!

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boy eating twizzlers

One location, one window, many options

I have one window in the corner of my bedroom where magic happens…

There is really nothing special about this window. It is just a window after all, but, I have learned to use this window and create some of my most favorite images…

In the morning it has the sweetest little glow of sunrise…

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a day in the life | jennifer jabbour

a day in the life | jennifer jabbour

Every day in my house starts out with my morning cup of joe. It’s what gets me going. I’ll typically drink my coffee (always iced) while the kids sleep in or watch cartoons. The dogs just kind of hang around, waiting for someone to drop some food or open the door.

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