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  • Welcome To DEDPXL

    Welcome To DEDPXL

    Welcome to DEDPXL. This is where I was going to tell you about this new venture I am starting and describe the different features and cont...
    March 1, 2014
  • The Society of Good Stuff № 9

    The Society of Good Stuff № 9

    Greetings and Salutations! It’s currently 2 a.m. where I am and I have stayed up because I am so excited to share this TSoGS post wi...
    September 19, 2014
  • When Will Medium Format Return?

    When Will Medium Format Return?

    I love medium format. I’ve always loved it. If you have never shot medium format, or a format above it, you are missing such a subli...
    September 12, 2014
  • Fuji X100T :: First Look

    Fuji X100T :: First Look

    I have had a pre-production copy of the new Fuji X100T for a week and I have been putting it through the paces to find out how much this c...
    September 10, 2014
  • Zack vs. Bernard

    Zack vs. Bernard

    While Sara Lando was in town our intern, Bernard, and I thought we’d have a little shootout with each other with Sara bein...
    September 8, 2014
  • DEDPXL06 :: The Egg

    DEDPXL06 :: The Egg

    The classic photography school assignment! Photograph an egg. Or several eggs. Whatever you want. You can crack it, break it, smash it, pa...
    September 7, 2014
  • DEDPXL05 :: Group Critique

    DEDPXL05 :: Group Critique

    We’ve gone back and forth on some different ways to handle the group critique and we have found works best is to just do what we do....
    September 7, 2014
  • October Workshops (SOLD OUT)

    October Workshops (SOLD OUT)

    I have a new workshop that I will be conducting in Atlanta on Saturday, October 11th and Sunday, October 19th. The workshop will focus on...
    September 4, 2014
  • Meet The Intern

    Meet The Intern

    Meet Mr. Bernard Brand. Bernard has been interning with me since June and he has proven himself to be an invaluable asset around here. I&#...
    August 28, 2014
  • Why You Need A 5-in-1 Reflector

    Why You Need A 5-in-1 Reflector

    There are some pieces of gear that get me all hot and bothered when I start talking about them. Things like my Fuji x100s or my Really Rig...
    August 28, 2014
  • The Most Important Element

    The Most Important Element

    I love gear. The obsession can be pretty intense; thinking about it, talking about it, even arguing about it on the internet – which...
    August 26, 2014
  • We’re All Failures (But It’s Only Temporary)

    We’re All Failures (But It’s Only Temporary)

    I’m supposed to write an essay for DEDPXL every month. Which is really freaking cool, because I love Meg and Zack and the whole DEDPXL ut...
    August 25, 2014
  • An Ambitious Lazy Procrastinator

    An Ambitious Lazy Procrastinator

    Hey everyone, I’m Caleb Arias and I’m the oldest of the four boys in our house. I’m 15 and was going into the tenth gra...
    August 15, 2014
  • DEDPXL05 :: Reflections

    DEDPXL05 :: Reflections

    Grab your camera because DEDPXL05 is ready to go. This assignment is all about reflections. Glass. Water. Mirrors. Metal. Whatever. If it ...
    August 11, 2014
  • Wizards and Alchemy

    Wizards and Alchemy

    Soooooo… That Crop or Crap post I made went around the Internet a few times and sparked some discussions. Photographer Sid Ceaser l...
    August 11, 2014
  • Location Portrait :: Lighting to Lightroom

    Location Portrait :: Lighting to Lightroom

    A group of artists here in Atlanta have started a project in conjunction with the Inside Out Project. The Inside Out Project was started b...
    August 8, 2014
  • DEDPXL04 :: Group Critique

    DEDPXL04 :: Group Critique

    Yay! Group critique for #DEDPXL04 is now up! We are in a busy, busy, busy season right now. I apologize for the delay. DEDPXL05 will be po...
    August 8, 2014
  • The Society of Good Stuff № 8

    The Society of Good Stuff № 8

    It has now been two whole months since the last TSoGS post. If you remember, our boys had just gotten out of school for the summer. That s...
    August 6, 2014
  • If It Breaks Me

    If It Breaks Me

    Why are you a photographer? I’m not questioning your motivation. I truly want to understand: what urges your soul toward this work? Long ...
    July 29, 2014
  • Crop or Crap :: Math or Moment

    Crop or Crap :: Math or Moment

    Let’s get a few things out of the way :: I have said, in the past, that you should move toward full frame sensors. I have always cha...
    July 28, 2014
  • Fuji X-T1 Review :: Yep. It’s A Fuji.

    Fuji X-T1 Review :: Yep. It’s A Fuji.

    I have now had the Fuji X-T1 since February of this year. I have traveled to Dubai, Morocco, Cuba, and numerous places through the US with...
    July 25, 2014
  • Sara Lando Kicks Ass Summer Tour :: BWI & ATL

    Sara Lando Kicks Ass Summer Tour :: BWI & ATL

    Sara Lando kicks so much ass. She kicked my ass during this year’s GPP Shootout in Dubai. Now she’s coming to the States to ki...
    July 21, 2014
  • DEDPXL04 :: Get Low

    DEDPXL04 :: Get Low

    The first assignments had you out looking for specific things. This one requires you, as the photographer, to do something specific. Get. ...
    June 25, 2014
  • DEDPXL03 :: Group Critique

    DEDPXL03 :: Group Critique

    Had to record this quickly as I was heading out of town. Thanks to slow ass internet connections on the road this took a day or so longer ...
    June 25, 2014
  • The Mess & The Boredom & The Work

    The Mess & The Boredom & The Work

    If you were lurking by a warm Georgia lake just south of Atlanta on May 17th around 11:00pm, you would’ve seen a tall, lanky DJ and a tal...
    June 20, 2014
  • The Society of Good Stuff № 7

    The Society of Good Stuff № 7

    June. Oh June. It’s the time of year here in Atlanta where the weather is still mostly behaving; you can see it looking at you sidel...
    June 10, 2014
  • Assignment 03 :: Shadows

    Assignment 03 :: Shadows

    For this assignment we are taking our mind off of lines and repetitive shapes and forms and we are now looking for light. More specificall...
    May 30, 2014
  • DEDPXL02 :: Group Critique

    DEDPXL02 :: Group Critique

    This has been one hell of a cursed critique! I apologize for being so damn late on this one. This critique alone had me re-thinking my who...
    May 28, 2014
  • Moving To Motion :: Part 01

    Moving To Motion :: Part 01

    I’m bloated and uncomfortable. There’s a sharp pain in my gut. I’m searching site after site trying to find something to...
    May 19, 2014
  • I Hate Wedding Photography

    I Hate Wedding Photography

    Editor’s Note :: Photographer Anne Almasy is joining DEDPXL as a regular blog contributor. Look for a post from her once a month. &#...
    May 17, 2014
  • The Society of Good Stuff № 6

    The Society of Good Stuff № 6

    Has it really been almost six weeks since the last TSOGS post? Dang. A lot has happened since then. Most notable for me was the trip to Si...
    May 14, 2014