The ACP Blog

Featuring posts, articles, insights and knowledge pertaining to my own experiences and the world of photography.
The Sensel Morph Tablet: The Best Accessory for Premiere Pro

The Sensel Morph Tablet: The Best Accessory for Premiere Pro

Making videos on Premiere Pro using just my mouse has been getting really old really fast. Keyboard shortcuts are a way to make the whole process a little less monotonous, but it's still not perfect. Recently, however, I've been testing the Sensel Morph tablet and I...

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Talking Ethics in Photography

Talking Ethics in Photography

While some photographers are on the hunt for the most outrageous image, others become increasingly sensitive to what they shoot. We are confronted with a never ending stream of images that blurs our ability for ethical judgement. I asked Joey Lawrence and Graham...

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Using a Tilt-Shift Lens to Get Creative With Your Portraits

Using a Tilt-Shift Lens to Get Creative With Your Portraits

Depending on who you ask, you will get different answers on which lens is the best for portraits. Some will answer with zoom lenses, typically with 24-70mm or 70-200mm focal lengths, and then there are the prime lens users with their 85mm or 135mm lenses. Here is...

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A Guide to Processing Your Own Black and White Film

A Guide to Processing Your Own Black and White Film

If you're just starting with film photography or are interested in it, processing your own film can seem a bit daunting, but it's really not that hard, especially with black and white film. Furthermore, it can be immensely satisfying. This great video will show you...

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Get Out of Your Comfort Zone and Become a Better Artist

Get Out of Your Comfort Zone and Become a Better Artist

If you are content to remain at the same skill level, taking the same photos for the rest of your career, then please, ignore this article. If you want to become a better artist, read on, but be prepared to be uncomfortable. [ Read More ] Source:...

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Rooftop Photography as Fine Art

Rooftop Photography as Fine Art

Rooftops hold a certain allure but it's not just urban explorers and extreme sports narcissists that are drawn to the tops of buildings to capture this alternative view of the city. Photographer and Artist Alain Cornu drags a 4x5 field camera onto the rooftops of...

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The Road to Success as a Photographer Is Difficult

The Road to Success as a Photographer Is Difficult

Getting started in freelance photography can feel like getting on a road you've never taken before and hoping if you drive on it long enough, you'll reach your destination. This great video examines how to deal with the anxiety and expectations you'll experience on...

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Why Many Photographers Don't Work on Projects They'd Love

Why Many Photographers Don't Work on Projects They'd Love

I will speak from a perspective of a non-American here. I find lots of U.S.-based photographers who are working on projects they hate, and they admit it. I tried to dig into the reasons for that, and here are my conclusions, and my advices. [ Read More ] Source:...

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AP Photographer Attacked After Super Bowl

AP Photographer Attacked After Super Bowl

While the Eagles' Super Bowl win over the Patriots was certainly a joyous occasion for the city, the night was not without a negative side, as some reports of looting, vandalism, and assaults came out of the city. One of the assault victims was an AP photographer. [...

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Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art Lens Coming Soon [Rumor]

Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art Lens Coming Soon [Rumor]

Several rumor sites are reporting the same release coming from Sigma in the coming weeks: a new, fast ultra-wide zoom that may compete with Nikon’s legendary 14-24mm f/2.8 lens. Will this be a favorite of astrophotographers in 2018? [ Read More ] Source:...

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Finding Worthwhile Images in Your Past Catalog

Finding Worthwhile Images in Your Past Catalog

One of the trickier things about photography is that our various skills and taste may develop at different rates, leaving images with a lot of potential that are held back by one specific issue. If you experienced this when you were still learning, now might be the...

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How to Shoot in Antarctica

How to Shoot in Antarctica

Not many of us can say that we’ve shot on every single continent, but Kenneth Browne is here to tell us how he dealt with one of the toughest shooting locations on earth. [ Read More ] Source:...

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