Denver Wedding Photographer

USB Memory Direct Flash Drive Review

by Stacy Gillespie

We decided to take a few minutes from our daily grind to give our review of our wood USB Memory Direct Flash Drives. A long time ago, we delivered photos to our clients on DVDs, but as computers got smaller, the CD-Rom drive disappeared and we made the jump to flash drives. Branding is everything, […]

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Winter Camping Photography

by Trent Gillespie 1 Comment

This past weekend, my dad, brother and I decided to brave the cold and try our hand at winter camping. Armed with a few down jackets and sleeping backs, we loaded the packs and strapped on the snowshoes for a trek up to Boulder lake. After few exhausting miles of breaking trail, we were able […]

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CG Pro Prints Canvas Review

by Trent Gillespie 2 Comments

We don’t usually have the time to sit down and review a product, but every so often something comes our way that deserves the attention. All of our wedding clients know how much we despise leaving your beautiful wedding photos on a DVD, which is why we insist every couple lay hands on one of […]

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The Family Photo

by Trent Gillespie 1 Comment

I make it a goal to photograph our gear setup once a year for multiple reasons. When filing an insurance claim or police report, its helps to have photos of the subject matter and serial number. It isn’t a requirement for either scenario, but every little bit helps. Secondly, you have to take family photos […]

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What kind of photographer are you?

by Trent Gillespie

When I’m shooting a wedding, or in this case, a Quinceanera, I almost always get approached by a guest photographer. Usually, they are in one of two camps. The first being the beginner, clamoring over their shinny new digital SLR camera. Their ambitions are sky high, curious as to what equipment they should buy, or […]

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Zion National Park & Antelope Canyon

by Trent Gillespie

The Southwest isn’t an area you get many opportunities to visit, so when my good friend Kyle hit me up needing to burn some PTO, I told him to pack his warmest sleeping bag and a few water bottles. We were headed to the desert. Its a 10 hour drive to Zion from Denver, so […]

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Using the Sima Video Light for fill flash

by Trent Gillespie 1 Comment

In earlier blog posts, I’ve talked about shooting during the magic hour, when the sun starts to set and your ambient light is finally in balance with your sky. Sometimes you get epic sunsets, and sometimes you get a smooth blue skies to work with. Most of the time during this hour, we head out […]

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Primes & Zoom Lenses: What To Use?

by Trent Gillespie

Primes vs Zooms Both camps will argue their points and you’ll find kinds both primes and zoom lenses in our gear bag, but the primes stay attached to our cameras more than the zooms do. Below I’ve laid out some points for each, but for us, it revolves around two key points. Image quality and […]

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Surface Pro review for Photographers

by Trent Gillespie

I originally planned on making a Surface Pro review when it first launched, but then decided to give it a month of real-world use before I fully endorsed it. On paper, it is the perfect device, but specs don’t always pan out. However, after putting it through the paces, I now feel comfortable voicing my […]

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Whats included in a CPS Gold Membership Packet?

by Trent Gillespie

As you may have read, we’re huge fans of the Canon Professional Services program for several reasons, which is why we renew our membership every year. Having just received our 2013 Gold Membership packet, its a great reminder of why the program is worth it. The two clean and check coupons you received pay for […]

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How is your production value?

by Trent Gillespie

Every photographer has been in this situation before. You’re standing in front on an epic sunset or a sureal series of events… and you begin to click away. Every few seconds, you glance down at your camera’s LCD, but the result is just mehhh. Something just isn’t right. And then it dawns on you… you […]

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Things have been quiet

by Trent Gillespie

I wish I could say I was on vacation for the last few weeks, but that is hardly the case. While some of you have commented that the updates have been a little too sparse, this should shed some light on whats been happening behind the scenes, and where we’re headed. We are only a […]

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Buying a refurbished camera or lens

by Trent Gillespie 1 Comment

You’re ready to make that big purchase and you happen to run across the same product in refurbished condition. Do you buy it? It really depends on who the seller is. Shortly after the Canon 5D Mark III was announced, I decided it was a worthwhile upgrade, so I set a price notification and let […]

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Three tips for better tilt-shift photos

by Trent Gillespie

When people see a titled photo (like below), they immediately think tilt/shift, but really, the effect is a result of just tilting. Most TS-E lenses have both functionality, which is why people throw the shift part into the title, but shifting a photo isn’t technically complex. The following tips are geared towards achieving a tilt […]

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A Quick Overview of Flash Photography at a Wedding

by Trent Gillespie

As time permits, I’m going to start putting together short educational videos pertaining to wedding photography. In the following segment, I talk about the accessories and flash modifiers we use to light a wedding reception or venue. It really is pretty simple. Get yourself some GAFF tape, black foam flash modifier, and a solid flash […]

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