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Jeffrey Thomas

2018 August Road Trip

14 states, 5,616 Miles, 16 days. Without a doubt the longest continuous road trip of my life. And I want more! This highlights were San Juan in Colorado and the Black Hills in South Dakota! Both are the highest rated areas to ride a motorcycle in their respective states. I will be writing up reviews...
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Why Altering Photos is Illegal

A close friend of mine today posted a photo that I took with my copyright attached to the metadata that her friend edited… YUP!  My copyrighted artwork was altered without my permission.  So I thought I would write an article about WHY copyright laws exist and why altering my art is immoral and illegal.  I...
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Tutorial: How to Control Depth of Field

Here is the definition of Depth of Field: the zone of acceptable sharpness within a photo that will appear in focus. In every picture there is a certain area of your image in front of, and behind the subject that will appear in focus. Have you ever seen a photo where the subject is perfectly...
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Canon OR Nikon? Neither!

Canon or Nikon? I get asked that all the time when I talk to clients.  I usually respond with “Neither.  I shoot with Sony.” I have used a Sony camera for my entire photography career. I currently own a Sony A7 Mark 2.  It is a mirrorless full frame camera. Why?  Technology! Sony, in my...
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Ride Review: Niagara Blvd, Ontario, Canada

I decided to go to Canada to ride around.  No destination… just go!  On the way I found an article talking about how Sir Winston Churchill called Niagara Blvd “the prettiest Sunday afternoon drive in the world”.  I HAD to ride that road!  I towed the bike up to Niagara Falls and crossed into Canada on...
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Trip Review: Saratoga, Wyoming

Nick Bakay invited me to his show in Galveston, Tx.  So we were at the bar talking and relaxing during a break.  He told me that the rest of his week was free.  I said, then we should be driving somewhere!  He got excited… so I said, L.A., Miami, or Wyoming.  He thought for 3...
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ShutterFest 2018 Review

So about 3 months ago, Colt told me about the HUGE photo conference called ShutterFest.  After doing some research I bought a ticket!  I just got back from the show and was VERY impressed, tired, excited, sore, and optimistic!  There were some amazing speakers, models and vendors there!  I took only marketing and business classes...
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The MOVE

Ok.  So I moved to Cincinnati, Ohio.  Some of you knew that.  I choose to keep my decision to move to close friends only.  So if you knew about the move, I consider you a close friend.  🙂 So choice to move to Cincinnati was so I could be closer to my daughter.  I have...
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TORNADO!!!

So…. I was driving on a last minute gig to Austin. On the way, I traffic slowed down and hail started. Then it got heavier…. then the wend picked up. And it did not die down…. just got stronger and the hail was stronger. It was so loud in my Toyota that I could not...
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Paradise is not an object

I hate exchanging my hair pigment for wisdom! Is it too much to ask to keep my brown color for lessons learned??? Guess not. Let me explain. I sold Paradise. Something I said I would not do. Why? Allow me to explain… I was struggling to transition becoming a full-time Photographer and affording a tow...
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