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Photography Gear Upgrades

Photography Gear Upgrades

As a professional photographer for over 10 years, and an amateur for much longer, I’ve slowly accumulated a collection of gear and equipment which can make a photographer’s life so much easier. After being asked over and over for specific tips by friends and professional peers, I’ve put together this guide on gear upgrades every photographer should have.

Platespotting at The Village Feast

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The Village Feast is a low-waste event, put on in Davis, California, by Davis Farm to School. The nonprofit benefits Les Dames D’Escoffier, Sacramento, and Davis Farm to School. Both organizations work in support of early and continued education around food and agriculture. The Dames provide scholarships to women in food, wine, and agriculture, while …

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Grilled Vegetable Flatbreads Recipe

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If there is one thing more quintessentially American than baseball, it is barbecuing in the summer with the smell of charcoal in the air and surrounded by friends and family to enjoy a fresh off the grill meal.  This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Kingsford. The opinions and text are …

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How to Evaluate Your Next Smartphone for Quality

How to Evaluate Your Next Smartphone for Quality 1 Here’s a safe bet: The next time you’re in the market for a new smartphone and you start to compare options, you’ll see competitive boasting about camera power, screen size, and visual display. These are the features we’ve come to accept as the ones that differentiate one smartphone from the next, and the truth is — for most of us — the differences are almost difficult to notice. A difference of a fraction of an inch in screen size will only matter to those who are especially particular; a slightly better camera will only be significant to some who does a lot of photography and editing.

Here’s a safe bet: The next time you’re in the market for a new smartphone and you start to compare options, you’ll see competitive boasting about camera power, screen size, and visual display. These are the features we’ve come to accept as the ones that differentiate one smartphone from the next, and the truth is …

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Midtown Sour Cocktail Recipe with Kupros Craft House

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This Midtown Sour cocktail recipe, created by Kupros Craft House in Sacramento, CA, takes on the traditional whiskey sour and turns it into a crisp refreshing vegan cocktail using aquafaba. The original whiskey sour has its roots in the 1862 book, The Bon Vivant’s Companion, one of the first published bartending guides. Using egg whites, …

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Buying a Budget Fixed Gear Road Bike Online

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I decided to try buying a budget fixed gear road bike online. I bought a bike off of Amazon and documented the process for anyone else interested in exploring purchasing a fixed gear bike online. I’ve had the same bicycle since I was 16. The hybrid mountain/road bike had suited my needs and careless riding …

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Vegan Mexican Street Corn Recipe

Vegan Mexican Street Corn Recipe

This vegan Mexican street corn recipe is my new summer favorite for using the grill. I’m just as passionate about high quality sustainable food sources as I am for Mexican food. So, I took the classic grilled elote and turned it into the best combination of plant-based sustainability and Mexican culture that I could. A …

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Travel Safety Tips that Every Traveler Must Know

Travel Safety Tips that Every Traveler Must Know

Everybody wants to have a memorable holiday experience they will live to tell. One of the ways you can achieve this is by staying safe during your holiday. Unwary tourists are usually an easy target for robbers since they are not familiar with the surroundings and carry money and other valuables such as credit cards …

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Optimizing My Home Office For Lightning Fast Speed and Efficiency

Optimizing My Home Office For Lightning Fast Speed and Efficiency 2 In my quest for continually improving my quality of life, I decided it was time to revisit my internet situation and entire home office. I have had the same internet and networking scenario for the last 6 years and a recent bill from Comcast prompted me to make some changes.

In my quest for continually improving my quality of life, I decided it was time to revisit my internet situation and entire home office. I have had the same internet and networking scenario for the last 6 years and a recent bill from Comcast prompted me to make some changes. I had several goals for …

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Modena Italy – The Beginning

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I never dreamed I would find myself traveling to Modena, Italy. For years I longed to visit other parts of Italy. I wasn’t really sure where. I knew I was attracted to the wine country. I had family which originated along the coast from decades gone by. The area of Emilia-Romagna had never previously been …

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