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Born in the UK , Dan took a gap year in Whistler, British Columbia after high-school which planted the seed for a mountain obsession. While his passion for mountain life took a backseat as he finished an Aerospace Engineering degree in England, it wasn't long before he returned to the mountains to start shooting his friends in action. Dan spends 8 months of the year chasing winter around the globe shooting the worlds best skiers and snowboarders for companies like Oakley, Salomon and Columbia. His work has been featured in ski and snowboard mag...

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Best WordPress Plugins For Photographers

By Dan Carr | April 02, 2014

WordPress is the world’s most popular web platform with over 77 million installs running right now.  Many photographers use WordPress to host their portfolios and blogs but out of the box WordPress is a mere skeleton of the powerhouse it can... Read More

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Google Drive Drasticly Drops Pricing - Now Viable For Photo Storage?

Google Drive Drasticly Drops Pricing - Now Viable For Photo Storage?

Automated off site backup just got cheaper

By Dan Carr | March 24, 2014

Google recently slashed the prices of it's Drive cloud storage solution.  I don't use the word 'slashed' lightly, but since 1TB of cloud storage used to cost you $50 and now only costs $9.99 I think it's usage is deserved! ... Read More

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LinkedIn For Photographers

Unlock the hidden potential for your photography business

By Dan Carr | March 20, 2014

Whilst LinkedIn doesn't get the media attention of many of the other faster growing social sites it's been slowly gathering pace since its launch in 2003 and now they have 277 million users.

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Zacuto Introduces New Lens Supports For Canon And Zeiss Lenses On DSLRs

By Dan Carr | March 20, 2014

An interesting product from Zacuto for those using Canon Cine Primes and Zeiss Compact Primes.  Clever design!

 

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Nikon Df Leaks - Retro design gone too far?

Nikon Df Leaks - Retro design gone too far?

Nikon Launches A New Retro Full Frame Camera

By Dan Carr | November 04, 2013

No you're not looking at an old film camera...... this is Nikon's latest full frame 16mp digital SLR; the Nikon Df.

Styled to pay homage to the old Nikon FM2 it's covered in physical dials on the top instead of the usual buttons, and the LCD display is best... Read More

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fotoBiz & fotoQuote Review

An in-depth look at software to manage your business workflow

By Dan Carr | October 09, 2013

“How much should I charge?” is a common question amongst new photo business owners and fofoBiz helps you answer this question with bespoke software that also assists with the day to day operations of your business.

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Zeiss Launches the $4000 55mm Otus Lens

Is this the ultimate standard lens?

By Dan Carr | October 07, 2013

Cameras like the Nikon D800 have pushed the resolution of current lens designs right to the limits and in many cases beyond.  Start testing a collection of Nikon lenses on the D800 and you quickly realize that you really need to pair it with A-grade... Read More

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When Should You Convert To Black & White?

To convert or not to convert.... that is the question.

By Dan Carr | September 24, 2013

I have just got back from a few weeks traveling and shooting in S.E Asia and much of my time was spent in Cambodia exploring the incredible ancient runins around Siem Reap, and then heading out on a 4X4 trip around the northern part of the country to access some more remote, less frequented places.  I had certain self imposed goals for the trip and wanted to make sure that I captured a full range of images so that I could package up a collection to sell to a photography magazine.  This meant getting some shots that truly showed the beauty of the Cambodian countryside and the life that lives within it. 

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Micro Four Thirds & Mirrorless - Here To Stay or Gone Tomorrow ?

Declining sales and greener pastures

By Dan Carr | August 05, 2013

I've been wanting to write something along these lines for a while now because these thought have been running through my head over and over again.  The question I have pondered on more than one occasion is whether I should invest more heavily in some sort of mirrorless camera system or whether these types of cameras as simply an elongated fad forced upon us by current technological deficiencies?  I expect this article will strike a nerve with some folks out there, probably those that have already invested, but hear me out before you hit the comment button.

 

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A Look At Canon’s New 200-400 F4 L IS Lens

Canon's $12,000 Monster Lens

By Dan Carr | July 16, 2013

Canon announced development of this lens a couple of years ago but it only recently began shipping to dealers in small quantities.  I was lucky enough to take delivery of one of the first to land in Canada and I've since sold my Canon 300mm f2.8 L IS and replaced it with the new zoom. 

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Simplify Your Creative Business

Simplify Your Creative Business

By Dan Carr | April 03, 2013

As a self-employed creative professional I wear many hats on a daily basis.  My virtual hat rack includes photographer, accountant, marketing manager, administrative assistant, video editor, writer, lawyer and business development manager.  You can see why I need a whole... Read More

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Nikon Launches Large Sensor Compact Camera

By Dan Carr | March 04, 2013

Nikon have today launced their first large sensor fixed lens compact camera, the Coolpix A.  The camera features a 16MP DX (APS-C) sensor with a fixed 18.5mm f2.8 lens, equivalent to a 28mm in 35mm terms.  With a price tag of $1100 Nikon are clearly targeting potential Fuji X100s... Read More

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First Hands On Video With The Canon 200-400 F4 IS

First Hands On Video With The Canon 200-400 F4 IS

Joshua Holko posts first impressions

By Dan Carr | February 05, 2013

 

The Canon 200-400 f4 L IS was pre-announced by Canon at CP+ more than two years ago and as such, has probably become the most desired lens for Canon professionals the world over.  Realistically, with an estimated price tag of $11,000... Read More

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The Last Roll Of Kodachrome

National Geographic show now available to watch

By Dan Carr | January 16, 2013

National Geographic followed Steve McCurry on his journey to shoot the last 36 exposures of Kodachrome.  McCurry took a 6 week trip to a variety of locations to find the subjects for the very last roll.  The video is now available to watch on Youtube and if you have half an hour spare... Read More

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Behind The Image - Through Their Eyes

By Dan Carr | January 14, 2013

 

Another image of mine with a bit of a story behind it was just published this month in Skier magazine.  In March 2012 I headed to Austria to cover an event called Nine Queens.  The event brings together... Read More

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If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Join ‘Em !  Canon’s New Powershot N

Unique new companion to your smartphone

By Dan Carr | January 07, 2013

We wouldn't normally comment on consumer point and shoot cameras on this site but Canon have caused a stir this moring at CES with an entirely new style of camera that's well worth a look.  It's no secret that worldwide sales of point and shoot cameras have declined sharply in... Read More

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Fuji Launches New X100S and X20

Retro is still the new cool

By Dan Carr | January 06, 2013

For the opening day of CES 2013 Fuji is grabbing all the photography related headlines with the update of a couple of their most popular cameras. In fact they are making quite a  habbit of this since last years opening was dominated by the X-Pro 1 news.  The X100S and the X20 replace... Read More

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Car Photo Retouching Masterclass

Incredible work by GF Williams

By Dan Carr | January 04, 2013

I just HAD to share this !  Sometimes I'm just browsing Facebook and you find an interesting link that leads to another interesting link and a subject you don't know much about and then BAM ! Incredible photography.  This just happened to me as I discovered GF Williams'... Read More

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Behind The Image - Racetrack Startrail

By Dan Carr | January 04, 2013

A few weeks ago I decided at the last minute to head to Death Valley to shoot some images for a book project. I had 5 spare days in my calendar and that was just enough time to get some meaningful work done somewhere.  I jumped on a flight to Vegas the... Read More

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New Documentary With Joey L Online

New Documentary With Joey L Online

By Dan Carr | December 11, 2012

I'm a huge fan of the work of New York based photographer Joey L.  He's just released a new book about lighting and simultaneously a 45 minute documentary called Beyond on Vimeo.  The video contains footage of several of the images from his book and if you like his work and his style then it's a must watch.  Rarely does such lengthy, high quality photography video content hit the internet for free.

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