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Why some of the best images are shot in the worst weather

BY BRADLEY SCHWEIT, If you’re a photographer such as myself who doesn’t like lugging around a lot of lighting gear, you enjoy shooting photos using only natural or available light. In my humble opinion, there is just something inherently unique and beautiful about taking photographs in and with natural light. It embodies a softness …

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Photo Mandalas: Sacred Meditation Wheels, or Just Beautiful Art?

Recently I stumbled upon the compelling world of making mandalas from photographs. I’ve seen and admired mandalas over the years, from wall art to the amazing transitory sand mandalas made by Buddhist monks, but I’d never made one myself. Although I do meditate from time to time, I’m not a hardcore meditator, and these meditation …

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What goes into creating a commercial photograph?

My photography business Mike Newton Photography was recently hired to photograph the biggest-budget club and restaurant in my city of San Diego by the design firm Davis Ink LTD.  Davis Ink is a rad company who consistently creates the most incredible spaces for restaurants and clubs in Southern California and Hawaii.  Anytime the Co-Founder has …

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