Ciao people! I’m Nicola Bernardi but please, call me Nico. I’m a rather big, tall Italian dude that suspiciously looks like a thumb with a goatee. I’m not the best at explaining what kind of stuff I shoot so.. I’ll just show you instead, ok? When I got asked to be the guest blogger for this week I panicked. Like, big time. At first, I wanted to cram as much of my work as possible and promote myself like crazy. “But c’mon Nico! You’re better than that!” Fair enough. What to talk about then? I know! INSPIRATION! Let’s be inspirational, let’s inspire people with wise words, write something so deep and meaningful that’ll make people go, “OMG you totally got to me, you’re my new favorite thing in the world, nothing will ever be the same again, marry me!” Perfect plan! And so I wrote…


Scott, are you serious? After all the heat you took over: (a) Buying your first Apple watch, and (b) Then returning it for a full refund, you're going to buy another one? Really? Yes, really. Here's a quick Q&A on why: Q. So, I thought your big problem with it was that you didn't want to take your watch off each night to charge it? Isn't the battery life still the same? A. Yes, that was absolutely my main gripe — I like to wear my watch at night, but apparently that's when it should be charging. Q. So what changed your mind? A. Apple releasing Watch OS2 (supposed to be tomorrow I believe). It has a new nightstand mode that lets you lay it on its side while charging on your nightstand - it flips the watch face sideways, and if you need to see the time in…


Hi Gang: Sorry for the late post today (I’m still up in NYC – supposed to have gone home last night but the weather didn’t cooperate), but better late than never (at least, I hope that’s what you’re thinking). Anyway, today’s is a ad I was in a Web banner for a test-drive of some Olympus cameras, but of course as a Canon shooter I don’t have any photos of Olympus cameras, so I used a shot of a 5D Mark III (photo by Brad Moore) and it’ll do the trick.

NOTE: If you want to follow along using the same image I used here: here’s the link (right click on it to download).

There are actually three cool techniques in this tutorial
So it’s definitely worth giving it a try. Here goes:

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Passion Tells the Story We’d driven eight hours and gotten in later on Friday night than desired. We needed to be in place for the sunrise shoot the next morning, which with the alarm set for 04:45, we were ready to greet it. We’d been trying to make this shoot happen for a couple of months and had rescheduled it numerous times because of weather and smoke from a number of wildfires. While in theory if we got skunked, which does happen more times than not, we could reschedule the shoot again, but the time had been committed to now. So before turning off the lights for the night, sensors were cleaned, batteries charged and everything triple checked. The forecast for the next day was perfect so sleep came fast and hard. Then the alarm went off and it was time. We stepped out…