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On Site & Mobile Headshot Studio

On Site & Mobile Headshot Studio

Sometimes busy work schedules don't allow your staff to get to the studio, so bring the studio to you! Getting your team's headshots taken IN the office is a fast and convenient way to get company and website portraits without ever leaving the building.  

AKPHOTO offers on location portrait and headshot studio services and has worked with numerous businesses and companies across the Front Range and all of Colorado. Whether it's Aspen or Arvada, Greeley or Grand Junction, we will bring our studio to you.

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AKPHOTO Launches New Denver Photographer Website!

AKPHOTO Launches New Denver Photographer Website!

With the new year upon us, and my WordPress website now over 2 years old (with minimal updates in that time frame), I felt it was time for a refresh with AKPHOTO.com, and completely redesigned my website for 2015! It took quite a bit of time going back through my portfolio and re-exporting all the images I wanted to used, but I think the end result was well worth it.

For this new AKPHOTO.com v2.0, I switched over to SquareSpace for hosting. While it is...

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Presidential Debate at University of Denver :: The Spin Room

Photographing the Presidential Debate at the University of Denver last night was one of those once-in-a-lifetime opportunities you just can't pass up. When the word came in that my media credential had been approved, I have to admit that I was thrilled beyond belief. I spent the entire day on the DU campus, photographing the events surrounding the debate, even capturing some shots of the supporters and protesters along University and Evans. But getting inside the Spin Room and Media Center to see how things take place "behind the scenes" was a real treat. I got in with the media pool and snapped some shots of everybody that was down there, including President Obama's Senior Campaign Strategist David Axelrod, and former New York Mayor, Rudy Giuliani.

Check out some of the sample photos from this historical event, below:

PocketWizard Releases Canon 5D3 Firmware Beta for Mini/Flex System!!

Canon 5D3 users who love their PocketWizard Mini/Flex units have been waiting in anxious anticipation of a ControlTL Beta firmware release. Well, the wait is over!! Get your firmware beta for the MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 at the PocketWizard website link below... DOWNLOAD - PocketWizard ControlTL Firmware Beta for Canon 5D3

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I will be testing the firmware this weekend and reporting my results next week. This will be a great Labor Day weekend for many Canon 5D3 users. Have a great holiday!

Canon EOS 7D Firmware 2.0 is Now Available for Download!!

Canon 7D Firmware 2.0 is Available for Download!

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After much fanfare and anticipation, the new 2.0 firmware update for the Canon 7D is finally available. GET SOME!

Canon 7D Firmware 2.0 Download Link

Some features of the new 2.0 firmware update...

  • Improved maximum burst for RAW images (up to 25)
  • In-camera RAW image editing
  • In-camera Image Rating
  • In-camera JPEG resizing
  • Maximum Auto ISO setting (ISO 400-6400)
  • Manual audio level adjustment in movie recording
  • GPS compatibility
  • File name customisation
  • Time zone settings
  • Faster scrolling of magnified images
  • Quick control screen during playback

What do you think of the 7D update? Post your thoughts in the comments below...

Wedding Photo Gallery Added! :: Denver Wedding Photographer

Wedding Photo Gallery Added! :: Denver Wedding Photographer

New Photo Gallery Added!

With the crazy schedule of shoots I've had this spring, I finally have been able to update my site and add a new wedding photo gallery. Please feel free to browse the new wedding photos posted at the gallery link below:

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If you are interested in a free consultation for your wedding day photography, please feel free to contact me. Contact requests will receive a response within 24 hours. I look forward to hearing from you.

Enjoy the new wedding gallery!

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RESOLVED :: Pixel Vertax BG-E11 for Canon 5D3 Suffers Battery Drain

RESOLVED :: Pixel Vertax BG-E11 for Canon 5D3 Suffers Battery Drain

Canon's Grip, and Photographers' Gripe

When Canon first released the official BG-E11 vertical battery grip for the 5D Mark III at $349, many photographers balked at the price and chose to wait for the knock-offs to hit the street. The first to arrive was the Vertax BG-E11 by Pixel; a Chinese manufacturer with a reputation for making some decent third party products. When the Vertax version of the BG-E11 launched at $85 with free shipping from Hong Kong, I jumped on it. At almost one quarter the cost of the Canon grip, I could get the same functionality, albeit in a more fragile plastic assembly. But seeing as I don't abuse my gear, I wasn't too worried about a plastic grip. And heck - even if I did crack or break it, I could replace it two times over before coming close to the cost of the Canon version.

A Sloppy Copy

Soon after receiving the Vertax grip I quickly stumbled upon a big problem: batteries left inside the grip suffered gradual power drain, even with both the grip and the 5D3 powered off. It was bad enough that two batteries would be almost completely drained after 7-8 days in storage. This almost cost me a job when I showed up for a gig and found my camera batteries dead. Luckily my 7D backup was...

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