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About chowjudge

Martin Allred is a professional photographer and frequent traveler. His organization Nationwide Photographers provides Professional Photography throughout the USA and Canada. Martin is a native of New Orleans and currently resides in the Tampa Bay area of Florida.

Kayaking the Mangrove Tunnels at Lido Key

(above: A Kayak group outing at Lido Key) When thinking about packing for the beach don’t forget the Kayak. Yes, it may seem a little out of the norm to pack a kayak for a beach visit, but when you … Continue reading

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Drone Market Showing Rapid Growth

By chowjudge on May 25, 2018 Industry Trends Commercial Drone Market size in 2016 was over 100 thousand units with a market value of more than USD 2 billion, and is anticipated to grow at around 25% CAGR over the forecast timespan 2017-2024 … Continue reading

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What’s in the Pro’s Bag?

As a pro still photographer specializing in commercial imaging, I’m witnessing a growing number of requests for hi-res video (4K) to accompany still photography imaging on many of our work assignments.  Fueled by the Internet, both mediums are now heavily … Continue reading

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Rank #1 Tour in St. Pete by Tripadvisor Duncan McClellan Glass Art Gallery

One of the many things I like about living in Tampa, FL is the array of art and cultural activities available in the area. With that said, this past weekend with a couple of friends I got the chance to … Continue reading

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Old Public Heights is New Hot Spot for Tampa’s Riverwalk

Tampa’s Riverwalk is buzzing with the latest opening of the Armature Works, Heights Public Market. Located just a few steps north of the popular Ulele’ Restaurant on Tampa’s North Riverwalk. The place packs an entertainment punch with several new trendy … Continue reading

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Cleaning Camera’s Sensor on Location

Dust Spots….Yikes!   Our digital cameras seem like dust magnets.  Dust spots on your images can be very frustrating and time-consuming to remove. Imagine how you would feel if you shot several hundred images while on assignment. URGH! One could spend several … Continue reading

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Make Your Sunset Photos Pop!

Many people ask me if I PhotoShop my images prior to posting to the web. Truth be told,  every single digital image needs a little tweaking.  Fact: Nearly every image used in commercial advertising  (billboards, newspapers, magazines, etc)  has been Photoshopped in … Continue reading

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Gasparilla Pirates Set To Invade Tampa

This Saturday January 27th, the city of Tampa, Florida will be invaded by thousands of Pirates as part of Gasparilla Fest. Named for the pirate “Jose Gaspar”, who terrorized the coastal waters of West Florida during the late 18th and early … Continue reading

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Cooler Beaches better for Sea Turtles Survival …

Nearly 90% of sea turtle nesting in the U.S. occurs in Florida. The nesting season runs from May through October where most of the turtles return to their home beaches to lay eggs. Although, some species will come ashore as … Continue reading

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Christmas Stolen

Just recently I watched a news video on TV showing a person stealing a Christmas Tree,  if that doesn’t score an all-time low for the season,  gangs are targeting bus riders and drivers for their Christmas bonuses in Central American.  … Continue reading

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