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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.

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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EOS 5D Mark IV: Timelapse movies

The EOS 5D Mark IV features a time-lapse movie shooting option to create time-lapse directly in-camera without needing to stitch the images together afterward. When you shoot a time-lapse movie, you will notice that the resolution is FHD and it is … Continue reading

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Canon 5D Mark IV Tips for Lens Correction

EOS 5D Mark IV Diffraction Correction As part of the lens correction options, the EOS 5D Mark IV features a Diffraction Correction option to remove any diffraction caused by the lens while shooting. This setting works well and helps ensure … Continue reading

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How Much Does It Cost To Hire a Photographer?

I’m writing this article which offers a few tips by ImageBrief, a stock photo agency that promotes and sells stock imaging created by professional photographers.  Professional photographers must pay an annual or a monthly subscription to be a member of … Continue reading

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“Volcano Bay” Orlando Now Open

Universal Studios has added another theme park to their repertoire. Volcano Bay is now open and is expected to be at capacity for the memorial day weekend. The site ads are claiming no long lines like the other two theme parks experience. … Continue reading

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U-le-le “Yay” Tampa Airport SW Terminal

Ulele..(pronounced you-lay-lee) celebrates the vibrant fusion of ingredients from Florida waters and land once home to many Native Americans, including the legendary young princess Ulele. Located on the Hillsborough River in Tampa Heights, 400 yards from the Straz Center for … Continue reading

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