Michael Andrew Photography http://www.michaelthemaven.com/ Michael Andrew Photography en-us Quick Beginners Guide to Food Photography by 'We Eat Together' http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=4098&quick-beginners-guide-to-food-photography-by-we-eat-together http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=4098&quick-beginners-guide-to-food-photography-by-we-eat-together Fri, 27 May 2016 22:38:00 GMT
Heather ... Skyler Burt of 'We Eat Together' are professional food photographers based in Los Angeles. As they explain; food photography is a super competitive market. Learning how to skip beginners mistakes will save you a lot of time and frustration. They were so kind as to share some quick tips to skip these common mistakes. Check it out below.

X-Men Apocalypse http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=4097&x-men-apocalypse http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=4097&x-men-apocalypse Thu, 26 May 2016 04:19:00 GMT
Caught a sneak peek this evening of X-Men Apocalypse. Hmmm. Mixed feelings about it. Keep in mind I grew up on comic books. More into Wolverine than X-Men, so there is the disclaimer. I can also say how much more I appreciate the incredible amount of work that went into this film, just wow.

This is a good 1.5 hour movie that should have been edited down from its final 2.5 hour movie. There is a slower 1st half and a much better second half. I thought it was good overall and if you enjoyed any of the past X-Men movies you will enjoy this as well. There were some gaping plot holes which required some very creative writing to patch them up.

This is a definite rental if you do not see it in theaters, but I would lean towards seeing it in theaters if you can.

Nikon D500 Sunset Shot by Michael http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=4096&nikon-d500-sunset-shot-by-michael http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=4096&nikon-d500-sunset-shot-by-michael Wed, 25 May 2016 23:34:00 GMT
Shot in manual at 24mm.
Aperture: f/8
Shutter Speed: 1/160
ISO: 160

The Nikon D500 Crash Course Training Tutorial is coming soon! If you're interested in being contacted via email upon it's release please leave a comment below.

Chase Jarvis Explains "The Dirtiest Secret in Photography" http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=4095&chase-jarvis-explains-the-dirtiest-secret-in-photography http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=4095&chase-jarvis-explains-the-dirtiest-secret-in-photography Wed, 25 May 2016 14:54:00 GMT
In the video he mentions Brandon Stanton of the now world famous 'Humans of New York'. The thing about Brandon is that his photography is nice but it's the human story paired with the good pictures that make his work special. It's what set him apart from the rest and it's why he's now able to raise over $3 million dollar for pediatric cancer research.

Check out the video below and let me know what you guys think in the comments section.

What a great way to end the day. I periscoped this... http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=4094&what-a-great-way-to-end-the-day-i-periscoped-this http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=4094&what-a-great-way-to-end-the-day-i-periscoped-this Wed, 25 May 2016 00:41:55 GMT

4 Minute Video Packed w/Tips on How to Make the Most of Your Next Photowalk http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=4093&4-minute-video-packed-w-tips-on-how-to-make-the-most-of-your-next-photowalk http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=4093&4-minute-video-packed-w-tips-on-how-to-make-the-most-of-your-next-photowalk Tue, 24 May 2016 19:03:00 GMT
The video below is short but sweet - jammed with tons of information in just 4-minutes to help you improve your next photowalk. The phenomenal Swiss photographer Thomas Leuthard shares his tips and insights on how to improve your next walk. Hopefully it'll inspire you to get out there and try one today! Check it out below.

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Nikon D500 Tutorial Part 2 | How To Focus Training http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=4092&nikon-d500-tutorial-part-2-how-to-focus-training http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=4092&nikon-d500-tutorial-part-2-how-to-focus-training Mon, 23 May 2016 09:31:00 GMT

In this video Michael covers the very complex Nikon D500's focusing system as viewer through the optical viewfinder. This includes each way to activate focusing, the different modes, each focusing group an cluster as well as how to move and control each of them. Michael even goes into some of his favorite settings ... preferences, techniques, menu suggestions, and back-button focusing. It is just one lesson from his over 4 hour tutorial; Nikon D500 Crash Course which will be available for full download soon.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Michael's FULL Nikon D500 Crash Course Training Tutorial.

I like to go texture hunting at botanical gardens.... http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=4091&i-like-to-go-texture-hunting-at-botanical-gardens http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=4091&i-like-to-go-texture-hunting-at-botanical-gardens Mon, 23 May 2016 02:11:43 GMT

Russian App Blurs Lines of Privacy http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=4090&russian-app-blurs-lines-of-privacy http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=4090&russian-app-blurs-lines-of-privacy Sun, 22 May 2016 14:19:00 GMT
While the idea of anyone being able to track you down is outright creepy, some are reporting possible positive uses. For example; it could help in reporting crime and catch perps. To see a little bit of what the app is all about check out the promo video below.

So what do you guys think? Creepy or cool? Leave your thoughts below.

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Nice Guys http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=4089&nice-guys http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=4089&nice-guys Sat, 21 May 2016 15:53:00 GMT
Caught "Nice Guys" last night. Just wow. This is a terrible movie. For as many big names in it, there is zero chemistry and I didn't care about any of the characters. Once Kim Basinger showed up, I could not stay seated any longer. The acting was so bad, I actually thought the director was playing a joke on me. I left and my only regret was not leaving sooner. I have an amazing tolerance for bad films, so when I leave the movie has to be really, really bad because I conclude doing literally anything else would be a better use of time than continuing to watch.

Save your money.