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Example of the Typical Forum Critique

The Art of the Critique: Restoring the Conversation

Forums are getting littered with no-context images followed by useless praises, rude drive-by comments, and the lack in understanding the difference between advice and imposing your own style. It’s time to restore the conversation and improve us all. Continue reading

Categories: General Discussion, Tips

Originally posted: March 31, 2014

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I Am New to DSLRs: What Should I Get?

So this question pops up each year around this time, and I typically address it by email, but I decided to put together a little guide to help my friends and other visitors. You probably won’t like my overall answer though: It’s not the camera, it’s the person using it. It’s no different than which oven will make the best dinner or which paintbrush makes the best paintings. I know that’s not what you want to hear, but if you plan to make a jump from a point and shoot camera to a DSLR, you need to know that it doesn’t just instantly transform you into a photographer. Here are a few things to to focus on, no pun intended, no matter which camera you end up with. My recommendations follow. Continue reading

Categories: Photography Tips, Tips
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Originally posted: December 11, 2013

Lauren and Noah - Engagement Session in Newfoundland, NJ

Engagement Session in Newfoundland, NJ – Lauren and Noah

A part of New Jersey I hadn’t visited before, I met Lauren and Noah to check out the hidden yard of her parents, that included a great view of the lush green hills nearby. A mixed-concept session bringing in the … Continue reading

Categories: Engagements, Photo Updates
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Originally posted: September 19, 2013


AST Photos is now Anthony S. Torres Photography

I’m proud to announce a major change to my business. Just a name change? Nope, I’ve revamped my business from the ground up, reworking my products from scratch, testing printers and papers from around the world in order to bring … Continue reading

Categories: Announcements

Originally posted: April 18, 2013

Simone and Garcia - Liberty State Park Engagement

Sunrise Engagement Session at Liberty State Park – Simone and Garcia

While many people dread the bright sunlight creeping in during the early morning, Simone and Garcia met with me to take full advantage of the incredible glow over the New York Skyline. We stopped in by the vintage trains here … Continue reading

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