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Dish Network Not All It Is Cracked Up To Be

Dish Network Not All It Is Cracked Up To Be

I had Dish Network nearly 15 years ago and they were very bad then. I remember them making promises to me that they had no intention of following through on. I eventually ditched them and went with DirecTV until I moved to Alaska. I then wanted to sign up for satellite television when the local […]


Writing – A Not So New Venture

Writing - A Not So New Venture

Writing. Really? I am a photographer. What do I know about writing? Sure, I can caption a photo, but writing articles? Come on. As many of you know, I had a decent photography business in Alaska. Since moving to Colorado, I have not had a chance to build the business up to the level I […]


Think Tank Photo Releases Two New Products

Think Tank Photo Releases Two New Products

Think Tank Photo Releases Two App House Hybrid Shoulder Bags/Belt-mounted Bags for Apple ® Tablets SANTA ROSA, Calif. – Award-winning design firm Think Tank Photo just released the App House 8 and the App House 10, two hybrid bags for quick access to a small or standard-size Apple tablets either as shoulder bags or mounted […]


MindShift Gear UltraLight Camera Cover

MindShift Gear UltraLight Camera Cover

MindShift Gear Releases the Lightest, Most Compact Camera Cover, the UltraLight Camera Cover Santa Rosa, California. – MindShift Gear has released the lightest, most compact camera cover for outdoor photography, the UltraLight Camera Cover, available in three sizes and two colors, Black and Tahoe Blue. This “skin-style” camera pouch/cover is designed for outdoor, nature, and action […]


MindShift Gear rotation180° Panorama Rotating Day Hiker Backpack

MindShift Gear rotation180° Panorama Rotating Day Hiker Backpack

MindShift Gear rotation180° Panorama Backpack MindShift Gear is a off shoot of ThinkTank Photo.  ThinkTank makes photo bags and gear for photographers and their gear is the best.  MindShift Gear is making photo bags and gear for outdoor photographers.  The bags look real good for hiking, day trips, and more.  ThinkTank had a version of […]


Congratulations to Colorado’s Dillon Powers

Congratulations to Colorado's Dillon Powers

Dillon Powers snags MLS Rookie of the Year honors Congratulations go out to the Colorado Rapids Dillon Powers who was named the 2013 Rookie of the Year.


A Sporting Life

A Sporting Life

A little over a week ago I was contacted by the editors of A Sporting Life to do a guest article for them.  I had been to the website before, but it was not one I went to on a regular basis.  I checked them out again and was really impressed with the site and […]


LinkedIn, Twitter, FB, Google and other Personal Marketing

LinkedIn, Twitter, FB, Google and other Personal Marketing

I have been a member of LinkedIn for a while. Everyone told me when I was getting ready to move from Alaska to Colorado, “You should join LinkedIn.”  Ok.  So I joined.  But I did not do anything with it.  I added a few people I knew, but no one in the Colorado area and […]


Personal Projects – A plea for help

Summer has been very hard for me.  Not working a full time day job and relying on photography as my only income has become a struggle.  But with taking care of my mom, that has turned into a full time job in itself, albeit, unpaid. After spending a year in Denver, I have started making […]


My View of the Current State of the Industry

My View of the Current State of the Industry

Recently a few things have come to my attention that I wanted to bring my view and opinion to.  One was the recent firing of the Chicago Sun-Times entire photography staff and the other is the increase in “pro” craigslist photographers and complaints from the people who hire them. So, lets start with the Chicago […]


Anchorage School District Drops Girls Hockey?

Anchorage School District Drops Girls Hockey?

I could go on and on about how defective the administration for sports is at the Anchorage School District (ASD), and how worthless the Alaska Scholastic Activities Association (ASAA) are from my point of view, but I really do not have the time or energy to write a negative book like that, and I do […]


Review: Sigma APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM

Review: Sigma APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM

  Sigma Corporation of USA sent me one of their Optical Stabilizer versions of their 70-200mm 2.8 DG HSM to review for this site and for the Fred Miranda website.  Let me start off by saying, I am not a pixel peeper.  I typically do not pull down an image and zoom in to 100% […]


Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to All. Here is a little Christmas dance for you courtesy of one of the ball boys at the CU and Northern Arizona basketball game last week. dancing kid from Carl Auer on Vimeo.


Last Minute Christmas Gifts are here

I have opened a artwork gallery here with some select images of Eagles, dogs from the Iditarod, photos of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, and Former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens and more will be added in the coming days.  Click the gallery bellow to be taken see and purchase all of the photos in the […]


ThinkTankPhoto Airport Antidote

ThinkTankPhoto Airport Antidote

ThinkTankPhoto Airport Antidote I really need to apologize Doug Murdoch and Brian Erwin at ThinkTankPhoto.  I was sent this bag by ThinkTankPhoto to review this bag years ago for www.fredmiranda.com, but right after they sent the bag to me, my mom went into the hospital for her heart surgery, and with her recovery, it took […]


Sigma 120-300 F2.8 Review

Sigma 120-300 F2.8 Review

This review is long overdue.  I originally did a small review on Fred Miranda’s Digital Darkroom back in 2006 right after I got this lens originally.  I had shot a volleyball game only with it, and I liked the lens.  Now, 6 years later, I have shot a lot more.  This lens has been used to […]


Slow Shutter Shot of Softball Pitcher

Slow Shutter Shot of Softball Pitcher

I think this might be my first tip or tutorial for 2012….and it is August.  Anyway, I shot the Arvada West girls softball team against Boulder yesterday and near the end of the game I played around with some slow shutter speed shots of the Arvada West pitcher.  Here is a little tutorial and a […]


Wheeeee!!!! We are back up!!!

Well, after arriving in Denver, I have not done much but look for a car and house.  Looks like I have found a car that I will get tomorrow, but we are still looking for a house.  And of course while I was busy with the home/car search, my website got hacked.  I believe it […]


Denver Bound

I admit, I have known this for sometime, but decided only to tell a few people to start off.  I wanted to wait for the basketball banquets to officially make the announcement.  I missed the girls banquet (no one told me when it was), but at tonights Boy’s Basketball Banquet at Eagle River, it became […]


Possible Digital Photography Workshop

I am considering putting together a workshop for after high school football season is over.  If there is interest in coming to it, please let me know. My idea for this first workshop would be something on the order of – “Introduction to Digital Photography” I am thinking about a 3 hour workshop, with it […]


Vagabond

So, I picked up a piece of equipment that I am pretty excited about using. Not a camera, or a lens. A battery. But not just any battery. A Paul Buff Vagabond Mini battery. This battery is going to change the way I shoot senior portraits and location portraits. So, it is a battery, big […]


Facebook Fan Page

Thats right, I have a Facebook Fan Page.  You can click the image to the left to view the page that will be updated often with little posts about shoots, photography related information, and more.  It is not replacing this website or www.digital-eos.com , but will be an enhancement to this site.  You can also […]


Photoshelter Blog

Photoshelter Blog

So last week I got an email from Grover Sanschagrin over at Photoshelter where I host my media and senior photos. Grover, one of Photoshelter’s founders, and a member of the SportsShooter higher ups was writing a blog post on the 8 Best Business Practices for Event Photographers and he wanted my input. So, I […]


Sandisk Extreme Team – UPDATED

Sandisk Extreme Team - UPDATED

So, Sandisk, the best compact flash card maker (in my opinion), is running a contest. The winner of the contest becomes a member of the Extreme Team for one year. The SanDisk Extreme Team is a group of professional photographers whose vision is as uncompromising as their equipment. I would love to become a member […]