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Reflection in the window of Claudio’s Specialty Foods in Philadelphia’s 9th Street Italian Market. Instagram: @marcexplores Advertisements

Is it cheating?  Yes.  Does it look cool?  Yes.  So do I care.  Nah. Not really. I recently discovered the Impression suite from Topaz Labs, a photo editing software that adds various artistic looks to your photographs.  The program can be linked with Lightroom too, which is very convenient.  I tried it out with these landscape shots of Philadelphia. Once up and running, you’ll have 100 impressionistic looks to choose from and… Read More

My wife bought this empty, ornate frame for $20.  We planned to fill it with something interesting.  Maybe a photo.  Maybe a painting.  Maybe cork board so we could tack up photos and notes.  We had loads of ideas, but the frame sat empty for weeks.  While pushing it aside to grab my photo equipment for spring shots of the Philadelphia Art Museum, I finally thought of a way to get our… Read More

Here are my favorite shots chronicling 2014 in Philadelphia. It was beyond refreshing to move into the city I grew up so close to but never really got to know like a local. And I took to exploring it quickly. I spend hours staring out the window of our 13th story apartment.  The sunsets, the city views–coming from a dark, ground floor shoe box in Brooklyn, this was a luxury. Starting 2015 off… Read More